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"August/December 2020 Catalog" Theme Stampers Showcase Blog Hop...

Hello and welcome to the Stampers Showcase August Blog Hop.  This month we are giving you a tour of the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

You may have joined me from Lisa or starting the hop here.  You can navigate around the hop using the next buttons or at the bottom you will find a list of all participants.

Today I am sharing with you a project which has a bit of history behind it!  Way back in 2014 I attended my first ever Stampin' Up! Convention (as they were then known).  I had been a demonstrator for 3 years but this was my first Convention.  At that time, Stampin' Up! would hold a design competition where you could submit an entry to be judged and displayed at the event.

You can see the original blog entry of this item here.

As it was my first time I thought I would give it a go.  I created a project which, although I unfortunately didn't come anywhere in the competition, still to this day is the one creation I am consistently receiving emails about and asking for instructions as to how it was made.

The truth is, I made it up as I went along so when I saw the new Trimming the Town Suite in the new catalogue, it was my chance to finally recreate this project.  The project is a Christmas Home Decor pyramid which looks lovely displayed on a sideboard or table.

When you remove the top from the pyramid it opens up to a Christmas display.

The project itself is reasonably simple to create it just takes a bit of time and patience.  I have recorded a video of the process so maybe you would like to give it a go too.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and I am now going to pass you on to Leonie who I know will have something lovely to share with you today.

Happy Craftin'


Roll Call

Jo Blackman (UK) - you are here

Bone Folder
Paper Snips

Monday Mashup #4...

Good Bank Holiday Monday morning (in the UK) and welcome to my Monday Mashup.

This week we are using three stamp sets, Beautiful Autumn, Beauty Abounds and Rooted in Nature, three beautiful sets which work really well together.

Here is my card for you today...

I started with the tree slice stamp to the left of my card front.  I then stamped the various elements working out from this point in a loose circular pattern.  All the leaves etc are stamped in Early Espresso ink and the colours mixed to create the overall effect.

I have used a real mix of Autumnal colours, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee and Pear Pizzazz.

I have recorded a short video with some tips and tricks on where to position the stamps and cover up any misaligns (yes it happens to all of us!).  Enjoy!

All the products I have used in this project are available from my online shop by clicking on the links below or you can contact me directly if you prefer.

Why not become a demonstrator yourself and take advantage of the amazing discounts, benefits and most importantly satisfaction of using the best quality products around!  Get in touch for a no obligation chat if this appeals to you.

Happy Stampin' and enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday


Ink & Share August Blog Hop - Travel...

Good afternoon and welcome to the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop for August. 

You may have joined me from Sue or starting the hop here.  This month we are following a theme of TRAVEL.  Whilst this is probably unlikely for most of us during 2020, we always have photos of those trips we have been meaning to scrapbook!!  I know I have!

So here is my page....

I have gone for the minimalist look on my page this month and have let the beautiful papers do the talking for me.  They were my obvious choice and are from the World of Good Suite. The sentiment is taken from the Beautiful World stamp set.

I started to play around with a layout and I had a triangle of paper left over from another project.  It reminded me of all the beautiful mountains that the Rocky Mountaineer train followed through The Rockies.  So I cut a few more and my layout developed.  I used strips across the centre to break up the triangles and focus the eye on a horizontal line.  I then added some faux stitching for a bit of interest.

I hope you like my layout today and I am now going to pass you on to Cindy who I am sure has something lovely to share with you.

Happy Scrappin'


Roll Call

Jo Blackman - you are here