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CTC 133: Ribbon of Courage

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Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty blog hop. Every Sunday night at 7pm AEST, the CTC Crew share great ideas from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  We either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a project in the catalogue, or we use an aspect like a layout or colour combo as inspiration for our own creations. This week, we are sharing our projects inspired by the Love & Sympathy section, pages 86-101 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

Come and join us! Make your own project and share it  in the CASEing the Catty Challenge Facebook Group.  


 

Ribbon of Courage

The inspiration for my card this week came from the very special Ribbon of Courage stamp set and framelit bundle, and in particular the card on the bottom right of page 97.

A few changes were made, of course. I swapped out the ribbon image for the hearts, but that card was certainly a great place to jump-start the creative process.

Ribbon of Courage hearts card. www.simonebartrum.com

 

I ended up making quite a few of these for a team swap recently.

 

Ribbon Of Courage Cards - www.simonebartrum.com

 

The hearts were cut out with the Sweet & Sassy framelits and there’s just a touch of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon poking out from behind the feature layer.

I really love the thoughtful sentiments in this set…

  • “Live every moment, Laugh every day, Love with all your heart”
  • “Sending love and hugs to you”
  • “With faith all things are possible”
  • and “Courage”.

Now aren’t they just words to live by.

Ribbon of Courage by Simone Bartrum www.simonebartrum.com

 

Next stop on the hop is Monique, and you can find her post here.

Are you going to join the challenge this week? Jump on over to the CTC Facebook group and share your project, and while you’re there you can check out all the great projects our readers have made. See you there!

 

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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CTC131: Everyday Occasions

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Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.
Every Sunday night at 7pm AEST, the CTC Crew share great ideas from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  We either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a project in the catalogue, or we use an aspect like a layout or colour combo as inspiration for our own creations.
This week, we are sharing our projects inspired by the Everyday Occasions section of the brand new annual catalogue, pages 18-67.


Come and join us! Make your own project and share it  in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.  


Welcome to the first CTC Challenge of the NEW catalogue.

I’ve missed playing along lately, but it’s been a rather busy few weeks to say the least. We had the Shepparton CraftAlive expo, launch of the new catalogue, and some extra special excitement  (which can read about on my Facebook page).

The Everyday Occasions section is very big, so it wasn’t easy to narrow it down but I really wanted to share with you my take on the Label Me Pretty tags that you can see on the top of page 27.

Label Me Pretty stamp set and punch bundle - from page 27 of the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalogue

What a fabulous bundle to make awesome tags for all different occasions.

I loved the cute size so took inspiration from the layered labels, switched out the colours and made mini 3″x3″ note cards.

CTC 131: Everyday Occasions. Label Me Pretty mini 3x3 cards, and Daisy Delight flowers with tag. From http://simonebartrum.com/cards/ctc131

The tag on the daisy vase is a closer match to the tags on page 27. The tag was one of the free make & tags that Erin Zobec (a fabulous Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from the Shepparton region) and I did at CraftAlive recently, so I had to pop that in the photo too. I’ll talk more about the daisies in a future post.

I’m really REALLY loving the new In Colours which will be around from now and for the next TWO years! They look amazing together but also when paired with many of the core Stampin’ Up! colours.

The latest gorgeous new InColours from Stampin' Up! From June 2017-May 2019. www.simonebartrum.com

 

I love how the 3×3 note cards fit in the Wood Crate framelits. These would make a cute little gift.

 

Label Me Pretty stamp set and punch bundle. These cards are 3x3" and fit perfectly in the Wood Crate framelits. http://simonebartrum.com/cards/ctc131

 

Let’s continue around the hop now and see what my fabulous friend Mel has in store for us.

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

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NEW Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue is now live (2017-2018) stampin up catalogue australia

It’s here! Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Australia

We’ve been waiting for it and >squeeal< now it’s here!

We have a brand new catalogue full of hundreds of new craft supplies, stamps, die cutting, punches… and even new colours. And as a side note – WOW you will love this year’s new In Colour collection.

Show me the catalogue>>>> CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AUSSIE CATALOGUE

I want to learn more>>>> CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ONLINE SHOP

New to ordering Stampin’ Up! products in Australia? Check out this easy How To Order guide.

 

It’s here! Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Australia

I’m thrilled to bits with the new catalogue, and can’t wait to share some of the amazing new products with you – both in person and online.

But for now…. I’m going shopping!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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CTC 125: Favourite Big Shot Project from the Occasions Catalogue

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Balloon Adventures Shaker Card - CTC125 by Simone BartrumWelcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.

