Oh I love a new Catalogue

Are you as excited as me?  The 2019 Occasions Catalogue starts today!!!

Oh and Happy New Year everyone!!  It seems like 2018 went past so fast!!  Do I really have to go back to work on Monday?

At least having the 2019 Occasions Catalogue to drool over will make it a bit better.  And of course, a new year means that it’s also Sale-a-bration time!  Every year, the goodies offered by Stampin’ Up! for free get better and better.  There’s stamps, paper, framelits, wooden embellishments, foil paper and more!!

For those who don’t know, Sale-a-bration runs from 3 January to 31 March and for every $90 you spend with me, you will be able to choose a free product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

Here’s a card that I made using the free Botanical Butterfly DSP.

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All I’ve done is cut out the butterflies from the DSP and created the banner for the  sentiment using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  (I actually cased this card from the Stampin’ Success magazine that all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators receive) #demoperks

So you can earn free products by:

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Shopping with me

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Hosting a workshop with me

Sab-rewardsor by taking advantage of the joining special and receiving lots of free goodies!!!


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There are two fabulous options for joining this year.  Option 2 receives the gorgeous Craft & Carry tote bag which is perfect for taking your stamping equipment on the go!
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If you would like a copy of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration catalogue, let me know and I’ll send one out to you!

Happy Stamping!!

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CTC197 – Joyous Noel

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Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty.  I am really loving the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I can’t wait for Christmas!!

This week we are casing the Joyous Noel section, pages 28-35 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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The Joyous Noel suite is just gorgeous.  The DSP is to die for!!  However, I’ve decided to case the bauble card on page 34.

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I made two cards using this card as inspiration.  My first one was a close case, however I have used the Dashing Along DSP instead of an embossed background.  I used the Great Joy stamp set which goes perfectly with Stampin’ Blends.  I’ve used Smoky Slate, Call Me Clover, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight.

I also put Wink of Stella on the bow but it’s a bit hard to photograph.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.

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This is such a great layout to case.  I’ve gone with a non-traditional colour theme of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

To create the embossed background, I used the new Big Shot embossing mats.  With the mats, you can use a die and instead of cutting, it just embosses the cardstock.  Awesome!!

I embossed the baubles from Beautiful Baubles in silver embossing powder and cut out with the largest circle from the Stitched Shape framelits.

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Whilst I am a traditional  Christmas colour lover, I quite like the combo of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and silver!

Next up is the lovely Rose.

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I hope you can join in with us at our Facebook group!

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And in case you were wondering, it’s 39 days until I leave for Orlando!!  Oh gee, that’s coming up quickly!!

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC188 – Holidays

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I’m excited that this week at CTC we are celebrating Christmas in July!!  Well kind of!!  We are casing the Holidays section, pages 92-103, of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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In preparation of my trip to Orlando (102 days and counting!!) I’ve been watching YouTube videos about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party (and yes I have my ticket booked already!) so I’m feeling a bit Christmassy already.

I decided to case the frame on page 102 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I wanted to make a card instead of a frame, so I started with an Early Espresso base and did a background with the Under the Mistletoe DSP (which is included in the current Buy 3 get 1 free DSP sale).

I then stamped the tree from Ready for Christmas stamp set on Shaded Spruce cardstock, with Shaded Spruce ink.  I then cut them out with the Christmas Staircase thinlits.  I used my paper trimmer to score down the middle of each tree.  I then laid three over each other and stapled down the middle.  I then put a thin layer of glue down the centre and held the final tree until the glue was dry enough.  I coloured a few rhinestone with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and decorated my tree with them.

My very favourite Christmas colour combo is Green and Red and I think Shaded Spruce and Real Red are a perfect combo!  I embossed the sentiment in Gold and scored each side of the banner then used the Banner triple punch for the ends.

I used the Tailored Tag punch to cut the base of the tree. And a left over gold star from an old kit for the top of the tree.  (There has to be bling on the tree!!)

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I hope you are starting to feel Christmassy!

Next up is the lovely Peta. I wonder what Marvi is up to today!

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC176 – Favourite Occasions Project

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It’s back to normal this week, heading back to work on Monday.  I just love it when the alarm clock goes off at 4:15am (NOT!!).  Luckily it was a short week with Anzac Day in the middle so it wasn’t too bad.

We are casing our Favourite Project from the 2018 Occasions catalogue today.

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I decided to keep it pretty similar but I went with the retiring 2016-2018 In-Colours.  I used Flirty Flamingo as the base and made the watercolour background on thick whisper white with Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.

It looked like the original used gold foil for the cake stand, so I went a bit fancier and used gold glimmer paper.  I then used the rest of the in-colours for the flowers.

