Sunday, 17 February 2019

CASE-ing SALE-A-Bration CTC #216


Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project. This week the design team are focusing on the SALE-A-Bration Catalogue, which shows products and projects made with SAB items, combined with Annual and Occasions Catalogue items. SALE-A-Bration runs from 3rd January-31st March, and for every $90 ordered, you can add one of these limited free items to your order.



Highland Heather is a favourite new shade for me, it has such a lovely glow. By the Bay is a SALE-A-Bration stamp set, so you 'earn' it when you place a $90 order. I have received it and actually did use the phrase from it on my Graduation/Retirement card. I felt that the path between the buildings tied in rather nicely with "may all your paths lead to happiness."



After studying the picture in the catalogue, and loving the way part of the impression extended beyond the frame, remaining uncoloured, I tried to replicate it with Mediterranean Moments. The image is stamped in Stayzon onto waterproof paper, which was saturated. Unfortunately, we were also suffering a heat wave at the time and it was drying too quickly despite my best efforts!


This SAB stamp is By The Bay #149739 
After the colours blobbed rather than spread, I brought in the Aqua painter to put some more colour where I wanted it. Although the card has not turned out as I imagined, I can see ways to improve on this technique. After all, creativity is an ongoing learning process, isn't it?

What inspires you to create - a colour, an idea, the layout? We'd love you to share your creativity with us on our Facebook Challenge page.


Siobhan Fitzsimmons from the team is keen to share her project with you too.



If you don't already have a demonstrator, I would love to help you on your crafting journey. You can order through my online store from anywhere in Australia, or contact me by email or phone. By using the Host code, you help to keep my small business running and in return, I will post you a thank you gift.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Amazing Life CI#49

 



Colour INKspiration is a fortnightly blog initiated by Bronwyn Eastley in Tasmania. The design team is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project. Our inspiration colours this week are Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch & Highland Heather.



I have to confess that originally I made this card using Pool Party instead of Coastal Cabana, but fortunately there was enough time to remake the card. The brighter colour really makes everything pop on this version too. I LOVE Coastal Cabana and was very pleased that it made a return to our colour range. This sentiment is great as it allows you to colour in 'happy' and stamp a second time on a colour to cut the banner as another highlight.


The sweet little flowers remind me a little of the pansies in my garden, and I do think they add a nice touch beside the sentiment. That sentiment is from a SALE-A-Bration stamp set, Part Of My Story. These are the ones you can pick, once your order reaches $90, and you pay nothing extra for it. Don't let SALE-A-Bration slip by without making at least one $90 order for a special stamp set, patterned paper or ribbon. I've included the Amazing Life stamp set, and these Rectangle Stitched dies in the supply list at the end, as I'd be surprised if they are not the hottest bundle in the Occasions catalogue. At $85.50, that's a 10% saving off both, you only need to add a pack of dimensionals and you qualify for a SALE-A-Bration pick.




This is another version I have made, same colours and still stamps from Amazing Life. These 2 cards are part of my 'Caring & Sharing' February class, and the Melon Mambo version is a little easier for those lacking the confidence to die cut the front of the card with the NEW Stitched Rectangles before adhering the white card behind. Check my Class Schedule here.


So the Melon Mambo card is a little bit beyond #simplestamping, perfect for the casual stampers who mostly come to my classes. I do have another class for those just embarking on their crafting journey, or maybe you'd like to give it a go on your own. Supplies for these projects are available in my online shop. If you need more information on what I used, please get in touch and I will let you know in detail.

Now you're heading to visit with the talented Tanya Bell, who has a delightful offering for you today.



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