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Memory Keeping - Stampin' Up! Style

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. Art with Heart Blog Hop Badge (250x250)

This month we are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life).

We all take photos right?

Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward in 2016!

Last weekend was our very first On Stage Event - a training and catalogue premier event hosted by Stampin' Up! It was a really fun, jam packed event where demonstrators got together in several locations around the globe and stamped, and got sneak peaks of our new catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure so we can start planning our 2016 classes and workshops.

We always take zillions of photos at our Stampin' Up! events, but I for one am very bad at scrapbooking them! This time around, I wanted to do something fast and easy, so I took the utterly gorgeous notebook we received at On Stage, and started "converting" it to a smash album.

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I started by attaching my name badge and ribbons on the inside front cover.

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Then because Centre Stage (the Leadership dinner and training) was held on Friday evening before the main event, I popped in the Centre Stage invitation and a photo of the gorgeous table centrepiece. I have seen a photo on Facebook of my team member Julie and I at the event, which I will try to find again and print to pop on this page also.

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Next was a photo of the Statement of the Heart which was set up on each table - I will print a much better photo to stick here - I didn't realise this one was so small and grainy! And the program and speakers for the day.

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In my notes I had scribbled a list of team members names as they appeared at the event. I got a bit teary over this, as I had counted 10 coming and in the end there were 15 of us plus our two favourite adoptees. As is quite normal now (and fingers crossed will one day be fixed), we didn't get a full team photo before our lovely Margi had to leave to go to another function, which is so disappointing, but the days are always so busy and packed with activity and it's really hard to get a team photo at lunch time when people have headed off to find coffee etc, so unfortunately we didn't get all 17 of us in the photo, but it was the perfect page in my notebook to add the two photos.

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I had several pages of notes and sketches so I won't show them here, but where there were gaps in the notes, I popped a few photos of things we saw at the event - projects on the displays, projects up on the big screen from the live streaming from Brussels, etc.

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 We had a terrific day with every team member receiving a Prize Patrol and a couple of All Attendee Give-Aways which made for some very happy stampers. It's one of the noisiest and most exciting parts of the day - seeing a fantastic presentation featuring a stack of projects made with brand new products, and then hearing that new stamp set is the next Prize Patrol - there's a drum roll and everyone has fingers crossed that their colour will come up on the screen!

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I used one of our new stamp sets "ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS" to add a title and a bit of stamping to our Prize Patrol pages.

You'll notice another product I have used half to death in the making is our Project Life Corner Rounder Punch! What would I do without that!

There are several more pages to show you, including lots of photos of our make and take projects and displays, but you get the gist of how quick and easy it was to throw this memory album together, without having to buy a separate album or journal, and with just using the flyers/paperwork from the event and lots of fun photos.

I better let you go one with the blog hop now!

The last person in the Blog Hop is Kate Morgan. Click on the picture to go to her blog, and if you did just start at my blog, then please enjoy the full circle of Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping blog posts today.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan

Memory Keeping

I am really, really bad at making time to scrapbook my photos and record all our treasured events and memories. I am years behind!

And I'm not talking about each year of a child's life or their schooling, I am talking about our wedding, and several overseas trips and a gorgeous Tasmanian holiday and working in the Kimberley, and my stamping journey - because while I have been a paper crafter forever, I have also been with Stampin' Up! for 8 years, so it's a pretty big part of who I am and what I do.

After the events of the past weekend - while we were attending a fantabulous Stampin' Up! training day and new catalogue sneak peak, news started to filter through about the terrorist attacks in Paris - and I got to thinking that it's more important than ever for us to keep our memories alive, celebrated and up to date and there has to be a faster and easier way to do it than the traditional scrapbooking - which looks amazing, but get's put off because everything has to be "Just so . . . " 

Very timely this week as our regular monthly Blog Hop is all about Memory Keeping! Join me after 8am on Thursday morning to see what project I came up with to do some super quick, fun saving of my memories and to see what else my stamping friends have been working on.


Card Making Colour Challenge

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for October. This month we have a colour challenge for you.

