INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP

Thursday 22 February 2018

 
 
 
Welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. You may have arrived from Janneke's gorgeous blog or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. There's a complete list at the bottom to check out all the inspirational projects created by the team.
 
The theme this month is "Take Inspiration" from our Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop Header! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone creates.
 
 
I love all the colours in our logo so I enjoyed creating a card using them. I chose the feathers from the Just Add Colour Specialty Designer Series Paper - I have used every feather in this paper! And as I've said before this DSP is so forgiving when it comes to colouring, you can go over and over again!
 
The colours I've used for the feathers are: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy and So Saffron, with the Just for You from the Watercolor Wings stamped in Basic Black.
 
The black and white striped paper along the edge is the Petal Passion DSP. I've also used some Linen Thread and three Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
 
 
To create some shadowing at the bottom of the feathers I drew underneath them with the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil then used my Aqua Painter to blend it.
 
Enjoy the hop, next up is my talented team mate Elaine Johnson - make sure you hop around everyone, you won't want to miss any! 
 
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CELEBRATE SALE•A•BRATION

Wednesday 21 February 2018

 
 
Hello and welcome to our International Blog Highlights for the month of February. I am among Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world being highlighted by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to vote for my project.

The theme this month is "Favourite Sale-a-bration or Occasions Catalogue Products". It was hard to chose my favourite as I love practically everything in these catalogues - based on the stash in my craftroom!
 

The Tutti-Frutti DSP is one of my favourite Designer Series Paper, I think because it's fun and fresh. I've teamed it with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies which are going to be carrying on into the next Annual Catalogue!


And here's a close up of each card.


I couldn't decide which colour way I like the most so I decided to make two cards!
 
The "celebrate" has been covered glue from the Fine-Tip Glue Pen - it gives it a great shine! Both cards have very similar elements, just a few different embellishments.
 
Thanks for stopping by today. If you like my card please pop over to Kylie Bertucci's blog (using the link below) to vote for me. I really would appreciate it

The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop - how much fun would that be?
 
 
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CASEING THE CATTY #166 PAINTED WITH LOVE

Sunday 18 February 2018 


Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the Painted with Love Suite, pages 18-21. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid's blog, you may have come from Rose's lovely blog or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. Make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post to continue on the hop - you won't want to miss any!
 
 
This Suite is perfect for those "love" cards which doesn't mean Valentines Day only! My husband says "but it's Valentines everyday" haha!
 
I've chosen to case the Tiny Treat Box at the front. And as it's apparently Valentines Day here everyday I've made a gift for my husband!
 

My friend, and fellow team member Maria, will be wondering what's wrong with me - yes I've used purple - well Elegant Eggplant to be precise! We joke how I love the aqua and blue colours and she loves the purples so I hope she's sitting down when she sees this!
 
It was the Hershey's Kisses that determined my colour choice. For the belly band I used Washi Tape from the Pick a Pattern pack and a piece of Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to tie around the box.
 
 
The Truly Tailored stamp was coloured with Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Makers and then cut out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I then added a matt of Elegant Eggplant and some Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine to tie it to the ribbon. This was such a quick and easy project to make and I think Elegant Eggplant might be growing on me!
 
We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/
 

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Next up is my talented friend Rachel - just click on the Next blog button below.
 
http://stampinpals.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/painted-with-love-ctc166.html
 
 
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STAMPIN' DREAMS BLOG HOP

Thursday 15 February 2018

 
 
 
Hello and welcome to the latest Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. If you are hopping with us today you may have arrived from Kim Oliver's lovely blog or if you are just starting here there's a list at the end of this post to continue on the hop. I hope you enjoy my card which I've created using our latest theme of "Colouring".
 
 
I've chosen "water colouring" for my card as I love its translucent and luminous appearance. Stampin' Up! have lots colouring options, many of which we'll be showcasing on our hop.
 
 
The Amazing You stamp set and co-ordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies from the Sale•A•Bration Brochure are very popular and made creating my card easy.
 
I started by spreading water from my Aqua Painter in the shape of "amazing" on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock then added Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay Ink in splodges until it merged and I was happy with how it looked. Then I squeezed a tiny amount of the ink up into my Aqua Painter and splattered it onto the card - once with the Pacific Point and then with the Bermuda Bay.
 
 
"You are simply" was stamped in Pacific Point ink.
 
 
I stuck a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and cut the word "amazing" out four times, I then layered them on top of each other. The Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets make this sooooo easy!
 
A few Iridescent Sequin dotted around give my card a little sparkle and finish it off!
 
Make sure you check out the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale•A•Bration Brochure - they are full of lots of gorgeous new products.
 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope the project you've seen here has inspired you and brightened your day. Please make your way around the hop - you won't want to miss any! 
 
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CASEING THE CATTY #165 SALE•A•BRATION

Sunday 11 February 2018


 
Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the Sale•A•Bration Brochure. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid's blog, you may have come from my lovely friend Sandra's blog or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. Make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post to continue on the hop - you won't want to miss any!
 
 
The Sale•A•Bration Brochure has lots of new inspiration to CASE and, of course, there are lots of free products and three different ways to earn them!
 
I'm caseing the card above (right hand top) from page 16 from the Sale•A•Bration catalogue.
 
 
My card uses the Perennial Birthday stamp set and I've stamped the images in Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay. The card base is from the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes set in the Sale•A•Bration catalogue and the "You" is from the Celebrate You Thinlits. The mini striped ribbon is in Lemon Lime Twist.
 
