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CTC 160: Picture Perfect Party

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It’s no secret that my FAVOURITE suite in the whole Occasions catalogue is the Picture Perfect suite.

In fact, I may have made many, many, many cards already with this suite! Yay!

So I was super excited to see the first CASEing The Catty challenge for the year was looking at the gorgeous projects on pages 4 – 9. Well, I just couldn’t go past pages 4 and 5! I was going to CASE the colours, or the fun layouts using different papers and stamps. But in the end, I just couldn’t stop using the actual products from this suite.

 

 

It was the candles card on the bottom of page 4 that was my main inspiration.

I started by copying it almost exactly…

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… and then used that layout and the awesome papers as inspiration for other cards.

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How real (and delicious!) do those donuts look?!

And the paper bows are so fun too.

 

The papers are so striking!

But getting back to the original card, I wanted to share a quick tip.

Unfortunately the paper ribbon advertised in the catalogue is unavailable due to supply issues, but that’s no drama because I made my own fringed paper that creates a very similar effect. All you have to do is make tiny cuts along the edge of your DSP or cardstock, and you’ll have your own version of ‘fringing’.

 

 

Love it!

I’ll be back to share more of these fun Picture Perfect Party cards in more detail in the weeks ahead.

 

But for now, I hope you continue to enjoy hopping around to visit all the CTC crew blogs this week. So many great projects!

Up next is our sweet friend Kathryn – you can check out her creation here.

Click here to go to the next blog in this week's hop

Don’t forget to join our CASEing the Catty Facebook group. You are welcome to join in our regular challenges right there on Facebook. Just share to the group! I hope to see you there.

Until next time,

happy stamping

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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2017 Year In Review – Blog Highlights July – Dec

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Happy New Year! I hope the first few days of this new year have been wonderful for you.

Don’t you just love the new year? Full of new possibilities and opportunities to get creative.

 

Today we highlight some more projects you liked during 2017 – this time from the second half of the year. 2017 was fun!

 

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So there we have it! Good bye 2017, hello 2018.

 

Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for the official launch of the new Occasions Catalogue AND to kick off Sale-a-bration 2018. The most wonderful time of the year for Stampin’ Up! fans.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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2017 Year In Review – Blog Highlights Jan-June

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Goodbye 2017…. HELLOOOOOO 2018!

Happy New Year, my friends.

THANK YOU to each and every one of you for sharing the fun and friendship of cardmaking over the past 12 months. I can’t wait to see what other creations we can come up with in 2018.

Today I’m highlighting the most popular image from each month, for the first half of 2017.

Check back tomorrow for highlights from the second half of the year.

 

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See you tomorrow!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

P.S. If you have ordered from me during 2017, then you should have received your brand new Occasions Catalogues & Sale-a-bration brochure by now, or if not, then rest assured they are on the way – thanks Australia Post!

 

 

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Merry Christmas

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Hello my wonderful friends,

Just popping in to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you have peace and happiness today, surrounded by those you love in the spirit of giving and loving. Thoughts to those who are missing their loved ones today, and going through personal challenges. I hope the faith, hope and love of Christmas touches you all.

If you join me on my Stamping with Simone facebook page you will have seen that my stamping hand was out of action for part of December (thanks to a run-in with a cat and subsequent surgery), so I made the most of the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack to make up cards without stamping. With my ‘wrong’ hand I was able to “trim, stick & embellish” which helped to ease the frustration of not stamping. It certainly helped to turn a challenging situation around.

If I didn’t get to wish you a Merry Christmas in person, here is my virtual card to you… pick your favourite! (click to enlarge)

They were all different and all fun to make.

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack - Stampin' Up!

 

Lot of inky hugs this Christmas,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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End-of-year Sales Event [Whiles Supplies Last]

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The year-end deals and discounts have begun!

The Year-End Sales Event is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items. From today you can save on select items and start your new year off with a bang! This promotion features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders placed while supplies last!

Shop the sale

 

 

Happy stamping,

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Flash Sale: Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza

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Online Extravaganza: Stampin' Up! Australia. Begins November 20, 2017 at www.simonebartrum.stampinup.net

Love a bargain?

This week Stampin’ Up! is cutting prices on dozens of our fave products for a whole week.

Download the 2 page sale details here

Download this document to see what's on SALE

 

Prefer to view the sale items in my online store? Click here

 

 

 

 

These items are on sale all week

Products are 10% – 40% off catalogue price  

 


There are some great bargains in there.

I’m going to grab quite a few extra packs of metal rimmed pearls. They colour beautifully with alcohol markers like our new Stampin’ Blends. And speaking of Stampin’ Blends, don’t forget we are still taking sign ups for club members. Collect all the available Stampin’ Blends, plus plenty of bonuses – more info here.


 

 

Happy shopping!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

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