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So, what did I come up with using those colours??

When I saw the colour selection, I immediately thought of our Project Life Card Collections ( #PLxSU ) and accessory packs.

And given that one of the colours is Mint Macaron which I wore to a recent family wedding, I decided I would (finally) have another play with the Project Life pockets and cards.

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I have used cards from three #PLxSU collections :

  • Moments Like These Card Collection and Accessory Pack
  • Hello Baby Boy Card Collection
  • Hello Baby Girl Card Collection

I have a confession . . . I think Pink Pirouette is a bit of an insipid colour - far too light to stamp with, so when I discovered the Project Life Hello Baby Girl Card Collection contained Blushing Bride instead of Pink Pirouette, the rebellious streak in me fist pumped the air and called "Yeah! Baby!!"

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I have embellished with extra flowers, hearts and stamps from Pictogram Punches and Hello Life stamp sets and I have used two of the #PLxSU stamp sets - Moments Like These and Hello Baby to stamp the wedding date.  

As you can see from some of the pockets, they are a little empty - I would like to get a couple more photos printed and pop in just a couple more different snaps from the happy day to fill the spaces - I'm thinking the bouquets and some of the details of the reception.

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And you may have noticed on the first two pages, I also stamped onto the #PLxSU cards using our amazing Alphabet Rotary Stamp, so I could spell out the name of the venue and the bride and grooms names.

I just love how many cards there are to choose from in the Moments Like These, Hello Baby Boy and Hello Baby Girl PL card collections which contain Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder.

You could be wondering - Okay, where is the Blackberry Bliss??

All of the stamped headings, journalling and matting of a couple of the photos uses Blackberry Bliss. (Yes, I know, depending on what device you're on, it can look like Basic Black instead, but I reassure you, it's our lovely dark purple).

I just love these colours together.

Now, I must let you move on in the blog hop - but before I do, have you heard about the GREAT opportunity to earn more Stampin' products as a party hostess (or get a greater discount on your Stampin' Up! Starter Kit by putting your Stampin' Rewards $$ towards the starter kit) between 8th October to 9th November?

It's a great time to host a party/workshop or even a virtual party on Facebook. Contact me on 0418 361 931 to find out more.

And if you do decide to put your hostess Stampin' Rewards towards joining the Stampin' Up! family, you will love being part of our awesome Australia wide team. We are all about fun, friendship, inspiration and support.

The next person on the Blog Hop is Judy May. Click the heart to go to her blog.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Tina Gillespie
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Genna Gifford
  4. Kathryn Ruddick
  5. Judy May
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kate Morgan

Farewelling My Favourites - Blog Hop

Art with Heart Blog Hop Badge (250x250)Welcome to another Art With Heart team blog hop. You may have come here from Kayleen's blog, or you may be starting here - either way, welcome.

Did you know there are just 13 days left to purchase stamp sets and accessories from the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and the 2015 Occasions Mini Catalogue?

Many products that are not carrying over into the new catalogue have been reduced in price and quite a few are sold out already. Today we are focussing on these retiring products because among them are some real favourites, and if you had them on your wishlist, we don't want you to get two weeks down the track and realise you have missed out on them as they are no longer available.

 

What products have I chosen to take a trip down Memory Lane with today?

Daydream Medallion Stamp Set

Yep, that's the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set from page 70 of the current catalogue, available in Wood Mount or Clear Mount.

And I've teamed it with a stack of left over pieces from one of our very popular kits this past year.

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Yep, that's our Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit. Enough pieces to make 20 cards. AND a fantastic stamp set included in the set. Have you ever taken close notice?

If you haven't really noticed it, I have to confess to you right now, that I thought this whole kit was worth buying, solely for the stamp set - it's one of the best greeting sets we've had this past year.

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And do you know about the Angel Policy?  If you are selling any handmade cards with stamped images, you must acknowledge the copyright of the company the image came from, so in the case of Stampin' Up!, if you are selling cards made with Stampin' Up! stamps, on the back of the card you must have the Stampin' Up! copyright.

What I totally love about the stamp set in this card kit is it provides a stamp with the copyright image on it! Love that! and it's a cute stamp too!

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So, what have been making with the leftover pieces out of my Everyday Occasions kit, and how did I match them up with Daydream Medallions stamp set?

Well, I decided to finally scrapbook some more of my wedding photos! (Yes, miracles do happen!).

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You can see that I chose two main colours from the kit - Island Indigo and Baked Brown Sugar and mixed and matched them as base sheets. Then I used some of the card bases out of the kit for the main layer on my layouts.

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I picked out Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo, Whisper White and shiny silver Glimmer Paper die cuts from the kit to add as headings, journalling tabs and embellishments, and I stamped Daydream Medallions in Crumb Cake and Whisper White to break up the background.

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Most of these layouts have hidden journalling in the form of a pull out tab behind the photo.

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Did you notice on some of them I have used the stamp "Love" also from the kit, and on the layout with my brother, on the label at the top left, I inked up just the "L" so I had the same font, but hand wrote the rest of the word so I had Laugh.

If you are wondering about the titles - that's Epic Alphabet stamp set - a photopolymer stamp set that is carrying over (yippee!!!). That was a lot of fun to use!.

Alright! Have I inspired you to get in touch with your regular demonstrator and order the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit or the Daydream Medallions stamp set before the 2nd of June? Go and talk to her right now because all the retiring items are only available while stocks last.

Back to the Blog Hop - who are you visiting next? That would be the gorgeous, Jenny Van Dijk.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Judy May
2. Tina Gillespie
3. Genna Gifford
4. Ros Davidson
5. Claire Daly
6. Nikki Sadler
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Kayleen McLean
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Jenny Van Dijk
11. Kate Morgan
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Barbara Lindsey

 


On-Line Ordering is Here!

And so's My Digital Studio!

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Wow, such an exciting day for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and all the lovely people we do business with everyday.

My Digital Studio is easy enough for beginners, but includes a variety of tools for advanced designers too. Anyone can try it FREE for 30 days! You can download it straight from our brand new on-line shopping function!

To check out our online store, visit my webpage and up in the top right hand corner under my name is the Shop Now button - Go for your life!

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You can visit the My Digital Studio website and watch all sorts of training videos on how to use the software, and there is an Inspiration Gallery with over 21,000 samples!!

Very exciting! And did you know, you can now shop online for all your Stampin' Up! products. Just go to my website and click the Shop Now button!

The other exciting news is that today is my second last day at my "other" job! As of next week (after Easter) I will be running my stamping business full time! I am very excited about this and am really looking forward to catching up with more of you, more often in stamping land!

Would love to hear your thoughts on My Digital Studio (MDS) after you've had a chance to browse the website, so please leave a comment here or send me an email to let me know what you think!

Email : kathryn@katlodesigns.com

See you soon!


For the Record . . .

Hey everyone, long time no see! I bet you thought I had dropped off the planet!

Just another busy couple of weeks in the life of the Ruddick family. Lots of exciting stamping activities going on, from the BIG craft show at the start of the month, to our team "Share What You Love" Event, a couple of lovely workshops - boy do I like my time out with my stamping friends!!

This week I have SO much to share with you!!

Let's start with the "For the Record" Simply Scrappin' Layout Kit on page 9 of our current Seasonal Catalogue.

Have you even noticed this kit?

For the Record Simpy Scrappin Kit layout

The description in the catalogue reads : "Record precious moments - without a lot of fuss. Everthing you need for the two-page spread. Instructions included. Copy the layout or personalise. Acid & Lignin-free."

I made two full 12x12 layouts with the kit with tonnes of leftovers for more layouts. I personalised it to suit the photos I had and added elements to tie it altogether.

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The printed papers and banners all come in the kit with the adhesive, card-stock quality banners all pre-cut.

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I added half a dozen stamped images - like the happy day stamp from the Sale-a-bration set Petite Pretties, and that adorable elephant from the gigantic stamp set "A Fitting Occasion".

