Saturday, 10 November 2018

You're the Greatest | Sharing Onstage Melbourne 2018

It's a super exciting weekend with Stampin' Up! celebrating 30 years!  I would have loved to go to Orlando for the BIG event, but settled for a local OnStage event - I'm in Melbourne, the event sold out really quickly when tickets were released, so if you missed out, and we can't meet in person I'm doing the next best thing, sharing my swaps with you :)

One of the things I love about OnStage events is making swaps.... yes it can be stressful and you end up saying #whatwasithinging with my swap design, but it is sooooo rewarding, and a fabulous ice breaker when meeting other demonstrators for the first time.

No surprise, I left designing my swaps a little late.... at least I am consistent with previous events, hahaha, so I told myself keep it simple (not like last time with multiple intricate die cuts, ribbon and twine)...... well, things didn't go exactly to that plan!


I really did try to do a 1 layer card, but... me being me, it just didn't happen. Then of course I decided I just had to do ombre stamping for the leaves and flowers! Like I said #whatwasithinking



Stay tuned for more of what has been happening at OnStage!


Stamp sets & Framelits: Tropical Chic Bundle

 Tropical Chic by Stampin' Up!


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Is your wish list for the Holiday Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for $169,
OR

Starting 1 October, grab your limited-time Starter Kit option available in Australia called the Ready, Set, Starter Kit. The kit contains a set of pre-determined products, which include the suggested Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 AUD coupon code which you get to spend on any items of your choice. With this option your get a total of $285 of products for $169 plus your own Stampin' Up apron and collapsible bin, click here for details


And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


Have you heard? I've joined the Tutorial Bundle Team! 

Take a look at this month's Sneak Peek - lots of inspiration to get you creating



Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)

The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)

If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.

AND
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Friday, 2 November 2018

Silver Foiled Snow is Glistening


It's that time again, a new tutorial and the Design Team Blog Hop!  This month I've used the same stamp set as I did in the tutorial, this time making a card featuring the gorgeous Silver Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes.



I'll admit it, I have a snowflake fascination - I'm going to say it's because I've never seen a white Christmas (on my bucket list), I know people say it can be bitterly cold, but if you've ever sweltered through a 40 °C Christmas day with a hot Turkey for lunch,..... there is something said for the day being on the cooler side I think!

Anyway, back to Snowflakes, if you too have a fascination for all things snowflakes, you are just going to have to have the limited time Snow is Glistening stamp set and Snowfall thinlets (20 in the set), they are a MUST HAVE!

To create the colourful background, first water wash ink using an Aqua Painter - I've used Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather, but the choice is yours, use what ever colours take your fancy.


When dry, die cut your beautiful snowflakes - I used a Whisper White card base trimmed to fit the Foil-edged card, arrange your die cuts, ensuring that you have space for your sentiment, emboss the sentiment, adhere the snowflakes, trim and mount to the card base.  Lastly add some bling with Rhinestone jewels.


I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, hop around to all the designers in the list below for crafty inspriation and ideas, you are currently visiting Sue Vine at Miss Pinks Craft Spot





Stamp sets & Framelits: Snow is Glistening Stamp set & Snowfall Thinlets
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Silver Foil-edged cards & envelopes (these also come in Gold if you prefer)
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Stampin Emboss powder (don't forget to use your Embossing Buddy)



Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Is your wish list for the Holiday Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for $169,
OR

Starting 1 October, grab your limited-time Starter Kit option available in Australia called the Ready, Set, Starter Kit. The kit contains a set of pre-determined products, which include the suggested Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 AUD coupon code which you get to spend on any items of your choice. With this option your get a total of $285 of products for $169 plus your own Stampin' Up apron and collapsible bin, click here for details


And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


Have you heard? I've joined the Tutorial Bundle Team! 

Take a look at this month's Sneak Peek - lots of inspiration to get you creating



Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)

The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)

If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.

AND
For a limited time! 

Contact me today to get place your order use the Host Code above to place your own order so you don't miss out



Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Petal Palette with a Raised Frame - a Video Tutorial

Hello, welcome to this months video tutorials, our theme "All About Flowers"

I changed my mind so many times about what project to create, and still made changes whilst I was filming, oh my, my Libran indecisiveness was in full swing!

The tutorial will show you how to create a project with a raised frame, and one of my favourite ways to decorate a card with a raised frame is, you guessed it, flowers!


You can choose any floral stamp set you have to create a card with a raised frame, I chose Petal Palette as it has coordinating Framelits (so no fussy cutting), and a variety of different size flowers and foliage.

I was feeling a bit nostalgic, so decided to create a "grubby background" for texture, the large water wash stamp in Love What You Do was perfect! and I added some pearls for a small touch of bling.



Here's the tutorial to have you making a card like this in no time at all, enjoy!


I can't wait to see what the rest of the team has created, grab a cuppa and work your way through the list below for more floral inspiration!






Stamp set: Love What You Do, Petal Palette
Framelits: Petals and More, Stitched Shapes, Layering Ovals
Ink: Memento Black, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Embellishments: Pearls
Tools: Aqua Painter Clear Blocks


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Is your wish list for the Holiday Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for $169,
OR

Starting 1 October, grab your limited-time Starter Kit option available in Australia called the Ready, Set, Starter Kit. The kit contains a set of pre-determined products, which include the suggested Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 AUD coupon code which you get to spend on any items of your choice. With this option your get a total of $285 of products for $169 plus your own Stampin' Up apron and collapsible bin, click here for details

And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


Have you heard? I've joined the Tutorial Bundle Team! 

Take a look at this month's Sneak Peek - lots of inspiration to get you creating



Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)

The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)

If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.

AND
Coming soon for a limited time! 

Contact me today to get place your order for November 1st so you don't miss out



Top 10 International Highlights | Happiness Surrounds


Firstly a big thank you to everyone that voted for my card in the October International Highlights - I was in the Top 10, so I'm back with another "sorry" themed card in today's blog hop.

As we know all too well, there just are times that we say or do something wrong and then need to apologise or we are sad for someone and want to let them know. A card is the  perfect way to do so and has so much power to heal.  Today's creation uses the new Happiness Surrounds stamp set, it's part of the Snowflake Showcase limited time promotion.



This set has a variety of sentiments and images, you can even create your own background - I sponged Powder Pink and a hint of Calypso Coral, being a photopolmyer set it is quite simple to line up the images, and wa-lah, you have your background.

The coordinating framelits are just gorgeous, a mix of shapes to cut solid images, and intricate dies that layer superbly.



For the rustic feel, rough up the edges of the card, and splatter a little ink, and in my case Vegas Gold Shimmer paint for a little touch of bling.


Be sure to view the Top 10 participants for some crafty inspiration, I can't wait to see what everyone has created.


Stamp sets & Framelits: Happiness Surrounds, Snowfall Thinlets - Available 1st November for a limited item only 


Ink: Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint
Cardstock: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam
Embellishments: Copper Metallic Thread



Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Is your wish list for the Holiday Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for $169,
OR

Starting 1 October, grab your limited-time Starter Kit option available in Australia called the Ready, Set, Starter Kit. The kit contains a set of pre-determined products, which include the suggested Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 AUD coupon code which you get to spend on any items of your choice. With this option your get a total of $285 of products for $169 plus your own Stampin' Up apron and collapsible bin, click here for details

And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


Have you heard? I've joined the Tutorial Bundle Team! 

Take a look at this month's Sneak Peek - lots of inspiration to get you creating



Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)

The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)

If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.

AND
Coming soon for a limited time! 

Contact me today to get place your order for November 1st so you don't miss out