Tuesday, 19 March 2019

AWH Colour Creations #40 Powder Pink

You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator based in South Morang, and outer north-eastern part of Melbourne. Thank you for stopping to see my work. I love to stamp (and other crafts too) and have loved being a part of Stampin' Up! for 8 years now. I hold classes in my home studio, demo at parties, coach my team and love life!!! Art With Heart is one of the larger teams in Australia, and it is a great community to be a member of. I'm happy to talk to you about any aspect of the company if you'd like to chat. But now for the business at hand - a colour challenge!

This blog was initiated by Catherine Proctor, a valued member of our Stampin' Up! family, as a way to share the colours in the range, both the old ones and new. Powder Pink is a lovely soft shade. If you would like to check out what the rest of the team have made using Powder Pink, click back on Catherine's link, at What Cathy Made.  Just to let you know, Powder Pink is an In Color which is due to retire at the start of June, but supplies will run out soon after everyone realises it is going.

I was demonstrating the effect you get when you ink up an embossing folder - using the narrow Petal Pair TIE folder on a strip of Whisper White. As you can see, especially in this soft pink, it is feminine, lacy & lovely. Then I needed to dream up a beautiful way to use these strips of embossed card and came up with this card.
Most of the supplies for this card are in the Annual catalogue, except for the  Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper which is currently in the Clearance Rack at the bargain price of $10.40 for 24 - 6" X 6" squares.

The stitched oval is perfect for this simple flower from Love What You Do. Beautiful You supplied the sentiment which has been stamped in Powder Pink and then Black on a piece from the Stitched Labels Framelits. Have you noticed that there is stitching on everything now?
Don't forget to go back to check out the other projects made with Powder Pink.

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Wedding in Wollert

My weekend just past was quite a BIG one with 48 hours of baby-sitting my 2 youngest grandsons, while their Mum was Matron of Honour for her little sister, at a beautiful country-style wedding. It was wonderful to see Mel & Steve finally tie the knot, and although I wasn't able to attend the reception, due to my Grandma duties, the the boys and I were able to attend their aunty's wedding ceremony.

Wonderful Romance was my first pick for this special card and with a matching framelit, makes it a breeze to create a layered card.
This framelit is possibly going to run out before the end of the Occasions Catalogue it is featured in, due to supply issues with a few of the latest dies, so if you love it too, I wouldn't put off ordering. And ... order it as a bundle with the stamp for 10% discount off both. You will only be $2 off qualifying for a SALE-A-Bration item too, and I'm sure you need a pack of Dimensionals or liquid glue to be able to choose one of the free stamps, ribbon packs or a pack of DSP (patterned paper).

I had only just received one of the later SALE-A-Bration picks, All Adorned, and I thought the corner stamp was awesome. 
The Stamparatus was a great help in placing it into the corners, although on a rectangular card front you can only stamp the 2 corners diagonally opposite before repositioning the stamp. With a square front, all 4 can be stamped without changing anything.

It seemed a good idea to keep on with the theme and stamp the inside corners and the envelope too. Never send a naked envelope, especially when you are hand-delivering!!! The colouring with Stampin' Blends was quite basic, sometimes that just lets the image do the work.

The sentiments are from my favourite go-to for sentiments, Beautiful Bouquet. This is a photopolymer stamp so you can see where you are placing the words. It has verses for weddings, friendship, sympathy and birthday, making it a well-used set. My son didn't particularly like this verse I chose for his sister-in-law, there was another possibility in the stamp set, but I thought this was lovely.

Here is a little sneak peek at my lovely boys. Can you believe that curly-haired cherub woke his grandparents every hour, until at 2 a.m. Pop gave in and slept on a bed with him. He spent the night stroking and poking his grandfather until I rose to give the breakfast bottle at 6 a.m. We are still getting over it, even after an early night last night!!!

If you choose to use the online shop to order, you will be asked for a Host Code, which groups the month's orders like a party, so I can pass on a gift to you. Orders can also be placed by contacting me direct and can be paid for with cash or credit card.


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