Tuesday, 14 July 2020

July 2020 Monthly Team 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.

Who else has an idea that pops into their head (for a card) and half way through decides that it isn't working and changes it? That's what happened to me when I was making these cards. 

Firstly, I knew I needed to make a birthday card and thought I would use the Split Card Technique. I chose Ornate Style for my image. Once I had coloured it and cut it in half, I thought it needed some black to help it pop. That still didn't do it for me, so I added some champagne foil. Still not happy I had the bright idea of cutting part of the image out (overhang technique). Now I was beginning to like them but something still wasn't right. THEN........due to a C.R.A.F.T. moment (Can't Remember A Flaming Thing) I got all enthused and cut too much off the height of the right hand split. Now I had a dilemma! While the one with the raccoon looked fine, the other one looked lost in a portrait format. Finally, one last light bulb flashed and I decided to make it a landscape layout! YAY!!! All good!!


You are at my blog - Deb Macdowell - Inkstability. Please click on any of the links in the list below to get inspiration from some or all of the other demonstrators from around the world!

At the end of this blog entry there is a list of the products used to make my cards. You can order any of these products from my 24 hour shop by clicking on the shop with me link in the right hand column.

Deb xx

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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Beautiful World July 2020

It's time for another blog hop!

Today I'm hopping with:

As usual, the theme is:    Thanks

As you can see, I have chosen the Beautiful World bundle for my project this time. This is such a versatile set and just about makes the card on its own! 

I know a lot of people struggle with masculine cards and I think this one is just fabulous for all those wonderful fellas in your life!!! Definitely a must have in my opinion!

The instructions for making one of these 'bay window' style cards can be found on my 5th May 2020 blog post or by clicking the following link: 


Once you start using this bundle you will find it hard to stop! Here is another card I made using it.

A simple card, but easy and fun!

Don't forget there is a list at the end of this post of all the product used to make my card.

Please join in the fun and vote for your favourite cards. Simply click on the vote for me image below and vote for your favourite 5 entries by clicking on the heart in the top right hand corner of each entry. If you click on the entry itself, you will be taken to that entrant's blog post. Please take the time to visit the other blogs and leave a comment so we know you have visited.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. Please leave a comment.

Deb xx

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Favourite Stampin' Up!® Bundle July 2020

How excited am I! I was lucky enough to win the StampingPals Challenge #3 and have been invited to be their guest designer this month!!

I have chosen the Good Morning Magnolia bundle as my favourite.

I particularly like the way it turned out using a technique where the image is gold embossed and then you 'paint' the flower with whisper white ink and then add petal pink ink with a dauber once the whisper white ink is dry. I'm not sure what this technique is called, but it was lots of fun and really easy to do!

Please check out all the different projects on this month's blog and leave a comment too!

Deb xx