Sunday, 10 February 2019


Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our inspiration this week comes from the How Sweet it is Suite in the 2019 Stampin' Up!® Occasions Catalogue.  You may have arrived here from seeing Rose's lovely project if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the next button at the end of this post will take you on your journey.
This week my inspiration came from the "Just for You" card below on page 22 of the Catalogue.
I love the little 3" x 3" cards and they make great gifts all packaged up in the mini pizza boxes!
I used the little butterfly from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and punched it out with the co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch to create my repeat pattern. The butterfly was stamped with Powder Pink on Whisper White Cardstock and adhered to Powder Pink Cardstock.

The flower and leaves stamps are from Forever Lovely and Happy Birthday is from Amazing Life and use Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist Ink. Happy Birthday has been punched out using the Classic Label Punch and then I've trimmed the ends.
As I was enjoying this design I decided to make some more little cards! The background has been embossed with the Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Behind the butterfly is a few circles of Rose Metallic Thread - it's so pretty!

Click the "next" link below to see what my lovely friend and CTC team member Monique has to share with you!
We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.
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Saturday, 2 February 2019


Welcome to the Artisan Design Team's Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion Blog Hop! We are excited to share some exciting brand new products being released to co-ordinate perfectly with select Sale-a-Bration items.
If you're a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator you can order these items now to create projects to inspire your customers. And Customers, these will be available for purchase from 1-31 March - but be in quick you won't want to miss out!

The More Than Words Stamp Set has 17 fun and fabulous sentiments in fonts that will add pizzazz to any creation! 

There's a sentiment for everything from New Year's to Christmas!

I've used my Stamparatus to line up the bold "wishes" and then hand stamped the striped half "wishes" to line up with the bottom of it! Birthday is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and punched out using the Story Label Punch - such a cute punch! I punched a second label in Flirty Flamingo, cut it in half and layered it behind the sentiment.

A hole punched in the side and threaded with some Silver and Pool Party Baker's Twine (with the Pool Party twine carefully pulled out to use on a future project) is tied in a bow and co-ordinates with the Silver Glimmer Paper.
I love the spotted Flirty Flamingo paper from Brights 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6 x 6") Designer Series Paper collection and the Powder Pink Iridescent Sequins add a little more sparkle!
You'll definitely want to add the Story Punch Label to your Stampin' Up!® stash. It will add a pretty "punch" to any project! 
My second card has also been created with the help of the Stamparatus. It made lining up the sentiments so easy! After I'd stamped the sentiments I used the Subtle Embossing Folder and then adhered the Story Label Punch with Dimensionals.

The flowers and leaves are from the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies and sit on some Silver Metallic Thread swirls. Once again a little bow and some sequin bring my card together.

Remember these products are for a limited time! Contact me now if you'd like to join up as a Demonstrator to have early access to these gorgeous new products or start that wish list now ready for 1 March ordering!
For more inspiration check out the stunning projects created by my fellow Artisan Design Team members.
Next up on the hop is the very sweet and talented Ashley Van Camp. Enjoy being inspired by all these beautiful projects and have a great day!

Stampin' Up!® Supplies Used:

Stamps: More Than Words

Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum, Brights 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6 x 6") Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories: Story Label Punch, 3.2mm Handheld Circle Punch, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Subtle Folder, Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine, Silver Metallic Thread, Whisper White Baker's Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Stamparatus.
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Thursday, 31 January 2019


Today I'm excited to be hopping with the Australian girls from the Artisan Design Team. We are having a South Pacific Blog Hop and are showcasing projects from the Gingham Gala suite. The gorgeous projects my talented friends have created will totally inspire you! 

There are five light, fresh colours in classic gingham checks in the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist. As I wanted to use all the colours these little 7.6cm x 7.6cm (3" x 3") note cards seemed a great way to do it!
The butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set have been white embossed onto vellum paper and punched out with the co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.

I've layered them onto a square of Shimmery White Cardstock that has been watercoloured with the co-ordinating ink and cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I also splattered from Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and added some water splodges!

