Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters in Party Hats!

The Awesome Otters Sale-a-Bration set is just so cute that I had to make another card with it today, this time combined with some of the gorgeous Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper from the new Mini catalogue.

They look like they are having a lot of fun!
The hats have been stamped separately in Basic Gray and then coloured very quickly using a Blender Pen with Just Jade and Pumpkin Pie ink, and then fussy cut with scissors and adhered with dimensionals. There is some Wink of Stellar on the pompoms.
And don’t forget to decorate the inside as well…..

I hope they give you something to smile about today!
Happy stamping
Chris

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$21.00

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January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters and Gentle Waves Card

Awesome Otters stamp set is one of the great stamp sets available in the Sale-a-Bration brochure for Jan-Feb 2022, and I have combined it with the Gentle Waves background stamp from the Jan – June Mini Catalogue.

The otter has been stamped separately and then fussy cut, and have then added a little shading with ink and a Blender Pen. And the birds come from the Let’s Set Sail stamp set, also from the current Mini Catalogue.
The colours I have used are Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight.
I made an Idea Pin for this card which you can watch here: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/265923552988586352/

Did you know you can earn the Awesome Otters stamp set just by spending $90 from the Annual catalogue and/or new Mini Catalogue through my online store? (Australian orders only please) I think that’s a great deal, and since there are so many gorgeous new goodies in the new Mini, it’s not difficult to spend $90!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Join Stampin’ Up! and get FREE stamps

It really is the perfect time!

Do you love crafting?
Would you like a discount on your craft supplies?
Do you regularly restock your craft supplies, or have friends who do?
Are you new to papercrafting and would love to know where to start?
Are you a former demonstrator who would love to get back into stamping and papercrafting?
Are you a crafter who would like all the early information, discounts and perks that go with being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?
Would you like to find a strong and supportive family of other papercrafters to engage with and get inspiration and help from?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is an amazing opportunity for you!


What are the benefits of joining MY team???
I have the time to help you individually, one on one when you need it, through zoom, skype, phone or face to face if you are local to me.
I am always looking to learn more about how to be better at what I do, how to support you more, and different ideas for growing my business and yours.
I am taking part in training specifically aimed at Stampin’ Up! demonstrators which helps me to have the most up to date ideas and information as well as support from other demonstrators around the world.
I love to expand my creativity, explore and experiment and to share, that especially with other crafters.
I have goals I have set and am aiming to achieve.
I am part of a larger and very active group of Australian demonstrators, sharing ideas and inspiration and available to assist in all sorts of ways.
You get FREE access to the IDEAS Tutorial Bundles – tutorials from demonstrators around the world which you can download and use.

Stampin’ Up! is a wonderful opportunity to start your own business, in any capacity, whether that’s a full time business or a hobby, or anything in between.
When you join Stampin’ Up! as an independent demonstrator, you become part of a supportive community of others who share your passion for creativity.
For only $169 you can choose $235 worth of your choice of Stampin’ Up! products. Now that’s a good deal! If you join during Sale-a-Bration you also get your choice of two extra stamp set for FREE.

On top of this amazing deal you will also get:
A minimum 20% discount off retail prices
Free catalogues to share with family & friends (in your starter kit order)
Access to demonstrator only events
See new product releases & access to new products early, through exclusive pre-order opportunities.
And plenty more!!!
If you live in Australia, and you are interested in what is on offer, please feel free to reach out to me, I am happy to answer any questions you have. Email me at dotdotstamping@gmail.com or leave a comment below with your email address and I will contact you.
If you are ready to get going, you can always head over and Join my Stampin’ Up! family using the online service.
I look forward to talking soon,
Chris

Stampin’ Up! New Catalogues

Woohoo today is the exciting day, when not only the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue starts, but so does the new Sale-a-Bration catalogue, both with sooooooo many gorgeous new goodies.
So here are the links to both catalogues in case you haven’t got yours yet?


