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

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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.

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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!!!

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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

CTC 16 – It’s all about the freebies!!

Don’t we all love to get something for free!! I know I do!!

This week at Case-ing The Catty, we are casing the projects which focus on the fabulous Designer Series papers that you can receive for free by purchasing $90 product from the Annual Catalogue or Occasions Catalogue.

There are 2 packs of Designer Series Papers in the Sale-a-bration catalogue and I think they are both great!! There is the Best Year Ever DSP and the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP. I especially love the Irresistibly Yours DSP as you can colour it using a number of different techniques. As my fellow design team member, Jessica Williams, calls it, it’s “Magic Paper”!!!

So this week, I’ve gone a little out of the box for me (doesn’t happen often!!) and I am casing the banner card on page 5 of the AU/NZ SAB catalogue. I love this card as it is in the catty and I will be casing this soon however I wanted to also try out the Irresistibly Yours DSP as well.

So here is the original from the Catty.

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And here is my version.

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As you can see, I’ve rotated the layout of the card and used a different banner. I also cut the banners from each different DSP and then coloured them using Blendabilities. I found that you needed to colour and then wipe the ink off the paper quickly as it dries fast. I kinda forgot to do a banner in the glitter paper so I added a sparkly ribbon instead. I also used the Best Day Ever Stamp Set for the sentiment, which you can also earn for free.

I hope you like my card. Please leave a comment below.

So make sure you join in with this week’s Challenge here.

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

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join in!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Best Day Ever
Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand Blendabilities, and Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral markers
Paper: Best Year Ever DSP, Irresistibly Yours DSP, Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Big Shot, Banner Framelits, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Silver ribbon.

CTC15 – We’re back!!!

I’m so excited to be back sharing our projects at Caseing the Catty!!

And what great new catalogues that we have to share!! If you haven’t received a copy of the new Occasions catalogue or the Sale-a-bration one, please let me know and I’ll send one out to you.

Our first challenge of the year is to be inspired by a stamped project from the SAB Catalogue and use a SAB stamp set.

As you may know, I kinda like to use my blendabilities!! I received the A Happy Thing stamp set featuring a cute bird, during the pre-order period for demos. It’s not a set I would normally choose but I knew it would be good for using my blendies with. Did you know you can also earn blendabilities for free? Just by ordering $90 worth of product, you can choose a set for free!! I might be getting a few more sets before the end of SAB!! hehe

So I was inspired by the cute card on page 18 of the AU/NZ Sale-a-bration catalogue.

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I decided to do a normal size card rather than the square, just for something different. I also didn’t do the splats as I didn’t want to make a mess!! I used the Deco Labels framelits as I love this shape and I forget to use it. So I coloured my birdie using the new Bermuda Bay blendies and Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler. I also used one of the brown’s in the skin colour set for the branch.

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You may notice the border around the cut out shape. I used the lightest daffodil delight blendie to colour the edge left by the framelit. I think it adds a nice subtle look. Like the sample in the catalogue, I used the Love Life stamp to create the background on the card. To make the banner, I just stamped the image using Baked Brown Sugar ink and cut it out using my trimmer and paper snips. I then put a strip of new Bermuda bay sequins underneath!! These are soooo pretty!! You NEEEEEDDD some!!

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I hope you like it!!

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

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join in!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

It’s the last one!

It’s the last Christmas post of 2014!! Can you believe that Christmas is finished? I can’t!! The year has gone so quickly!!

So here is my last Christmas project for this year. I was asked to come to the local Girls’ Brigade and do a card and a box with the Senior girls for their break up party.

So of course, I had to use the fabulous Gift Box punch board!! I love making boxes with this board. You can whip them up so quickly!!

I also used my favourite stamp set, Mingle all the Way with the Banner Framelits.

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Now, I did colour mine using Blendabilities but the girls used my markers. (I’m not that trusting!!)

Doesn’t it look cute!! They used them to do a secret santa present to each other.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and had a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used: