Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane – Blog Hop with Kylie Bertucci

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support
You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

For my card today, I wanted to highlight a couple of products from the new Mini Catalogue, one which I have been use quite a lot – the Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks, and one that may have slipped your notice – the Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper, on Page 23.

The Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper is just gorgeous, so sparkly!
I have used some acetate Window Sheet, and have added the background daisies with the Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative masks and some Texture Paste.
Stay tuned for a tutorial for this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As mentioned at the top, this is a blog hop so make sure you ‘hop’ around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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1. Kylie Bertucci – Australia  
2. S. Kelli McConkey – InkyHandsWarmHearts – USA  
3. Beth McCullough – Stamping Mom – USA  
4. Sara Sayers – KISS Kreative (UK)  
5. Angie McKenzie – USA  
6. Jessica Hart – Australia  
7. Julia zimmer – Germany  
8. Rachel Aziamadi – Scrapinium – France / Germany  
9. Judith Patterson ~ USA  
10. Trish Soliman – Australia  
11. Rookaya Parak – Canada  
12. Liz Yuille – Old Stables Crafts – UK  
13. Angela Meiritz-Reid – Stamping Beauty NZ  
14. Sandie at Stampwithsandie.blogspot.com UK  
15. Diane Evans – Stampin With Diane (Canada)  
16. Nancy Reynolds – Stampin’ With Nutsy, USA  
17. Shelly Wadge – Australia  
18. Bev Evans – Australia  
19. Krissi Hannahs-StampWithKrissi, USA  
20. Kelly Taranto – The Late Night Stamper – USA  
21. Nancy Endwright – USA  
22. Christy Gridley – Christy’s Stamping Spot – USA  
23. Suzie jewell – USA  
24. Cheryl Hurst – Australia  
25. Mo Rootes  
26. Melissa Faust – Stamp with Melissa – USA  
27. Jenna Moore – Jenna’s Crafting Studio – Canada  
28. Kathi Case USA  
29. Leonie François – Prulleke – the Netherlands  
30. Anne Marie Jakubiec-Canada  
31. Theresa McEntee- USA  
32. Diane Gardner – DeeDeesDazzles.com – USA  
33. Melva Peters (Canada) – Stamping With Melva  
34. Heidi Collins – On Y Go! Stamping – US  
35. Jennifer Blaschak-Card Zen by Jen- USA  
36. Candace Birch, Knotty Birch Studios, Idaho, USA  
37. Janelle Duggan- Australia  
38. Cindy-lou Kyle-Canada  
39. Denise Cox – Birdsnest Designs – Canada  
40. Janice Piechowiak – USA  
41. Tracy held – Trace Of Creativity, Australia  
42. Sue Vine – MissPinksCraftSpot – Australia  
43. Maheswari Rajaguru – Australia  
44. Mandy Witherby – Australia  
45. Rebecca Nutley – Australia  
46. Wendy Varron – USA  
47. Karen Henderson – UK  
48. Verna Mullen – New York, USA  
49. Anne Granger – Canada  
50. Jan Bassett-USA  
51. Bonnie Sanche – Canada  
52. Tamara Semon-Maryland, USA  
53. Lesley Seabrook Canada  
54. Elaine Sewell – UK  
55. Vicky Wright – Australia  
56. Rose Coleman – Canada  
57. Teah Woodward- US  
58. Kate Bolt  
59. Christina Barnes – Australia  
60. Sue Sanders, Suzie Q’s Stamping, U.S.A.  

Stampin’ Up! Natural Tone Blends coming soon!

I am sharing a bit of a sneak peek today of a new product which will be available from 1st Feb 2022.
The new Natural Tone Stampin’ Blends!

These will be fantastic for skin tones as well as for animals and, well…. just a great addition to current collection of colours.
They are available as a preorder for demonstrators right now, so if you are interested in getting these now and would like to get a minimum of 20% off your craft purchases, contact me, or you can join here.
These will be available from my online store from the 1st Feb 2022 – start planning your projects!

Happy stamping
Chris

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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[102845]
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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

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Blender Pens
[102845]
$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! Flowing Flowers Single Layer Card

Hi again, and welcome back!
You may remember a few days ago I shared this post with a single layer card featuring the retiring Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, and I thought it would be interesting to make the exact same card using a completely different stamp set and different colours.

This time the card is a thick Very Vanilla cardbase and I have used the Flowing Flowers stamp set, with a few splodges from the Quiet Meadow stamp set (although you could use the splodges on the other flower image from the Flowing Flowers set for this).
The colours are Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo.
This is such a gorgeous stamp set, I love the different flower images and the beautiful script on the sentiments. My brain is overloaded with ideas!!
That’s enough from me for today, I am spending the rest of my day working on some tutorial and online class ideas, so stay tuned for those.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00

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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! Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks – Purple Butterfly Card

These Masks make it so easy to create gorgeous cards and are a lot of fun to use as well.

