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It’s time for another Latte Girls’ Blog Hop and this week we’re bringing you a Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek. Haven’t got your catalogue yet? Live in Australia? Click the image below to get your FREE Holiday Catalogue from me.

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Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

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Now the Holiday Catalogue goes live on Friday, 1st September 2017 and you will just love all the beautiful NEW and CURRENT products featured. It was really difficult to select a product to use as a Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek. Today I was inspired by this photo:

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Aren’t they gorgeous? A hybrid version of the original sunflower. They’re called ‘Prado Red’ and grow to 1.5-2m and have single-flowered, claret red, dark eye features.

So here’s my card:

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Yes, I fussy cut the Sunflowers but not the leaf as there is a NEW Leaf Punch and if you buy the bundle of the Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set (13 stamps) and the Leaf Punch as a Bundle you get a 10% discount. Are you able to spot what else I used which is NEW? It’s the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper which I have distressed using my scissors. I’ve also used the NEW Jute Twine. Here’s a closer look at the embellishment piece:

The tag is punched using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. I have used Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to give them a bit of glimmer and shine (it’s a bit difficult to see in the photo). This also seems to deepen the colour.

Now make sure you pop back on Sunday evening (6pm Australian EST) for the ESAD Blog Hop which will also be sharing projects using products from the NEW Holiday Catalogue.

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Leaf Punch

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Today, I’m aware of the fact that life is better than I deserve, which is saying something these days. The world is full of pain and suffering, hardship and turmoil, disappointment and regret. So the fact that I can be thankful and mean it is, in its own way, a small miracle. So, here’s my card for today:

Thankful Painted Harvest

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I’m learning there is a responsibility that comes with privilege. That I am blessed to bless. Gifted to give. I am not lucky, fortunate, or merely disciplined; I am expected to do something with the grace I’ve been given. And so are you. So here’s a closer look at the embellishment piece:

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When I was younger, I didn’t understand gratitude. In a universe that seemed to hurt for no reason, giving thanks felt disingenuous. Living in a world where children die of hunger every day, it just didn’t make sense. But now I understand. Being grateful is a choice. Finally a look at the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope:

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and

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Here’s another of my quick and easy cards with a FREE tutorial. This stamp set will be available from my Online Store on 1st September 2017. So it’s a sneak peek.

Easy Painted Harvest

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Easy Painted Harvest could be changed to accommodate any stamp set really. It works on the rule of odd numbers – odd number of flowers (3); odd number of Linen Thread strands (3); odd number of dotted stamp images (7) and odd number of sentiment pieces (1). Strangely enough using an odd number of elements brings balance to your paper crafting creations.

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This is an easy card to make and you could add a bit of WOW or Pizzazz to it by using some Clear Wink of Stella over the flowers or by adding a length of Soft Suede beneath the sentiment piece.

Always look for easy ways to step up your cards. You may make a quick and easy one when you’re short of time but use the ideas to step up other cards at a later time when you have a bit more time on your hands to create.

You can download today’s tutorial here – Easy Painted Harvest

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Today I’m continuing with the masculine theme and bringing you Birthday Wood Textures. I’ve used the Wood Textures DSP Stack to create this card and then added the sentiment as an embellishment.

Birthday Wood Textures

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Cut your A4 card in half to gain a card base and then score and fold in the centre. Sponge around the front of your card using a sponge and your chosen ink.
  • Cut your DSP 0.5cm smaller on each side
  • Measure the long side or place a small crease at the half way point and put a pencil mark. Then from the pencil mark cut half way across
  • Now fold from the corners back to give the flaps and adhere to the card front
  • Stamp your sentiment on a scrap of card and die cut using Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies or a die of your choosing or favourite punch. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment piece
  • Wrap Linen Thread 3 to 4 times around the slightly outstretched fingers of one hand and adhere to the back of the sentiment piece. You can use the Stampin’ Dimensionals already there. Adhere sentiment piece to card
  • Use some of the left over DSP and cut 2 strips – 1 for the front of the envelope and 1 for the insert for your card.
  • Send to someone you care for.

