CTC177 – Favourite Retiring Item

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If you are a Queenslander, you’ll be enjoying a long weekend!  More time for crafting!!  If not, you should move here!

We are casing our Favourite retiring item from either catalogue this week.

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I love the You’ve Got This stamp set and I’m really sad to see it go.  I love how it has a distressed background stamp and then of course, the beautiful flower stamp.

I was inspired by the card on page 101 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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I used Wisteria Wonder as the base of the card and I stamped the distressed background stamp twice on a piece of Old Olive cardstock.  I embossed the flower in silver on watercolour paper and coloured it using the retired Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends and the continuing Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I then cut it out and added lots of dimensionals on the back.  I added a bow using Powder Pink finely woven ribbon.

I then stamped the sentiment in Powder pink on matching cardstock and used the 1 3/4″ circle punch.

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I will be sad to see this set go but I think there will be lots of lovely news ones to play with!!

Next up we are heading over the pond to Sandra in New Zealand.  Can’t wait to see what she has created!

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I hope you can share your favourite retiring projects from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogues with us on our Facebook page.

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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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I’ve had a few weeks off from the Colour Inkspiration Crew as I’ve been volunteering at the Commonwealth Games.  It was a great experience!!  I’ve been back at work this week which has been a challenge to get up so early!!

This week’s colour combo is just stunning!!  Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Gold Foil and Whisper White.

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I’m really sad to see that Rose Wonder stamp set and the matching Rose Gardent thinlits are on the retirement list.  I just love them!

I mainly use the large floral thinlit in the set, so this time, I decided to use the single rose.  I cut it out in Night of Navy and then used my fine tip glue to attach it to a stitched circle.  I added a gold foil scalloped circle behind it all.

I then created the sentiment by cutting out 2 of the gold foil piece and snipping them to create a gold border.

An easy bow using the Night of Navy crinkle ribbon and voila, a lovely card!

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Make sure you check out the retiring products at my online store, here.

Next up is my lovely friend, Liz.  I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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Come and share your creations using the colour combo at our Facebook group, here.

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CTC175 – Favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project

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I’ve had a lovely week off work relaxing after the Commonwealth Games.  I’ve done a few jobs around the house, shopping with my mum and lots of time in the craft room!! I think my mojo has returned!!

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We are casing our favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project this week. There are so many great framelits and thinlits in this catalogue, which makes it hard to decide which one to case!

I went with the Hold on to Hope bundle on page 27 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the square card on the right.

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Instead of embossing the white background, I used the large floral thinlit from the Flourish thinlits.  I cut out 2 and then snipped them into pieces and using the fine tip glue pen, glued them around the edge of the card.

I love Marina Mist and I’m sad to see it leaving, so I used it on the scallop square.  I added a square in So Saffron and stamped the strips using the Ready to Pop stamp set.

The sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope stamp set.   As this is a square card, I made a matching card and even stamped it!

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Make sure you check out the retiring products in my online store, here.

Next up is the awesome Peta!

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CTC174 – Hostess and Memories & More

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Well it’s been a fun two weeks at the Commonwealth Games!  I’ve been volunteering as a Game Shaper in Spectator Services at the Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre.  We had weightlifting, wresting, para-power lifting and badminton here over the two weeks.   Here are a couple of pics of me having fun!

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This is at the wrestling, which I really enjoyed watching!

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This was my team that I worked with on one shift. We got to have a group photo with Borobi, the Games Mascot.

So my last shift was today.  It’s been a fun couple of weeks, although I will be happy to not be standing on my feet all day!

Back to Caseing the Catty, which I have missed being a part of.  We are casing the Hostess section and the Memories & More section of both the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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I decided to case one of the Memories and More projects from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue on page 24.

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I love the cards in the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack.  They are not just for scrapbooking!

I was inspired by the bird card at the bottom.  I used a piece of Bundle of Love DSP for the background and cut out the flowers from Petals & More thinlits dies in gold foil.

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For my second card, I was inspired by the smaller card at the top of the page with the black circle.

I used one of the Memories and More cards and cut out the sentiment using an Oval Stitched Shape die.  The DSP is from the Delightful Daisy DSP.  I used the same thinlit from Petals & More thinlits and added a few rhinestones.

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Both of these cards were really quick and easy to make.  Make sure you check out the Memories & More cards to use for fast card making!

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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I hope you can join us and share your project over on at our Facebook group.

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Retirement Day

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No, not me unfortunately!!  I’ve still got a few years (over 20 to go) before I retire!  It’s Annual Catalogue retirement day!!

Today we find out which of our favourites are staying and which ones are sadly leaving us.

To check out the retirement list from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, click on the catalogue image below.

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To see the 2018 Occasions Catalogue retirement list, click on the image below.

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You can click here to go to my online store and order today.  Once products are sold out, they are gone forever!  Make sure you quote hostess code 9AVFJDRQ to receive a surprise gift from me.

And of course, you can always take this opportunity to become a member of my team and join as a demonstrator today!  It’s only $169 and you can choose up to $235 worth of products including any of the retiring items.  Why not, you’ve got nothing to lose!!  Here’s a link to my online page to join today.

I’m off to sort out my stamps!

Happy stamping!

cropped-rebecca

 

I love new colours!

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It’s an exciting day today!!  As a demonstrator, I am privileged to get to see the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue today!

We have some exciting news to share with you.  We are getting a Colour Revamp with this new catalogue!  Yay!!  I always love to see what gorgeous new colours we get to play with.

Sadly it means that there are a few colours retiring.

We are saying farewell to Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise and Wisteria Wonder.  Oh and also the 2016-2018 In-Colours, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  Now you might have noticed that Flirty Flamingo isn’t on the list.  That’s because it isn’t retiring!!  It is staying on as part of the Brights Collection!  Woo hoo!!

So first up, here are the new 2018-2020 In-Colours and the 2017-2019 In-Colours!!

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Aren’t they fabulous!!  I can’t wait to see them in person.  I think I already love Lovely Lipstick!!

Without further ado, here are the brand new colours!!

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How stunning are they!  I really love Merry Merlot and Highland Heather and Balmy Blue and Shaded Spruce and….  I think I like them all!  Lol

So here are all the new colour families.  Note that Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black are not included.  Don’t worry, they are still available but as a new grouping called Basic’s.

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I can’t wait to get the new colours and re-organise my colours!!  It’s my second favourite part of crafting, organising craft supplies!

Stampin’ Up! have also taken the opportunity to update the ink pad cases as well. They’re now even easier to open, made to be stackable, and have stickers for the inside so you can be sure you’ve got the right ink colour when you stamp. The print is bigger, the colour label is larger, and the new lids fit even more snugly, for less ink evaporation over time.

So if your favourite colour is retiring, make sure you order quickly.  Stampin’ Up! have guaranteed Stamp Pads and Ink refills will be available until 7 May and then whilst supplies last.  Cardstock, embellishments, markers and the colour caddy are whilst supplies last from now.

Click here to go to my online store and order today!  Make sure you quote hostess code 9AVFJDRQ to receive a surprise gift from me.  Every player wins a prize!!

If you would like to see the retiring list for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, click here.

Click here to see the retiring list for the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

If you have any questions at all, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

And if you can’t wait until 1 June to get the new colours, you can join me on my team and become a demonstrator.  All demos get a copy of the Annual Catalogue in May and have the opportunity to order from a selected range of products from the catty from 2 May.  Just go to my online page, here, and join up today.  You can also choose retiring products in your kit and make great savings.  It’s only $169 to join but you can choose up to $235 worth of product!

Oh, I’m so happy to be a demonstrator today!!  Now to stalk the postie until my order arrives!

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