Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96

I love Wednesday's. They spell everything I love about being a creative person. I get to create, I get to share it with my lovely blog readers, and I also get to connect with lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends around the world. Yes Wednesday's make me very happy.  

Today's card for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team is one of my favourite colour combinations, with some grunge, texture and embossing thrown in. 

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96 Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base card is Bermuda Bay, and I have used the Dictionary background stamp inked up with Bermuda Bay ink and applied the card on top of the stamp with uneven pressure to get a distressed background effect. The black and white paper banner was then attached and I embossed some of the splotches from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set over the paper and base card using gold embossing powder.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge and Hello There for SB96 Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Finally I added some additional texture with the Gold Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral Pom Pom trim and a couple of hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. You can view all the products I have used on this project using the links at the bottom of the post.

SB96 close up 2

Here is the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week.

SB96 18 March

Now it's time to whip around the world and see what all the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have created with this week's sketch.

 Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

I hope you enjoy today's creation. I look forward to seeing you back here again tomorrow for some more creative ideas.

Claire

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Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog
 

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack with Stampin' Write Markers

Exciting news, we have some brand new choices that can be chosen as gifts for the last month of Saleabration. Any of these items can be chosen in addition to the gifts already available. You get to choose one free gift with each $90 ordered. Download the flyer showing the new items here:

Download Extra Saleabration Items March 2015

One of the cool new items is vellum printed in Basic Gray. This is great to colour on the reverse using Stampin' Write Markers. 

Stampin Up Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Earn FREE until March 31st with Saleabration.

The paper pad has 24 sheets of 6x6 printed vellum (2 each of 12 designs). You will love it. Here are some pictures of the other extra items available.

Earn one of these items FREE with a $90 order by March 31st in my online Stampin' Up! store. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To get one of these items FREE, just spend $90 in one order in my Online Stampin' Up! store (or you can order by email or phone too) and you will be prompted to select one.

Thanks for visiting. look forward to seeing you back here soon,

Claire

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Decorated Journal using Stampin' Up! Hello Life and SB93 sketch

I LOVE notebooks and journals, I have a zillion of them :) I especially love giving them a personal touch which is what I have done with todays Stamping and Blogging sketch, SB93. Love this awesome quote stamp in the Stampin' Up! Set Hello Life in the 2015 Occasions Catalogue. I think it's perfect for a DIY/handmade journal, don't you?

Stampin Up Hello Life DIY Handmade journal using chalkboard paper by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB93

For the background stamping, I just very randomly inked my background stamp with Crumb cake ink and applied uneven pressure as well. Love the haphazard effect it gave, as it contrasted nicely with the brighter colours. The little flag pieces are actually bits from the Saleabration Project Life mini cards. You can check out all the products I have used at the bottom of the post.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. Sandi has done such a fabulous job with our sketches.

SB 93 Feb 25

Now it's time to visit all the other Stamping and Blogging design team ladies around the world. Such a lovely bunch of talented demonstrators. I am so grateful for their friendship and inspiration.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

 

Thanks for visiting. look forward to seeing you back here soon,

Claire

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Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Project Life Travel Album for Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team's monthly blog hop.

Hello there. Today I'd like to showcase some of the awesome stamping talent I have in my team with a blog hop among some of my direct team member's blogs.

Blog hop start

Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration! If you place with myself or any of the girls on the blog hop during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March.

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose whatever you like from our catalogues, but pay just $169 for $235 worth of product (that’s a huge discount!) but also you get to choose between two free product options. It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me how!

Now let’s get into showing you what you can make with the great new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. You have come to my blog from the clever Kathryn Ruddick. 

I thought I would focus on the fabulous Project Life products available in the Occassions Catalogue called 'Let's Get Away', which as the name implies, re perfect for travel albums or holiday snaps. Here's a pic of each of each of the products (link to the actual products in my online store using the product links at the bottom of my post).

Let's Get Away Project Life Card Collection

Lets get away cards

 

Let's Get Away Project Life Accessory Pack

Lets get away acess kit

The colours are really bright and happy and combined with black on a white background, really livened up my New York photos, as we had some grey skies the days we were there. 

Lets Get Away 3

Lets Get Away 4

Lets Get Away 2

Lets Get Away 6

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have Judy May.

Blog hop end

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at cdaly@bigpond.net.au to get a copy of the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue or Sale-a-bration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Birthday Card using the Thumping Technique

Today I have a birthday card using one of my favourite sets from the Stampin' Up! Australia Occasions Catalogue. It's called Sheltering Tree. How cute is this stamp set?

Sheltering Tree 2

It's a Photopolymer (clear) set and comes with lots of little bits and pieces to create a peaceful tree scene. You can see exactly where you are stamping, so it's easy to add little bits and pieces, or even create different colours with the bicycle frame. Here's a closer look at the set.

Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Stamp Set 

Sheltering Tree

The colours I have used on my card are Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizazz, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Black. To get the mottled leaves, I first inked up the leaves stamp with Pear Pizazz ink pad, and then I used the wide end of my Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Marker to thump random colour onto the inked stamp. This is called the Thumping Technique.

Sheltering Tree 2 close up

 

See the cute heart embellishment? That's handmade using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and matching Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers. There's even a stamp set that matches too - Pictogram Punches (although I haven't used that today). Nobody does 'this goes with that' quite like Stampin' Up!.