I made this card during my Wednesday morning Facebook Live this week, using the Stamparatus to anchor the cardstock and mask in place while I was sponging the colour onto the background.
The Butterfly is sponged and then fussy cut.
You can see how I made this card Live here. I also mentioned during my Live that I will no longer be doing two Lives per week on Facebook, but will only be doing the Wed morning one. So make sure you Like my Facebook page, I love to have some more interaction there
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Do you have a favourite item from the new Mini Catalogue? Pretty difficult to choose just one, but these Masks are up there amongst my favourites.

Happy stamping,
Chris

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January 2022 Host Code: BTZ4CRW
Use this host code when you order online, and if your order is $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get a free gift.  The free gift will be your choice of any item valued up to 10% of the value of your order, from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items, PLUS you get your choice of Sale-a-Bration items as well.

The Male Room Challenge – For a Teenager

This month’s theme at The Male Room Craft Challenge is “For a Teenager”,

and it just so happens that yesterday was my son’s 16th Birthday, so I am sharing the card I made him for his birthday.
Unlike a lot of boys his age, my son is not into any gaming – none, at all. In fact, he goes months at a time without turning his computer on, and his phone usually stays on his desk day and night, with barely a glance. I am grateful that he has a lot of things that keep him interested and engaged and generally outside in the fresh air and sunshine. One of those things, that he is particularly passionate about, is sailing.

So naturally, the card I made for his birthday, features sailing boats!

The card is an interesting fancy fold card, with the front panel a clear window sheet which hinges to the back panel with the small top section.

The inside part, pictured above, opens sideways like a normal card, so that there is space to write a message.

My card features the new Gentle Waves background stamp, from the new Mini Catalogue, which was of course, a must for me. I’m quite sure it will get a heap of use!! I have used the Sailing Home stamp set from the Annual Catalogue along with the matching dies, and the sentiment on the front comes from the Let’s Set Sail set, also from the new Mini Catalogue.

The original idea for this card comes from one that Kylie Bertucci made here. I have changed mine around (as I do!), but you can watch Kylie’s video that is linked to her blog and see how she went about making hers.

It’s not easy to take a photo of the entire card, so hopefully you get an idea of how it is made.
And I hope you will share some of your masculine projects for a Teenager this month at The Male Room Craft Challenges. You can also find The Male Room Craft Challenges on Facebook, so come over and join in the fun there.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Join Stampin’ Up! and get FREE stamps

It really is the perfect time!

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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

Try Stamping on Tuesday

I am excited to let you know that I have been offered a position on the Design Team with the lovely ladies at Try Stamping on Tuesday, and this is my first sketch challenge with them.
Most of you would know that I love, love, love a sketch challenge, so this fits perfectly with me!
Here is the sketch –

My card features the Color and Contour stamp set along with some brand new goodies!!

I have used one of the Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks to create the pretty sprays of daisies in the background, sponged with some Crushed Curry ink and our Blending Brushes.
The torn paper is from the new Designer Series Paper called Abstract Beauty.
The flowers have been stamped onto Thick white cardstock with Stazon ink and then watercoloured using a Water Painter and ink, and it has worked quite well, although it was a really hot day so it dried very quickly and I didn’t want to play too much with it on standard cardstock rather than watercolour paper.

I hope you will come and join in with the challenge at Try Stamping on Tuesday.
Happy stamping!
Chris

January 2022 Host Code: BTZ4CRW
Use this host code when you order online, and if your order is $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get a free gift.  The free gift will be your choice of any item valued up to 10% of the value of your order, from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items, PLUS you get your choice of Sale-a-Bration items as well.

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Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers – Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights

My card for today is one that I have made to take part in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights for January 2022. Make sure you check out Kylie’s blog to see all the inspiration from talented stampers from around the world who are also taking part.
And while you are there, I hope you will vote for my card.
You can vote for your top 5 cards.

I’ve gone with a very pretty, feminine card today, featuring the new Flowing Flowers stamp set on page 36 of the new January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue, and have paired this with the new Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper on page 49.
While a lot of this DSP is quite contemporary, I wanted to show some of the pretty pastel colours that can be used on less contemporary projects.
The flower was coloured using Stampin’ Write Markers, and I used the Stamparatus so that I could re-ink and re-stamp until I was happy with the colour intensity.

These gorgeous products are available now in my online store.

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Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00

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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!

Happy stamping!
Chris