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To a Wild Rose Sneak Peak...

To a Wild Rose
Good morning and thank you for dropping by.
I attended On Stage recently, a celebration event of everything Stampin' Up! and to launch the new Annual Catalogue coming in June.
I was very privileged and honoured to be asked to present on the stage to nearly 600 fellow demonstrators.  I was very nervous but everyone was very kind, despite me cutting my presentation a little short, thinking I had run over time!!!
The stamp set I was asked to present was To a Wild Rose.  This set was designed for Million Dollar Achiever, Mary Ellen Byler.  It is such a beautiful set which is a two-step stamp set, is Distinktive and has a beautiful outline stamp for use with colouring techniques.  I truly was spoilt for options.
Today I am sharing with you the three cards I presented on stage designed with the beginner, casual and avid stamper in mind.
The Beginner - I used Mango Melody to stamp the second part of the two-step stamp on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then used Mossy Meadow to stamp the flower centres and greetings.  This is a great project with simple stamping in mind, stress free guaranteed results.
Casual - for the casual crafter I heat embossed the leaves stamp in white on to Whisper White cardstock.  I then sponged the background in Soft Sea Foam.  The greeting was stamped in Gray Granite.
The Avid - I stamped the leaves in Crumb Cake on to a co-ordinating base card.  The leaves were stamped in Mossy Meadow and the flower was stamped in second generation Crumb Cake ink on to Whisper White cardstock.
I then used Stampin' Blends in Lovely Lipstick (light and dark) and Flirty Flamingo (light).  I first lay a layer of Flirty Flamingo and to a piece of acetate scribble some of the two Lovely Lipstick blends.  I then used my Flirty Flamingo Blend to pick up the other two colours from the acetate, using it like a paintbrush.  This helps to blend the colours smoothly.  Once dry I then added the finer detail.
This is such a beautiful stamp set with so many possibilities making it so versatile for all levels of stamper.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  I will pop back later in the week to share with you some of the other samples I made for the display board.
Happy Stampin'

Good morning, I hope you all had a good weekend.
It is that time of year when we say goodbye to a lot of amazing products from Stampin' Up!.  Whilst this is always sad, it makes way for lots of lovely new goodies arriving come 4 June - watch this space!!!
Today I am dropping by to share with you a little project I made recently with one of my classes.  It is a cute little box with a buckle fastening, using the beautiful Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.
It is really cute and the buckle kind of clicks into place holding it shut.  I used the stitched rectangle dies to create my buckle but if you don't have these, it can easily be made using a craft knife and ruler.
I will upload a tutorial of this little box over the next few days so you can give it a go.
Happy Stampin'
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Ink.Stamp.Share April Blog Hop - Floral...

Good afternoon and thank you for joining me today for the monthly Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop, a collaboration of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the World showcasing some amazing projects.

This month the theme is Floral.  I love this theme as there is so much choice and I have decided to showcase the beautiful Floral Romance Suite.  I must be honest that when I first saw this Suite, I loved the colourways but wasn't too sure on the images but how wrong could I be?  Once I got playing I absolutely loved this set whether the florals be in deep darkish tones or softer subtle tones.

As I was using the 12 x 12 cardstock , I opted for a large box to hold a substantial gift.

I have several cards to share with you today as I highlighted this beautiful set for a class, here they are...

The sad news is that this beautiful Suite of products will be retiring come the end of May so you need to be quick if you would like to add it to your collection.  If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to order it for you.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and I am now going to pass you on to Dorothee who I am sure has something beautiful to share with you.  Be sure to follow the hop and leave a comment if you can, we love to receive feedback!

Happy Stampin'



Incredible Like You....

Good morning, what a beautiful day it is here in sunny Norfolk, sadly it is not here to stay given the weekend forecast but for now I shall make the most of it.
I am stopping by today to share with you a recent kit based class I held using the beautiful Incredible Like You Project Kit featured in the Spring/Summer catalogue.  The kit is beautiful in its own right and the colours go together so well but of course I decided to dress it up a little bit.
We started off by making this lovely card holder.  I cut some of the cards around a bit and added a few extra greetings to create the box but stuck largely with the theme of the kit.  You can see a tutorial here of how I made the cardholder.
Once we made the card holder, we set about designing the cards.  The first four cards are as designed in the kit …
I then added in some extra greetings and changed things around a bit...
This was a really relaxing enjoyable class as lots of the hard work is done for you and it just goes to show that the kits are there to guide you, you can make them up as intended or have a play around.
Sadly, this kit and the co-ordinating stamp set is soon to retire so if you fancy having a go, be quick!
I hope you have enjoyed the projects today.
Happy Stampin'