Monday, 20 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Sneak Peek

One of the Demo perks is the opportunity to order from the new catalogue before its released - this way we can create samples and get started on our New Catalogue planning. The next new Catalogue is teamed with Sale-A-Bration the best Stampin' time of the year and let me say its bursting with beautiful goodies.

I decided to use a new set for the current Colour Inkspiration Facebook challenge #CI21 hope you like it.

 
The new set is called Petal Palette and will be available in the Stampin' Up! online store or from your Demonstrator from the 2nd January 2018 - it's really not that far away! It is available bundled with coordinating Petals & More thinlits and there's some pretty funky shapes in there.
 
 
The colours we needed to work with and the inspiration picture the palette came from. There is a Blog Hop with the design team members and you can check it out HERE
 
 
 
 
Want to play along? The Facebook group can be found HERE with a different colour challenge each fortnight.
 

Courtenay
 
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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Christmas Gift Packaging, Gift Card Holder - SBTD Nov Blog hop


Welcome to our SBTD November blog Hop. We are a small group of 12 Demonstrators from around the world - you are currently visiting Australia.

We are focusing on Gift packaging - with Christmas so close its time to start preparing. In our family we often give the bigger kids Gift Cards - especially ITunes cards so this is perfect to make it that little bit more special. Today I am following another of Dawn Griffiths YouTube video tutorials to make the 'card'. You can watch the video HERE - I love that she speeds bits up so that her videos are quick and easy to watch.


Cut Card and DSP (all measurements in inches)

Colour 1 (Cherry Cobbler)
Base 4 1/4 x 11 (score in half and then at 2 3/4)
Inner Piece 3 1/2 x 9 (score in half)


Whisper White
4 x 21/2 one
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 cut two


DSP (pattern 1)
4 x 2 1/2
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 cut one of each


DSP (pattern 2)
3 1/4 x 1 cut 2


Tools
2" Circle punch
1 1/2" Circle punch
1 3/4" Layering Circles scallop to frame (use a scrap of Glimmer paper)



 
So before sticking the small circle on the front hold the card flat and then add your dimensionals just below the top piece that folds over the front - that way you won't stick the front down wonky and the circle close mechanism will work well.


Thanks heaps for hopping by, below the hop participant list is a list of the goodies you will need to make this card. Please continue to hop around with Tashana up next, I always love to see what she has in store for us and she is using some of my most favourite DSP.

 
 


1.       Rachel Pine 
2.       Karie Beglau 
3.       Judi Anderson 
4.       Susan Simpson
5.       Tricia Butts
6.       Lyndsay LaRae Carara
7.       Courtenay Heuston
8.       Tashana Lundy
9.       Carly Middleton
11.   Vicky Thompson  

 
 Shopping list - add a trimmer, dimensionals and adhesive from your stash.

 Courtenay
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Australia On Stage Live with Courtenay Heuston Bird Banter Sneak Peek!

Hi I'm Courtenay a Stampin' Up Demonstrator in Australia and this has been an amazing week for me and my family.
My eldest daughter finished High School and had her formal - next day I headed to Melbourne for the November 2017 On Stage Local event - bonus this bag of nerves got to product spotlight the new Bird Banter Stamp set from the Upcoming 2018 Occasions Catalogue!
The start of the show was not me but Roy! He is my super cheeky and very noisy Cockatoo.

This is Roy
 


Roy was super impressed with the Cockatoo stamp and I fell in love with the balloon!
I used the Cockatoo stamp and embossed the Crushed Curry card for a textured background before using the large letters for my page title. I used the Perfect Days Memories & More Pack in my pockets and the Bird Banter stamp set to compliment my photos.

 

 
 
Because Roy has so many friends come to visit - not only do I get no passion fruit off my vine but I have some extra mouths that demand to be fed! I used a piece of copy paper to mask the front Cockatoos so I could stamp the back row. they are coloured with the new Stampin' Blends but the markers and watercolour pencils would also work.
 
 
 
I have a heap more sample to photograph and share over the coming weeks so pop back frequently to see what's new - Happy Stampin' everyone.
 
 
 
 
Courtenay

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Monday, 6 November 2017

Santa's Sleigh Christmas Reindeer Greeting Card.

Squeal its getting closer are you ready yet - I love Christmas and get super excited once I start seeing the decorations go up in the shops - hubby on the other hand!
I usually make my Christmas cards all the same all in one go like a bi production line but not this year. This year I have been having regular Stamp a Stacks with 3 of the cards being Christmas cards so 30 of mine are already done - only 70 more to go - wow I think I had better get a shuffle on! I think I need to do a heap of this one because I just love it and know my friends will also.
 
 
 
I love the set Santa's Sleigh and have got a heap of use from it over this and last year. My ladies also love it because of the versatility of the set especially with the matching Framelits.
I used the 'Eat Drink and be Merry' from the Merry Little Labels set in the Holiday catalogue for the inside.




 Shopping list to make this card

Courtenay
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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Memories & More - GSF Bloghop 15: Anything but cards


Welcome back for a Global Stamping Friends Blog hop - this months brief was 'Anything but cards' so I have chosen to add some Memories & More pages to my albums. Please don't judge I am way behind and after13 years - 3 kids - through these mmm lets say not fun to scrapbook coloured school uniforms I am so glad my youngest has moved to High School!

Did you hop here from MemoryINKers? Karie always has great projects to share doesn't she and her snowfalake Christmas tree is no exception? Please continue to hit the next button below and see what everyone else has to show us there's some amazingly talented people in the big wide web world.

Our little school has a tradition of the leaving kids ringing the old school bell and my Miss T was super excited about it. They run the last school assembly for the year with some crazy skits, get their shirts defaced with love from their friends and the mothers cry whilst taking a bucket load of photos - well this one did anyway!



I cut this big card down as I love the saying and it was so appropriate for this last day of primary school for my youngest daughter. I have combined 2 of our Memories & More packs to make these pages - the Perfect Days Pack and the Color Theory Pack- both available in the Annual Catalogue.



Thank you for popping on past please hit the next button to see Ellen's beautiful Christmas decorations.


7.  Courtenay Heuston You are Here
 


 With scraps from my stash, large letters, large numbers and a sharpie I used these goodies to make my pages. 
Courtenay

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