Sunday, 25 February 2018

Sale-A-Bration CTC#167

Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project.

The shaker card in blue and yellow in the SAB catalogue inspired me to give this a try. The colours were changed to Flirty Flamingo and Lemon-Lime Twist with a wash of colours applied to watercolour paper.

The same die, Celebrate and stamp from Picture Perfect Birthday were used. Happiest of Days from the Annual catalogue provided the flower, which was coloured with Stampin' Markers.

As always, I struggled to fill the space with sequins and beads, which is why I hardly ever make a shaker card. The adhesive sequins on the front are so easy to attach though - bonus !
The inside has been finished with just a little more stamping and colouring.

It's time to hop over to see what the talented Rose Packer has presented this week.

Now, we want you to CASE the SAB catty and share here on our Facebook page. Don't forget to share which project you've CASE-d.

Don't forget that SALE-A-Bration only runs until March 31st, just over 4 weeks to go. If you have been thinking of putting in an order and collecting some free stuff, don't leave it too late. If you are anywhere in Australia, I'd be happy to be your demonstrator. You can ring/text me (0417500681), or order online 24/7 by clicking on the Host code icon. By using the Host Code you are participating in my monthly 'Virtual Party' and I will share the rewards with you according to the amount spent.


Thursday, 22 February 2018

AWH SALE-A-Bration Blog Hop

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects using products from the sale-a-bration brochure. All sale-a-bration products are earned for FREE with sales of $90+ (AUD).
• If you spend $90, you get one free level 1 product.
• If you spend $180, you get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
• If you spend $270, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
The sale-a-bration promotion is current now until March 31st. Be sure to request your copy of the brochure today.
Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team. Ask any of the girls on the hop!

It was fun to put together these two bright cards using SALE-A-Bration products. Party Pandas, my first choice SAB pick had to be one and the Bubbles & Fizz DSP was the other.

I used the Stitched Shape Framelit dies to cut small squares from the DSP for a bright background. The party hat panda was stamped onto another Stitched Shape, this time a circle. I use these dies ALL the time.

Even the ribbon is a Sale-a-bration bonus pick (there are 3 spools in different colours) The Classic Label Punch always comes in handy for these small sentiments.

This card with the bottles uses the dies from the bundle, but not a single stamp! That's because the bottle dies cut out two sizes of images from the SALE-A-Bration DSP , Bubbles & Fizz.

Can you see the droplets of water? They're in the suite of products which you'll find on pages 32-33 of the Occasions catalogue.

I thought the sentiment from Perennial Birthday really suited the card!

Here's a 3rd card which uses some more of the Bubble & Fizz paper, a jar from Jars Of Love for bubble mixture, an icy pole stick from Cool Treats and the lid of an aqua painter.
Now you are heading over to see what my talented team member Leanne has made.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Monday, 19 February 2018

Happy Birthday Logie!

Over the next 3 weeks, two of my grandsons, my only granddaughter and my eldest son all celebrate birthdays. Obviously that involves a lot of card-making, and shopping.

 Logan was 8 on Valentine's Day and I chose the dragon from Magical Day for this card. His parents asked me how I knew he was into dragons, and then answered their own question with, "Oh, you went online at #whatare8yearoldboysinto

Not really guys, I might not be quite THAT switched on......!

Maybe I just need to give credit to Stampin' Up!® for being onto trends. It's quite a useful stamp set for not only children, but teens and older who are into wizards or Harry Potter. Currently Magical Day is available in the Occasions Catalogue until May 31st, but there is no guarantee that it will carryover into the next Annual Catalogue.

I thought the idea of the dragon lighting the candles was amusing, and inlaid 'wish' in the lovely Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The candles are borrowed from Picture Perfect Birthday, also in the Occasions catalogue. Logan was thrilled with his card, and that makes my heart sing!!!
You can shop anytime in my online shop for Picture Perfect Birthday #145519 $30.00
or Magical Day #145857 $38, clear mount Bundle (stamp set and dies) or any other products. If you spend $90 before shipping, you will be asked to select a free  SALE-A-Bration item, and they're all worth having! Add the Host Code and I will share the host benefits with you also. Spend $250, and you have $25 Host dollars to spend, and 2 SAB products.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Painted With Love CTC#166

Image may contain: textWelcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project.

This week we are CASEing pages 18-21, featuring the Painted With Love Suite. I was happy to make another box using the Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies, & the Narrow Note cards also on page 18 of the catalogue. The Painted With Love DSP really does the heavy lifting on this project, and I've added hearts and die cut words from various other Stampin' Up® stamp & die sets. Sunshine Sayings and Sunshine Wishes Thinlets are available from the main catalogue, and some dies from Mini Treat Bag Thinlets were also used on the box.

