A new challenge at The Colour Tree

My lovely friend Brownyn Eastley is starting a new challenge on her blog, addINKtive Designs, and I thought I might give it a try!!

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I thought this was going to be easy but it took a little while to come up with a card. I decided to go nice and simple and create a baby card using the cute little bird from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (which you can get for free during Sale-a-bration). I stamped the bird on a scrap piece of thick whisper white cardstock, which works nicely with a little bit of watercolouring, and cut him out. I then used the new honeycomb embellishments and spritz a white one with So Saffron. I may have looked like I had a jaundice hand for the rest of the day!!

I just love the seam binding ribbons and I had picked up the Early Espresso one in the Year End sale in December so I thought it would make a great base for my little bird to sit on.

For my sentiment, I used a label from the Project Life Cards & Labels framelits and tucked in under the bird. I also punched a tiny heart from the Confetti Stars border punch.

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Here’s a close up.

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Now to wait for a little baby to arrive so I can send them this card!!

Don’t forget with every purchase of $90, you can earn products for free, like the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set I used on this card!!

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Could Sale-a-bration get any better? Yes, it could!!

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Yes!! You can earn an additional 4 products for free during Sale-a-bration!! Happy Dance time!!!

From 1 March to 31 March, you can receive your choice of stamps, a pack of gorgeous vellum or in-colour twine and buttons. Check out the flyer below for details.

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If you NEEEEED any of these great products, check out my online store, here to place your order.

Or email me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or phone 0408 193 792.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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

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It’s all free!

I’ve used lots of SAB freebies on my cards today!!  Remember for every $90 you spend on fabulous new products, you can choose 1 item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  I’m not sure if I should confess how many freebies I have received cos then you can work out how much I spent!!!  (eeekk!!) Just don’t tell my husband!!

So on page 25 of the Occasions catalogue, I was excited to see the Chalk Ink pads and chalk board paper.  I’ve been wanting to try this technique for a while.  You can get 3 lovely colours to play with:  Aquamarine, Rose Coral and Yellow Citrus.

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So I wanted to try them all out. On my first sample, I have used Aquamarine and Yellow Citrus. They aren’t as bright as I had expected but it still looks lovely.

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So I had an accident when I when I made the next sample (which I had actually made first). I stamped the top half in Rose Coral and then stamped the sentiment on the bottom half only to discover that I had mounted the clear sticker upside down on the stamp!! NNOOOOO!!!! So I cut off that bit and I think I like this one better!!

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On both cards, I have used the Big Day Stamp set, Best Year Ever Designer Series paper from the SAB catty and also the buttons from the Best Year Ever accessory pack.

Let me know what you think!!

Happy SAB Stamping!

Rebecca

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Are you ready for free?

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Sale-a-bration is here already!! We always love to receive free products. If you spend $90, you will can choose a free product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. There are so many gorgeous things to choose from!! From stamps, ribbon, amazing DSP and more!! You can even earn blendabilities for free!!

You can receive even more freebies by hosting a qualifying workshop and earn an additional $40 hostess dollars!!

And if you decide to join my team and become part of the Stampin’ Up! family, you can receive an additional 2 SAB items or a free project kit from the Occasions catalogue.

If you are interested in any of these offers, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792. You can place an order at my online store here.

And speaking of the Occasions catalogue, it starts today too!! Happy dance time!!! There are so many fabulous projects to choose from!! There are lots of new kits, from flowers to birthday calendars and more!!

If you would like to receive the occasions catalogue and sale-a-bration catalogue, please let me know and I’ll post one out to you.

Happy stamping!!

Rebecca

25 February 2014 – Is it a box or is it a card?

Now that is the question!! I’ve seen lots of Card in a Boxes on Pinterest and Facebook and it was time I jumped on the band wagon!!

I found a great tutorial by Tanya Bell, check out her blog here, and I was on my way. Once you get the cutting and scoring done, it’s up to you how you decorate it.

I love the Sale-a-bration paper, Sweet Sorbet (well all of it except the black print, yucko!!) so it was perfect for this card. I also used the matching SAB stamp set, Petal Parade.

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We made this at Stamp club this weekend and the ladies loved it, except for cutting out the petals!! Not my favourite part, either!! Especially when I made up the extras and had to cut out 12 petals!!

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I’m sending one of these to my grandmother who is unwell, so hopefully it will cheer her up!

If you would like to receive this DSP for free, contact me to find out how!! Email – stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792

Stamp Set: Petal Parade, Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: 1 1/4″ circle punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Large oval punch, Decorative label punch, acetate, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, rhinestones, silver glimmer paper

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29 January 2014 – It’s party time!!

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Yes, it’s Sale-a-bration time!! This is the best time of the Stampin’ Up! year. Who doesn’t like free products!! There are lots of great products that you can choose for free from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. For every purchase of $90, you can choose one from the SAB catalogue. I’m loving the banner punch. It’s the cutest punch ever!! and it has a co-ordinating stamp set as well. You can also choose exclusive My Digital Studio downloads as well. Happy Dance time!!

And, of course, there’s something extra for hostesses when you host an eligible workshop!! More hostess dollars to spend. Woot Woot!!

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If you would like to become a part of the Stampin’ Up! family and part of my awesome team, Paper and Stamp Addicts, you can join for the terrific price of $169 and receive up to $255 worth of product. What a great special! Surely, it’s too good to refuse!!

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Now you can purchase from my online store, here or contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au if you would like more information about hosting a workshop or joining my team.

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