Here’s a closer view of the sentiment piece:

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is 14.8cm x 21cm folded and scored at 10.5cm or5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • D.S.P Layer 14.3cm x 10cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Measure down 7.2cm or 2 5/8″ and across 5cm or 2″ for the cut across the centre of the card

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Today I have a change of pace and am heading back to a watercolor technique with Thinking Watercolor. This is a very easy technique which doesn’t require many supplies and could be used for any type of card.

Thinking Watercolor

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I will be making a video tutorial on this technique soon so you will be able to see how easy it is to do. Here’s how to make the card:

  • Cut A4 card (Bermuda Bay) in 1/2 then score at 10.5cm to give you your card base
  • Layer 1 (Island Indigo) to 10.2cm x 14.5cm
  • Layer 2 (Watercolor Paper) to 9.9cm x 13.9cm plus a scrap to die cut a Stitched Shapes Framelit Die Circle
  • On the Watercolor Paper do a 3 step Watercolor Wash using Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Do another Watercolor Wash on the die cut circle using the same colours
  • From one of the Wood Textures DSP stack die cut the chair using the dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies
  • Trim approx. 5cm of Copper Trim and stretch out attaching to back of circle with Tear & Tape
  • Wipe over lower right edge of Watercolor Paper Layer with embossing buddy. Stamp sentiment with Versamark and heat set using Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • Adhere all elements – each layer using Liquid Glue; Circle and Chair with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals which have been cut in half
  • Add and insert and stamp on the insert and the envelope
  • Send to someone

Here’s a closer view of the elements on the card:

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I’d love to read your comments and what you’d like to see me post on my blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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For The Guys

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Hello and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re looking at projects ‘For The Guys’ as in Australia it’s Fathers’ Day soon.

Make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop this week:

Now Stampin’ Up! have so many products suitable for making ‘For The Guys’ projects with and today I have made a card and a box to place something special in – could be movie pass; gift card; coffee card; socks (if you have to) etc. Here’s the card using one of my favourite stamp sets – High Tide:

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I’ve used the Wood Textures DSP stack for the background on this card to give that white washed type look. I’ve run out of Burlap Trim (oh no!!) so you have a sneak peek of some new Jute Twine which will be available from 1st September in the new Holiday Catalogue. I’ve just teamed 2 pieces together and tied a knot, then adhered it with Glue Dots. Here’s a closer view of the embellished area:

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I think it gives the card that nautical look and it’s sure to please a special person in your life for Fathers’ Day or birthday.

Now I continued with the Wood Textures DSP when I made this self-closing box (which I have made before):

Self-closing Box

It’s quite an easy box to make. Here’s the template:

Self-closing Box template

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Cut card to 8 1/2″ x 6″ or 21.3cm x 15cm
  • Score at 1″ and 5: or 2.5 and 12.5cm and turn 90° and score at 2″; 4″; 6″ and 8″ or 5cm; 10cm; 15cm and 20cm
  • Use a scoring tool to score as per diagram, cutting along solid lines and scoring and burnishing dotted lines
  • Cut DSP as follows – 2 at 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and 2 at 3 3/4″ x 3/4″ or 2 at 14.1cm x 14.1cm and 2 at 14.1cm x 1.9cm
  • Mark the centre of one edge of the DSP square and cut diagonally to each corner from the centre giving you 1 large triangle and 2 smaller ones. Repeat with other square and adhere triangles (be careful if you are using patterned paper which is directional).
  • Adhere 2 top strips along the top of the front and back of the box
  • Use adhesive to glue the tab to the inside of the box, then adhere the base by closing 2 opposite sides and placing adhesive on the other two sides
  • Wrap Jute twin around the top and add tag
  • Note: I made the tag using the Lots of Labels Framelits and attached with Linen Thread. I had a small piece of DSP left over which I adhered to the back of the tag before cutting.

Here’s another view of the box:

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Now, just a reminder to check out the inspiration on the other blogs today.

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Jute Twine

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Glue Dots

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Big Shot

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Wood Words

I have a couple of friends undergoing treatment for various cancers at the moment and I decided I’d make this card using Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Textured designer Series Paper Stack.

