Stampin Up Touches of Texture - one of my new favourite stamp sets!

I love a little grunge when it comes to my stamp sets, so the new Touches of Texture stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2016/17 Annual Catalogue is one of my new favourite sets. Not only does it have the grunge, but also flowers which are another of my very favourite things!

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

I love the texture stamps too, especially the gorgeous one I have used around the edge of the crumb cake layer. I have coloured my image using Blender Pens and the ink from inside my ink pad lid - SO EASY! My colours are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I have used a little Mint Macaron for the ink splatter stamping in the background and Early Espresso for my greeting (which is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set).

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

There are also some cute little insects in the stamp set to add extra interest to your creations. I love the dragonfly especially.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE that copper patterned washi tape! It's one of the 5 beautiful rolls that you will find in the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape pack. You can find the tape HERE in my online store.

Affectionately Yours Washi Tape available from my online store

 

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Touches of Texture stamp set. You can find it HERE in my online store for clear mount, and HERE for wood.

Touches of Texture Stamp Set available in my online store

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Stampin' Up! Marquee Messages for a masculne 18th birthday card.

It was my fab nephews 18th birthday on the weekend. Fab nephew = needs a fab card.

I chose Marquee Messages from the new 206 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's SUCH a fun set to work with and you can really dress it up.

Stampin Up Marquee Messages 2016 masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It's a photopolymer sets which makes lining everything up a total breeze. There are spaces to colour and the smallest adhesive rhinestones in the pack we sell are the perfect size for using as the marquee lights.

Stampin Up Marquee Messages 2016 masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

You can grab Marquee Messages HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store, or follow the links at the end of the post to see everything I have used in todays card.

  Marquee messages stamp set available in my online stampin up store

My colours are Island Indigo, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry. Make sure you stamp with Stazon Jet Black or Archival Black so the ink doesn't bleed when you colour. I just use the inside of an ink pad lid (squeeze it while it's closed to get some ink to collect there) and a Blender Pen to colour.

 

Stampin Up colour combinations - click through to see the card

Marquee massages Mat 5

There's also some great sentiments with this set so you decorate the inside too.

Marquee massages Mat 6

Stampin Up Marquee Messages stamp set 2016. Masculine birthday card for an 18th birthday by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

 

What's happening in June:

Registrations open for my 3 month online Project Life class - make an album from start to finish with tips and instructions for every step of the way. More details HERE.

This month's hostess code for online orders is Z9J9HAYP. Learn more about how this works HERE.

Joining special - get two extra free stamp sets of ANY VALUE added to your starter kit when you join as a hobby or business demonstrator in June. This means you could be getting over $400 in Stampin' Up! goodies for just $169 if you choose the more expensive ! Read more about joining up HERE.

Extra Stampin' Rewards until June 30th. Place a $450+ order or host a $450+ workshop and get $95+ free product of your choice instead of $45. Valid for orders in my online store or by phone / email.

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Claire

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Two ways with the Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Bundle

Hello friends.

Back in the swing of things after holidays and enjoying creating again. I shared Stampin' Up! at a get together of a lovely lady and her friends last night, and shared the lovely Swirly Bird bundle which has been very popular (it's a super versatile bundle). Here's the card we made as the make and take:

Swirly bird make and take

It was so fun and I always love seeing the sense of accomplishment when the guests realise THEY CAN make things. My colours are Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.

Sirly Bird colour

Swirlybird make and take 2

As I mentioned, this set is super versatile so I showed another couple of ways to use the stamp set including this card which also featured the new Petal Burst embossing folder.

Swirly bird sample 2 close up

Swirly birds sample 2

We have only just scratched the surface with the ways you can use this fabulous stamp set and matching Framelit die set. If you purchase in a bundle, you can save 10% on both. See all the bundle and save options HERE  in my online store.

Swirly Bird

 

What's happening in June:

Registrations open for my 3 month online Project Life class - make an album from start to finish with tips and instructions for every step of the way. More details HERE.

This month's hostess code for online orders is Z9J9HAYP. Learn more about how this works HERE.

Joining special - get two extra free stamp sets of ANY VALUE added to your starter kit when you join as a hobby or business demonstrator in June. This means you could be getting over $400 in Stampin' Up! goodies for just $169 if you choose the more expensive ! Read more about joining up HERE.

