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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

Cardmaking Inspiration

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How did you enjoy the ESAD Blog Hop earlier this week? So many fabulous ideas, and all so totally different, that today I am doing it all again with some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls.

When new catalogues come out, one thing Stampin' Up! demonstrators LOVE to do is participate in card swaps so we can share all sorts of ideas and inspiration with each other. It's a great way to get lots of samples of finished cards, without having to buy all the stamp sets in the catalogue.

If that interests you, you should seriously consider joining Stampin' Up! on an active team like ours where you not only meet awesome stamping friends, but you get lots of opportunities to stamp with them and share your creativity. Ask one of us today (after you've done a full lap of the blog hop!).

Today for my post, I want to show you two different cards I made, with the same stamp set, for two different card swaps.

The Stamp set is from the Sparkly Season Bundle

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As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew it was going to have to join my collection as I just love the nutcracker stamp - reminds me of the beautiful collection my favourite auntie used to bring out each Christmas to decorate her house.

I stamped the Nutcracker on the new Thick Whisper White card and water-coloured it using the aquapainter with Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green ink pads and then some tiny touches of extra shading with the Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Smoky Slate markers.

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Yes, I had to make 12 cards for the swap . . . 

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For the other card swap, I chose to use the ballerina stamp from the same bundle of products.

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This one is also water-coloured, but because she is such a tiny image, I decided to step her up into a shaker card, and I chose to use several bits out of the To You and Yours Shaker Card Kit - this is such an awesome kit with so many bits and pieces in it!

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Here's a close up of some of the gorgeous sparkly sequins from the kit, surrounding the tiny dancer. So cute!

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Plenty of other bits and pieces to use in the Shaker Card Kit, and plenty more stamps in the Sparkly Season stamp set that I haven't used yet!

Well, if you arrived from Jenny's blog, then it's time to let you continue on the blog hop. If you are just joining us here, click the Next button at the bottom of each post to travel through the blog hop. We hope you are inspired to get creating with the new Holiday Catalogue.

The next blog in the hop belongs to the delightful Tina Gillespie. Art With Heart Blog Hop Next Blog Badge (250x202)

 

 

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. Rachel Woollard
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kate Morgan
  4. Judy May
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kathryn Ruddick
  8. Tina Gillespie
  9. Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Stampin' Up! Punch Art Bird Cards

A Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop with ESAD

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Today I am celebrating the Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalogue with some of my ESAD friends and we welcome you whether you are starting here at my blog, or have come to me by following the blog hop links, with the last stop being Rochelle Blok.

If you started right at the start of the blog hop, you are about half way thru already. If you'd like to join in and see what other demonstrators have created, there is a next button at the bottom of each post to take you to the next lot of creative projects.

You've probably seen a LOT of Christmas projects by now, so I thought I would do something different today.

About a month before a new catalogue comes out, demonstrators are able to purchase items from it on pre-order so we can make samples etc to show you prior to the catalogue going live for customers. One of the things that many teams do is product shares, so that we can get lots of samples of things like the new papers/ribbons/embellishments without having to win tattslotto to pay for it.

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I love participating in these product shares as it's a great way to get just enough of all the papers and ribbons to have a bit of a play with them and see which ones you just need to have full packs of. However, this year we had a funny bit of a conversation about what on earth are we going to do with that really ugly Into The Woods Designer Series Paper, apart from file it in the round filing basket.

Because I can never bear to throw anything out, I decided to challenge my team on our team forum to create something really cute with it just so that we are using it up instead of keeping it in our stash for that rainy day that never eventuates.

My team girls came up with some really cute projects and made the most of this difficult paper and so when I was planning for this blog hop, I decided to focus on the paper too - along with our other difficult to use paper Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper which has gorgeous Tangelo Twist and Basic Black colour scheme, but Halloween patterns which we really don't do a lot of.

So what did I create?

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Lately I have been making stacks of cute little bird cards - and since the cards are Note size, they go beautifully in these gorgeous bags which were inspired by Caroline Hallett in the UK - here's the link for her video for these bags.

There's four cards and envelopes in each bag - one set is done with Whisper White to link with the patterned paper, the other set is done in Very Vanilla.

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Another new product I have used here which has been very popular is the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I have brayered the inside of the folder with Perfect Plum ink to get the shadow between the trees.

On the second lot of cards, I brayered the inside of the same folder with Sahara Sand. It's so soft on the Very Vanilla card base.

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Here's a close up of each bag.

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Aren't they just the cutest things!

But that's enough from me - I should send you on your way to visit the other ESAD girls.  And in case you have just joined us here and are wondering what is ESAD??

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.

The next blog on the blog hop belongs to Monique Fielder. Click on the next button to go there.

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Don't forget to leave a comment below, and if you do get lost, here are all the links in the blog hop so you can come back and try to find your way.

