You may have heard that Stampin’ Up! have decided to discontinue the Blendabilities. I’m really sad about this as you may have noticed that I really like them!! They have had numerous issues with them and have decided not to continue to offer a product which doesn’t meet their high standards. Whilst I’m sad that they are no longer available, I am proud to be a part of a company that has such high standards and is willing to make such a decision.
So I had a workshop recently and decided to focus on our other pens, the Stampin’ Write markers. One of my favourite techniques is the marker to stamp technique. It is a great and easy way to add more than one colour to a stamp. And it’s always an Ooohh moment when it works!!
I was inspired by a card on Pinterest, see here. I have changed it around a bit, including turning it on its side. I have used the Big News stamp set which is great for large sentiments.
Here’s a close up of the bling!!!
I hope you like it!!
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp set: Big News
Ink: Bermuda Bay marker, Calypso Coral marker
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
Accessories: Bermuda Bay sequins
There’s nothing like cuddles with a new little baby and watching their cute little face as they sleep.
One of my friends had a little boy just the other day and I popped around for a visit today. I love baby cuddles!! However, nappy change time is not for me!!
Of course, I can’t go around empty handed, so I cased this card from Pinterest. But it’s a little boy so you can’t add a doily, so I used the bannner from the Balloon framelits from the Occasions catalogue.
The Lullaby DSP is so cute. Did you know that one side of the dsp is in pink tones and the other blue. That way there’s no wastage as you can use it all!!
And of course, no card is complete without a bit of bling!! It’s sort of blue isn’t it!! hehe!!
Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Stamp Set: Big News
Ink: Hello Honey
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Lullaby DSP
Accessories: Balloon framelits, Bermuda bay sequins.
I have to say that I am really enjoying being a part of the Caseing the Catty design team. It’s made me look closely at the catalogue and really use it as a great resource for workshops and classes.
This week’s challenge is from the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. There are so many awesome projects to choose from! You may know (if you follow my blog) that I really like using Blendabilities. So as soon as I saw the box on page 171 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew what I was making this week!!
However…. I didn’t have any boxes 😦 But wait, I just got the Gift Box Punch board from the Holiday Catalogue!! You can create lots of different sized boxes using this fabulous board!! And so quick and easy!!
I used Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the base and then made a whisper white strip as a belly band. I stamped it with the sequin stamp from the Hello Darling stamp set (sequin stamp, squeal!!) in Gold ink and then added the flower which is also from the same stamp set.
I used nearly all of my Blendies colouring in the flowers!! I then added the luxurious Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue and of course, there needs to be real sequins as well! I used the For you stamp from the Hello There hostess and punched it out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.
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.
* 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!!
Stampin’ Up! products used:
One of the best things that has happened since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, is the friendships that I have made. I’ve met lots of my crazy team members at convention over the years and when I met Miss Jess, we just clicked. Even though she lives in Melbourne, and I in Queensland, we chat regularly (ok, daily!!) on Facebook sharing ideas and projects that we have made.
Here we are at convention this year, with a couple of my other Stampin’ besties, Emma and Shannon from the Home Office. (Of course, Shannon is my bestie (lol!!)
My fabulous friend had a birthday this weekend just gone, so I had to make a special card for her.
I wanted to use the new Striped Scallop thinlit which I had just purchased as I am loving what I’ve seen on Pinterest made with it. But I didn’t case this time!!
So when I cut out the scallop, I found that I needed an extra piece of shim to go through the big shot as it didn’t quite cut it all the first time through. Could also be my cutting plates as they are starting to get a bit curved from lots of use!!. But I still could use what was left and decided to cut it half way. As Jess is a bit of a sparkly queen, I knew that I had to make a blingy card!! I embossed the sentiment from Flower Patch in gold embossing powder and added a bit of sequins to the flowers.
I hope she likes it!!
PS: You can check out my talented friend’s blog, here.
Stampin’ Up! products used: