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Botanicals & a Blog Hop

All the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators I know are very excited about the brand new Autumn / Winter Mini which is out next Friday 1st April, it has such a beautiful range of products with lots of co-ordinating items.  I love it!  So when I was preparing for this months Blog Hop, I just couldn't keep myself from using some of these gorgeous items in a little sneak peak for you!

Our blog hop this week is actually based on a sketch from . Becky has some very inspiring designs to get your creative juices flowing.  The layouts and cards you see on the blog hop will not be identical to the sketch, the idea is that we use if for inspiration, so some will be close in design, and some will be quite different, all will have used different colours, papers and embellishments, so hopefully you will be quite inspired too!

I have chosen to use Nature Walk, a gorgeous new set of 7 stamps in the Autumn Winter mini, along with the co-ordinating designer series paper, Botanical Gazette. The sample in the mini had quite a few similar elements to Becky's sketch, so I have also used that for my inspiration, just changing to colours that match my photo.

Blog Hop - March 11

The key colours are Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Whisper White.

The other TWO new products I have used are the Bigz Dies - Scallop Square Duo, and the Textures Impressions Embossing Folder : Framed Tulips.  These items are all on pages 14 & 15 of the new mini catalogue, so if you've received your copy in the mail, be sure to check them out - so much FUN!!

Blog Hop - March 11 (2)

I've inked the flower stamp with the Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Concord Crush Stampin' Write Markers.  And don't you just adore that bird image??

Blog Hop - March 11 (1)

I really loved working on this layout, and the colours, so I thought I'd try a co-ordinating card as well.

Blog Hop - March 11 (5)

I'm loving having all those scallop squares to work with, and those delicate images to colour with markers. Thank you Stampin' Up! for sending us such beautiful stamps and papers!

Don't forget to leave a comment so I know you've visited, and the next step on the blog hop is Ros Davidson.  Click here to go to her blog.


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Christine Blain

Kathryn, your layout is almost too beautiful for words!!! I love, love, love it. Stunning use of colour, and the beautiful new products. Gorgeous card, too, you clever thing.

Judy May

Both projects are gorgeous Kathryn. Love the colours and the way you have used the new products.

Di Dunk

Absolutely stunning Kathryn (as usual). LOVE both, especially the layout. Just so gorgeous.


I have to agree with Di-
Absolutely stunning Kathryn! LOVE both, especially the layout. Just so gorgeous.

Claire Daly

Oh wow Kathryn, that layout is just breathtaking :)

Well done!


Amy Buchanan

Really lovely projects Kathryn. Love the colours, accessories, stamp - everything!

Kathryn Ruddick

Thanks for your kind comments girls,
I forgot to mention the layout is 8" x 8" which is my new favourite size!! Goes in the new album too!

Tina G

Beautiful layout Kathryn! The colours and stamps are so delicate. The card is beautiful too. I love the way the scallop squares nest together so well.


Beautiful!! That layout is gorgeous -love both that brilliant photo and the stamps you choose to go with it.

Donna Zammit

Wow your scrapbook page and card are stunning! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit

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