Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Sunflowers

Social Stamping – Change

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Hi Everyone,   it’s Social Stamping time again and the theme this week is “Change”

There definitely has been a lot of Changes over the past few months.  I’m sure you will agree, it has been a strange year so far.

  • I’ve stayed at home more
  • 16 weeks working from Home (with a few more to come)
  • Not seeing friends in person so much – but a lot of online contact
  • Zoom – took on a whole new meaning
  • My face to face Card Classes have moved Online – which has been fun!
    • Let’s just say, my technical knowledge and ability has been on a steep learning curve!
  • At work, Client and Shareholder Meetings have been Virtual and Online
    • I worked on one AGM where participants were in 4 different countries and 7 different time zones!
  • Home schooling was for everyone!  Parents LOVED it – not!
  • People are not so keen to greet each other physically now – elbow pumps are the thing!
  • Anytime anyone coughs or sneezes, they get the death stare from those around them

And I am sure there are many many other changes too.

For my card this week – I decided to make a card that changes.  I made a Shutter card using the Celebrate Sunflowers and Forever Greenery suites.

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The back ground changes when you pull the tab.

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In the background, I used the Forever Greenery and Flowers for Every Season DSP.

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This was a fun card to make – it kept me busy for quite a while.

So what changes have you seen or noticed through out this Covid / Isolation time?

If you started at the beginning of this Social stamping Blog Host, you have now hopped though to the last blog.  From here, you can go to the main post where you will find the full list of participants in the Hop.   Alternatively, click on the next button below and you will go to the Host of Social Stamping, Kelly Kent.

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Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 512 – Sketch

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At Just Add Ink this week, we have a Sketch Challenge.  Here is the card I made for the Challenge.

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As I looked at the Sketch, I wondered how I could make it more than just a card……so I came up with the idea of making it into a pocket card.

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The products I have used all come from the Forever Greenery Suite.

  • DSP = Forever Greenery
  • Stamps = Forever Fern
  • Dies = Forever Flourishing

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To participate in this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.  You can also check out the other Design Team Sketch projects while you are there.

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Social Stamping – Out of the Box

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Hi everyone – Happy Saturday.

Kelly has set the theme for this weeks Social Stamping Blog Host as “Out of the Box”

Some of the ladies participating this week were wondering what the theme meant – including me!  So it will be fun to see the all projects in the Blog Host.

I debated what the theme meant – could it be something in a box, something made out of a box, new stamps that arrived in a box or maybe a diorama?

While I was pondering what I was going to make, I received a Birthday Gift in the post (delayed by the Post) from my lovely sister.

With it was the most wonderful handmade card (she never fails to Wow and surprise me).   The card was perfect for this theme so after some discussion I decided to make my version of it.

Here it is;

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I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp set, Flowers for Every Season DSP, Misty Moonlight Ribbon and the retired Window Box dies.

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I could not finish this post without showing you the card Nadine sent me.   I love it!

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As I said before, I think this Blog Host is going to be great, with lots of different fun  projects.   I encourage you to visit everyone’s blog and enjoy the projects that we are sharing.    

Next in the Blog Host is Lou Kitzelman.  Click on the Next button below to go to Lou’s Blog.No photo description available.

Alternatively, you could go to the list of all everyone participating here.

Enjoy!!

Big Shot, Blog Host, Sunflowers

Social Stamping – Thinking of You

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Hi everyone,
The Social Stamping Blog Host project has been put together by my friend and fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator Kelly Kent.   Each week for the past few months, Kelly  has put together a group to talented crafters from around the world.  We have been sharing our cards and paper projects, while social distancing and experiencing isolation. It’s been a lot of fun.  I have really enjoyed being part of it – whilst also seeing what other paper craft lovers have made.

This weeks Social Stamping theme is, Thinking of you!

If you saw my last Blog post, you will know that I have had my Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set close at hand.
I have also been making Tri-fold cards……so put the two together and what do you have?
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This card was inspired by my friend Lotte.   Lotte lives in Rotterdam and I went stamping with her, when I was working over there last year.
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The glitter was Nadine’s idea…..we were craft via Skype this morning, when I made this card.
I must say – I managed to glitter everything in sight when doing this!

Did you see that I also cut the envelope down to fit the card?   Another of Nadine’s wonderful ideas.

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To make sure you see everyone’s “Thinking of You” Social Stamping projects – you can  click here to see the list of names or click on the next button below to go to Andrea Sargent’s project.No photo description available.

Happy Stamping!!

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 510 – Fancy Fold

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This is a great Challenge – Fancy Folds.   I love Fancy Folds – there are so many interesting and different card types to create and I like trying new ideas.

For my card this week, I decided to make a Dutch Door card (or some people call it a Double Dutch Door).

I didn’t really know what a Dutch Door was, but after looking it up, I found out it’s what I call a Stable Door or Horse Door.

I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Dies.  The DSP is  a new one too, called Flowers for Every Season.   It’s a 6 x 6″ pack filled with lovely bright floral papers.

I used a bit of Gold foil card to make the Sunflower shine.JAI #510

Funny how moving it to where I could stand it up , looks like the colours have changed, but it’s just the light.JAI # 510b

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So follow this link to Just Add Ink – where you can check out the other Design Team projects and participate in the Challenge, sharing your creations with us.

Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Blossoms, Travel

Social Stamping – Travel

Guess where I am?

I’m at home actually……but these pics were taken on at the beginning of June last year.   We were on the most wonderful European trip.  We had the best time ever – and have reflected on it a lot during the past few months.

