CTC20 – It’s about my favourites!!

Fancy that, this week’s challenge is using my two favourite products!!! Blendies and Framelits!!!

Our challenge this week is to be inspired by a project from the Sale-a-bration catalogue and use Blendabilities and Framelit dies in your project.

So I’ve kinda done this one before (ooops!!) so I had to try and find something new to do. I used this card from page 18 of the AU/NZ SAB catalogue as my base inspiration.

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I’ve used the idea of looking through a hole in a fence. Isn’t the From the Herd set cute!! Although I think I might need to practice my animal colouring a bit more!! #itsmeanttobeartistic #lol

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Here’s a close up.

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So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

Guidelines –
• Create a new project for the current challenge.
• Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back here so others can join in on the fun. Please ensure that you link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
• Mostly SU (Stampin’ Up! ®) products (retired or current) to be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
• Have fun and inspire others!

Hope you can join in!!

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp set: From the Herdk, Hardwood
Ink: Memento Black Ink, Soft Suede, Skin tone blendabilities, Crumb Cake blendabilities, Daffodil Delight blendabilities, Calyspo Coral blendabilities, Smoky Slate blendabilities
Paper: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Circle Framelits, Bitty Banners framelits

Is there no limit to the Awesomeness of Blendies!!!

I don’t think there is!!! There are so many different things you can do with them. Have I mentioned that I love them!! Well, maybe once or twice!! hehe

I love the Big News stamp set in the main catalogue. Sometimes, you just need a large sentiment and this set is perfect for that. It also covers a number of different occasions, like birthday, new baby, wedding so it’s quite versatile.

As another project to share at Team Day recently, I showed the girls how you can use blendabilities to colour white embossing powder on dark cardstock. It works best with a dark coloured background cardstock as you colour over the embossing.

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How great does this look? If I do say so myself!!

If you would like to earn blendabilties for free, you just need to spend $90 or more during Sale-a-bration and choose which colour you would like!! Shop here or contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Big News
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo blendabilities, Daffodil Delight blendabilities, Coastal Cabana blendabilities.
Paper: Brights DSP stack, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: White embossing powder, Bermuda bay ribbon

It’s got bling!!

I’ve been doing a lot of playing with my Blendabilties lately in preparation for my talk at Team Day. Have I ever mentioned that I love them!! They make me look like I’m arty!!

I discovered that you can colour silver glimmer paper with your blendies!! Happy Dance time!! Coloured bling!! This way, you can always have matching glitter.

I don’t know about you, but I really love the Butterflies thinlits. I coloured my butterfly with the darker colour in the centre and on the outer parts of the wing and then a little bit of the next shade on the wings and then the lightest colour in the middle. I have found that blendies do seem to dry lighter if you are after a particular colour, make sure you do a test piece on a bit of scrap.

blendie butterfly

And isn’t the Painted Blooms DSP just the loveliest DSP? It’s a bit hard to cut up, it’s so pretty but there’s no point in just looking at it!! Got to use it!! I also like the matching stamp set and the sentiments in it.

Let me know what you think and leave a comment below.

Don’t forget that it’s still Sale-a-bration time and there are 3 ways you can earn products for free!!

1. Place a $90 order at my online store, here and choose a free item from the SAB catalogue,
2. Host a qualifying workshop of $400 in sales and receive an additional $50 hostess dollars, or
3. Join my Stampin’ Up! team for only $169 and receive 2 SAB items or a free kit from the Occasions catalogue. Click here to join now!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 0408 193 792 or stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Painted Petals
Ink: Soft Sky blendabilities, Rose Red
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits die, Decorative Label punch, dimensionals

Team Day Blending

I’m back home after a great weekend in Melbourne with my amazing stamping team, the Eureka Stampers!!!

team day

I was asked to do a presentation about Blendabilities, which you may have noticed I like just a little bit!!! Now I know I’m not an expert but I love to give them a go. I found a number of techniques to show everyone, and over my next few blog posts, will share with you too.

One of the simplest techniques is colouring DSP, or Designer Series Paper. In the current catalogue, there is the Back to Black DSP or in the Occasions catalogue, the Stacked with Love DSP stack. I find this technique works best with a dark colour paper as then you don’t need to worry about staying within the lines. Once the ink is dry, you can’t see where you went over.

I used the Stacked with Love DSP stack and coloured it using my new favourite colour, Bermuda Bay blendies. It took a little while, but I think it looks cute!! I also used the Hello You thinlits for the word.

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I hope you like it!! Please leave me a comment below.

And don’t forget you can earn Blendabilties for free during Sale-a-bration when you place an order for $90 or more. Ask me how at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au.

Happy Stamping!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Ink: Bermuda Bay Blendabilities
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Stacked with Love DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Hello You thinlits