Saturday, 19 August 2017

Stamper's By The Dozen - August Hop - New Catalogue Sneek Peak from Australia!




Welcome to our first hop together - 12 ladies spread across the globe that love to stamp and create. If you have hopped here from Lindsay's blog welcome, if you one of my regulars welcome back, if you found me by pure luck Hello and welcome to you as well. However you have landed here on my blog you are in for a treat - we are sneak peaking at the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue so please click that next button below to see what Tashana has to share also.

So a big box of new goodies arrived and I was very restrained - I will say 1st the first time I have purchased Halloween and Harvest sets! But I can only pick one thing to share - this time!


Be Merry Ornament Kit

Available September 1st 2017!


 

 
 You are going to love the ornaments that you can make with the "Be Merry Kit". They are divine and there's 12 of them in the kit - six of each colour/design. There is gorgeous Old Olive (Green) and Real Red glimmer paper as well as matching green and red shimmery tulle. Hang them on your tree or even use them as gift tags on your packages - if using as gift tags there is even a white backing circle to pop your greeting on.

 
You will need a hot glue gun, Stampin' Dimensionals and Fine-Tip Glue to complete the kit.

As with all Stampin' Up! kits, tips and instructions are included.

 
 
Finished Ornament size 10.2cm.
 
This would be a great project to make with a group of friends! Stampin' Up! have created a great clip to show you more including assembling the rosettes.




This is not the only kit available in the Seasonal Catalogue - keep your eyes pealed for the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit - it makes 20 Christmas cards and has a great stamp set that goes with it.





Now that's enough from me for now please hop on over to Tashana's Blog to see what goodies she fell in love with on her search through the Seasonal Catalogue.
 
 

http://www.honeybeesstampinghive.com/2017/08/stampers-by-dozen-blog-hop-august-2017.html?fref=gc

1.      Rachel Pine
2.      Karie Beglau
3.      Judi Anderson
4.      SusanSimpson
5.      TriciaButts
6.      LyndsayLaRae Carara
7.      Courtenay Heuston
8.      Tashana Lundy
9.      Carly Middleton
10.  Sharleen Luciano
11.  Vicky Thompson
12.  Anastasia Radloff


 Just add a glue gun to this short list of goodies to make 12 of these beautiful Rosettes.

Courtenay

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

With Love and Hugs Wood Words Sympathy Card

I've pulled out Wood Words again today to make this 'Thinking of you" card for one of mums friends. My mum is not a pink fan or even a flower card fan but her friend is making this card perfect for her.


I have used Berry Burst as my pink colour of choice then teamed it with old olive for a little greenery.
The flowers are coloured using the blender pen to give some variation to the petals. the sentiment is coloured with markers. If you only have the markers colour a little on a clear block then use that ink with your blender pen to colour the flowers.




I have used the nesting Circles and the Stitched framelits to pop the sentiment on and I have popped them higher with dimensionals. there is some fine silver thread added to the back of the circle - oh and the easiest way I find to add the tread is pop snail adhesive on, stick the thread to that then add the dimensionals after.




Courtenay

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Want to make your own? You will need your trimmer, adhesives and general card making tools plus these extra goodies.

 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

   
 
 Time is precious in this home as with any home and its often the things I want to do for myself that get forgotten or left undone. In saying that I am yet to finish scrapping our trip to Hawaii in January.
I head off on a weekend away twice a year so I get most of it don't then - I develop photos like a mad lady leading up to our weekends - so have photos galore to play with!

The Memories & More range from Stampin' Up! makes it super easy and quick to get those photos into an album - this I love!

 

A little bit of background - My little family consists of me (Courtenay) my hubby Tony, my 3 girls Eilish, Maeve and Tara. We often trip with my Aunt Lorri, usually to some amazing places! This ttrip we went to Hawaii for 13 days (I have about 5500 photos!). We cruised on the Pride of America then hung out on the Main Island in Waikiki. These photos are part of one day - a Day trip that covered most of the Island in 9 hrs with a local guide - Gary.
We had a massive to 'Go, See, Do' list and let me say all bar one thing got ticked off that list - that being my youngest daughters 'need' for shaved ice! I seriously think I could do another 6-8 pages from this day alone.
 
 
The journaling is what takes me the extra time - I have a heap of notes that I took and recorded along the way (I do love the 'take a note Siri' function on the iPhone) so that makes it a little easier.
 



I have used the Color Theory Memories & More pack - it goes a long way when I use it since I am so photo heavy. I have also used some of the cards for card fronts which adds to the versatility of this pack. The pages don't only need the cards on them and as you can see on this tree hugging spread I have made the most of our new Lovely Words Thinlits. Hugging these trees was a big deal for my Aunt so we made it super fun for us all - let me take the time to say the tree photos do not do this bark justice - it was an amazing colour!




These 4 pages took less than an hour - I take me ages to document (funny since I'm a Midwife and all we do is document - maybe that's the problem - oh I don't know).
I am also known in the family for taking heaps of photos so there's only ever a few spaces on my pocket pages. This album is a work in progress and I have a ton of notes to make my life easier when I get the time to scrap.

I hope you like this small glimpse into my family and our super special holiday.
Thanks for visiting please hop on over to Jessica's blog to see what she has to share with us.

http://www.jessbcreativecardiology.com/2017/08/scrapbooking-global-august-blog-hop.html


Blog Hop Participant List:

2. Megan Lenske
3. Peta Stephen
4. Lisa Henderson
5. Pam Poli
6. Courtenay Heuston
7. Jessica Brigden
8. Karie Beglau
9. Simone Meye
10. Lisa Gibson
11. Michelle Veller
12. Cheryl Algie
13. Beth Rush
14. Josie Dean
15. Kelly Leese
16. Stesha Bloodhart
17. Virginia Porta  
18. Kerstin Klar
19. Joanne Hodge
20. Christine Alward
21. Monika Lenkeit Davis
22. Jenny Hall
23. Lou Kitzelman



 The Memories & More Pack and the few other goodies used on this page. 
   Courtenay
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Lift Me Up Cloud Nine Birthday Card


I was playing with backgrounds, the new glossy (Some say returning but I didn't get any before) card and the Embossing Paste. It was a bonus it was my Brother-In-Laws birthday (actually both of them but you will see Pauls card  next week) and I needed a bloke card!
 
 

For this card I started with the glossy card then Versa Marked the balloons and clouds straight onto the white card. I did let it dry a little but the YouTube videos I have seen say that you don't really need to. What I did find is that the sponge takes the versa Mark off so the sponge brayer was heaps better. I used 3 different blue inks to give sky variation.
I had the background ready then started another project (mmm I have so many UFO's) with the Embossing Paste and thought why not add more 'fluffy' clouds!


So here it is again a bit closer - didn't hear from the BIL so not sure if he liked it but I know I had fun making it and my hubby thought it was cool!



 You will need these items as well as your card stock - I have used Basic Black and Crushed Curry then built from there. The balloon is coloured with bits from my scrap bucket. I used Memento for my sentiment and you need to let it dry a little longer than normal.



Courtenay

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