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers

Here's another version of the same card using one of the sentiments from the Sheltering Tree stamp set as well.

Sheltering Tree

 

If you love any of today's products, remember you can earn one of 11 free items (including full stamp sets and alcohol marker sets) with a $90 purchase before March 31st. All the details HERE.

Have a fabulous Saturday,

 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Products Used in Today's Card  

 

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Stampin' Up! Australia Saleabration set Simply Wonderful for SB89

Hello there. Today I'm playing with one of the free sets you can earn during Saleabration, which is our biggest sale of the year for Stampin' Up! here in Australia. The set is called Simply Wonderful which is a great set of 6 sentiments, two of which match perfectly with a couple of our punches (check out the links at the bottom of the page). My card layout is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging sketch which is SB89.

Club 1

Here's a closer look at the stamp set - you can earn this FREE with a $90 order in my online store during Saleabration. Check out all the details HERE.

Simply wonderful

I created the envelope for this card using the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlit Die. The little tag inside was made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. You can check out all the Stampin' Up! products I have used this week using the links at the end of the post.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. As usual I have turned things upside town and sideways! 

SB 89 Jan 28

 

Now the fun part - you can check out all the fabulous creations from the other members of the Stamping and Blogging design team. 

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

I hope you enjoyed checking out this weeks card. If you would like to recreate it, check out the products I used at the end of this weeks post.

See you again soon. My boys are back at school Friday, so it's back to full time work for me. LOVE having such a family friendly job. 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Stacked with Love Valentines Card for SB87

Hello there. Today I have a Valentine's card for you featuring some new Stampin' Up! product from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue, mixed up with some existing products. The layout is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design team sketch SB87.

Stampin Up Valentines Card featuring Stacked with Love DSP and Washi tape, Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Heart Border Punch, Just Sayin' stamp set and matching Word Bubble framelits. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for SB87.

How cute is that Stacked with Love 'xoxo' paper? The Stacked with Love Washi Tape is going to be a firm favourite of mine too I think, along with the new Happy Heart Embossing Folder. You can view all the products I have used for this card in the links at the end of the page. Here's a closer look at the different layers.

SB87 close up

This is the sketch from Sandi that we had to play with this week.

SB 87 Jan 14

Now it's tome to fly around the world and visit my lovely Stamping and Blogging design team friends and see how they have interpreted the sketch! Have fun, and don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals below, as well as the links to this week's products in my online store. You get to choose at least one FREE Saleabration item with $90+ orders at the moment!

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

 

This Weeks Weekly Deals (view them all online HERE)

Weekly Deals 15th Jan

Have a fabulous week, and I'll see you back here again soon.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Products Used in Today's Card  

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Hello 2015, Hello Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration!

Lovely to see you stamping friends! I hope you are as pumped for 2015 as I am! Lots of exciting things happening in Stampin' Up! today, so let's jump right in!

New Products! We have a brand new Occasions Catalogue which started today and it's full of fabulous new products which I will be creating with over the coming months. Here's a couple of samples using one of the new bundles, Celebrate Today.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2015 Celebrate Today Stamp Set, Ballon Framelit Dies, Birthday Bash DSP by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2015 Celebrate Today Stamp Set, Ballon Framelit Dies, Birthday Bash DSP by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Ready to check out the new products? Before you do - make sure you read to the end of the post so you can find out how you earn a FREE Saleabration item for each $90 you spend (excluding postage) between today and March 31st. There are lots of different FREE items to earn, and you can also earn extra free product with orders over $300.

  • Spend $90 (excluding postage) in one order = 1 FREE Saleabration item
  • Spend $180 (excluding postage) in one order = 2 FREE Saleabration items
  • Spend $270 (excluding postage) in one order = 3 FREE Saleabration items
  • Spend $300 (excluding postage) in one order = 3 FREE Saleabration items PLUS $50 free product
  • Spend $360 (excluding postage) in one order = 4 FREE Saleabration items PLUS $50 free product
  • Spend $400 (excluding postage) in one order = 4 FREE Saleabration items PLUS $100 free product, with increased benefits beyond this amount (call me!)

Download the 2015 Saleabration Catalogue to see what you can choose for FREE

Saleabration catalogue Stampin Up 2015 Australia

Check out the brand NEW Occasions Catalogue products in my Online Store; or

Download the Occasions Catalogue; or

Request a copy of the Occasions and Saleabration Catalogue in the mail in Australia

Occasions Catalogue Stampin Up 2015 Australia

Here's one more sample for today, showing the versatility of the Celebrate Today bundle.

Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue 2015 Celebrate Today Stamp Set, Ballon Framelit Dies, Birthday Bash DSP by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's a look at the Celebrate Today Stamp Set and the matching Balloon Framelit Dies (buy them as a bundle for just $63.50). The paper I have used is Birthday Bash, which has some great bright colours and great designs for celebration cards. Two of the sheets include some gold foil in them which looks awesome! You can check out the links to all the products I have used at the bottom of the post.

Celebrate Today Stampin Up Buy Online in Australia

 

Balloon Framelits stampin up buy online in Australia

Birthday bash DSP Stampin Up Buy Online in Australia

 

I hope you have lots of fun checking out the new products! I'll be back tomorrow with another sample for you and the return of our worldwide Stamping and Blogging challenges for 2014. Until then, stay happy :)

Claire