Rooted in Nature


Today’s card is one we created in our Technique Class using the Stamparatus.  Have you grabbed one for yourself?  There is so much you can do with this that I wonder how we got along without it.  Stampin’ Up! have brought out lots of accessories to go with this great too, so be sure to check them all out.

The layout is actually one I recreated from about 6 years ago.  Mind you, it looks totallyRooted-in-Nature-4---Inside different to the original, but you may be seeing lots more old layouts but with a brand new look.

We created the Reflection or Mirror Image using the Stamparatus.  How easy does it look?

We used the Rooted in Nature Bundle which includes the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set & the Nature’s Roots Framelits.

Today is also the last day to grab your share of all the Papers from the 2018 Catalogue.  Be sure you don’t miss out.  There are still 3 lots remaining.

Be sure to pop back tomorrow as it is my first day of the 12 days of Christmas where I will be sharing with you cards created just in time for Christmas.

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415. With Sympathy – Rooted in Nature Bundle

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May Your Sorrow…

… be eased by Wonderful Memories


I created this card for a friend of mine lost her brother in a fishing accident a couple of weeks ago.  They are not the best cards to create but we do have to do them sometimes.

I’ve used the new Stampin’ Blends – Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive to colour my flower & leaves.  The image is from the lovely Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.

The image has been stamped onto a piece of Whisper White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured with the Stampin’ Blends & layered to a piece of Basic Black CS before being adhered to the Base Card – Whisper White, which is in fact a Note Card.

The sentiment is from Better Together & has been stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black, punched either end with the Banner Triple Punch before being adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The card was completed by randomly adhering small Pearl Basic Jewels to the Card Front.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’






Kylie’s International Top Ten October Winners Blog Hop

Welcome to the Top Ten October Winners Blog Hop!   Do you remember my post from a couple of weeks ago asking for you to vote?  Check it out by clicking on Sympathy”.  Thank you to every one of you who took the time to vote – it worked!  Because of your votes, myself & 9 other lucky talented Demonstrators (from across the world) get to hop along with Kylie (Australia’s #1 Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator).   I feel very honoured to be among this group, so thank you once again!

You are visiting from Stesha Bloodhart’s who hails from the USA.

Last month the theme was Sympathy.  It’s one of those cards that we only create if necessary & unfortunately this one is necessary. Well, for this blog hope, it is the sameOh-So-Eclectic1---Close-Up theme but creating a new project.  I have had my card sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now wondering how to fix a huge blunder but I think I have managed to cover it.  Can you pick it?  Hint – it is now covered by the 3 Facted Gems…..  Love it when you can cover mistakes!

To download your Free Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.

Next up is Karen……

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


266. With Sympathy – Oh So Eclectic


Roll call for this hops –

Lou Kitzelman – Australia

Stesha Bloodhart – USA

Vicky Wright – Australia – That’s Me

Karen Henderson – UK

Wendy Lee – USA 

Donna Gray-Australia

Kylie Bertucci – Australia

Tammy Richard – Canada (Qc.)

Rae Harper-Burnet, USA

Global Design Project 096

I have a clean & simple card for you today which has been inspired by the Global Design GDP096Project #GDP076 – Case the Designer Challenge.  Hasn’t Tanja Kolar created a gorgeous card?

I had been thinking about creating something with the “Butterfly Basics” Stamp Set for a couple of days now & this was just the perfect way to showcase this lovely set.  I am also low on my Sympathy Cards (have a Expo coming up) so it worked in well.

The Very Vanilla Card has been embossed with the Fluttering EF & then adhered to the Base Card – Elegant Eggplant.

Butterfly-Basics---Close-UPThe large flower was inked using my Regals Stampin’ Write Markers – Always Artichoke & Elegant Eggplant, while the middle of the flower is Crushed Curry.

The butterfly was stamped onto Very Vanilla in Rose Red before die cutting with the matching Butterflies Thinlits & adhered to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals under the wings.  This is so that the wings would stay popped a little.

The sentiment was stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla in Elegant Eggplant before being punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I completed the card by adding Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centre of the butterfly &Butterfly-Basics---Inside randomly scattering a couple around the square.

Thank you Global Design Team for a great challenge.  Be sure to go & check out the amazing creations everyone has created.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to download your Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


256. With Sympathy – Butterfly Basics


With Sympathy

About a month ago at our Technique Class we had a bit of a play with the Decorative Masks007wma-blog by SU!.

To continue with the theme of these Masks, I decided to have a bit of a play & create my own Stencil by using the Butterfly from the Bold Butterfly Framelits & the Window Sheets.  Just another way to get another use from your Dies/Framelits.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to grab your free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


129. With Sympathy – Everything Eleanor


Stippled Blossoms

… meets Everything Eleanor.

