Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!

Awesomely Artistic with a bee!

Dear Crafters,

Today, I am mixing up a couple of stamp sets; Dragonfly Dreams, Awesomely Artistic along with the Window Box thinlits dies.

Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams, Window Box thinlits by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 Saleabration2017

The white card is sponged along the edges with Crushed Curry ink to soften them.

Next I stamped the flower image with Smoky Slate ink and used my AquaPainter with inks to colour the flowers and leaves.

Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams, Window Box thinlits by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 #Saleabration2017

A small strip of glimmer paper was then added. The vellum is die cut with the Window Box Framelits die and attached to a circle of crushed curry cut with the 2″ circle punch. I embossed it with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I also added some gold metallic thread behind the circle before adhering to the vellum with Fast Fuse to hold it all in place firmly. The little bee was added last!

Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams, Window Box thinlits by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017

I decorated the inside of the card with some of the embossed card and two more little bumble bees!

Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams, Window Box thinlits by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 inside

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Vellum, Glimmer paper
Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams
Inks: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, Window Box thinlits, Hexagons Dynamic TIEF, 2″ circle punch, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Metallic Thread, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, AquaPainter

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Convention, Flowers, Stampin' Up!

Swaps for OnStage

Dear Crafters,

Now that I am in Brisbane for the OnStage Live Stampin’ Up! event for 3 days, I can share with you my swaps!

When we attend live events, we make card fronts only to swap with our demonstrator friends for the hour or so before it all begins. The excitement is rich and full of chatter as we meet new people and swap to gain ideas that we may not have thought of creating.

Anyway, here is what I created for this year’s event.

 

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I am not a confident creator of the vintage style, but I do love it and wanted to have a go seeing as this stamp set has the lacy style stamp.

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The floral image is coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers and the white flowers are coloured using the AquaPainter filled with bleach and dipped into a little White Craft Ink just for something a little bit different!

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What do you think of my swaps?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic, Touches of Texture
Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Emerald Envy
Inks: Craft Whisper White, Black Stazon, Tip Top Taupe
Stampin’ Write Markers: Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder
Other:  Big Shot, Elegant Dots TIEF, Banner Triple Punch, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Paper Snips, Ruched Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Bleach, Handheld Stapler, Trimmer, Distress Tool

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feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Artistic Collage

Dear Crafters,

Today I have used the Collage technique with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

I embossed the island indigo base card with the Floral Affection TIEF.

Next, I cut a piece of whisper white card to 2.5″ x 3.5″ and stamped the You’ve Got This background stamp across one corner.

Then I stamped the Awesomely Artistic images layering them in a collage format, using mint macaron, island indigo and bermuda bay inks.

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I stamped the sentiment and border onto whisper white card and cut it out with paper snips. I added some rhinestones for a little bling!

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I added silver glimmer ribbon by stapling it to the top then adding the tag with dimensionals!

My style is not in the form of collage stamping, but I was happy with this!

What do you think of this card?

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Blog Hop, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking

Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month we are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward into 2016!

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Kathryn Ruddick.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

This was perfect timing for me to be doing Memory Keeping, as we have just returned from a driving holiday through Victoria and NSW. We left Melbourne on a dreary day, but the sun was shining by the time we made our way down the coast to Lakes Entrance! Now, I have to be upfront by saying that I do not find scrapbooking a natural thing for me. I really struggle with layouts, embellishing my pages, etc. I also dread my own handwriting, but I know I need to add some. You will see a bit of handwriting, along with some typed cards printed from the computer! This page also includes a map which was cut out of the brochures we collected along the way.

Lakes Entrance #stampinup

Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with our entire trip, so next up we skip to the gorgeous Blue Mountains. Here I have added some stamping on the card with the Bordering Blooms set and coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers, as well as a journalling card from the Everyday Adventures Project Life Card Collection.

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The wild flowers in the Blue Mountains were stunning and I made this whole page about the wonders of the bush land. The title card is printed and then stamped with the Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This stamp sets. I loved these bright red Waratah’s!