Even though we travelled all over Europe, I used our time in Paris as inspiration for my Social Stamping Travel based card today.

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Social Stamping is organised by Kelly Kent.   Kelly organised a Blog Host each week, to keep her Stamping and Papercraft friends connected and crafting during Covid-19 and lock down. I have been participating in Social Stamping with Kelly, since she started it in March.

The theme changes each week and Travel is the Theme this week.  I’m sure many of us have had our travel affected by Covid-19 over the past few months – whether that be in your local area, state or territory, nationally or even internationally.

For my card this week I used the Parisian dies, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and a DSP from a few years ago.

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To discover other Travel themed projects, you can click on the button below.  That will take you to Sheila Pybuses blog and you can see what Sheila has created. No photo description available.

Alternatively, you can follow this link to the complete Social Stamping – Travel listing.

 

 

 

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Social Stamping – New (normal)

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Well times are changing aren’t they?  June has just started and what a Year it has been so far!   I’m sure many of us are wondering, what else is to come?

For the Social Stamping Blog Host this week, Kelly has set us a theme “New Normal.

As I reflected on this Theme during the week, I realised I don’t know what the New Normal is.   And I don’t know what is to come.

Then one evening I saw a 50 year old clip on TV from the Munster’s.
It was about Life’s Lessons.

Herman Munster said,

“The Lesson I want you to learn, is it doesn’t matter what you look like.    You can be tall or short, or fat or thin or ugly or handsome (like your father), or you could be black or yellow or white.  It doesn’t matter.  What does matter, is the size of your heart and the strength of your character”.  

And it really made me think……yes, that needs to be our normal!

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I don’t have any Heart dies….can you tell?  I had to hand cut all these Hearts.  But I think they came out ok.  I had to search through several stamp sets and individual stamps to make up my sentiment.

You can click the button below to move onto Julia Quinn’s Blog, which is next on the Social Stamping list.No photo description available.Happy Stamping!!

Challenges, Friends, Just Add Ink, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 508 – Just Add ‘F’

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Hello,  I have been crafting with some new stamps this week.   The Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add F – perfect for a new Floral Stamp Set!

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The stamp set I have used is called Celebrate Sunflowers – and you can guarantee you that this is the first of many cards to come using this stamp set.
The set has a couple of Sunflowers in it and the one I have used here, is the smaller one.

My card was inspired by a card that I received from my friend Helen.   Helen’s card sits up on a shelf where I see it every day.  It’s so bright and cheerful.

Helen and I first met in Telford, UK last year when we attended On Stage. We discovered that not only do share the same love of paper craft but we both live in WA, Australia. Funny huh? 

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It would be great if you joined us for this Challenge too.

There are loads of ways to Just Add F to your projects.  Some ideas are: Floral, Flowers, Friends, Furry Friends or Ferns.

So follow this link to Just Add Ink, where you can check out the other Design Team projects and participate in the Challenge, sharing your creations with us.

3D, Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Social Stamping – Hearts

Image may contain: textHi ya, hope you have had a nice week?

I have, it was my Birthday this week, so I got spoilt with a few things, which was nice.   And also got a few sweet cards in the mail.

Hearts is the theme for Social Stamping this week.   I don’t use Hearts in my craft very often, but I thought I would give it a go.

The whole lock down thing is starting to ease – so this morning I was able to meet a friend for coffee at a local café in the Swan Valley.   We went to the Cottage Tea Rooms.   It’s a sweet old house converted into a café, with local arts and crafts for sale inside.   And would you believe they had loads of Heart elements on display.
Even the path outside had a Heart shaped crack in it!!!

 

I made a card using the new Flower for Every Season DSP on a Just Jade base.  IMG_1241

The Just Jade Twill ribbon is lovely and soft and has a nice shine to it too.

This week at work we Celebrated our CPU day (Computershare Day), which is a yearly Celebration.  This year they had a Talent Competition running and one of the categories was Arts and Craft.  So I decorated a Canvas for the Perth Office.

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To see some more Social Stamping – Heart projects, you can click on the Next button above to visit Siobhan Fitzsimmons Blog or follow this link to the main Social Stamping Blog post.

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Social Stamping – Animals

Image may contain: textI’m playing along with Kelly’s Social Stamping Blog Host – the theme is Animals.

To start with I was thinking, I wonder why Kelly decided on this theme.  And the more I thought about it, the more I realised that our animals (pets) have been our constant companions during the lock down / isolation period.

In our house, we have 2 animal companions.  They are Honey and Silver…….Can you tell which is which?

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When I say they are our constant companions – one of them follows me round everywhere.  She sits with me when I work, she sits with me when I craft, tries to sit with me when I’m cooking, having a shower or even going to the loo!!  In fact she sits so close to me I can barely move my chair!IMG_1218

I wonder how they are going to go (Honey in particular) when I go back to work?

Today, while Honey and I were crafting, we made a couple of Animal cards.
For the first one, I used the first Stampin Up Stamp Set, that I ever brought.
Wild About You.  Although I don’t used this Stamp Set much any more, I still love it!

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During the week I received this lovely Shaker card. IMG_1193
I really loved it and so decided to make my own Shaker Card.

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The Flamingo stamp set is called Fabulous Flamingo – another retired but loved stamp set. IMG_1226

Today’s cards have been full of colour and fun.   I’m looking forward to getting them in the post to someone on Monday.

Meanwhile, I will be going to look at the other Social Stamping Blogs.   To go to the next Blog you can click the Next button below., which will take you to Narelle Simm’s  Blog.  You can also check out all the Blogs here.

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