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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Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Kylie's International Blog Highlight January 2020

Wow! It's been a long time since I took part in this blog hop! At least 3 years!

Hopefully I will get back into the swing of things and become more regular!!

The theme this month is:  THANKS

I have chosen to use a FREE stamp set from the new Sale-A-Bration catalogue (3 January 2020 until 31 March 2020 or while stock lasts). You can choose a FREE stamp set for every $90 AUD purchase (before shipping and handling)! Who doesn't like something FREE!! If you would like a Sale-A-Bration Catalogue or Mini Catalogue and live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator contact me for a copy by clicking the link https://debmacdowell.stampinup.net 

This is also a fabulous time to join - you get $235 AUD worth of products for $169 AUD PLUS during Sale-A-Bration only, you get all the following FREE!!

So, A new Mini Paper Cutter (they are absolutely fabulous and are only available as part of the Starter Kit), a 15.2cm x 15.2cm Designer Series Paper sampler and your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogues (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded) plus some business supplies!!! As if that is not enough, you'll get it all with FREE SHIPPING!!

If you live in Australia and would like to join my team click on the link https://debmacdowell.stampinup.net

Here is my entry:

How cute are the meercats???!!! They have long been favourites of mine when visiting the zoo or Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. 

I just had to add a hill and a lookout popped up on dimensionals! How often do you see them like this?!! He looks so sweet, I would love to have him as a pet!

The inside of the card just needed a little something to complete it and this little fellow fit the bill!!

Measurements for card front

Smoky Slate card base 29.8cm x 10.5cm
Terracotta Tile 1st layer 12cm x 8.3cm adhered directly to card base
Basic Gray 2nd layer 11.7cm x 8cm adhered directly to 1st layer
Terracotta Tile 3rd layer 6.8cm x 10.5cm set on 2nd layer using dimensionals
Whisper White 4th layer 6.5cm x 10.2cm adhered directly to 3rd layer

Terracotta Tile Label layer used 3rd smallest Stitched Nested Labels die set on 4th layer using dimensionals

Whisper White label layer used 2nd smallest Stitched Nested Labels die set on Terracotta Tile Label layer using mini dimensionals

Meercat on hill set on dimensionals

Hill drawn freehand using Basic Black marker

Measurements for card inside

Terracotta Tile 1st layer 14cm x 10cm adhered directly to inside card base
Basic Gray 2nd layer 13.7cm x 9.7cm adhered directly to 1st layer
Whisper White 3rd layer 13.4cm x 9.4cm adhered directly to 2nd layer

Please remember to leave a comment at the bottom of this post and join in the fun by voting on your favourites (hope you choose mine 😇)  by clicking on the link http://bit.ly/kyliesinternationalhighlightsJanVoteForMeHere

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 

or if you already have a demonstrator, contact them.

Deb xx
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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

December 2019 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.

As it is Christmas month (even though we may have been hearing carols at the shops and seeing Christmas goodies for the last two or three months) I thought I would share a couple of off the page projects I have done.

This one is my take on the one Shelli made and was on the video of Shelli and Sara at Onstage, you can find the video on the Events page on the Stampin'  Up!® website. Thanks Shelli!!

To make the star box you will need to use the largest star shape die from Stitched Stars and cut two.

For the edge of the box you will need a strip measuring 3.8cm x 38cm (you will need two cut from the long side of the A4 to get enough length for each star, so four in all. Make sure you join them on a corner.)

Score at 0.5cm along short edge and every 3.8cm along long edge. Folds every 3.8cm alternate valley and mountain. Cut from edge down to 0.5cm fold line on every 3.8cm fold line and then cut off corners of each of the flaps so they will overlap nicely.

I originally thought that I could use these boxes to put the following Christmas tree decoration in, but I think I need my eyes checked because it was like trying to put a fully grown chicken back in the egg!! 😂😂😂

Anyway, here is my Christmas tree decoration!

My husband was visiting his favourite woodwork shop when we went to Melbourne a couple of weeks ago and found these cedar slices. He knew I was looking for something like these and got some for me! How nice is that?

I initially stamped with StaZon on the raw wood and then coloured with Stampin' Blends but that didn't work as well as I wanted, so I decided to use the fine tip glue pen to seal them first. That worked much better but I did find that I needed to let the StaZon dry for about 30 minutes before trying to use the Stampin' Blends or otherwise they removed the StaZon.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Please leave a comment before you move on to the next blog. You are currently on Deb Macdowell - Inkstability.

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Deb xx