Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – Autumn/Fall Slimline Card

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Susan’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month our theme is Autumn or Halloween, I am in LOVE with the slimline card that has become very popular in the last couple of months – so I have featured that in today’s card.

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Posted for You – Mini One Sheet Wonder

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I love to share my love of papercrafting, partly thru my classes, blog and YouTube channel and when someone becomes a member of my demonstrator team. Last month there was a special joining offer and one of my ladies jumped at the chance. When someone does join my team I like to welcome them with a small handmade gift and card.

The Posted for You stamp set has the cutest of images and greetings, they allowed me to create a mini one sheet wonder to use as a focal point on both my card and gift and I had a piece left over to make a birthday card.

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Tasteful Touches ~ Masking and Watercoloring Video

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We have gone soft and subtle today, the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is just packed full of beautiful visual textures that makes great backgrounds for your cards.  I have paired this with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Grey Granite ink and ribbon.

To build on the softness I chose to use a  watercoloring and masking technique to use the beautiful ‘peony’ looking flower and soft and ‘floaty’ sort of leaves in the stamp set along with a greeting that would be about perfect for any occasion.

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2020 Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration has Started!!

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The 2020 Mini Catalog went live on January 4th as well as Sale-a-bration.

So what is Sale-a-bration??    It is a great way to get FREE stuff ~ for every $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! goodies (exc shipping and tax)  – either from the Annual Catalog or the 2020 Mini  Catalog or even the Clearance Rack; you can choose a  Sale-a-bration catalog item and there are 12 different items to choose from ~ you can collect as many in one order as you want.

As a demonstrator I was able to place my order in December so I was able to get my hands on some of the free products ahead of time.  There are a couple of links to the right to get to both the new catalogs, if would like your own copies, click here  and I will send you them for FREE!

I made today’s card with one of those sets…..The Gang’s All Meer ~ the cutest set with Meerkats!!

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Animal Outing Birthday

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The Animal Outing Stamp Set has 3 of the cutest little characters, a giraffe, rhino and kangeroo ~ perfect for birthday cards for the ‘littlies’ in our lives.  I have chosen some lovely bright colors and the Giraffe for my card, which gave me a chance to pull out my Watercolor Pencils for a little coloring and blending.

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Free as a Bird, Blender Pens and Monster Bash DSP.

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Today’s card comes with a video sharing a technique using Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils.  I made the card for a friend of mine who celebrated a birthday in August.

A perk of being a demonstrator is being about to get my hands on goodies about a month before the 2019 Holiday Catalog goes live and I had just received a delivery from Stampin’ UP! with my pre-order .  One of the new Halloween Designer Series Papers – Monster Bash –  has a strong Halloween theme BUT if you flip the paper over it has more general theme – perfect for a bunch of other occasions – so that was the starting point for this card, which you might not have thought would have gone with the Free as a Bird Stamp Set.

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Animal Outing ~ Birthday

Our youngest grand-daughter just turned 3!  Cannot believe how quickly those 3 years have passed.  Nearby where they all live in the UK is a Wildlife Park,  a favorite place for a family day-out.  So when it came to making her a card this year the Animal Outing Stamp Set, which I got when attending the Stampin’ UP! demonstrator conference at the beginning of April, was perfect for her birthday card. Continue reading

A Touch of Vintage ~ Graceful Garden

In 2006 our Best Man got married himself.  The wedding was held in a Scottish Castle which had its own private chapel where the service was held.  All the guests and the Groom gathered in the gardens and we were led to the chapel by a piper in full Scottish dress.  The bride arrived with her own piper a few  moments later.   I just love the bagpipes (not to everyones’ taste I know) but  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and I do!

It was a memorable day and each year I send them a card to commemorate their lovely day, this year I chose a rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set and the greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.

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You’re Inspiring ~Ink and Share Blog Hop

Today I am participating in a blog hop and you will have arrived from Jacqueline Bobeldjik-Schilder’s post.   This month’s theme is Spring/Easter.  I was really stuck which to choose as we are a week away from Easter and my garden is full of blooming daffodils, tulips and my peach tree is in full blossom!

I could not decide which theme to focus on so as the You’re Inspiring stamp set has daffodils and a ‘Happy Easter’ greeting I am able to cover both!  I wonder if my fellow ‘hoppers’ had the same thought? Continue reading

Fairy Celebration Watercoloring

We have had some Christmas and Autumn themed projects recently so time for a little change, I trawled along my stamp shelf and picked out the Fairy Celebration Stamp set, which I have not used nearly enough.

The set has some lovely images just perfect for coloring so I broke out my Watercolor Pencils  to make a birthday card for Grand-daughter #3; as her birthday is the day before mine it is an easy one to remember! Continue reading