So Many Announcements!!

Happy October everyone!!  And what an October it will be with all these sales and new products.

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My first announcement is about Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making Day Sale.  Stampin’ Up! are offering 15% off select card-making essentials.  And you will need to get in quick this sale because this sale only runs from today until the Tuesday 10 October (Next Tuesday).  Check out the brochure here.  Or you can jump straight to shopping.

Edited: Fast Fuse has unfortunately sold out…

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The second announcement is about the Designer Series Paper Sale, one of my favourite sales all year!  This sale runs the entire month of October (1 – 31 October).  The sale is when you purchase 3 packs of DSP you’ll receive one for free from a select list of DSP.  Check out the list here.  Or you can jump to shopping online here.

And last but not least… Drum Roll please….stampinblends_demoheader_sp

Stampin’ Blends are coming soon to Stampin’ Up!  These are alcohol markers that will bring a whole new way to add colour to your creative projects.

This is one of the many perks of being a demonstrator, we get sneak peeks and opportunities to get our hands on early release products.  Demonstrators (plus anyone that sign up between 1 – 15 October) can purchase these before they are released (sometime before the end of the year).

 

So many awesome announcements this month… I’m off to put in my order!

Until next time… Happy stampin’,

Lauren

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CTC140 – For Babies & Kids

I have been really enjoying playing along with all these different challenges during this past week. Today I am playing along with CASEing the Catty 140. CASEing samples from the For Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue (page 102 – 111).

I chose to case the card on page 109 that features the No Bones About It photopolymer stamp set.

For my card I used the You're Delightful hostess stamp set.

How I made this card:

  • The card case is A6 thick Whisper White.
  • I randomly stamped the speech bubble stamps across the card front in Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.
  • I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White in Flirty Flamingo and filled in the letters with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • I added on some Silver 1/4" Natural Trim, Silver 1/8" Ribbon and Silver Sequins.

I love the final outcome of this card and have really started to embrace using ribbons and trims.

Here is the challenge if anyone wanted to join me.

And until next time… Happy Stampin',

Lauren

#gdp098 – Sketch Challenge

Today I played along with the Global Design Project's Sketch Challenge.  I really wanted to use the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, which I have had for over a month and haven't used.

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How I made this card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White (Cut 297 x 105mm; scored 148mm).
  • The background is 143 x 100mm.
  • I fussy cut the feather looking paper. I used Stampin' Dimensionals along the top of the gold piece and adhered it to the other piece.  I used Snail adhesive all the DSP pieces together.
  • I wrapped the Linen Thread around twice and tied bow.  I stuck another piece of Stampin' Dimenionals at the bottom of the gold piece.  I adhered the all the DSP to the card base.
  • The sentiment is from Label Me Pretty Stamp Set.  I stamped in Tranquil Tide and punched it out with a 1-1/4" Punch.
  • I punched out a piece Fresh Fig with the Pretty Label Punch and adhered the sentiment with a dimensional.  I went to attach it to the card but felt that it looked a bit flat, so I punched out a piece of Whisper White with the Pretty Label Punch, cut it down the middle and adhered it to the sentiment.

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I really enjoyed playing along with GDP which I haven't done in a while.

Until next time… Happy Stampin',

Lauren

#tgifc119 – Colour Challenge

Today I played along with TGIF’s Colour Challenge.  We were required to use Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.

How I made this card:

  • Card Base is A6 Thick Whisper White Card Stock.
  • 2.5in x 148mm piece of Lemon Lime Twist from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.
  • Crushed Curry Scalloped Circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Whisper White Circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  • 40 is stamped in Pool Party on to Pool Party with Number of Years Stamp Set cut out with the Large Numbers Dies, also added some Clear Wink of Stella.
  • I attached the circles and numbers and stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black above.  I added some Gold Faceted Gems and White Baker’s Twine.

Here is the challenge… I really loved how bright and fun this challenge was.

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

Freshly Made Sketches #299

Today on my blog I created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I decided to turn the sketch on its side. I used Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper and took the colour palette from this paper as inspiration.

How I made this card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White Card stock.
  • I cut 1in strips of the Pick A Pattern DSP, the green pieces are 4in and the other pieces are 1 9/16in.
  • Using the Layering Circles Dies I cut the scalloped circle out of Emerald Envy.
  • I then layered the Stitched Shapes Dies circle cut out in Whisper White on top of the Scalloped circle.
  • I fussy cut out the dinosaurs from the DSP.
  • I stamped the 4 in Crushed Curry using the Number Of Years Stamp set and cut it out with the Large Numbers Dies.
  • I adhered everything down.
  • Finally stamping sentiment in Emerald Envy and added some Gold Faceted Gems.

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This was a great challenge and I loved the outcome of it.

Until next time… Happy Stampin',

Lauren

CI14 – Hello Friend

Today I am playing along with the Colour INKspiration Challenge.  The colours chosen for this challenge is Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy and Soft Sky.

I used the Hello Friend Stamp Set.  That’s the stamp set that goes along with the Hello Friend Embossing Kit.

How I Made This Card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White.
  • Night of Navy background, randomly stamped the background image with Night of Navy Ink.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies I cut out a circle of Soft Sky and Smoky Slate.
  • Using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies I cut out a scalloped circle of Soft Sky that was slightly larger then the Smoke Slate circle.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.
  • I Cased Denita from the Colour INKspiration design team and inked my Very Vanilla Lace Trim with Rich Razzleberry.
  • I then adhered everything together.
  • To finish off I took my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker and coloured the lace where you could see Very Vanilla.

Here is the challenge if any of you are interested in playing along.

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

 

CTC139 – Everyday Occasions

Today I played along with CASEing the Catty.  CASEing the Everyday Occasions pages from the Annual Catalogue.

I picked the card from page 27 that features the Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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I chose Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for the main colours.

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How I made this card:

  • Thick whisper white card stock A6 (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm);
  • Bermuda Bay background (144 x 100mm), Stamped Burlap Background Stamp in Bermuda Bay.
  • Bermuda Bay banner is 5 x 2in cut with the Banner Triple Punch and embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Pool Party banner is 4 x 2in also cut with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • I use the Label Me Pretty Bundle for the sentiment.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured in with Stampin’ Write Markers in Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.
  • I attached some Linen Thread to the back of the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And adhered everything else down.

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I really love how this card turned out.  I only just bought the Label Me Pretty Bundle and have fallen in love with it.  And I love the texture of the linen thread, I’m not big on using ribbons and trims but I really want to get into using them more.

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Here is the challenge if you wanted to play along with CASEing the Catty.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren