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Social Stamping – Family

Image may contain: textThe Social Stamping Blog Hosts that Kelly has put together are really popular and I know that all that are participating are loving it too.  I certainly am.

This week Kelly has set the theme of – Family.

I know there are many families that are distant at the moment because of the current Covid restrictions and that there are many Mums out there that will have a different and quiet Mothers Day tomorrow, because their family can’t visit like they normally do.

Me, well I am distant from my family all the time – because we live in different countries.  Those of that live in the same country as I do, are on the East Coast and I am in the West – so we are still distant.

I reflected the distance in my card today:

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Similar to last week I have used the “All in the Family” stamp set and a retired World Map embossing folder.

Click the next button to move onto the Blog of Lisa Whitehead.   Enjoy!

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Happy Stamping!

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Social Stamping – Birthdays in Isolation

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Hi ya and welcome to my Social Stamping Blog Host post!

The Social Stamping Blog Host’s are the idea of Kelly Kent.    The idea is that, through stamping and craft, we can share our projects with everyone, in order to stay connected during the global lockdown period.

The theme this week is ‘Birthdays in Isolation’.

My card this week is reflective of the way many of us are staying connected at the moment…..Zoom Meetings.

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So – can you tell which one is doing all the talking??  And who’s Birthday do you think it is??

I have not used these stamp sets for a while.  They are called All in the Family and Family Favourites.  So cute and will be forever in my stamp collection.

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While being confined to home, without friends, visitors or Birthday parties – we have had a Birthday in our house.  It was a bit of a strange celebration and although I tried to make the day fun with surprises throughout the day – Sarah commented at bedtime that is was a stink birthday??   😦

The card I made her was based on a text conversation…….being a teenager, texting can sometimes be a good way to get through……if you know what I mean?

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Next up in the Blog Host, is the talented Mandy Depiazzi.  Click the button below to check out Mandy’s Birthday in Isolation creation!

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Social Stamping – War & Peace

Image may contain: textI’m playing along with Kelly’s Social Stamping again this week and the theme is War & Peace.

Today is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand.  It is a national day of remembrance in both Countries that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, along with the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.

Therefore, with a theme of War and Peace, my card today is an Anzac card.

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I used a mix of chipboard, dies and inks to put my card together.

I also made another Poppy card, with my Poppy Moments Dies.IMG_1048

So what’s been happening in “Stay at Home World” this week…..well not much to be honest.  Work, school holidays and more learning to communicate electronically.

Last week you may remember I mentioned I went for a walk at the local park – an found that I was the only one there.

Well in contrast, the following day, I walked a local ‘old’ railway track, which I found it very populated…..obviously everyone had the same I idea and went out for a walk.

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We took the old car out for a drive and enjoyed the sunset on the way home.IMG_1038

And the seeds in our garden, sprouted……very exciting!!IMG_1019

To make your way to the next Social Stamping Blog, click on the Button below and you will be directed to Nicole Wilsons Blog.No photo description available.

 

Blog Host, Friends

Social Stamping – Friend

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I’m have enjoyed being part of Kelly’s Social Stamping project over the past month and am playing along again this week.

The theme this week is “Friend”.   I must admit, it’s been strange not connecting with my friends, in the usual way over the past few weeks.   I’ve still stayed connected….just not face to face.  The cards I have put together this week will be sent to my friends in the next few days.

The first card I have made, is for a friend that love Pinks and Blues.  It’s using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set with Melon Mambo and Pacific Point Ink.   I used the Medium Daisy Punch to cut them out.

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Then I made a couple of versions of a card I received from Carolyn Tullett recently.   Carolyn’s card is the Blue and Pink one below.  It’s so sweet, with lovely touches of glitter and tiny pearls.   It’s been sitting on my craft desk in front of me and I look at it daily.

So my versions of Carolyn’s card use the Beautiful Friendship Stamp set (Granny Apple Green / Mango Melody / Flirty Flamingo and the Floral Essence Stamp Set (Pumpkin Pie / Mango Melody / Night of Navy).

If you follow this link to Kelly’s Blog, you will find the Master List of all the Blogs participating in this fun Social Stamping session.

Or click the button below to go to the next Blog on the list – Denise Buetler.

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So – what`s been happening in lock down this week??  Well…..
1.   While quietly working at the kitchen table, I was visited by a little friend!
2.   I went to the local park for a walk / exercise…and I was the only one there!
3.   I decided to record (so I can remember) that all the play / exercise equipment is closed.

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Social Stamping – Rainbows

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Lets get Social Stamping again……We’re All in this Together!!

Rainbows have become the symbol of connectedness during these times of isolation.  For Kelly’s Social Stamping Blog Host this week, we are following the theme of Rainbows because “We’re all in this together”.

Here is the link to Kelly’s Blog and the Master List of all the Blogs participating in this fun Social Stamping session.

Before I show you my card, I’d like to tell you how I have been staying Connected this week…..because there have been a few “1st’s” for me, in terms of Virtual / Online connection channels.

Work-wise – I participated in my first AU based Virtual AGM.   It was all done by Webcast.
Stamping-wise – I ran my very first Remote Card Class.  It went really well too and I was very proud of myself.
Family-wise – We did our very first family Zoom Meeting, across 3 different time zones and 2 Countries. There were lots of laughs and it was so much fun to catch up all together.
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I made an animated card this week.   It has a dial on the side, so that the Rainbow comes out from behind the clouds.
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I used the Sunshine & Rainbows Stamp set – which is a Retired Stamp Set – but is perfect for this Theme.
For another Rainbow inspired projects, Click the next button below, to Leonie Stuart’s Blog
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Thanks for stopping by, Happy Stamping!!
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Social Stamping – Thank you

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Hi everyone, the 2nd Social Stamping Blog Host is here.  The Theme this week is ‘ Thank you’  and this is a great way to stay connected.

This morning I had a great stamping / crafting session with my sister.  We crafted and chatted for about 3 1/2 hours – which was lovely because my sister and I do not live in the same country.  I live in Australia and my Sister Nadine lives in NZ.

To make this card I said to my sister – Give me a colour combo.  The colours she chose are Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizazz, Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile.

Then I said, Give me a page in the Catalogue……She chose page 117.  And I pulled out the Stamp Set Beautiful Friendship.

And this is the card I created.
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Here are a couple more Thank you cards, that I have made this week…..

Below is the link to the Blog of Elizabeth Gross – who is also joining the Social Stamping this week.

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Oh and, if you would like you see all the of Blogs in the Blog Host you can follow this link to Kelly’s Blog Post and you will see the complete list of Blogs.

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Kelly’s Blog Host Project

Image may contain: textHappy Saturday to all…..I hope you are keeping well?

With the world in various stages of social distancing, isolation or lockdown at the moment, the wonderful Kelly Kent has come up with a wonderful idea to share projects and bring joy to all.

Kelly has organised a blog host and I’m playing along.  That means we (those participating) all create a project and share at the same time.    Fun idea aye??

You can find a master list of Blogs on Kelly’s Blog.  So you can go through and have a look at what everyone has created.  And I will also endeavour to add a link to the next blog on the list at the bottom of this post….(after all the posts go live).

So What did I make??
Well in fact I’ve been quite busy in my craft room lately (one of the bonuses of social distance and almost isolation I guess).  So, I have a number of cards to share.

So here’s a few cards from my craft room:

Now, this is a Stamp set that I have been wanting to use for a while.  It’s called Capture the Good.  I mixed it up with my take of Bruno Bertucci’s scrap background.   I really like the bold colours.

This card layout was inspired by a card on Page 83 of the Annual Catalogue (the Giraffe one) and uses the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.

Lastly, another Stamp Set I’ve been meaning to use…. Let it Ride!  The layout also started from the Sloth card on Page 83 of the Annual Catalogue.

All of these cards are already in the post – on their way to someone’s mail box, to spready joy, love and let them know I’m thinking of them.

If you are in lockdown or isolation, perhaps you can get crafting too.
A BIG big thank you to Kelly for Blog Hosting us, as we all adjust to life done differently.

Happy Stamping everyone!

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