Every Sunday night at 7pm AEST, the CTC Crew share great ideas from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  We either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a project in the catalogue, or we use an aspect like a layout or colour combo as inspiration for our own creations.
This week, we are sharing our projects inspired by our favourite Big Shot project in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

CTC125: CASEing the Catty

Come and join us! Make your own project and share it  in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.  


 

Hi friends,

It’s been too long since I joined in the CASEing The Catty weekly blog hop, so I’m thrilled to be back this week. How can I resist a theme like “Favourite Big Shot Project from the Occasions Catalogue”?

The hard part was narrowing it down to which project to focus on!

In the end, I couldn’t go past that fabulous shaker card in the top right corner of page 4.

Party Animal Suite - pages 4-5 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue

It has been a great source of inspiration over the past few months of the Occasions Catalogue, and I’ve taught it at many classes, clubs and craft shows.

Today, I changed up the colour scheme and ended up with this one….

 

Paper used on this one is the fabulous and bright Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.

With colours like Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo – it’s hard to resist.

 

Did you know that the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and Balloon Adventures stamp set, which feature in this project, are HEAVILY discounted at the moment?! And (in Australia at least) are still available! They are currently on the retiring list, which means we KNOW that they will not be in the upcoming new annual catalogue. Very sad :(

So, if this die and stamp bundle is calling your name, make sure you grab it now before they are gone forever.

HOT HINT: Normally we use a different item code when we order sets as a bundle, but at the moment it’s actually cheaper to buy these two items separately! The stamps and dies are individually reduced, but the bundle is not.

View Balloon Adventures stamp set in the online store HERE.

View Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies in the online store HERE.

Lets Celebrate - Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop-up Thinlits shaker card

Continue on the blog hop this week to see more of the crew’s favourite projects. Next up, is Liz at Lillylovespaper – you can find her here and OH MY GOODNESS her project is totally stunning!

 

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Retiring List & OnStage Wrap Up

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Retiring List - Stampin' Up! Australia

Hold on to your hats, friends. Look what I have to share with you today! The Stampin’ Up! Retiring List!

 

RETIRING LIST 2017

Download Retiring List (Excel)
(sort by page number, percentage off, or alphabetical order)

Download Retiring List (PDF)

 

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we say goodbye to many of our favourite Stampin’ Up! stamps, tools and embellishments.

Some items are reduced by 50%! But regardless of price, they are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If there’s anything you want, it’s time to grab it now.

(Edited: some items are already sold out).

 

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A few things to take note…

 

  1. (Deep breath) The owl punch is retiring. Shocking, I know, I know. Just order it hereOwl Punch - retiring!
  2. Over 195 items have sold out as of 11.45am! Seriously, don’t leave it too long.
    (Edited: FYI we originally thought the clear mount cases were retiring, but they will still be available to purchase even though they aren’t in the catalogue).
  3. The 2015-2017 In Color products are retiring. Not a surprise, I know, but each year customers contact me looking to restock their In Color consumables (think -> cardstock and ink refills) but there’s nothing we can do! Don’t miss stocking up on them while they are still available. And if earlier years are anything to go by, they won’t be available for long.2015-2017 In Color Cardstock and Classic Ink Pads Kit_1
  4. Gorgeous Grunge is retiring. A staple in my collection, and one that has been hugely popular for my customers over the past couple of years. If you ever wanted it, and never got it, then you’ll definitely want to do that now. The Nailed It tool stamp retired too, but unfortunately it has already sold it! It was gone in minutes.
    [Edited again: Correction – Nailed It is still available but as a bundle with the framelits only! See it HERE]

New Catalogue

For Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world it’s a very exciting day because the upcoming annual catalogue is now available on our demonstrator website.

Lots of squeals and excitement already this morning.

For now, the catalogue is only available for demonstrators. But if you want to have a look, you’ll need to join us, which you can do right here. I would love to welcome you to our friendly team. A team who genuinely care and connect with each other, right here in Australia. Don’t become just another number. I offer personalised support for those who want to run a business, and respect those who just want an awesome discount. I’ve been with Stampin’ Up! for nearly 10 years, and run an ethical, supportive and authentic business. Sometimes you just have to follow your gut instinct.

 

OnStage

And in further news…

Over the weekend, Stampin’ Up! hosted demonstrators from around the world at our 6-monthly convention. We were all there to celebrate Stampin’ Up! and each other, to welcome the new annual catalogue, and to learn about all the AMAZING new products coming our way. And yep, there really are AMAZING new products!

If you followed my Stamping With Simone Facebook page you may have seen my happy snaps and videos from Sydney.

Here are some more – including some sneak peeks of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!

