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 pages 10-13 of the Occasions Catalogue, you can order from this catalogue 3rd January - 3rd June 2019.
I was excited to see a second 'Vase' stamp released to co-ordinate with the punch that was part of Various Vases. Although the original, designed in colaboration with Mary Fish, is a wonderful stamp set, I have used it a LOT!
Vibrant Vases has the option of a different patterned vase, so easy to colour or leave plain, as you wish. You have the choice with both flower images and vases to stamp a second layer of colour too, a more subtle covering, maybe? Of course, if you already have the first set, there is no reason not to mix and match them up even more. The punch makes punching a bunch of vases a breeze, you'll be using paper snips to fussy cut the flowers.
Just a quick heads-up too, if you were planning on choosing the 5 reels of organza ribbon as your SALE-A-Bration freebie, time is running out. They have none left in the US, and we aren't far behind. Best value ribbon too.
I've CASEd the Crumb Cake card on the left, using a similar circular shape for the stamped image, and other strips (ribbon, DSP, card with sentiment). Often, a sketch is the perfect starting point for ideas to place all your design elements. It helps if they are connected or grounded, and odd numbers of items catch the eye. The catalogue is a constant source of inspiration in this way, and something we love to share with you at CASE-ing The Catty. It can be just the thing to kick-start your creativity.
My grandmother and mother were both avid gardeners, and there were usually freshly-picked flowers in the house. I'm nowhere as dedicated as they were but do enjoy a small, pretty garden and feel thankful for having two strong woman in my life. We have had a heatwave this week in Melbourne, and I picked fresh flowers early one morning to save them from the harsh sun. After a day soaking in a bucket of water, I made a simple arrangement using a plain English china vase that I brought from my mother's house. With the air-conditioning they are surviving well, and bringing colour, fragrance and some sweet memories to mind.
Wherever you are reading this, I hope life is treating you well. It would be wonderful if you wanted to share what you have CASEd from pages 10-13 of the Occasions Catty. It can be a sketch, a colour scheme, an image on the page that triggers inspiration. Then share it here,
Next stop along this hop is the amazing Rebecca Scurr in Queensland.