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Sneak Peek: Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic for SB105

Hello there. Today I get to play with another set from the upcoming 2015 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue, called Awesomely Artistic. This set is already a firm favourite of mine. It's a beautiful set of nature images perfect for collage style stamping. The card is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design Team Sketch, SB105.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I was excited to use two of the new 2015-17 In Colours on this card, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe. Love these already! See that beautiful script paper? That's one of the new patterns in the Designer Series Paper Stacks. I only had a small piece from my make and take packet at Convention, so I'm looking forward to June so I can order the colour pads.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination Claire Daly Mint Macaron Tip Top TaupeStampin' Up! Products Used

(items marked with a * are not available to order until June 2nd)

  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron*, Shimmery White, Early Espresso
  • DSP: 2015-2105 In Colour Paper Stack*
  • Stamps: Awesomely Artistic*
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe*, Mint Macaron*, Early Espresso
  • Other: Adhesive Pearls, Linen Thread

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

 

Stamping Tips

  • Paper Snips make fussy cutting the extra dragonfly wings a breeze!
  • Adhere the second layer of wings with a Glue Dot, and then adhere the pearl over the top to give the card additional dimension.

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week.

SB105

Now it's time to zoom around the world and see what my lovely stamping friends in the stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to with this sketch. I bet there will be some more sneak peeks!

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 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn!

Have a go at creating using this week's sketch, and then pop on over to Sketch and Stamp to upload your take on this weeks sketch. We'll be picking a weekly winner!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back here again soon. Until then stay happy :)

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift for SB104

Hello lovely people. It's Stamping and Blogging Design Team time, and we have some exciting changes for you this week. From this week's sketch, you can play along and submit your own design link, and be considered for the weekly winners badge. Our new weekly sketch challenge is called Sketch and Stamp, but you will still find us in the same place over at Stamping and Blogging, and that's where you can enter the link to YOUR own creation each week too.

I used this week's sketch to make my Mum her mothers day card using Indescribable Gift from the Occasions Catalogue (this set will not be carrying over to the 2015/16 Annual Catalogue, so make sure you grab it before June 2nd). It's great set for colouring. I have used blender pens and my ink pads to colour here.

Stampin Up Indescribable Gift for SB104 using spotlighting technique. By Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

You may have picked up that I have used a variation of the spotlighting technique, by overlaying the coloured image section, over the corresponding part of the same image underneath. Usually this is done with a circle image but I quite like how it turned out with the banner cut using the Banner Framelits. I also used the image stamped in crumb cake for subtle decoration on the inside of the card.

Stampin Up Indescribable Gift for SB104 using spotlighting technique. By Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Here is the sketch we had to play along with this week.

SB104Now it's time to check out what all the other Stamping and Blogging Design Team members have done with this week's sketch.  Sandi is missing this week, but here are all the other girls and their great creations. 

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 

 

As you can see, this is a SUPER versatile sketch and we would love to see what YOU can create with it. Head on over to Stamping and Blogging to upload your creation. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you back here very soon!

Claire

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Recording Precious Family Memories with Project Life Happiness Is Collection by Stampin' Up! - MKPLSU Design Team Blog Hop

Today we have some memory keeping for you, using the fabulous Project Life by Stampin' Up! I am part of the MKPLSU (That's Memory Keeping with Project Life Stampin' Up!) Design Team around the world, where we choose a theme or card kit each month to showcase. This month we are showcasing the Happiness Is card kit and accessory pack, which is an absolute bargain at 50% off in the retiring products sale right now (check out the links at the bottom of the post for products I have used today). This is a great kit for everyday family memories.

(I have chosen to blur out  my kids faces / journaling - they are at that age where they don't want to be paraded around online, you know?)

Happiness Is Project Life by Stampin Up Claire Daly MKPLSU Design Team

I wanted to add in some extra pictures, so I added in a 6x8 page protector in between 2 12 x 12 protectors (bottom left of the page). When it's closed it looks like this.

Happiness Is Project Life by Stampin Up Claire Daly MKPLSU Design Team

When it's opened up, it looks like this, and I have fitted 8 more 3x4" photos and cards in. I love that about Project Life, it's all about the photos and the story. See the sequins added to the card below? A great tip to keep them in place is to add a clear label over the card opening (I just got mine at the office supplies store).

Happiness Is Project Life by Stampin Up Claire Daly MKPLSU Design Team Another great tip is to use punches or trimmer to cut out sections of some unused cards with words or shapes (out What's Up! double arrow punch is awesome for Project Life and is retiring at the end of the month - grab it while it's a bargain). I have used some words and shapes cut from various cards in the Happiness Is collection, on this page.

Happiness Is Project Life by Stampin Up Claire Daly MKPLSU Design Team

Now it's time to visit other members of the MKPLSU team and see how they have used the Stampin' Up! Happiness Is Project Life kit this month. 

Julie Kettlewell, UK

Constanze Wirtz, Germany 

Janet Morrow Wakeland,  USA

Elizabeth Richards Peterson, USA

Kate Denyer, UK

Delys Cram - New Zealand

  (that's me and you are already here :) )

 

Thanks again or popping by today. Below you will find a list of the supplies I have used on todays projects (the prices shown are normal price - several of these items are on the retiring products list so make sure you click on the link for the reduced price)

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! I Think You're Great for SB103

Hello there! Just back from the South Pacific Stampin' Up! Convention, so have a new set to play with today. This set is called I Think You're Great and will be in the new 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (click the image in the sidebar to request your copy). This was the set we got for our make and take projects, but it was a great set for this weeks Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch too. So great I made 3 cards!

stampin up I think you're great Claire Daly

stampin up I think you're great Claire Daly

stampin up I think you're great Claire Daly

stampin up I think you're great Claire Daly

 

I can't show you the stamp image yet, but it has two great backgrounds and the three greetings shown. It's a great one and there are lots of ideas swirling around in my head. The colours I have used top to bottom in the three cards are:

  1. Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate
  2. Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand
  3. Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss and Rose Red

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week.

SB103

Now it's time to visit the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls around the world and see what they have been up to.

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 

Sandi MacIver - Canada  (Yes Sandi is doing the challenge twice on both her blogs!)  

 

Have a great week and see you again soon,

Claire

 


Some yummy Sneak Peeks from the 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue

Love this paper craft cake kit! How awesome would it be to fill the segments for gifts for guests. Everything for the kit is included, except the matching stamp set. You can also get a Framelit for extra cake segments = wow!

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Brandi showed us some fabulous creations with the new Gift Bag Punch Board. This is going to be so versatile and I'm looking forward to having a play.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Carrie Cudney Showed us some fabulous creations and colour combinations using the 2015-2017 In Colours Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Katie from the training team, showed us some fabulous ways to use some of the new hostess sets.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

Pictures from dislay boards (not created by me) at 2015 Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention showing sneak peeks of 2015 / 16 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Products.

I have many more gorgeous sneak peeks to show you too. Be back soon! In the meantime you migt like to:

Register to Receive the Brand New 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which is being unveiled at Convention

Register to Participate in My Stamp at Home Online Stamp Clubs where you learn while you get earn free stuff

Check out the Huge Discounts on the Specials Page including the 2015 Stampin' Up! Retiring Products list

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Have a fabulous week,

Claire