Tuesday, 11 February 2020

February 2020 Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Training Program 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.

Whether you are starting here or have come from another blog, there is a link list below this post to all of the blogs.

Please take the time to check out all the inspirational ideas that are available and leave a comment as a way of showing your support.

This month I decided to do a series of cards showcasing the Beautiful Moments stamp set. The set was inspired by Jacque Williams - Million Sales Achiever and can be found in the current Mini Catalogue! Thank you so much Jacque!! This is such a beautiful set and I find it so versatile - these cards practically made themselves!

Since I often struggle to use my DSP, my aim was to put on my big girl pants and just use it!! I was so happy with the way they turned out! What do you think?

I think they would make a lovely gift for a host or be fabulous for a 3 card class! #loveitchopit definitely helped! Thanks Kylie!!

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

 Card Measurements (A4)

Card 1        Card base          29.8cm x 10.5cm
                  Front strip         14.9cm x 4.5cm
                  Image mat        9.5cm x 7.5cm
                  Image               9cm x 7cm
                  Greeting mat     8cm x 2.5cm
                  Greeting            7.5cm x 2cm
                  Inside layer       14.5cm x 10cm
                  Inside strip        14.5cm x 2cm

Card 2        Card base          29.8cm x 10.5cm
                  Front DSP          10.5cm x 8.5cm
                  Image mat         8cm x 6cm
                  Image                7.5cm x 5.5cm
                  Inside layer        14.5cm x 10cm

Card 3         Card base          29.8cm x 10.5cm
                  Front strips         14.9cm x 2.5cm (2) & 14.9cm x 1.7cm
                  Image mat          8cm x 5.5cm
                  Image                 7.6cm x 5.1cm
                  Greeting              6cm x 2cm
                  Inside layer         14.5cm x 10cm

List of products is at the end of the blog.

You are currently on my page - Deb Macdowell - Inkstability and I hope you will leave a comment. Please check out all the other fabulous creations by clicking on the following links:

Deb xx

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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Kylie's International Blog Highlight February 2020

This month the theme is: Thank You!

When I was trying to decide what to make for this blog hop, I noticed a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock laying on the table with a Stitched Star die cut out on one side. As it was about the size of a card front I had two main options: either use it for other die cuts or make it the card front.

Guess which I chose to do??........lol

As it was the size of a card front and I wanted a border around it, I decided to cut it down. I cut 0.5cm off the long edge and then thought about what I was going to put behind the cut out. I had an off cut of Noble Peacock Foil Sheets in Pretty Peacock and so the decision was made! I decided to use Tombow Multi Liquid Glue to attach the foil to the back of the Whisper White card stock. As my glue was nearly empty I had to just about shake my arm off to get it to flow, so while adhering the foil, I also added the glue to the rest of the Whisper White card stock! When that glue is nearly empty you just keep on adding it when it IS working!!

Now I had a quandary! I had wanted to cut off another 0.5cm along the short edge but now it had glue all over it I couldn't! I had also been thinking that I would have the Whisper White layer mounted on dimensionals......whoopsy!! Unless I wanted to waste it all, it had to be stuck down - so my card layout was born!

Add a couple of stamps in Memento Black - one from By the Dock and one from Music from the Heart - some bling in the way of sequins and the card was done!

On the inside I stamped the flowers from Special Someone and coloured them with our watercolour pencils.

The stamp sets I used for this card came from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue. 

Making mistakes can help make a good card. So, don't worry about making mistakes, just go with the flow and let the universe help you make your card!!!

Measurements for card front

Basic Black card base 29.8cm x 10.5cm
Noble Peacock Foil Sheet 9cm x 9cm adhered directly to Whisper White layer
Whisper White layer 10cm x 14.9cm adhered directly to card base

Measurements for card inside

Whisper White layer 14cm x 10cm adhered directly to inside card base

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Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous cards and blogs too!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and if you are in Australia you can purchase any of these products from me by clicking on the link https://debmacdowell.stampinup.net or if you already have a demonstrator, contact them.

Deb xx

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

January 2020 Blog Hop

Happy New Year to you all!!

For my fellow Aussies, I hope you have stayed safe during this last month, especially those impacted by the latest bushfires. We have been on the edge of them, but fortunately have not gone past the watch and act level. For all others, I hope you have also been safe during the last month.

Our climate has certainly been changing in all parts of the world and whether you believe in climate change or not, it definitely has been sending some extreme weather conditions!

On a happier note, it's time for our monthly blog hop with:

There is no theme for this blog hop except to use all current Stampin' Up!® products.

For me, I couldn't resist using the gorgeous Little Ladybug which you can achieve for FREE as a host during Sale-A-Bration! Isn't she just the cutest little bug!!! 

A great little tip is to use a light neutral colour (smoky slate, sahara sand etc) to outline your stamped image - it really helps it to POP!!

I also used Shimmery Crystal Effects on the flower and the ladybug wings.

Card Measurements

Card base:         10.5cm x 29.8cm
Front layer 1:     10.5cm x 4cm
Front layer 2:     10cm x 8cm then cut down to 3.5cm
Inside layer 1:    10cm x 14.5cm
Inside layer 2:    9.5cm x 14cm

I added the ladybug last but you could include her when stamping the flower image on Front layer 2.

You are currently on the page of Deb Macdowell - Inkstability - Australia. Please make sure you see all the other inspirational entries by clicking on the links below, you won't be disappointed! So many talented people!

I have added a list of all products used to make my card below. Don't forget if you see anything you would like and you are in Australia, you can order from my store: https://debmacdowell.stampinup.net/ by clicking on the hyperlink or by clicking on the Shop Now 24/7 image in the side bar. If you already have a demonstrator, please order from them.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog! Please don't leave without adding a comment at the end of this entry.

Deb xx

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