A bit of fussy cutting, some Basic Rhinestone Jewels and Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine bring my card together.
 
We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Next up is my talented friend Monique - just click on the Next blog button below.
 
https://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com/2018/02/ctc-165-eastern-palace-meets-sab-kit.html
 
 
 
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OSAT DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART BLOG HOP

Thursday 8 February 2018

 
Hello and welcome to my blog. This month the OSAT team are showcasing "heart" projects! You may have arrived here from my fabulous Australian friend Jessie Holton or if you have just started you can navigate through the hop by clicking on the links of the other design team members at the bottom of this post. 

 
For this month's project I've chosen the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes from the Sale•A•Bration Brochure and the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalogue.

 
The heart is cut from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and has a tiny piece of a doily under a Clear Faceted Gem and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel stuck to it.

 
Using Dimensionals I've stuck it to a square and then layered that onto another square cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits with some Silver Metallic Thread poking out from under it. The Sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set and has been stamped in Real Red.


These hearts have also been cut from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I've glued them to several layers of hearts to give them a thickness of about 3mm (⅛").  They've also got the tiny piece of a doily under a Clear Faceted Gem and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel stuck to it. I've used the 3.2mm (⅛") Handheld Circle Punch to create a hole which I've thread Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine through.

 
I've added my little heart to my "heart wall" which is in my laundry. You're probably thinking it's a funny place to have it but I see it everyday!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy our hop which is full of lots of fabulous "heart" inspiration.
 
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CASEING THE CATTY #164 OCCASION KITS 15-17

Sunday 4 February 2018

 
 
Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the Occasion Kits, pages 15-17. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid's blog, you may have come from Megan's blog or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. Make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post to continue on the hop - you won't want to miss any!
 
 
I love the Stampin' Up!® kits, they are all-inclusive pre-cut card making kits with instructions, embellishments and everything needed to make beautiful hand made cards.
 
 
The Perennial Birthday Project Kit is my favourite and I'm actually onto my second kit. I think they make fabulous gifts especially the box - it's super cute!
 
 
For the card base I've used one of the Tutti-Frutti Cards and if it looks smaller it is! I've cut it down to the size of a notecard - 8.9cm x 12.7cm. I stamped the flower image and sentiment and cut it with an oval Stitched Shape Framelit. I did stamp the flower and leaves again, fussy cut and glued over the original one to give it some dimension.

 
The gold ends are actually from the stickers that come with the Love Today Planner kit but you could easily make these from Gold Foil Sheets. I also had some of the Dapper Denim Solid Baker's Twine left over from the kit but you could use the Dapper Denim Baker's Twine from the Annual Catalogue.
 
We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Next up is my talented friend Mel - just click on the Next blog button below.
 
http://mypaperoasis.com/2018/02/ctc-164-occasions-kits-petal-palette/
 
 
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LOTS OF LAVENDER: TUTORIAL BUNDLE DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP

Friday 2 February 2018


Welcome to our Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for February! Each month I hop with this fabulous group of 12 demonstrators from around the world who create an amazing bundle of tutorials. This month we have a special guest joining us - Natalie Rothwell O'Shea. Natalie is a very successful Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator in the United Kingdom and it's such a pleasure having her join us.


The tutorials are based on current products available in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and have both metric and imperial measurements so wherever you are in the world you can purchase and create these exclusive projects. We will be showcasing a project using the same bundle as in our tutorial. It isn't the same project, the projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.
 
The Tutorial Bundle is $20NZ or place an order over $50NZ this month with me to receive this month's tutorial for free.

February's tutorials have been created using products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue which runs from 3 January - 31 March 2018. This is full of lots of new and exciting Stampin' Up!® products that can be earned for free. More details below.


 
Lots of Lavender is a pretty floral set with lots of possibilities. You can either use the stamps to create a watercolour effect or you can colour them in yourself - perfect for those stampers who are nervous about their colouring in skills!  

 
I love covering containers, boxes, actually anything that can be covered! This is a drinking chocolate tin and it's lined with silver foil. I'm sure wherever you are in the world there'll be something similar you can use!
 
The tin has been covered in Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper with a thin strip of Pool Party Cardstock. A mixture of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Tear & Tape Adhesive work well to keep the DSP permanently stuck to the container.
 

I've stamped the outline stamp in Basic Black and then stamped over the flowers and leaves in Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz. The ribbon has been stamped in Pool Party then I've added a bow in Pool Party Solid Baker's Twine. A little piece of a doily, some Silver Metallic Thread and a few Basic Rhinestones add some sparkle to this pencil holder. 


And here's a sneak peek of what is included in this months tutorial bundle:


To purchase the Tutorial for $20NZD click here:
 
Next on the hop is my lovely and talented friend Cheryll Miller.
 
https://senseofwhimsy.com.au/2018/02/03/heartfelt-blooms-february-star-tutorial-bundle-blog-hop/

 Please visit each of the incredible All Star Designers:
 
 
 
WHAT IS SALE•A•BRATION 
 
Sale•A•Bration is an annual Stampin' Up! event which offers a range of amazing products for FREE. There are three different ways to earn free products during Sale•A•Bration - shop, join and host!
 




There are so many fabulous and exciting products in the new 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the Sale•A•Bration Brochure and they're available from 3 January 2018!

 
Please contact me if you're in New Zealand and you'd like to know more - angela.frank00@gmail.com or 027 422 4023.
 

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