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It's Show Time!

We had such a busy, lovely day on the Stampin' Up! stand today at the Caulfield Stitches and Craft Show.

The show is on until Sunday and I am back on the stand all day Saturday.
We are running our Christmas card class again this year, at 1pm. Make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs, in a fast-paced 50 minute class. Just $20, all materials and tools supplied.
Book at the stand when you arrive at the show.

I won't be at Caulfield tomorrow because it's our normal day back on the Yarra Valley Experiences kiosk at Chirnside Park Shopping Centre tomorrow.

I hope you can visit me and the team on one of these days!

See you soon,
Kathryn


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

A Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team  Art with Heart Blog Hop Badge (250x250)

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

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

 


End of March Madness!

Hey there!

Firstly, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to VICKI MARTINEZ from Templestowe for winning first prize in our Prize Draw at the Melbourne Women’s Expo at the Royal Exhibition Building last weekend. Vicki wins a lovely basket of Stampin’ Up! goodies.

Did you know March is my birthday month? Not my joining Stampin’ Up! birthday – my actual birthday!

I’ve had a quieter start to this year thanks to focusing on a few family things (which luckily a business like Stampin’ Up! allows me the flexibility to do) but things are settling down now, and before my birthday month is completely over, I wanted to throw myself a bit of a Stampin’ Party!

Hence I am introducing - End of March Madness, starting with a Hip Hip Hooray party at my place next Saturday afternoon.

Hip Hip Hooray is an AWESOME new card kit from Stampin’ Up! It’s fully self-contained – ie, it has stamps, ink, card, bakers twine, card bases, envelopes, clips, dimensional dots & five sheets of funky self-adhesive die-cut cardstock stickers to make 20 fun cards.

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit is perfect for people new to stamping or card making, and yet the finished cards are professional, fun and funky.

How does the Hip Hip Hooray Party work?

Register with me and purchase your kit ($34.95) via credit card, bank transfer or paypal – (I can email you a paypal invoice), turn up on Saturday afternoon by 2pm, then as a group we will sit down in my classroom, assemble our stamps, I will show you which pieces to stamp and help you assemble your 20 cards. There is plenty of room for 8 people seated comfortably and I have eight kits in stock so don’t wait, let me know today if you’d like to give stamping and card making a go and see what it’s all about.

If you’re shy, why not ask a friend to come with you? Places are limited to eight, so get in quick if there are two of you. I will throw in tea, coffee and a snack and you will go home with a smile on your face, 20 finished cards, a stamp set, ink spot and any leftover pieces from the kit, having had a very fun afternoon!

Did I mention it works out at only $1.75 per card for 20 cards! Bargain!!

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I need to know if you are coming as there are only eight places available, so please rsvp to this email, or phone me on 0418 361 931.

Again, the kit cost is just $34.95* per person, and you get everything you need to make 20 cards! We are going to have so much fun. My stamping room is at the back of my house and is very easy to find off Yarra Road in Croydon North, so don’t hesitate, reserve your place now.

Oh, and since it’s my birthday month, you are very welcome to bring me a birthday card! LOL

*If you can’t make the class, you can order a kit from my online store, however you will be charged $5.95 postage on top of the $34.95.

 What else is happening for End of March Madness?

I will be running several new classes over the next couple of weeks, as well as the 50-50 promotion.

What the heck is the 50-50 promotion?

The 50-50 board has 50 numbered squares on it from one to fifty. Every time someone orders product valued at $50 or more, their name goes on a square. When the board is full, a random number draw will decide which person receives a $50 gift voucher from me to spend on any current Stampin’ Up! products. The voucher is valid until the 31st July 2014 so you will be able to save it to order from the brand new catalogue in July if you like!

The Stamp Club girls met this week, and their minimum required order to be in Stamp Club is $50 each month, so all of the Stamp Club ladies have already got their name on the 50-50 board, once, twice or even three times depending on their order total.

Getting your name on the board applies to online orders, as well as phone or email orders, or orders placed at classes, parties or workshops.

So if you’ve been thinking of placing an order, now’s the time to so and get your name on the 50-50 board to be in with a chance to receive a $50 voucher.

New Classes:

Mega March Madness Birthday Bash Bundle Class

Want to learn to stamp and make cards in one really fun class where you get five hours of stamping time, detailed instructions and samples, to create up to 40 simple, fun cards AND take home nearly $150.00 worth of products?

How?

Using the Birthday Bash Bundle on page 5 of the Sale-a-bration Flyer, we will get together in my stamping room - arriving between 9.30 & 10am, stamping until around 3.00pm on Thursday 3rd April (or alternate date : 10.00-10.30am until around 3.30pm on Saturday 12th April)

Your kit includes a full pack of Whisper White A4 cardstock (40 sheets), 40 envelopes, Bakers Twine, 5 x In Colour Markers, Rhinestones and two stamp sets which you get to take home.

Class suits beginners - or people who want to build up a quick stash of simple, fun birthday cards to have on hand.

Kits must be ordered and paid for before Thursday 27th March for the Thursday 3rd April class in order for kits to arrive on time. If you plan to attend the Saturday 12th class, kits must be ordered and paid for by Sunday 30th March in order to get the Banner Blast stamp set which is no longer available after the 31st March.

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How much does all this glorious papercrafting cost?

* Five hours of stamping
* Detailed instructions and samples
* A kit worth nearly $150.00
* Tea, Coffee & snacks

You might pay up to $300 for this elsewhere, but you won't pay $250, or even $200 for this fantastic class!

In true end of March Madness Style, I'm offering this class at a steal.

You won’t even pay $150, and you get to take home almost that amount in product!

This 5 hour class will be available for just $135 per person. That's only $3.35 per card for 40 cards and you'll have plenty of leftover supplies as well as a 5 beautiful Stampin’ Write Markers and TWO stamp sets to take home!

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I can take payment by credit card over the phone, online bank transfer or Paypal.

Register today, and please let me know if you already own the In Colour Markers or the Banner Blast stamp set, as we will substitute those for other items of the same value. You will also need to nominate Wood Block or Clear Mount stamp sets. If you order Clear Mount stamps, you will need to bring your own clear blocks to the class.

If you aren’t able to attend on a weekday, this class will also run Saturday 12th April.

I will send a reminder of these upcoming events in the next week, and my April Newsletter will be coming out in a week or so too. Don’t forget, Sale-a-bration ends on 31st March and I will be taking Sale-a-bration orders right up to close of business on that day.

See you soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn