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Art With Heart Blog Hop #3

Time for another Blog Hop from my lovely team of talented demonstrators!

There are now over 90 demonstrators  in the Art with Heart team, spread throughout Australia. Not everyone can make the blog hop, but I do have some of the other blogs listed in my left hand sidebar. We are always looking for new stampers to join our fun and friendly team, so if you would like to enquire about joining the Art with Heart team, e-mail me for more details. We have a fantastic very active and fun team on-line forum, a strong focus on scrapbooking as well as cardmaking and stamping, an optional business building club, catch-ups, lots of opportunity to swap and share cards and Stampin' up! products, monthly challenges not to mention lots of friendly and supportive fellow demonstrators. We can even put you in contact with other demonstrators in the team, so you can hear for yourself how much they get from being a demonstrator in the Art with Heart team.

This month's blog hop features some of the yummy products from the Autumn Winter mini catalogue which go on sale this week! All you need to do is follow the link at the end of the post, to go onto the next person's blog, until you are back to here. If you leave a comment on each person's blog within the next 72 hours, you can also be in the draw to win some blog candy! Just leave a comment on each persons blog within 72 hours and then email Nikki Sadler to have your name entered in the draw.

You would have come to my blog from the lovely Nikki Sadlers blog. Nikki joined our team in May last year and already has a fabulous little team. She is based in Aspendale gardens and does classes and workshops and has regular team get togethers, so if you want a fun and talented mentor in Stampin' Up!, or want to go along to some great classes, give Nikki a call.

I have chosen to showcase some of the fabulous vintage sets in the new catalogue (I bet that didn't surprise you!). This set called Vintage Vogue, is really versatile and looks fabulous with the new In-Colours Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede. The Very Vintage wheel is also VERY lovely.

Vintage Vogue Leanne 
In this card I have used the following Stampin' Up! products:

  • Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage, Tiny Tags, Sanded background
  • Stampin' Up! Punches: Jewellry Tag
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Kraft, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
  • Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Hemp twine, paper piercer

Here's another look using the same set, but this time I added the lovely new Top Note die, a Build a Brad and used Stem Sayings for the stem (I love this set from the main catalogue - I've only recently purchased it but have already used it heaps for many different typed of flowers).

Vintage Vogue 1

Vintage Vogue Sneek 1
Here's a run down of the Stampin' Up! products I have used on this card:

  • Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Stem Sayings
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
  • Accessories: Build a Brad, 1/2"Circle Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die.

It's now time to pop on over to the blog of the lovely and talented Ros Davidson. Ros makes some fabulous creations and does amazing things with Stampin' Up! punches. She runs classes in Skye and is always ready to welcome new ladies into her growing team as well, so enjoy your time on Ros's blog and don't forget to leave comments to be in on the running for the blog candy (Demonstrators and overseas stampers are welcome to leave comments but unfortunately can't win the candy). Thanks for participating in the blog hop. See you back here in a few days with some more creations and excitement!

Claire xx


A lovely night, another sneek peek and the news about the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Monthly Blog Hop!

Hello lovelies,

I'm feeling all happy and refreshed. had a lovely sleep last night, after a fun night of stamping, celebrating, laughing and general frivolity at my lovely friend and downline Sue Madex's house last night. Thanks Sue!

Just wanted to pop in and give you another sneak peek of a card I made using some products from the new Autumn Winter mini catalogue which starts selling later next week. It's a teeny bit hard to see, but look closely on the pink bit and you will see some nice embossing.

Manhattan embossed 1

If you'd like to get a whole other peek at some fabulous goodies coming your way, check out some of the loveliness the girls in my team have made with their preordered products in the next Art with Heart Monthly Blog Hop, on Wednesday 31st March. Just pop back here and I will get you started on your journey through the blogs of some of the lovely Art With Heart girls. Art with Heartis the name of my Stampin' Up! team, and we now have over 90 girls right throughout Australia. You'll find some lovely girls who offer classes, workshops and who would love to add some friendly stampers to their team. The blog hops are a great way to get them know them better, so leave a comment, send them an email or pick up the phone and say hello!. See you back here on the 31st,

Claire xx

Stampin' Up! Le Jardin ...

I hadn't used te Le Jardin set for ages, even though it's one of my favourite sets in the 2009/2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue. Then last week while blog surfing, I came across a lovely card by Angela, and was inspired to grab it off the shelf. I also teamed it up with one of our teams colour challenges from the lovely Tanya Westwood (speaking of Tanja - did you know she was one of the winners of this months So Shelli challenge? Check out her amazing spring page here).

Stampin Up Le Jardin

I have used Le Jardin on the background, the Top Note Die (oohhh sneak peek) and the images to watercolour. My colours are Baja Breeze, Kraft, with Ruby Red watercolouring and Chrystal Effects on the flowers, and Chocolate Chip greeting (from Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations), cut out with the Wide Oval Punch. Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon finishes the card off.

Hope you're getting a chance to get the ink pads out today! Hope my friends in Queensland aren't too waterlogged (thinking of you Karen!) and even Perth got a battering with the storm yesterday. Crazy crazy weather.

Claire xx

Sneaking a peek ......

Yes, I know I have been super quiet about the New Autumn Mini Catalogue coming our way, but good things come to those who wait :) I am working on LOTS of yummy samples to show you at my Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue Launches at my place in Lilydale, Outer East Melbourne after the school holidays. I have a day session and an evening session available.

Wednesday April 14th 10.30am to 1.30pm

Friday April 16th 7.30 to 10.30pm

Here's what's in store:

  • Watch me demonstrate and then play with the BigShot Die Cutting Machine
  • Watch me demonstrate the new stamp style and the new punch style
  • View samples I am preparing exclusively at this event - these won't be shown on my blog
  • Make three make and takes, or stamp the bots and take the supplies home with you
  • Door prizes of new catalogue goodies
  • Event only specials

Cost: Free if you are a regular customer or Just $15 (which includes a $10 voucher to use on the day) for those people who are new to Stampin' Up! and would like to view my samples and products.

Places are already filling fast, so if you would like to come along, let me know by emailing me today. Payment is required within a couple of days of booking by either credit card or direct deposit.

If you can't make it along and you don't have an existing Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, give me a call and I'd be happy to pop a copy of the mini in the mail to you when I do my customer mail-out.

Hope you can make it. Here's a card with just a couple of the new products in them.

New mini sneek

Have a great weekend,


PayPal button now fixed ...

Woops, seems there was a gremlin in my PayPal button in my previous post :( It affected the one for personal use) Thanks to those ladies who called me this morning and pointed it out. It all appears to be working as it should after a bit of tinkering, so if you would like the Marker tutorials emailed, we are good to go.

Happy Monday,