The butterflies have also been adhered to swirls of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine. I split the twine up to create thinner threads.
"For You" from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set has been white embossed on Basic Black Cardstock and given a lift with Dimensionals.

And finally, the black enamel dots are from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots which I've coloured black with a Sharpie.
Due to the popularity of this set stocks are getting low so order now to avoid having to wait till more become available! Live in New Zealand please click on my "Shop Now" link above if you'd like to order these directly or email me on - I'd love to be your demonstrator!

Next on the hop is my lovely talented friend Tanya - you'll love her stunning cards! And please take time to follow the hop -  you won't want to miss any!
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Friday, 25 January 2019


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. This month we are sharing projects from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalogues. You may have arrived here from seeing the lovely and talented Stephanie's project if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the full line up below will guide you through all the projects. 

These two cards use the Amazing Life Stamp Set - it's such a fun set and full of great sentiments and images! I used Lovely Lipstick and co-ordinated it with paper from the All My Love Designer Series Paper.
The strip on this card was created by white embossing the cake images onto Shimmery White Cardstock and water colouring it with Lovely Lipstick Ink. I added Lovely Lipstick Enamel Dots from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots pack and some Rhinestones to tie in with the Silver Glimmer Paper strip.

The little stitched scallop edge was created using the die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies - I love stitching detail! Again I've used the same embellishments to tie everything together. The little pieces of curled silver thread have been pulled out from the Silver Baker's Twine.

These two catalogues are full of gorgeous Stampin' Up! product. Please contact me if you'd like to purchase anything or click the link above to my Online Store.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop. You won't want to miss all the fabulous projects the team has to share! 
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Thursday, 24 January 2019


Hello and welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. The complete list at the bottom will guide you through all the inspirational projects created by the team.
The theme this month is "Love is in the Air" and with Valentine's Day not too far away it is the perfect time to get organised!
My projects have been created using products from the All My Love Suite. The All My Love Designer Series Paper is a gorgeous collection of hearts and florals in classic romantic colours. I love the hint of Balmy Blue in the paper.
For my card I've layered the All My Love Designer Series Paper, wrapped it in Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack and added some Lovely Lipstick enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots selection.
The hearts have been created in various ways, the stamped heart is from the Meant to Be Stamp Set and is stamped in Lovely Lipstick to co-ordinate with the DSP, the next heart has been cut using the co-ordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies from a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock that has been watercoloured with Lovely Lipstick ink, and the Balmy Blue hearts at the top and bottom of the layers also come from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies. 
 My mini Pizza Box has been decorated to match the card and will hold some little treats!
There are six heart stamps in the Meant to Be Stamp Set (13 stamps in total) and 11 heart framelits in the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (16 dies in total) so there are a lot of "heart" choices!

For more inspiration and fabulous projects you won't want to miss, continue on the hop to visit my lovely talented team members.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine's Day for the 14th!
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Friday, 18 January 2019


Hello and welcome to January's Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop and my very first as an Artisan Design Team member! I am so excited to be part of this amazing team of talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world and look forward to sharing our creations with you.
This month we are featuring the Forever Lovely and Meant to Be Bundles along with the All My Love Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Combo Pack. I've chosen to showcase the Meant to Be Stamp Set and co-ordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies together with the All My Love Designer Series Paper.
To create the background of my card I started with a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. This cardstock is perfect for water colouring and performs perfectly! I used Flirty Flamingo ink to co-ordinate with the All My Love Designer Series Paper. The hearts are also in Flirty Flamingo and are from the co-ordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.

This gold heart frame is my favourite, I just think it's so cute!
And what's Valentine's Day without a cupcake? Under the little topper I've tied a bow in the Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack - my lovely daughter made the icing to co-ordinate too!

And these are my wonderfully talented team members that I'm thrilled to be spending this year with.

Enjoy the rest of the hop, it's full of lots of fabulous projects and inspiration! 

Next up on the hop is my new friend and talented fellow team member Ashley Van Camp.
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