Extra Stampin' Rewards until June 30th. Place a $450+ order or host a $450+ workshop and get $95+ free product of your choice instead of $45. Valid for orders in my online store or by phone / email.

Subscribe to my blog  HERE. so you never miss a post (you will receive blog posts by email)

 

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Claire

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Project Life by Stampin' Up! 3 Month Themed Album Class - How To Make a Travel, Baby, Primary School or Everyday Life Photo and Memories Album from Start to Finish

** This is updated from my original post about this class**

 

So, in offering the 3 Month Online Travel Album Class using Project Life by Stampin' Up!, I had also some interest from people wanting to complete an album using a different theme. Given the class is about the process of turning digital photos into a completed album of memories, I decided that I could incorporate other themes (and it's an excellent reason for me to buy some more kits right?).
 

So I now have four themes available for the album. Here are the updated details:

 

Project Life 3 Month Online Class – Build an Album from Start to Finish.

Four themes available – Travel Album, Baby Album, Primary School Album and an Every Day Life / Family / Friends Album.

This class is completely online, self-paced and suits absolute anyone who wants to save some precious memories. Here's a heart and soul look at what Project Life is.

 

 

Have you ever wanted to give Project Life or scrapbooking a go but never really known where to start? Would you like to build an album on any of these four themes but want a simple system that gives a coordinated finished album? Project Life by Stampin' Up! is your answer.

Let me guide you step by step in a private class Facebook group, how to do each and every step including:

  • organising all those digital photos
  • selecting which photos to use
  • getting them printed including tricky print sizes,
  • organising and pre-planning your album,
  • deciding how to fill the pockets and what with (including tips for storing tricky stuff),
  • using memorabilia and how to store it,
  • personalising your album,
  • what to journal about ,
  • ideas for titles
  • ideas for your opening and closing album page and much more!

This class is very much about the process, and the same process applies to all the album themes and can be completed using any of the Project Life by Stampin’’ Up! kits. The notes will show how this can apply to each theme. I will be posting lots of images of pages. Mine will mostly be travel pages, but I will also be posting pages on the other topics too, so there will be inspiration for all themes.

Memory keeping is my passion and I’ve been doing this for over 14 years, including being on scrapbooking design teams and published in magazines.

The class cost is basically the cost of the materials to use over 3 months, plus a little extra to cover costs. The value of the materials and postage is $77.70 (full class fee for 3 months is a once off $80) which includes:

  • a full Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card kit (I’ll help you choose the best for your album),
  • a matching accessory pack including a mini stamp set with washi tape and extra specialty cards and embellishments
  • A pack of 12x12 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (12 in a pack)
  • Free postage to you
  • Notes, tips, videos and images of my pages posted weekly in the group Private Facebook group

You will need to supply some items. You may already have these at home or they can be added to your class fee as an optional item at no additional postal cost (you can let me know if you want any extras when I contact you for payment)

  • Acrylic block ink for your stamps (or you can view which ink colours match your chosen card and accessory kit in the Annual Catalogue under each kit description)
  • Journaling pens (or add these on for $8.95) or you could use Stampin' Write markers
  • Your own D ring 12 x 12 album (we have 2 you can choose from $42.00 to $52.95) or you may like to use your own.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Ready to register? Registration is now open for this course which will begin on July 1st.

Click here to register for your place today and keep your precious memories alive.


Sydney Stampin Up OnStage Local Recap - Part 2 with lots of sneak peeks from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Following on from Part 1, here is what we got up to on the main day of the Stampin' Up! OnStage2016 demonstrator training event in Sydney at the Hilton Hotel. I had over 30 of my team girls there and it was lovely to sit together and share this great event with them.

I had picked up my bag the night before, which contained a stamp set, and some other goodies, we had already been posted out name tags and ribbons before the event.

Attendee bag

I had some 'first time attending the events' girls this time so I made sure I was downstairs nice and early to welcome them. By all accounts they had lots of fun.

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We sit at round tables at these events as we do stamping too. Our host for the Sydney event was Rich Judkins, the Stampin' Up! President who flew in from Salt lake City. He was a fun host that's for sure. The tables were set up all waiting for us (no peeking sign on the make and take ox, ha ha).

Statement of the Heart

No peeking

 

It was very exciting to receive the brand new 2016 Annual Catalogue as the very first item on the agenda!