4 January 2022 – 30 June 2022
Download | Shop Online

And the PDF for Sale-a-Bration.

If you don’t have a hard copy and you live in Australia, please reach out to me and I will send them to you.

You have probably seen some of the samples I have been sharing over the last month so pop a comment below and let me know what your favourite new product is? That’s if you can choose just one.

Orders can now be placed through my online store for the items from the new catalogue so head on over and get yourself some new goodies!! And don’t forget to make sure your product order totals at least $90 (before shipping) so that you can get yourself a FREE Sale-a-Bration item (or two!).

If you would like to collect some orders from friends and family who are crafty, or if you would like to host an online stamping party, the Host sets from the new catalogue (and the Annual one as well) are just gorgeous! Let me know, I am happy to help you organise that – they are so much fun to do.



Happy stamping. And happy shopping!
Chris

Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello CASE

Have you noticed just how much inspiration you can get from the Stampin’ Up! catalogues?
The artwork is next level, and it’s all there, for you. For your inspiration and ideas, and for you to CASE. So what does CASE mean? It means to Copy And Share Everything (meaning to copy the exact card), or to copy elements of the card, such as the layout, the colours, or anywhere in between. And here is an example….
I wanted to CASE the gorgeous card on Page 13 of the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, on the far right, which uses the Friendly Hello stamp set and DSP, but I didn’t have all of the items.

So firstly I realised I had run out of Fresh Freesia cardstock (uh oh, I can feel another order coming on!!), which the original uses as a cardbase. So instead, I used thick Basic White as my card base and added an extra layer of the DSP in the Fresh Freesia colour (from the Friendly Hello DSP).
I don’t have that ribbon, so instead I have used some of the Silver Simply Elegant Trim.
I’m not sure what pearls or rhinestones were used in the original but again, I am using what I have in my stash, so I added some of the gorgeous Pastel Pearls.
And lastly, I am not a fan of the black sentiment panel (just personal preference), so I stamped my sentiment (from the Sale-a-Bration Special Moments stamp set) in Fresh Freesia ink.
They are only small changes, but they have made the card mine.

The stamp set and gorgeous DSP are available from the 4th January. Don’t worry, I won’t let you forget!

Happy CASE-ing!
Chris
PS, if you are feeling stuck and unmotivated, lost your stamping Mojo or just don’t know where to start, CASEing is the way to get through that, in fact, that is how I learnt to make cards and to stamp when I first started out. Have fun!
PPS, Also remember, it is only ink and paper!!

Masculine Monday Friendly Hello

You may think I am a little obsessed with the Friendly Hello stamp set. You would be correct! It is so gorgeous and lovely to work with. It’s so pretty, with those gorgeous flower images and pretty colours in the matching Designer Series Paper. However, I wanted to show that it can be used for more neutral or even masculine cards, so used it during my Masculine Monday Facebook Live this morning.
This is the original design that I put together before I went Live…..

And I decided to use the same elements but change the layout…. there’s nothing like improvising during a Facebook Live, it keeps it interesting!!

For the second card, I fussy cut the bird after stamping it, to remove the flowers and make it more masculine.

Which do you like better?
If you prefer not to watch video on Facebook, you can find many of my Facebook Lives now on my youTube channel, make sure you Subscribe so that you know when something new has been added.
While the stamps and Designer Series Papers I have used for this card are not available until January 4th 2022, make sure you check out what’s available in the Clearance Rack, there are some great specials available.
However, if you really want this gorgeous stamp set, and you want it right now (and if you live in Australia), I would love to have you join my family of demonstrators, and you can join my team here. As a new demonstrator you have early access to all of the upcoming new goodies!!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello

My card today uses the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello stamp set, one that you may not have seen yet. It is a brand new one, available from the 4th January 2022, along with the pretty Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper.



I fell in love this with gorgeous little bird as soon as I saw it, and am so grateful that I am able to earn free goodies from Stampin’ Up! just for choosing to be a demonstrator and share what I love doing. And of course, it’s always fun to receive free things, and this is one that you can also receive for free during this coming January/February Sale-a-Bration.

