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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

January 2019 Blog Hop - Kylie's Demonstrator Training


Hello again!

Gosh the last month went fast! I was going to be so organised this month but no.....scrambling to get my post done in time for the blog hop again 😲😂😂


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This month I thought I would use one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets (don't forget these are FREE)! Who doesn't like a freebie! Just spend AU$90 on any products from the Annual or Occasions Catalogues and you too can choose a product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue! Want more than one? - you can - for every AU$90 you can choose one!!! How's that for a fabulous reward??!!

The stamp set I have used is So Hoppy Together. Such a cute set!




I think we all need reminding, at times, that we CAN do anything! I thought of this little frog trying to catch those pesky bugs but not being tall enough.........thinking outside the square earned him the biggest bug! Clever froggy!!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Don't forget to check out the other blogs - just follow the links!

Cheers

Deb xx




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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop December 2018

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog. Today I am participating in:


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For this blog hop the only requirement is to use current Stampin' Up!® product. While this is great, it can make it difficult to decide what to do! This month I have used a house warming present we received as my inspiration. Some people got together to give us a special house number for our new home. Absolutely gorgeous!!



So, because we were given this beautifully designed metal artwork by a group, I wanted to send them thank you cards that, while similar, were also individual.

Let me know what you think of them!






As you can see, they are all slightly different. The inside of all of them is the same:


Don't forget to stop by all the other blogs too! So many wonderful ideas!

Cheers

Deb xx


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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop November 2018

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Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop November 2018


Thank you for joining us again for our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop! We are all part of a training program which has the sole purpose of improving our Stampin' Up!® businesses and learn from top Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world. Please be sure to 'HOP' all the way around to all of the projects on this Blog Hop, there is a list at the bottom of the page that will help you to make your way around all the blog posts and gain so much inspiration.

These are the cards I made for swaps at OnStage on the weekend using current Stampin' Up!® products. I was so happy with how they turned out that I decided to include them here!



Firstly I stamped the kangaroo and rhinoceros in soft suede on gray granite cardstock. The card itself is whisper white and I have used call me clover and pineapple punch for the top mats which are on dimensionals. I got some brooch pins from Spotlight and attached them to the back of the kangaroo and rhinoceros with the fine tip glue pen and also coated the fronts of the animals with the fine tip glue pen.

The frog on the branch was stamped in memento and coloured with markers using gray granite on the twigs and lemon lime twist on the leaves. The frog was coloured with a call me clover marker and then sealed with a fine tip glue pen.

The greeting was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with black.

I used framelits to cut out the animals and branch and added dimensionals to make them 'pop'.

The colours used for the background of the rhino were:

Night of Navy, Blueberry Bliss, Pacific Point, Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Sea Foam.

The colours used for the background of the kangaroo were:

Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Pineapple Punch and Daffodil Delight.

I have added a video of how to do the 'Rainbow Technique', I hope you find it helpful.






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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop October 2018

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Thank you for joining us for our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop! We are all part of a training program which has the sole purpose of improving our Stampin' Up!® businesses and learn from top Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world. Please be sure to 'HOP' all the way around to all of the projects on this Blog Hop, there is a list at the bottom of the page that will help you to make your way around all the blog posts and gain so much inspiration.

This is the card I made for our hop today using current Stampin' Up!® products -



I decided to use multiple embossing powders for this card. Simply stamp your image in VersaMark and then sprinkle your embossing powders (one at a time) over different areas. It is fine for them to overlap. I use a plastic straw for doing this as it allows you to pick up a small amount of powder and you can place it fairly accurately just by tapping the straw lightly.

Thank you so much for being part of our blog hop today! We really hope that you gain lots of ideas and inspiration that will help you create amazing things. You are currently at my blog - Deb Macdowell.  So check the list below to see who is next in the list. Make sure you don't miss any!!

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Friday, 5 August 2016

Closed until further notice

Due to unexpected circumstances, this blog will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Thank you to my visitors. I am fine, I just am unable to blog for now.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 17

Today's inspiration came from two sources. Thanks to the lovely Kylie Bertucci who has been kind enough to share her video on how to make her beautiful card using Thoughtful Branches and thanks also to the lovely Pam Jorgensen who shared her card using Thoughtful Branches on Facebook. I have combined your cards and added my own twist!






I had to try Kylie's card too, just because I love it!!





Until tomorrow!


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 16

I decided to make a card using the guidelines from two of the challenge sites today.


If you would like to see the cards designed by the GDP Design Team or the other entries, click here.

If you would like to see the cards the Paper Players Design Team have added or the other entries click here.

When I saw that #GDP047 was a nautical theme and #PP306 was a Tic Tac Toe and I could use masculine, CAS and enamel dots, it made sense to me to make a card that would fit for both challenges.





Thanks for looking - please leave a comment - it really helps to keep me motivated!!

Until tomorrow!





Monday, 1 August 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 15

Well, the weather here is dull and gray which started me thinking about colour combinations for today's card. I decided on Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Basic Black as my colour pallette. Some could say they are boring colours to have together, but I wanted them to show warmth - something we all need in cold, wet weather!!

I saw a video on the weekend and have used that as my inspiration for the style of card. The video was by Sherry at www.stampedtreasures.com - so thanks Sherry!






Until tomorrow!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 14

Half way - hmmm, wonder if that means I am half way to a new habit, or if it should already be a habit now?

For some reason today I had the following lines stuck in my head:

"The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea 
   In a beautiful pea-green boat"

It should, therefore, be no surprise as to my theme!


I had fun trying out a couple of different techniques and products. Firstly, I used the roundish solid stamp from Swirly Birds to make the moon. Then I masked the moon and used the new sponge brayer to do the sky. I also used one of the Timeless Texture stamps, stamped several times in several different colours to make the sea. Finally, I used an aqua painter and So Saffron stamp pad to make a moonbeam in the water. I have to say, I was pretty happy with the result!

Here is a list of the rest of the products needed to make the card:



Until tomorrow!


Saturday, 30 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 13

Almost half way!! YAY!!

I find it very difficult to make a card every day without casing Pinterest. I have been good though. If they are similar to any on Pinterest, it is completely unintentional. I do try to always give credit for any inspiration I get from another source.

I have a warped sense of humour and my card today reflects that. I hope you can see the fun in it!





Until tomorrow!


Friday, 29 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 12

I was going to do another version of yesterday's card, but I have had a busy day and needed something quick and easy!

I think this will be great at my class stack next week too!



Until tomorrow!