1. Libby Dyson

2. Paula Reid

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Carly Middleton

5. Rachael Lewsley

6. Narelle Fasulo

7. Emily Campbell

8. Emma Palonek

9. Jo Weedon

10. Rebecca Scurr

11. Andrea Buckland

12. Rochelle Blok

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Monique Fielder

15. Bernie Collins

16. Liv Ingle

17. Sally Williams

18. Ria Kaire

19. Delys Cram

20. Jessica Williams

21. Lou Kitzelman

22. Barbara Williams

23. Kelly Kent

24.  Jenny Hayward


Father's Day Card Making and Gift Ideas

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Today some of the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Father's Day ideas to inspire you, so if you just arrived here from Ros Davidson's blog, welcome. If you are starting here, please use the links at the bottom of each post to follow the blog hop through full circle and enjoy and be inspired by these great masculine projects.

I don't have anyone to give a Father's Day card to, but still there are plenty of males around and plenty of people looking for ideas for masculine cards.

Being a Pisces, when I saw By The Tide Stamp Set, I knew it was going to make it's way into my collection, however, I haven't used it nearly enough, so when I sat down to make some masculine projects, it was the first set that came to mind.

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After selecting the set, I did a quick Google image search to see who had been using By the Tide and what they had been doing with it. I have to thank three lovely stampers, Monica Gale from the UK and Dawn Olchefske and Brenda Keenan from the US for the inspiration behind these Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cards.

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Don't you love how the detail on that embossing folder ties in with the chevron ribbon?

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The only other stamp set I used for these cards is Guy Greetings which I chose as I did want to include some words on the front of two of the cards. I have the photo polymer version of Guy Greetings which makes it so easy to stamp the greetings right where you want them.

Our new Holiday Catalogue is now available and starts on the 1st of September, so don't forget to ask one of us today to post you a hard copy. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by katlodesigns blog.  Please leave a comment and then if you'd like to continue the blog hop, click on the heart and you're off to see the work of my delightful stamping friend Kayleen McLean.

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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. Genna Gifford
  3. Kate Morgan 
  4. Jenny Van Dijk
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Judy May
  7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Kathryn Ruddick
  11. Kayleen McLean

 


Awesomely Artistic - ESAD Blog Hop

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Welcome to our inspirational exploration of the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You may be one of my regular visitors, or you may have arrived here via the ESAD blog hop, from the blog of the lovely and talented Pauline Bennets. Either way, welcome!

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I'm always getting asked how do I watercolour, so today I wanted to show you just how easy watercolouring is, showing off the gorgeous flower stamp in the Stampin' Up! stamp set Awesomely Artistic - there are pretty much just three easy steps.

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Step 3.  I chose Crushed Curry and Old Olive inks and came back with the blender pen to add some depth and shading to really make those flowers and leaves jump off the page.

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These projects were inspired by one I saw on Pinterest about 6 weeks ago, by Tricia Raineri, another Australian Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I copied Tricia's sketch and changed the colours for some variety.

One of my very favourite things about this time of year is what's flowering in the garden, and this year is no different. Every time I walk out my back door to go to my stamping room, or to pick some winter vegies out of our garden, I am greeted by glorious Daphne!

I was pondering what other ways I could colour the flowers in the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, and it suddenly hit me! It looks like Daphne!

So out came the Rose Red ink pad and blender pens, and this time for the leaves I did a gentle (think, very light-handed here) combination of Cucumber Crush and Old Olive for the leaves.

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It doesn't look exactly like Daphne, but you can see the colour inspiration!

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I decided on the same sketch for the first one, but changed it up a bit for the second "Daphne" card.

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On the second sample, the background leaves are stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink, but I stamped it off onto scrap paper first, before stamping onto my base card.

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Well, that's probably enough inspiration from me, please leave me a comment below to let me know what you thought of these sweet cards using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, then please continue on the blog hop to see the work of the other ESAD ladies.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas and friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address and I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.

 

Next person in the blog hop is Barbara Williams. Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue (250x250)

Please click on the arrow picture to continue on the blog hop, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go! Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 


Brand New Catalogue - Blog Hop

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That's good because today we are bringing you another Art With Heart team blog hop and we are featuring all new products from the brand new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue which started on June 2nd.

Our group is one of the largest Stampin' Up! teams in Melbourne and offer support, fun and friendship to anyone who would like to join us; from Hobby demonstrators to Business demonstrators and anyone in between. For the month of June, there is a bonus joining special, you can select an extra two stamp sets of your choice for free, on top of your starter kit ($169). That's a really awesome offer and I am available today if you'd like to find out more - call me.

Back to the new catalogue! A suite of products which caught my eye are based around a gorgeous paper stack named "Cherry On Top". My whole team has been sharing ideas and creating projects based on these products which include Cotton Paper, Washi Tape, coordinating Lace Trim, embellishments, card, ink and so many stamp sets!