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There's a journalling pocket behind the photos, more stamps from Pretty Petites and A Fitting Occasion stamp sets, a small square of paper from the "Storytime" Designer Series Paper Pack and a stamped subtitle using the absolutely gorgeous and much loved "Notable" Alphabet stamp set.

I normally would probably baulk at paying $16.95 for a kit which only makes two 12x12" layouts, but in this kit, the pieces are so versatile and so easy to add to, that you could easily complete 4-5 layouts using the pieces with a few extras out of your colour co-ordinated Stampin' Up! products.

It took me only about two hours to do this layout and another completely different one using most of the same components - I love it!

If you have "first day at school" photos you haven't scrapped yet, now's the time!! Email me today to order your own For The Record Simply Scrappin' Layout Kit, so you can record those precious memories in no time and get your albums a bit more up to date, and your treasured memories saved in hardcopy forever!

Email Kathryn@katlodesigns.com

For the Record Simply Scrappin' Kit, $16.95 + postage delivered to your door in 4-5 working days via Australia Post from our Sydney warehouse.


Last Day!

The beautiful Holiday Traditions Catalogue finishes today! I shouldn't be sad, as it's Sale-a-Bration and we have a gorgeous new Seasonal Catalogue starting tomorrow, but sighhhhhhh! I have just LOVED the themed items in the Holiday Catalogue. I've loved the snowflakes, and the Ghoulish Googlies and the Early Espresso & Cherry Cobbler Christmas papers . . .

Thankfully a few items are carrying over for a while, but many of MY favourites are not. Please check the catalogue (there's a link over on the right----------->>> ) in case there is anything still there which is on your wish list and NOT on the carry over list, as it won't be available after the end of today.

Carry Over List:

Stamp Sets :

  • Evergreen
  • Friendship Preserves
  • Greetings of the Season
  • Jewish Celebrations
  • Ornament Keepsakes
  • Perfectly Preserved
  • Seasonal Sayings
  • Snowflake Soiree
  • Wonderfall

Other Items :

  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack
  • Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies
  • Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
  • Autumn Accents Bigz Die
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags
  • Merry Minis Punch Pack
  • Early Espresso Embossing Powder
  • Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
  • Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad & Refill
  • Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies
  • Cannery Set Framelits Dies
  • Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon
  • Jumbo Sticky Rounds
  • Desktop Display Calendar Case
  • Silicone Craft Sheet
  • Stampin' Dazzle Markers in gold & silver
  • Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

If there is an item from the Holiday Traditions Mini Catalogue, which is on your wishlist, and not on the list above, you need to order it today. It won't be available tomorrow.

Phone me on 0418 361 931 or email me : kathryn@katlodesigns.com

Tomorrow!! Big day for Katlo Designs! Firstly there is the gorgeous new catalogue starting, and secondly its blog hop day in the world of Scrapbooking, with the first blog hop of the year by the One Little Word class students.

What on earth is that?

One Little Word is an online Scrapbooking Class, led by Ali Edwards of Big Picture Classes. It's a year long journey of discovery with each student focussing on just one word and allowing it to have action in their lives. I am participating in the class for my second year (did it in 2011) and am very exciting to be catching up with so many talented, creative people from every corner of the globe. You have the chance to meet some of them too, via the OLW 2013 blog hop which kicks of around 11pm Australian Eastern time tomorrow. Hope you can join us for an inspiring journey. See you late tomorrow night!

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And don't forget, if you do require anything out of the Holiday Traditions Mini Catalogue, you have to make it happen, today :o)

 


Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

Well, ever since September last year when our current Ideas Book & Catalogue came out, I have been dying to do a coffee inspired layout using the totally gorgeous Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper, it's so obvious! So when Claire Daly suggested a scrapbook layout blog hop focussing on our papers, it was roll out the cutters and adhesives!

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Today some members of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team, have pooled their talents to show off our lovely Designer Series Paper Packs on special during May!