Cute little birdie is coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour pencils, but with no water involved, just coloured with the pencils.
Isn’t this just the most gorgeous image?
I have also stamped on the inside of the card with a smaller image from the same set, also coloured with the pencils.

While this one is only available to demonstrators prior to the 4th January, if you really want it, you could join my Stampin’ Up! family of demonstrators, with all the benefits that go along with that.
Of course there are always the items that are on the Last Chance List and in the Clearance Rack to craft with until January, and I will be posting up some projects using those soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first Art With Heart Blog Hop for 2020. This month we are featuring cards using the amazing products you can earn for free during our Sale-A-Bration promotion.
Until the 31st of March for every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you will earn free products from our Sale-a-bration brochure.

SaleaBration 2020
Hostess’ earn bonuses too! When you host a party with sales above $500 you receive this Little Ladybug set in addition to the usual Hostess benefits.  Check back here over the next couple of weeks for some inspiration using this gorgeous stamp set!

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Sale-a-bration also has a bonus for recruits joining during this promotion. For the joining fee of $169 you can choose your starter kit of products to the value of $235 plus  Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler and their choice of stamp set.

The mini paper cutter is just fantastic! And the Designer Series Paper is, as always, totally gorgeous!

Free DSP and Cutter

And now, to my projects for this blog hop.
I am featuring the Power of Hope Bundle today.

Power of Hope Stamp Set Stampin' Up! Lily Impressions 2020 Saleabration Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

The white layer in the background of my cards has been embossed using the Stone 3D Embossing folder from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, then the top two layers have been die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, the middle layer in Pretty Peacock.
I have stamped the image onto some of the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration) and cut out the dress, before adhering to the stamped image on the white cardstock.
Here is the inside of my card:

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And then I have made a second one in Melon Mambo and using the same Designer Series Paper.

Power of Hope Pink Stampin' Up! 2020 Saleabration Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

Power of Hope Pink Stampin' Up! 2020 Saleabration Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping 2

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The next demonstrator to share their Sale-a-bration inspiration with you is Sujatha Harding

I hope you enjoy hopping through all of the inspiration.
Happy Stamping!
Chris
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If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rebecca Jacovou

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Palmieri

Kimberly Hern

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Ros Davidson

Christina Barnes

Sujatha Harding

Andrea Sargent

Catherine Proctor

Michelle Taylor

 

 

Last day of Sale-a-Bration

Last chance today to pick up some of the gorgeous free stuff that is available during Sale-a-Bration.  Lots of gorgeous stuff this year, it is hard to choose a favourite, but this cute little stamp set has to be one of them…..

It’s called Patterned Occasions and I think it is a really versatile set.  Just a simple set of cards, but the images are pretty cute!
If you would like to get this set for free, or any of the other products that are available, all you need to do is contact me today with your order and payment worth $100.  The order must be placed today, as these will not be available come tomorrow!  And for every $100 you spend you get 1 free product.  And there’s lots to choose from this year, stamp sets, papers, punches…….


Anyway, send me an email or give me a call.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Patterned Occasions

I couldn’t resist this gorgeous stamp set, called Patterned Occasions, mainly because of the cute little Ellie…. isn’t he gorgeous?
So I have spent some of my morning making up some thank you cards for my customers. I have also used the Sycamore Street papers – love the colours!

Don’t forget, you can also get this stamp set, and also the papers, during the Sale-a-Bration promotion, between now and the 22nd March.  You get one product free for every $100 spent, and there are heaps of lovely things that you can get free.  Love it!
Just send me an email if you would like to make the most of the Sale-a-Bration promotion, and place an order.

Sorry for the short post today, I am a little weary, having spent the weekend in Sydney.  Be back real soon with some yummy new stuff from the new catalogue (rubbing hands together!) 🙂
Happy stamping!
Chris