I took inspiration from the small notecard at the bottom right of the promotion picture and made a set of 4 cards with matching envelopes to be gifted in a matching box. This extravagant paper does all the work on this project, paired up with some gold foil words and various hearts.

Celebrate, You and Amazing are available now as a SALE-A-Bration freebie, (Celebrate You, page 17 in the SAB Catty) and I'm able to let you in on the hot news, they'll be in the next Annual catty too, so you could earn them now and get a head start on your projects this year.

Next lovely crew member to check out is the marvelous Mel Pagano

You can share what you have CASEd from pages 18-21 of the Stampin' Up!® Occasions Catalogue on our Facebook page too, we love to see what inspires you.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

March Classes

It's never too early to book in for stamping and card-making classes.  My classes are held at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria.
Cards in the Mail
For orders of $90 or more who choose Lots of Lavender or Party Pandas as the FREE Sale-A-bration pick, I will send you the pieces needed to make two cards with envelopes. This offer is valid through to March 31st
Beginners Class
If you are just starting out, Party Pandas is a easier card with a little stamping and instructions given on how to use a punch. All pieces are cut and scored for you, colour selection, assembling and stamping is up to you. This class is held twice, on Thursday 1st March at 10 am and again at 7pm. Cost is $10 if you make one card, $15 for two and it will take an hour or so of your time.
Edit: Looks like there is a good chance that 10 am class is close to full, can do a 1.30 pm 1st March or 10 am Friday 2nd March.

Advanced Class
This class, Pink....or Not is for the more experienced crafter with a couple of techniques added in. This class involves making 3 cards, with all materials and equipment included for your workshop. It will take 2 -2½ hours and cost $20
Thursday March 15th 7pm - 6 places available
Friday March 16th 7pm - 3places available

 Book for Party Pandas morning or evening, Pink or Not Thursday or Friday by emailing or texting 0417500681 with your name, contact details, and which class you want to participate in.

Shop with me, remember to use the Host Code and you get a share of the bonus products.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Colourful Cockie CI#27

Colour INKspiration has a new colour inspiration for you every fortnight on a Wednesday at 8:00pm. Tonight is that night! The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and love to create cards and the occasional 3D project.

This card was such a lot of fun to put together because it reached a bit beyond my comfort zone. I adore these bright colours, but I tend not to layer on the detail as much as this Bird Banter project.

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Birds and flowers come from Bird Banter, the large letters have been stamped on DSP and hand cut. You could, of course use the Large letter dies and just die cut without stamping. They are part of Happy Celebrations, as is 'Birthday to You'. I used a sprig in silver from Petals & More Thinlets - you'll find them with the Petal Palette suite in the Occasions catalogue. The flower on the Pool Party background is from Lots of Lavender, a SALE-A-Bration favourite.

 These balloons are part of Bird Banter too, and the colouring has been done with Stampin' Blends.

What will you make using Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Island Indigo and Pool Party? You can use very similar colours or just add an embellishment or ribbon the right shade. Don't forget to share it on our Facebook page.
Next stop on this hop is our guest on the design team Hiske MacKay

If you are interested in this opportunity, you can join my team any time that's good for you. However, I must point out that NOW is a particularly good time, because you can order $235 worth of any products on your "wish" list, and pay only $169. Shipping is free on this order, and in addition you get to choose 2 extra stamp sets free (up to a value of $174.00) so I'd be picking a couple of those large expensive sentiment sets like Better Together, Happy Celebrations, Flourishing Phrases, Special Celebrations. Call me if you would like my information.


If you'd just like to purchase Bird Banter, you can shop in my online shop anytime of the day or night. Remember to use the Host Code and I share the bonus with you the next month.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Eclectic Friend

This card was made for an interstate friend of mine. It was fun to experiment with colour and the textured embossing paste.  I coloured the paste with Bermuda Bay from a re-inker bottle, and it is fascinating the variation of colour, almost like it was planned to fade out toward the edge!

Beautiful Bouquet was one of the stars featured here, but the supporting cast was pretty big!!! Birthday Delivery for the greeting inside the oval (doesn't it fit so snuggly?) The Lovely Word Thinlets pair nicely with Stitched Shape Framelits.

Five For All provides a witty verse for the inside of the card. I've found that a useful stamp set since it was introduced in the annual catalogue in June 2016. In the Occasions Catalogue you'll find another clever stamp set, Birthday Wit. I think that will make it onto my next order as I like some non-sentimental sentiments!
If you choose to shop in my online store, and use the Host code, I share the bonuses with you.