I’m so glad that the Cake Soiree stamp set and the matching Sweet Cake Framelits are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue.  If you love them too, make sure you grab them now while they are still listed as a bundle.  You’ll save 10%!

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Next up is my lovely friend, Julia.

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Come and share your Favourite project on our Facebook group.  We love seeing what you create!

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Happy Stamping

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CTC170 – Tutti Frutti

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I’m about to head into a crazy busy period so this will be my last hop for a couple of weeks.  I’m getting into cake making and I’m making two cakes next weekend for a 40th/70th birthday party.  I’m also volunteering for the Commonwealth Games and have venue training.  Then my niece turns 18 (how did that go so quick!!), so another cake for her and a quick visit to Stanthorpe for a party weekend which is also Easter.  Then the Games get started!  I’m having a week off work after the Games which I think I’ll need for a rest!  I’m tired just thinking about it all!

So this week, we are casing the Tutti Frutti section, pages 28-35, of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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I love the colouring projects that are in this section and I really love the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set.  I decided to case the card in the centre of page 34.

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I didn’t change at lot about this card.  I used the Bundle of Love DSP and covered up the gold!  I added a vellum layer and stamped my image onto a piece of thick Very Vanilla.  I coloured my image with a few Stampin’ Blends.

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Don’t forget that there are still a few weeks left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you check out my online store and order today to earn those freebies.

Next up is my lovely friend, Fi.  Can’t wait to see what she has created.

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Make sure you join in with the challenge this week and share your project at our Facebook group.

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See you in a few weeks!

Happy Stamping

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CTC167 – Sale-a-bration

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I hope you have had a great week!  We’ve had a bit of rain over the last couple of days, which is perfect for guilt free crafting!!

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Did you know that we have also had a second release of SAB items?  There are three/four new items to earn for free!!  There’s a cute Eclectic Expressions stamp set, a stunning pack of specialty DSP – Springtime Foils, and another level 2 freebie, the Blossoming Basket bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave embossing folder.

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I am attempting to be organised this year and get my blogging projects ready a week before I need them so that I don’t have to rush to get it all done by Sunday.  And I was on track this week but I received a parcel on Friday which included the Blossoming Basket bundle and I had to add an extra project to my blog!

Firstly, I decided to case one of the cards on the cover the 2nd release SAB catalogue that features the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  This DSP has to be one of my favourites!  It features gold foil, rose gold foil and silver foil.  Bling it on!!!

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Isn’t this card just so lovely?  I am also a fan of the Celebrate You thinlits (so glad that these are carrying through to the next Annual Catalogue). Sadly I didn’t have the DSP at the time I made the card, so I used the Petal Palette stamp set and embossed the flowers in copper embossing powder, on thick whisper white cardstock and used the Petals and More thinlits to cut them all out.  I added a banner of Powder Pink and cut the Amazing thinlit in Pear Pizzazz.  I coloured one bunch of flowers using my aqua painter and added a swirl of copper foil.

I added a little banner for the sentiment from the SAB Amazing You stamp set.

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So for my second card, I cased the yellow card but I used Sweet Sugarplum instead.

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I love the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders! The detail is so amazing!! I spritzed a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and ran it through my bigshot and went wow!!

I stamped the basket twice and coloured the base with crumb cake and cut it out.  I then coloured the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive.  I added a butterfly in Peekaboo Peach.  I also added a bit of stella because, well, I love it!  Oh and I used a Daffodil Delight marker to colour the centre of the flowers.

I added the ticket tear border punch along the edge.  I used the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment.

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If you love these items, you can earn them for free by placing a $90 or more order from my online store, here.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia!

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC164 – Occasion Kits

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We’ve finally had a couple of cooler days over the weekend, which has been lovely!!

This week we are casing the Occasion Kits section, pages 15-17, of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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There are only a few projects to choose from which made it a bit easier to pick one!!

I cased one of the cards from the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.  This is a gorgeous kit and the box is to die for!!  I may have bought it just for the box!!  I am casing the pink card on page 16.

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I used the card bases from the free Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes that you can earn during Sale-a-bration.  You get 16 cards and envelopes in the pack with 4 cards of each of the 4 colours.  In keeping with the tutti frutti theme, I used the Lots of Labels framelits and cut out the largest frame in the Tutti Frutti DSP stack.

I then cut out a banner in co-ordinating card stock and used my favourite punch, the Triple banner punch.

I used the Bunch of Banner framelits to cut out another banner and stamped it with the birthday sentiment from the Fruit Basket stamp set.

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These cards were so easy to put together!  Don’t you love the Tutti Frutti DSP!

Next up is Rachel, I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

 

 

 

 

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