Saturday, 16 February 2019

Incredible Like You | Just Add Ink #444

Hello and welcome.

Well with my youngest child off to kinder this week I was able to have a little "me" time yesterday morning and I decided to spend the time crafting. For the first time in a few weeks I was able to take a break from my other crafting commitments and just have some fun playing with my supplies. As a starting base I chose to play along with this weeks Just Add Ink colour challenge and this is what I came up with.

The parameters for the Just Add Ink challenge were

I am really loving the combination if soft pinks with Poppy Parade at the moment, and for this challenge I also included some Soft Seafoam. 

The background on this card was created with the stripes stamp in the Incredible Like You stamp set. I love that the stripes are all just a little wonky so you don't need to be too perfect when lining them up. The sentiment also came from this same set and of course I've gone with my go-to flowers from my favourite, Jar of Love set.

If you're looking for some colour inspiration this weekend, why not try take up this challenge. For more inspiration head over to the Just Add Ink blog to see what the designers have come up with. 

Happy stamping
- Tan xx

Thursday, 7 February 2019

#simplestamping | Lets Get Hopping #17

Hello and welcome to another Lets Get Hopping blog hop. Today the very talented ladies in the Lets Get Hopping team are sharing some #simplestamping projects.

The #simplestamping trend is a challenge focus issued by Stampin' Up! for the year of 2019, where demonstrators are encouraged to go back to basics and showcase projects using the basic stamping supplies most stampers start out with.
For example the monthly challenges so far this year have been;

  • January - create a Thank you card using only a card base, ink and one stamp set. 
  • February - create a Valentines Day card using only stamps, paper, ink and one punch
  • March - create a Birthday card using only stamps, paper, ink and one layer of Designer Series Paper (Patterned Paper)
These are the challenges are also the challenges that have been issued to the Let's Get Hopping team; create a card that meets the brief of one of the #simplestamping challenges.

Given that I am incredibly behind on my birthday cards this year I chose to take on the March challenge and create a Birthday card using stamps, paper, ink and a panel of DSP. I have to admit, this was an extremely tough challenge for me as my creative style leans towards lots of little details and layers. However, I was so happy with the first card I created I decided to make four more using the different colours featured in the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack. 
So what do you think?

Okay, so I may have broken the rules just slightly and added a bow in Whisper White Bakers Twine and a Candle Embellishment to this cute little cupcake from the Hello Cupcake stamp set (another Sale-A-Bration freebie). However, when I first discovered Stampin' Up! it was the little embellishments and the beautiful ribbons and twines that I couldn't wait to get my hands on and they are the cheapest and easiest way for a beginner stamper to add a touch of something special to their projects.

I hope I've inspired you to have a go at a little simple stamping in your crafting. 

Next up is fellow aussie Teresa Brown. I can't wait to see what she has to share with us today

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion | Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop and today we are sharing projects created with products from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination promotion.
The Sale-A-Bration Coordination promotion features brand new products that coordinate perfectly with select Sale-A-Bration items. These products are only available for a limited time.

The products I am showcasing today are the new More Than Words stamp set and new the Story Label punch which will both be available to purchase from the 1st to 31st March, or if you are a demonstrator the Pre-order period starts on the 1st February.

When creating my project I was drawn to the beautiful font of this senitment and I really wanted the wording to stand out, so I started by stamping and embossing the sentiment in white on Night of Navy cardstock and punched it out with the new Story Label punch. I then teamed it with some Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, a panel of my favourite white wood grain pattern from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and some fussy cut flowers from the All My Love Designer Series Paper. I also really loved the "Because Adulting is Hard" sentiment and felt it went perfectly on a gift tag with some chocolates.

As you can see in the image below, the sentiments in the More Than Words stamp set coordinate with several of the Sale-A-Bration products currently available. I love that with this stamp set I've got the versatility to get more use out of my Sale-A-Bration freebies.
If you are a demonstrator you can get your hands on these limited time products when the Pre-order period starts on February 1st, non-demonstrators will need to wait until the promotion starts on March 1st. (If you live in Australia, click here to find out how to get access to the Demonstrator only Pre-order). 
Remember these are only available for a limited time so be sure to get your order in as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out

Next up in the hop is my Kiwi friend Angela. I bet she has some amazing project to share with us

Thank you for joining me today

Happy Stamping
- Tan xx

Supplies used

Stamps: More Than Words 
Card: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy , All My Love Designer Series Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.
Ink: Versamark.
Accessories & Tools: Story Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, Linen Thread, White Stampin' Emboss Powder,  Gusseted Cellophane Bags