I used the Basic Black Archival ink as I used Ink Pads and a Blender Pen to colour the flowers, leaves and flower centres. The Archival Inks are perfect for this technique. Here’s my card:

Wood Words

I understand it may be a bit difficult to see the colouring however I’m still getting used to my new set up in my new home. I’m sure I shall perfect the photography soon.

I added a Linen Thread bow under the punched circles. There’s about 5 loops which I tied off and then added more tails to make the bow look fuller. A Glue Dot easily adheres it to the card.

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Here’s a closer view of the sentiment piece with the Linen Thread bow attached. The circles were easily punched out using the 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ Circle Punches.

I hope you enjoyed me bringing you this card and I’m sure my friend will like it too.

Videos will resume next week once I perfect a new set up. This week you will get a different card each day. I’d love to read your comments.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Easy Beautiful You

Today I’m introducing you to a new segment on my Blog – Quick and Easy Cards. Each Monday I will focus on 1 card which you can make in about 10  minutes. Today’s is Easy Beautiful You .

Now I have presented a number of cards using Beautiful You in the past and I’m showing you another idea today which hopefully is a step it up card from the normal easy cards but it shouldn’t take you any longer than 15 minutes and, even if I do say so myself, this card is a bit of a WOW.

I’ll also give you the tutorial to download as a ‘thank you’ from me for viewing my blog post. Videos will return shortly but will move to Tuesday and Thursday. So you will end up with 1 complete tutorial and 2 videos each week. I’d love to read your comments on my new posting schedule plan.

Here’s today’s card:

Now, if you don’t have this Designer Series Paper (D.S.P.), don’t worry, just substitute it with something you do have or you could always purchase some through my Online Store.

Now, you can find the download for this card which has the complete tutorial for you to follow, HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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A new season is almost here, and that means it’s time for some change. What else does it mean? Clearance Rack Updated! Visit my online store now (and then click on the clearance rack) and save up to 60% on select products. These cheap Stampin’ Up! products won’t last forever though, so fill up your shopping bag before supplies run out! Whilst you are there, add a few more items from your wish list to save on postage.

This is the opportunity to pick up some cheap Stampin’ Up! products for Christmas.  Best deals for me – Stampin’ Write Markers, Designer Series Papers, ribbons especially in the Christmas colours, Embossing Folders, and Christmas kit. Click on the links below.  Do not delay as some of these items will sell out very quickly. In fact, I have just checked and some have already sold out.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Freshly Brewed with Hostess Sets

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Well. I’m back. Telstra still haven’t sorted my Internet or a home phone so I’m making do with mobile data which is quite expensive. However, I’m pleased to have unpacked enough and sorted enough to continue hopping along with the Latte Girls in their weekly Blog Hop. Today we’re bringing you Freshly Brewed with Hostess Sets.

Make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop:

This week I’ve used the Hostess Set which can be found on page 223 of the Catalogue. Here’s a quick view of it.

It’s a two to three (2 – 3) step stamp set which yields beautiful results without you needing a lot of skill because it’s photopolymer and that makes it easy to see where to place each stamp. Now you can choose this set with your Stampin’ Rewards when you have a qualifying party (A$250) and the Hostess sets are remarkably good value. Here’s my card:

I’ve teamed this with the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and Delightful Daisy Photopolymer Stamp Set. The background DSP is Old Olive which co-ordinates nicely with the Old Olive Stamp Pad. I continued this theme on with the envelope and the inside of the card. The inside of the card has two of the smaller tulip buds and some leaves as well as a strip of DSP.

The outside of the envelope has a strip of DSP and one of the smaller tulip buds peeking out from it. I’ve also added some small leaves on the stems.

How to get this set:

I hope you like this card using Tranquil Tulips. If you’d like to get this set with Stampin’ Rewards, please contact me about holding a workshop which can be:

  • Catalogue (I give you catalogues and a workshop code, then you collect orders)
  • In home workshop – at your place and everyone who attends makes a card and places orders. We have fun and you get to use the products FREE plus I will give you a FREE reward on top of the Stampin’ Rewards you receive with a qualifying party)
  • At my place workshop – you provide the friends and I do the rest
  • At your work place – can be catalogue or physical party

Here’s what your rewards could be:

So, contact me today to book your workshop before the end of August or in September.

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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