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Today I have focused on just the Cherry on Top Paper, as I'm saving the other projects for my "Show Me The Goodies" events this coming weekend - I have to have something different to show the ladies!

I actually saw some gorgeous card samples in the catalogue and decided to firstly case them, then see what they would inspire. The first is really simple, it's a note card size and is on page 109 of the catalogue. Here's my version :

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From here, I started thinking of other greeting stamps and different shapes and had a bit of fun playing.

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I have used several stamp sets to go with these gorgeous, cheerful papers, including Hello Life, Something to Say, One Big Meaning and And Many More stamp sets.

The next card I cased from the catalogue is on page 105 - lots of details and layers in this one! Just love it.

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You can see how the Designer Series Paper becomes a real feature in all of these cards.  Because I was having fun with the balloons, I tried to carry the circle theme over in a similar layout and colours to the card I cased, I am not sure it really worked, but I had fun trying!

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I love the fresh bright colours in these papers, it really lends itself to so many different types of cards, Well, what about the rest of the blog hop? Next up is Jenny Van Dijk.

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If you follow the links at the bottom of each post, you will get right back to the start. If you get lost, you can come back to this complete list.

 

  1. Kathryn Ruddick - http://www.katlodesigns.com/stamping_with_kathryn_low/2015/06/brand-new-catalogue-blog-hop.html 
  2. Jenny Van Dijk - http://makingcardswithjenny.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/awht-blog-hop-new-annual-catalogue.html
  3. Kathryn Mangelsdorf - http://klm55.blogspot.com/2015/06/art-with-heart-team-blog-hop-new-annual.html
  4. Nikki Sadler - http://www.nikkisadler.com/blog-hops/blog-hopping-with-heart-team
  5. Ros Davidson - http://rosdavidson.typepad.com/ros_davidson_live_life_an/2015/06/new-annual-catalogue-blog-hop.html 
  6. Kate Morgan - http://wp.me/p3deDV-Ow
  7. Kayleen McLean - http://kayleenmclean.blogspot.com/2015/06/new-annual-catalogue-another-blog-hop.html             
  8. Genna Gifford - http://thestampersmess.com/2015/06/new-catalogue-blog-hop/
  9. Tina Gillespie - http://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/awh-blog-hop-new-annual-catalogue.html
  10. Judy May - http://judymay.typepad.com/just_judy_designs/2015/06/awh-new-catalogue-blog-hop.html 

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

 


Visiting Retiring Favourites

I've been having a real trip down memory lane today!

Do you know there are only two weeks left of our 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and our 2015 Occasions Catalogue.?

When the retiring product list came out a couple of weeks back, I had the normal few moments of desperate sadness as I realised some of my very favourite and most used stamp sets were not carrying over into the new catalogue.

This morning I have been scrolling back through my blog from the last 18 months or so to see what I did with some of my favourite sets, and I thought I would just re-share some of those creative moments with you.

If you click on the name of the stamp set at the start of each line, it will take you to the blog post and pictures of what I made with them.

Stippled Blossoms and I Love Lace stamp sets -

I adore both these stamp sets and they will be going in my forever stash!

 

Life in the Forest -

I was never going to get this stamp set - but when the Blendabilities came out, it was such a cute set for colouring - I already miss the Blendabilities like someone chopped my arm off, and since there are still some young ones in our family, including one who adores foxes, I might have to hold onto this stamp set in my secret stash too!

 

Chalk Talk Stamp set -

This has been one of my most used stamp sets - I can't believe it is retiring! Since the gorgeous Zoo Babies stamp set and the Chalk Talk Framelits are carrying over, I might have to see if there is another stamp I can use to make a new version of this most loved train project.

I also used Chalk Talk Stamp Set and framelits for my display poster that I created for the 2013 Girls Only Festival.

 

Hearts Framelits -

Sometimes an item goes out of the catalogue and we demonstrators just shake our heads and say "WHY?????" These hearts framelits have been so well loved and used.

 

Baby, We’ve Grown stamp set.

When I first saw this stamp set, I thought - cute, but it didn't grab me. The VERY first card I saw made with it, had me putting it on my order form! So glad I did - these cards have been my most ever clicked on cards on Pinterest!!

Well, that all just seems a bit sad, but the very exciting news for you, is that if you don't own any of these stamp sets and are now seeing them in a new light, YOU CAN STILL GET THEM.

Yes, that's right, the retiring product list runs through until and including June 2nd, (while products last) so if you do want to purchase one of these stamp sets or the Hearts Framelits, visit my online shop and grab yourself a bargain, while they are still there to be grabbed.

If you'd like help placing an order, please contact me, or better still, come to my Retiring Party in Croydon North this coming Saturday afternoon between 1pm-4pm. RSVP online here.

If you'd like to see more Retiring Favourites, pop back on Thursday morning when I am participating in a blog hop with some of my fellow demonstrators to take a trip down memory lane with some of our favourite stamp sets.

See you then,

Kathryn