OnStage, Stampin' Up!. Sydney, April 2017.

Sydney is an impressive city, no doubt about. I was lucky enough to get up early on the last day and set up this time lapse video (tip: check out the ships!)
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CentreStage Leadership Night

Friday night was our CentreStage leadership dinner at Luna Park in Sydney.

It was a brilliant dinner – very fancy schmancy – and I’m still dreaming about the desserts. Oh my.

We were treated to training delivered by Carrie Cudney Warner and Paula Critchlow, and given the ‘heads up’ about a few upcoming changes and improvements. It’s so nice to be treated with such respect and care by a company, and we certainly left feeling valued as leaders and demonstrators. And we left with gifts!

I was able to share the evening with 7 of my team, including my upline! What a treat! You have to be a title of Silver Elite and above to qualify to attend this event, and unfortunately not all those in my team could come, but those missing were certainly in my thoughts during the evening.

OnStage, Sydney Australia. April 2017

 

And here’s some of the fabulous loot I brought home after the dinner! Woohoo – can’t wait to ink up my new stamp sets. (We got more the next day too!)

On Stage haul - after CentreStage leadership dinner (Sydney, Australia)

OnStage Post it Notes

Stamp sets, a cool journal and note-book, stylus pens, a Stampin’ Up! apron, heaps of post it notes and a really lovely bag. Thanks Stampin’ Up!

 

Also….. drum roll please….

We got the new catalogue! (We haven’t been allowed to share any details about the catalogue or the event, but we can from today).

Such a pretty cover! Of course we hardly got any sleep that night, from pouring over the catalogue and studying all 232 pages of it!

[Yes, it’s bigger than last year!]

 

OnStage

The next morning kicked off early with a 7.30am start. I was lucky enough to share a table with some team members and a new friend I met at the event (Hi Emma!).

The day was filled with training and presentations, crosses via video to OnStage Live (which was hosted in Amsterdam this year), food and even some crafting. In fact, we made 4 full cards using new products from the upcoming catalogue.

 

 

So there you go! I hope you enjoyed my wrap of OnStage in Sydney. Of course, we saw a lot more products, which I will share a little bit here and there, but none of it will actually be available to buy until 1st of June. In the meantime, make sure you study the Retiring List and get any last minute items you want. Some items sold out within minutes, so don’t leave it too long.

Happy stamping,

 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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CI06: Colour INKspiration meets Stampin’ Up! Mini Egg Cartons

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CI06: Colour INKspiration Challenge project by Simone Bartrum. Colours are Night of Navy, Pool Party Calypso Coral and a touch of gold!

Colour INKspiration #6: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and a touch of Gold meets Stampin’ Up!’s mini egg cartons

 

 

 

What an amazing colour palette we have for ColourInkspiration Challenge #5!

Such a striking combo, it actually made me want to run to the craft room to create something.

Colour Inkspiration #6

I pulled out my inks and papers, but in the end my eyes kept returning to the fabulous mini egg cartons that were sitting on my desk. I think they were calling my name. Check them out here.

They come in a pack of 8 neutral, uncoloured egg cartons, and you can dress them up any way you like! Very clever actually.

 

Colouring Stampin’ Up! Mini Egg Cartons

 

I added a few drops of ink refill to a spritzer, along with some Isocol rubbing alcohol, and sprayed the colour on to my box. The rubbing alcohol works great, because it evaporates really quickly and doesn’t seem to ‘wet’ the carton as much as spritzing with water. You could spritz with pure ink refill, I suppose, but the colour would be very intense, so I like to add a carrier like the rubbing alcohol.

I went for a mottled build up of colour as shown below…

Spritz Stampin' Up!'s mini egg cartons to create a custom gift box. www.simonebartrum.com

And inside is a lovely box of treats for my ‘sweetheart’!

Get it? Sweet {heart}   <3

CI06: Colour INKspiration Challenge project by Simone Bartrum. Colours are Night of Navy, Pool Party Calypso Coral and a touch of gold!

 

I played with lots of dies and embellishments and basically just had fun putting this little project together. Don’t forget to create matching “fill” for inside your box. The easiest way is to cut up coordinating cardstock with the fringe scissors.


Thanks for visiting today. Next stop is the fabulous Kelly Kent. You are going to LOVE her project.

 

 

 


 

I hope you enjoyed this 6th Colour INKspiration challengeEach fortnight the crew inspires you with a blog hop as we unveil the new challenge colours, and you can join in on our challenge page! Come and join us. For a little bit of extra fun, each week the crew will pick a winner, and there’ll be a people’s choice winner too.  

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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