This was going to be a card for Crafty Creations but as I am no longer doing it – a friend has taken over – & I am having a bit of a break from everything. I thought I would share it anyway.  It has a bit of Double Embossing, Fussy Cutting & Sponging.

I also decided to play with Monochrome Colours & went for Mint Macaron & Lost Lagoon.  I am really liking these colours & may even use them more often.

The Butterfly is one I found in a drawer, screaming out to be used.

Click on the link above the photo to download your free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


105. Sympathy & Prayers – Stippled Blossoms


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With Sympathy

Today’s share is one I saw while surfing the web, but for the life of me can’t find the original when you want it.  I have changed the stamps & colours.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

To create your own card, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


 119. With Sympathy – Rose Wonder


Having a bit of a Play

I was playing around the other day when I was supposed to be preparing for my Volunteer Class.  The supplies were all sort of sitting on the desk waiting to be put away in their proper places when an idea jumped into my head.

When I look at it, it is a quick 5 minute card.  If only it took me 5 minutes to create.

I don’t have a tutorial for this card, but will go through how I created it.

To create the mask, I cut the centre from a piece of scrap paper using the small frame from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.  I applied 2-Way Glue to the back of it, allowed to dry & adhered it to a piece of 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 10cm Very Vanilla CS.  Once dry, 2-Way Glue adheres temporary, so this is perfect for creating masks.

I sponged Crumb Cake Ink all over that I wouldn’t have any sponge marks on my card.  I then went around the edges a little darker using Crumb Cake.

I then spritzed a little water onto my fingers & randomly flicked it over the sponged area.  This created the water marks on my card & add a little bit of interest to the background.

I stamped the image from Moon Lake (Retired) & the sentiment from Petite Pairs in Early Espresso Ink prior to adhering to a piece of Early Espresso Card & finally to the Base Card – Very Vanilla.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


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Card #2

My card today is one created for our challenge for the month of March.

I’m not sure if you are aware, but I’ve started giving a challenge to all my customers & classes each month to get their creative3 March 2015 juices flowing.  I think it is a great way to “think outside the box”.  Not all the ladies have Stampin’ Up! supplies which doesn’t bother me in the least, as long as they are happy enough to sit & create with what they have.

For my 2nd card I decided to use the Free DSP “Irresistibly Yours” from the current SAB Catalogue.  This paper is to die for!  The biggest decision when using this paper is trying to decide what design & colour/r you are going to use.

022-wm-blogI decided to step outside my comfort zone & go with colours from left field for me – Coastal Cabana & Blackberry Bliss.  I wasn’t too sure where I was going with the card or where it would lead me, but I am more than happy with the final result.  I must admit I love these colours together.

If you check out my last card, you will agree that it is totally different & no comparison in any way, but hey that is what challenges are all about.

I actually embossed my Butterflies with Clear Embossing Powder.  I don’t know why, but I love my cut out Butterfly embossed, it just seems to pop when I do it!

You can create your own card by clinking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin!


50. Butterfly Basics – With Deepest Sympathy


Blooming with Happiness

I love this Stamp Set. You can use it for any occasion, including Sympathy which is how I’ve used the set on my card today.014a

The card is one we created in our Technique Class yesterday using the good old “Rock n Roll” technique.

After pulling out a sheet of Old Olive CS, I wanted to use colours that you wouldn’t see together very often, especially for a Sympathy card, but I like how they all came together.  I even managed to toss in “Basic Gray“.  Mind you, I didn’t have a Sympathy card in mind to do, but after doing a market last Sunday, I am a little low on them, so this is a great way to getting them back up in numbers.

Ok, I will let you in on a little secret – I did consult my fantastic & never failing “Colour Coach“.  If you don’t have one of these little tools, do yourself a favour & purchase one, you won’t regret it.  It must be one of the most used items I’ve ever purchased!

014---Close-UpaInstead of just stamping the image direct onto the Very Vanilla CS, I randomly added small dots from the “Gorgeous Grunge” Stamp Set using Basic Gray by “stamping off” first.  The flower image was then stamped over the top.

I love mixing up my stamp sets to create cards.  This way you get to use them twice as much.  I think it gives the card a little more depth.

Mind you, it was up to the individual class members if they wanted to do the same.  A couple of the ladies did, while a couple of them choice not to.

For the inside of my card, I repeated the Technique by applying Pumpkin Pie Ink to the 012aimage first, then “Rocking & Rolling” Rich Razzleberry Ink around the edges prior to stamping onto Very Vanilla CS & adhering to the inside of the card.

If you would like to learn this great little technique, I am only too happy to come along & show you.  I will be repeating this technique again next month in one of my Technique Classes, so be sure to check out the Workshop/Class Dates at the top of the page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


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