Hooray for everyday moments. Moments when kids are happily playing in the yard, running around, riding bikes or doing handstands with messy hair, no shoes or not the cutest outfits but just being active kids. Today I am sharing some of these moments I captured recently of my nieces doing just that, having fun at Grandma’s place. Watching them got my sister and I talking about the things we did as children in the same yard. It was interesting the things we remember, I recalled all the horrible things my older sister did to me #LikeLockingMeInTheToyBox #PullingTheHeadsOfMyBarbies she spoke of how “annoying” I was….. am still are. We are 9 years apart, I should note.
Todays Stampin’ Up! Artisan blog hop all about Project Life by Stampin’ Up!, we are showcasing Moments like These card collection. I just adore these photo’s which I captured that I wanted to create a layout that I could display and I will be making 2 more frames for my Mum and Sister using different cards in the kit as some of the cards have the same design in landscape and portrait, as I cut the squares down to 2″ it will not matter.
I am excited to see what the Artisan Team did with Project Life, I love having the team all working with the same product, to see who it can be used in many different ways. Now go checkout the amazing Allison, to show you more idea’s on Project Life.
Warning. Today’s blog post contains sneak peeks to new products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and your wish list is sure to grow when you see some of the new products used in this card. This post is also part of the INKsired blog hop, you may have just arrived from my cute little friend Renee or this is the first stop [if so welcome] we have 9 blogs this round. Below is the sketch I created for the team to use to inspire our cards. I am kind of excited to see what the rest of the team have created. The INKspired blog hops have been going for 10 months and until now the sketches have been pretty plain but when I updates the sketches a few months ago I stepped them up a little bit, adding few more layers and elements to test us all a little more. #HopeTheGirlsAreStillTalkingToMe
And here is my vintage styled Christmas card. I am pretty happy with this card, the sketch pushed me and made we step away for my current clean and simple style.
As mentioned I have new
toys stamps this week from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue (released Sept. 1) it is pretty amazing Catalogue. I never think it is too early for Christmas cards, I always start making them for July and so do my Christmas card classes.
Here is the inside.
Next blog to visit belongs to Barbara Williams, who I like to call Mum
Barbara/Mum and I are also holding our launch party together, it is a Western Sydney location to anyone new and the address will be given upon booking. If you can’t make it or not local and would like a copy if the catalogue please email me and I will get one shipped out to you.
Nothing feels better then finding a good deal otherwise know as a bargain (Does anyone say bargain outside of Australia) Anyway this weeks Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog hop is all about saving a little when you buy in bundles. In the catalogue there are selected stamp sets that have been bundled with coordinating die cuts or punches see the range of bundles [here] The bundles have 15% off, a wonderful saving.
The bundle and save package I have used is the clear mount Happy Notes and Lots of Labels Framelits Dies [here]
What I love about this stamp set is it great for a beginner stamper and starting to build their stamp collection, having three stages of life covered baby, moving, wedding plus a thank you and tag. If you had to get really creative with the car image, omit the text and fish bowl and you have birthday image, just add a birthday greeting from an other set. I SO wish I came up with that idea before the card I created.
I went with the wedding image, I used markers to ink up the image in Pool Party and Basic Grey onto Whisper White cardstock. I like to stamp my image onto my cardstock then cut it out with a diecut. I find I can position the stamp better.
Last week we said farewell to Vicky and Lisa from the Artisan team, that means I have a new blog neighbour with Vicky departed I moved next to the shinning star of our team Allison, goodness that girl has talent and I adore her cute little Canadian accent. Now hop over to Allison and see her creation for this week.
This week on the Artisan blog hop the team is featuring the drop dead gorgeous stamp set Watercolor Wings. The stamp set is a three step image, I have added the images in the stamp set, you can see the three layers of 2 size butterflies.
For this card I took inspiration from my favourite card in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue which was on display at convention and this one card MADE we want this stamp set see the card I speak of HERE.
Inside the card is just as important as the front. I have stamped the greeting from Remarkable You and the flowers are from Garden in Bloom.
Can you believe that it has been a full year since I joined Artisan? Normally this would be our final hop together, however due to some changers coming to Stampin’ Up! the current team has been asked to stay around until November, all beside 2 are staying. Sadly we are losing my blog neighbour Vicky and the sweet little Lisa both the ladies were AMAZING and I adored their projects week in and week out. #MissingYouAlready
Hop over to Vicky to see her project and say goodbye.
Welcome to the INKspired blog hop for this fabulous Sunday. This blog hop is made up for team members in my Stampin’ Up! Team, we come together to create a card inspired by a sketch I design, here is the sketch for this week:
I feel like a little bit of a rebel this hop, I designed the sketch with a tag as the main panel but it was just not working on my card so it is just a plain old rectangle. Also you may notice on my card I do not have a banner across the “plain old rectangle” again it was just not working for me. #LackingStampingMojo
I blame leaving it to the last minute! I hate myself somethings, I work up at 6am this morning to create it knowing it was due at 10am. I spent almost an hour chatting online to my sweet friend Heather Summers in Canada which I LOVED but I was down an hour to create.
Not only did I need to have this card due for the blog hop but I needed it for a first Birthday party today, for the cutest little miss in the world. My cousin Mel was hosting a 1st Birthday for her little girl today, on Facebook yesterday I noticed she photo of flowers she had bought to style the party, they look AMAZING. They were the inspiration to my colour selection.
Here is the inside card the card. I printed the greeting first on Whisper White cardstock then added the balloon and strip of DSP to follow this design on the front.
The next blog is Barbara Williams