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This was our first day at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. This was the highlight of our trip, and being such a large zoo, we hired a cart for a few hours to buzz around in. It was so much fun and the girls enjoyed that as much as all the animals. This page is still using the Project Life Photo Pocket pages, which I find makes Memory Keeping much quicker and easier to do.

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One of the highlights was staying at the Zoofari Lodge within the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Not only was our little lodge the best quality, but we got to go and do some behind the scenes tours in the evening (after dinner) and the following morning (before breakfast), which you don’t get to do unless you stay! Both those meals were included as well!

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Our lodge overlooked the Savannah, so we certainly made the most of sitting, watching and enjoying the views!

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My next layout is a special one of my eldest daughter who is a lover of all animals, but especially loves the giraffe and couldn’t believe her luck when we were able to feed them! This is a traditional scrapbook page using Tip Top Taupe, and the coordinating Go Wild DSP (perfect for this layout).

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Here is my final page for today. I bet you are saying, phew!!! My husband took this photo without us knowing, as I sit with my girls on the deck of our lodge, watching the majestic giraffe wander across the Savannah. We could have sat there all day long!!!

Zoofari Lodge Dubbo #stampinup

Thank you for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of the Annual and/or Holiday Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the very talented, Claire Daly.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan (that’s me)

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Celebrate, feminine, Flowers

Artistic in Pink

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, similar to the one I shared on Monday.

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I have used Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush coordinated with the colours from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper.

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I also used one of the wood accents from the Expressions Natural Elements pack. I added it with the new Fine Tip Glue Pen.

The dragonflies are fussy cut and added with a glue dot.

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card, by adding an extra strip of DSP!

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This card was originally cased from Claire Daly.

Please let me know what you think of my card.

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Artistic Awesomeness

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set. When we received our Annual Catalogue at Convention in May, we went back to the hotel that night and spent hours browsing through this amazing catalogue. When I saw this stamp set, I knew it was going straight onto my wish list!

Anyway, enough reminiscing, check out this card!

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I have used Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Basic Black coordinated with the colours from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper.

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I also used one of the wood accents from the Expressions Natural Elements pack. I added it with the new Fine Tip Glue Pen.

The new Metal Rimmed Pearls (which are sticky backed) so very easy to use. The dragonflies are fussy cut and added with a glue dot.

Awesomely Artistic #stampinup

This card was cased from Claire Daly.

Please let me know what you think of my card.

 

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Butterflies, Challenges, JAI, Weekly Deals

Just Add Butterflies

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is to Just Add Butterflies, JAI#272.

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I began by embossing the black card with the Butterflies TIEF in the Big Shot. I die cut the two banners using the Lots of Labels Framelits.

I stamped the flowers (Awesomely Artistic stamp set) in Versamark ink, then added clear embossing powder and heat set. I used the Blender Pens with Wild Wasabi ink to colour them.

Colours used: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Gold.

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The sentiment is from the Greetings Thinlits in gold glitter paper, as is the butterfly (Bold Butterfly Framelits).

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this sketch challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

Weekly Deals

I love this week’s Weekly Deals, especially the Pretty Petals DSP Stack!  Which deal is your favourite?

Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine by Stampin' Up!
CHERRY COBBLER THICK BAKER’S TWINE
Price: $6.25 $4.69
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up!
FUN FRAMES TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS
Price: $15.00 $11.25
Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die by Stampin' Up!
HAMBURGER BOX BIGZ XL DIE
Price: $66.00 $49.50
Metallics Sequin Assortment  by Stampin' Up!
METALLICS SEQUIN ASSORTMENT
Price: $8.75 $6.56
Mossy Meadow 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
MOSSY MEADOW 5/8″ STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price: $12.25 $9.19
Neutrals Envelope Paper by Stampin' Up!
NEUTRALS ENVELOPE PAPER
Price: $10.50 $7.35
Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack  by Stampin' Up!
PRETTY PETALS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK
Price: $14.00 $9.80
Sweetheart Punch by Stampin' Up!
SWEETHEART PUNCH
Price: $28.00 $19.60
Tangelo Twist 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
TANGELO TWIST 5/8″ STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price: $12.25 $9.19
Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
TANGELO TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
Price: $11.50 $8.63
Tear & Tape Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
TEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Price: $12.00 $8.40

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