We have a great team of papercrafters right throughout Australia who communicate and share online and in person at stamping days. We would love to have new members join our team. From today, it's only $169 to join the Stampin’ Up! family and you can choose any products you like to go in your kit! You can contact me on 0418 361 931 or email kathryn@katlodesigns.com anytime and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Today’s blog hop is only small, so jump right in, it won’t take you all day! You can start right here, and follow the links at the bottom of each post, taking you to each member’s blog, and right back to where you started. You may have even arrived here from the blog of Sue Madex.

In my layout, I used a strip of Poppy Parade Patterns Pack paper for the rosette, which I whipped up quite quickly with our lovely new Simply Scored. Boy, does that make the job quicker! I have embellished that with a felt flower out of my vast collection of left over bits, and an Antique Brad. My title has been cut using the Simple Letters Alphabet Die & the Big Shot.

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The next blog in the hop is that of Deborah Raymers or if you can't see that, go to the next one, the blog of Claire Daly. Enjoy the little journey, and if you have any questions at all about the new starter kit or our Designer Series Paper, don't forget to ask!

Talk to you soon,

Kathryn.


Happy New Stampin' Up! Year

and Happy New Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue!

The brand new products in the AUS / NZ Stampin' Up! Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue are fabulous and I can't wait to get my hands on LOTS of them!

One of my favourites is a gorgeous addition to Shelli's Signature Collection; a set of 10 stamps called Tea Shoppe. I had a play with this stamp set recently when completing a 12"x12" layout of a day trip to Sydney with mum.

Tea Shoppe Layout

All the stamped images on this layout have been inked with the Stampin' Write Markers, direct to rubber, so you can enjoy multicoloured stamping in one step. I love this technique. When you lift the stamp off the card, you're never entirely sure what effect you're going to get, and it's always a delight!

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To match the colours in the photos, I have chosen River Rock, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Real Red markers for this layout. Love all those neutral colours together with a splash of red.

There are two more new product sneak peaks in this layout. Can you pick them?

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Yes, there is a lovely, lovely stamp set called Apothecary Art, a set of 6 stamps with truly beautiful labels, which co-ordinates beautifully with the Labels Collections Framelits Dies, also in the mini catalogue.  Aaaahhh Heaven!

Want to see the mini catalogue right now?  You can flick through the pages online at the Stampin' Up! Customer website. Or you can come to my Mini Catalogue Launch workshop in my stamping room on Saturday 28th April at 2pm. We'll have a look at lots of the new goodies, try a couple of them out, have a door prize and divvy up the hostess benefits so there'll be lots of goodies for everyone!  Let me know if you'd like to come. RSVP on my demonstrator website or Facebook or email kathryn@katlodesigns.com for the address.

April is a busy month with school holidays and Easter - but I sure hope to catch up with you soon!

Kathryn.


Goodbye Summer Mini - Goodbye Sale-a-bration

There's just one week left of the gorgeous Summer Mini Catalogue, and one week left of Sale-a-bration, our busiest and most exciting time of the year!

Orders for items from the Summer Mini Catalogue and your Sale-a-bration Freebies, must be finalised by 11pm Saturday 31st March. If you normally order from me, and have been holding off, please don't wait. Email me today, as I'd like to get your order in comfortably before Saturday!

I'd love to share with you another 12"x12" scrapbook layout, using some of the lovely bright products from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  I have used the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set and Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, teamed with Wild Wasabi & Very Vanilla Card stock.

Beyond the Garden Layout

This layout was inspired by a two week online class that I did earlier this year with Big Picture Classes, called Ten Tips for Better Type with Cathy Zielske. This was a great class to do on top of TWELVE as it freed me up from adding all sorts of embellishments. I really do like adding lots of layers and textures, but following this class I did three 12"x12" layouts without any of the frills.

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The title and journalling were printed from the computer, which is also something I don't do often.

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I have also just completed the other two layouts, so during the week I will bring them to you - you won't want to miss them, as both layouts contain sneak peak products from the brand new Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue which will be out on April 1st.

See you in a couple of days - and don't forget, if there was anything you wanted from the Summer Mini or Sale-a-bration, please let me know sooner rather than later!

Email: kathryn@katlodesigns.com