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

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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

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It’s time for a change

From Christmas cards, that is!!!!

I have been making lots of Christmassy things for ages and I am slightly over it!! I have a dear friend having a birthday this week, so I wanted to make a special card for her. I have to say I really enjoyed making something else!!

I wanted to use the Corner Garden stamp set and my blendabilities. Honestly, it’s been ages since I used them!!

So a quick search on Pinterest found this lovely card by It’s a Stamp Thing. I love the way she uses only a portion of the stamp.

As my friend loves anything purple, I had to use Blackberry Bliss. This is such a gorgeous deep purple. The photos definitely don’t do it justice. I embossed the crumb cake cardstock with white embossing powder. This looked lovely all on it’s own. I will have to try it with coloured cardstock as well. I then coloured it with Old Olive for the leaves, and then Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy.

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I hope she likes it!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamps: Corner Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Ink: Versamark, Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Old Olive Blendabilities, Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and Night of Navy Blendabilities, Word Window punch.

Swapping with my Team

One of the great parts of being part of a team of demonstrators is the opportunity to do swaps. We try to do them monthly but sometimes life gets in the way and we do them less frequently. But in celebration of the Holiday Catalogue coming out, we recently did a holiday catty swap.

I love getting happy mail (so much better than bills!!) so I always enjoy being a part of swaps. It’s also interesting to see what others are making and sharing ideas.

So I wanted to use the White Christmas stamp set as it is very cute. I was inspired by Yvonne Jackson, here. I think the little bear is my favourite stamp in this set!! And did you notice the snowflakes!! LOVE!!! And of course, a swap wouldn’t be complete without using Blendies!!!

I always forget that whilst I love receiving swaps, making lots of the same card is not quite as fun!

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I hope the girls liked my swap!!

If you would like to find out about joining my team (and taking advantage of the free DSP special), contact me on 0408 193 792 or stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Happy Christmas Stamping!!!

Rebecca

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