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2018 Year in Review (July – December)

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Following on from yesterday’s post with highlights from January to June, today we’ve gathered our fave projects from the second half of 2018.

Do you see a few familiar one’s here?


July

Stamparatus Class project by Simone Bartrum
From July 2018: link

August

August 2018: link

September

From September 2018: link

October

Oct/Nov: link

November

From November 2018: link

December

From December 2018: link

Just a reminder that the brand new Occasions catalogue goes live on January 3rd. I’ll post links to the online catalogue here, or you can request a hard copy. If you placed an order with me in the past year, then a lovely big envelope should be on its way to you (if you don’t already have it) with both your Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure. But of course, if you’re concerned, please contact me.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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2018 Year in Review (January – June)

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It’s time to pop the cork on another new year… 2019, here we come!

With a brand new seasonal catalogue on our desks and another Sale-a-bration event about to kick off, we have some exciting times ahead…

But for now, let’s reflect on the fabulous year we had with some of your favourite projects from the first half of 2018.


January

From January 2018: link

February

From Jan/February 2018: link

March

From March 2018: link

April

March/April 2018: link

May

Interlocking Gate Fold Card by Simone Bartrum
May 2018: link

June

Stitched Labels card CTC 182 Simone Bartrum
From June 2018: link

Check back tomorrow for highlights from the second half of 2018.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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CI48: Colour INKspiration Challenge – Happy Tails

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Welcome to the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators who love to create papercraft projects using Pinterest-inspired colour combinations. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have a design team blog hop where we showcase projects using the featured colour palette. Our ‘home’ is the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group where we encourage everyone to join in by uploading their projects to highlight the current colour combo.



Merry Christmas! Here we are and it’s Boxing Day already. I hope you’ve had a wonderful few days of merriment and festivity. 

We had a gorgeous Christmas day with family in Melbourne, and this morning kicked off Boxing Day with a big early morning family walk. Life is good. After a pretty crazy lead-up to Christmas my craft room looked like a bomb site, so I’ve spent today cleaning and tidying up. Yay – I can see my desk again! I hope you’ve had a wonderful few days too.

And now, on to the latest Colour INKspiration Challenge…

CI#48 Colour Inkspiration Challenge

The fabulous colour combination in this picture is Tranquil Tide, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride. 

This is where the colour combo took me…

It’s a sneak peak of a brand new stamp set and punch that will be available in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue on January 3.

I’ll show more of this ‘Happy Tails’ set in the coming months, as it will be a firm favourite for many of us I believe.

The colours were sponged onto a panel of Glossy Cardstock, then layered on to Vellum cardstock and Calypso Coral cardstock.

The cute four-legged friend was stamped in Versamark on Vellum cardstock, then embossed with white embossing powder. The image was then punched with the Dog Builder Punch (sneak peek: available 2nd Jan 2019).


Next on the hop is the fabulous Jacque Williams. You can catch her project here.

Next blog on the Colour INKspiration blog hop

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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CTC 2018: Merry Christmas to All (Birthday Card)

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What’s CASE-ing The Catty? CASE stands for “Copy And Share Everything”. It means we use the ideas and inspiration from one project and apply them to another to create something altogether new. Each Sunday evening at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT the CTC Crew kick off a new Challenge, using the Stampin’ Up! catalogues as inspiration. The CTC Crew are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia and NZ. Just click on the ‘Next’ link at the end of this post and you’ll work your way around the Blog Hop. To learn more about joining the challenge, follow the instructions at the end of this post.


 


This week’s challenge is to CASE our favourite bundle.

I chose the Merry Christmas to All bundle, on pages 4-5 of the Holiday Catalogue. 

In particular, this “Wishing You Christmas Cheer” card from page 4.  

I think this is a fabulous bundle of products, because they are much more versatile than first meets the eye. 

Think this is just for Christmas? Think again!

You can pair it with other words like ‘birthday’, ‘anniversary’, ‘retirement’ – and there are many more options – and you have a whole range of brilliant statements for the front of your cards. 


So, inspired by the card shown above, this is what I came up with: 

As you can see, the cards are very similar.

The layout is almost identical, with just a switch out of patterned papers (I used Animal Expedition) and the birthday stamp from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.

 

To continue on the hop, just click on the Next button below and you’ll be on your way to see the lovely project that Rose has made for us this week. 



Would you like to have a go at this week’s challenge? To join in, you can either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combination or something similar, as inspiration for your own creation. Then simply take a photo of your project and upload it to the latest challenge album in the CASEing The Catty Challenge group on Facebook. Each challenge will end at 7pm (AEST) on Saturday before the next challenge is posted. We pick some winners each week, but most importantly it’s a fun way to get out of your creative comfort zone and try something new. 




Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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CI47: Colour INKspiration Challenge

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Welcome to the home of the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators who love to create papercraft projects using Pinterest-inspired colour combinations. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have a design team blog hop where we showcase projects using the featured colour palette. The hops will commence at 7pm (AEST). Our ‘home’ is the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group where we encourage everyone to join in by uploading their projects to highlight the current colour combo. Hopefully you can use our blog hop as inspiration! Will you join us? For more ideas and inspiration, check out our Pinterest board.
 

 
 
 

Colour INKspiration #47 
Wednesday 12th December 2018

CI#47 Colour Inkspiration Challenge

Now this picture is something to get us in the creative mood.

Are you at the point of wrapping presents? Or are you still getting everything organised? 

I’m a bit of both at the moment, but this sweet picture certainly got me in the crafty mood. We are inspired by the colours in this picture, including Shaded Spruce, Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake and Powder Pink. I think the blue could probably even be Night of Navy but I love how Blueberry Bushel adds just a touch of lightness. 

Here is what I came up with…

Bike Ride by Stampin’ Up!

It’s been a while since I used the Bike Ride stamp set so it was fabulous to play with it again.

Now I’ll be honest, there are a lot of pieces in this set and unless you’re very familiar with bicycles you may be scratching your head a little (like I was!), trying to work out where all the bits go. I’ll give you a hint, just go to page 28 of the annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue and you’ll see some great projects there. Or if you don’t have your catalogue handy, just click here and you’ll see how it all works. 

It’s a clever set, with different stamp images for the peddles, handles, wheels, rims, saddle and more. 

And to add to the cuteness level, we are even given bike accessories like a basket, a dog, books, flowers and more. 

The Darling Label Punch Box was used to make the sentiment. This is a ‘must have’ in any crafters collection, if you ask me! 

It’s my huge honour to introduce the next crafter on our blog hop, because she also happens to be our Guest Designer: Cathy Pinchbeck. You can see what Cathy has created for us here

Next blog on the Colour INKspiration blog hop

Thanks for joining me for my Colour INKspiration project. I hope you’re inspired to try this colour combo out for yourself. 

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Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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CTC206: Bring On The Presents

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Visit the CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge group on Facebook

 


What’s CASE-ing The Catty? CASE stands for “Copy And Share Everything”. It means we use the ideas and inspiration from one project and apply them to another to create something altogether new. Each Sunday evening at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT the CTC Crew kick off a new Challenge, using the Stampin’ Up! catalogues as inspiration. The CTC Crew are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia and NZ.

Just click on the ‘Next’ link below and you’ll work your way around the Blog Hop until you’re back here again (or back to where you began). Then you can play along too! To learn more about joining the challenge, follow the instructions below.


 

 

So here we are in December already. Time flies, doesn’t it?

We’re counting down the weeks until Christmas, and certainly got in the mood this weekend by putting up our Christmas tree and decorating the house. Always such a special thing to do with the kids (and dogs and cats!). It seems that each ornament holds a special memory, and the handcrafted ones bring back special thoughts of the creator. 

 

This week the CTC theme is “CASE a Colour Combination from the Holiday Catalogue”. 

 

I was very happy to oblige with this one! We recently held a big team event with my Stampin’ Up! family, and one of the swaps we arranged centred around the colour theme from pages 5-7, the All Is Bright suite of products. So gorgeous! 

Here’s the All Is Bright ‘vision board’ for inspiration…

 

The colour combo here is Call Me Clover, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Whisper White and a touch of neutrals (I added in Crumb Cake). And yes, it’s a very traditional one for Christmas with all those reds and greens. 

And check out all the amazing swaps that our team made! So pretty. 

 

 

This is the one I came up with…

 

 

If features the Bring On The Presents stamp set (page 16 Holiday Catalogue), the Sprig Punch, Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper and the Darling Label Punch.

The gold flecks were so fun to create. I just dipped the end of an old Aqua Painter (or you could just use a small paint brush) into the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint, then tapped the brush until flecks of gold landed on the cardstock. The trickiest bit was making sure I waited… patiently… for the shimmer paint to fully dry so there were no smudges! 

 

 

 

To continue on the hop, just click on the Next button below and you’ll be on your way to see Rebecca’s gorgeous project

 

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

 

 


Would you like to have a go at this week’s challenge? To join in, you can either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combination or something similar, as inspiration for your own creation. Then simply take a photo of your project and upload it to the latest challenge album in the CASEing The Catty Challenge group on Facebook. Each challenge will end at 7pm (AEST) on Saturday before the next challenge is posted. We pick some winners each week, but most importantly it’s a fun way to get out of your creative comfort zone and try something new. 


 

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Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

 

 

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