Inspirations in Ink August Blog Hop

G’Day Friends,

Thank you for dropping by & welcome to our monthly Inspirations in Ink Blog Hop.

We’re a small group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who come together each month to showcase a theme & share inspiration for you to create.

You may be starting with me, Vicky Wright Australia or have come from Robbie’s blog where she shared her lovely project.  Don’t forget you can visit all the other blogs on today’s hop by clicking on the Blog Roll at the bottom of this post.

So sad to say that today is the last day of Sale-a-Bration & the last day to grab theses cute litte hippos when placing a $90 order.  I’m not sure what has been your favourite but I have loved the Hippest Hippos along with the Hippo Dies.  So much fun, so many ideas, only 2 hands!

Who says Hipps can’t be blue?

Do you ever start out with something in mind but then end up a totally different finish –  nothing like what you were thinking of?  Well, this is one of those projects!

A piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock was embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder before lightly & gently dragging Crumb Cake Ink Pad over the top, first up & down & then from side to side.

Have you noticed their little bellies?   I did a little Paper Piercing with the lovely Splendid Day DSP by stamping 2 images direct onto the paper, fussy cutting the little bellies before adhering to the coloured images.

If you live in Australia, click on the photo below to purchase this Suite.  Don’t forget to use the August Host Code – DP3JVVSY –  if your order is under $250.

  • All orders receive a Handmade Card
  • Orders over $50 receive a Handmade Card plus an exclusive Inspirations in Ink Sale-a-Bration PDF Tutorial Bundle

Hippest Hippos  – Level 1, FREE with a $90 Order

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Next up is Christy.  If you get lost, be sure to click on the Roll Call below.  Please share a little love by leaving comments as you visit.  I know they would appreciate it.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Blog Roll –

Robbie Rubala – USA

Vicky Wright – Australia

Christy Gridley – USA

Deirdre Croal – USA

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Seas the Day

G’Day Friends,

Are you ready for another Across the Waves Mini Blog Hop?

Each Wednesday, Robbie from Creations in Paper & myself get to share a creation with a nominated Stamp Set or Bundle.

Throughout March we wil be sharing projects created with the gorgeous Seas the Day Bundle which is in the current January-June Mini Catalogue.

I wasn’t too sure what or how my card would come about but I decided to have a play with the fun Picture This Dies.  These dies are a lot of fun & so many variations can be achieved.

For my background I used a piece of the lovely Simply Marbleous DSP which is Level 1 from Sale-a-Bration.  Remember it ends today so be sure to place your order before 11.500pm tonight to earn these papers for FREE.

Supplies –

Stamp Set – Seas the Day

Inks – Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sea Foam

Cardstock – Basic White, Thick Basic White, Pear Pizzazz

Embellishments – Blue Adheisve Backed Gems

Dies – Sea, Picture This

Need ideas for this fantastic Bundle, click on the links for Card #1 & Card #2.

If you would like the PDF Tutorial, all you have to do is place an Online Order before Friday afternoon using the March Host Code – 2K3JMJZR & you will receive the Kit to recreate the card plus the PDF Tutorial – only available within Australia.

Need supplies to create today’s project at home?  Don’t forget to use March Host Code – 2K3JMJZR –  if your order is under $250.   All orders receive a Handmae Thank You Card.  You will also receive a PDF Tutorial, the February DSP Card Kit  when spending over $50 PLUS & a small gift when spending over $90.  Please note that there is only one small PDF Tutorial, Gift & Kit per customer per month.

Thank you so much for joining me today.   To check out what Robbie has created, be sure to click on the photo below.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!


Hand-Penned Petals

G’Day Friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy, Safe & Heathy 2022!  Thank you so much for all your support during the year.  It has & is always very much appreciated.

Can you believe that the July-December Mini Catalogue is nearly over?  Don’t forget to grab your Last Chance Products before they are gone & gone forever.

Today’s card is one that I created some time ago but never got round to sharing with you.  It has been sitting in my basket but kept getting further & further to the back with more current projects.

I’ve used the lovely Hand-Penned Suite along with the fun Picture This Dies  to create my card.  Included in the Suite is the Hand-Penned  Petals Stamp Set, the Penned Flowers Dies, the gorgeous Hand-Penned DSP & of course the Genial Gems.

I love how you can achieve different looks with the Picture This Dies as all I’ve done is highlight the lovely DSP by die cutting a piece  with the dies & then popping 2 pieces back into the spaces in the Pool Party layer.  Easy Peasy!

The sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, stamped onto Basic White in Highland Heather which has then been die cut with the Picture This Dies.

The flower was stamped in Highland Heather & Mint Macaron Inks onto a scrap of Basic White, die cut with the matching die from the Penned Flowers Dies & popped up to the side of the sentiment shape with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished it off with a double bow from Basic White Twine which can be found in the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack.

Need supplies to create today’s project at home?  Don’t forget to use December’s Host Code – N4ABBA4T –  if your order is under $250

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!