Catalogue 2016 17

 

 We then had lots of fabulous presentations showing us new products with tips and creative ways to use them. These presentations are amazing and such a valuable tool for demonstrators to help build our own skills and get to know the new products. There is also hands on stamping where we got to play with new products (at this stage I often spend time helping new team members, so these two samples are actually my lovely friend Sharon Davern's.

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Mke and takes

We did three make and takes altogether and also had a chance to stamp and punch the new 2016 -18 In Colours!

2016 to 18 Incolours watermarked

 As it was the ten year Anniversary of Stampin' Up!, we had these cute little cupcakes to celebrate. I love the little cupcake toppers and t's a fave memento from the event and my nearly 10 years as a demonstrator.

Cupcakes

Let's not forget FREE STAMPS! In addition to the Mixed Borders stamp set we received in our bad at check in, we got another stamp set as an all attendee give away (Sitting Here stamp set) and I won the Baby Bear stamp set in prize patrol - yeah!

Free sets

One of the most exciting parts of the event though, was the opportunity to see, touch and wow over completely new products coming to you in June! Are you ready for some sneak peeks?

Pop of pink 3

 

Project life 8

Oh happy day card kit

Floral Boutique 1

Project life 7

Irresistibly floral

 

Bundle 2

This is just a teeny tiny sample of the exciting things coming when the new catalogue goes live on June 1st. Don't wait until then to get excited. There are three ways you can join in the fun right now!

  Get a new catalogue post
Join a stamp club
Buy stampin up post
Hope you enjoyed today's recap post - it was so fun to be there. I'll be posting lots more sneak peeks over the coming months, so if you don't want to miss a thing, subscribe to my blog posts by email HERE. It's free and easy!

Chat soon,

Claire

 


Sydney Stampin' Up! OnStage Local 2016 recap - Part 1

Hi lovely ones. Thought you might like to see some pics from the #OnStage2016 local event in Sydney?  Myself and 30+ of my team made the trip to Sydney which was fabulous (we love having fun at our events together). To me, Stampin' Up! events are a perfect opportunity to get away for some 'me' time, have fun with my demonstrator friends and of course I wouldn't miss the opportunity to see/get the new catalogues first and be there to support my team members.

I traveled up a day early this time. I've been super busy at work and home the last few months and decided a day's relax was on order. I grabbed myself a great new book at the airport, and settled in for a (short but lovely) relax in the beautiful sunshine above the clouds.

Plane

My relax day turned into a shopping day when I got to Sydney and realised I had left my whole makeup bag on the bathroom counter at home - OMG! So Friday I hit the shops, which was pretty easy to do from the event venue at the Hilton Sydney, as we had QVB building with Mecca on one side one side, and Pitt St with Sephora, David Jones and Myer on the other side! Of course I started the day with a very hearty breakfast (my fave away breaky, smoked salmon eggs benedict) and loved all the fresh juice places around to get my fave beetroot, carrot and celery juice. I loved the vibrancy and pace of being in the centre of Sydney.

Breaky  

After all that shopping and eating, it was back to my room to finish off wrapping my team gifts for tomorrow. I had premade the tags and packed everything, and despite a few hiccups with the broken stapler and no tape, I managed to secure them well with twine and Snail adhesive! 

Team gifts 3

Team gifts 4

Team gifts 1

Team gifts 2

Friday night was CentreStage, which is the function for Silver Elite and above demonstrators. We were treated to a one hour leadership presentation by the lovely Brandi Barnard from the US office, and our while Sydney event was hosted by Rich Judkins, the company President who also flew in from the US. After the training, we were treated to a beautiful 3 course dinner. Stampin' Up! always make the table look so special.

Centre stage flowers

Centre stage table

 We also received this cute denim daypack as a gift. 

Backpack

I loved chatting to my fellow demonstrators, staff and team friends at Centre Stage. It was a fabulous event and the food was amazing too! I felt very appreciated. 

Then it was back to my room to get a good nights sleep before the big day ahead. I'll cover that in part 2, later today.

Thanks for checking in today. Before you go, a few reminders:

 

Check out the Retiring Product section in the Online Store

As usual you can order online, or  by phone or email. These products are only available until stocks last and are walking out the door, so be sure to check if there is anything you can't live without.

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Claire

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