Global Stampers February 2017: Sale-A-Bration Tasty Trucks

Hi all,

I’m back for another installment of the Global Stampers showcase. This month we are featuring the Tasty Trucks stamp set – a FREE item you can earn during Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Here’s what I came up with…


Let’s take a closer look at each project. First, we have the cute Sweet Treats Truck…


This truck is tiny but fits plenty of sweet treats. I’ve managed to fit 2 mini Tic Tacs & 4 lollies. Here’s a look at the different elements on the truck…


On the top photo, you can see a close up of the white area of the truck. I coloured this and the hub caps with some clear Wink of Stella. As always, the photo doesn’t do justice to the shimmer.

The middle right photo shows you the other side of the truck. I used the Mirror Technique to create the flipped image of the truck.

The bottom left photo shows you the banner – I made the little wrapped lolly image using the taco from the set & hand drew the wrappers with my Project Life journalling pen. The words “Sweet Treats” was made using one of the sentiments from the Basket Bunch set.

You can see in the bottom right photo, I attached the toothpick with two strips of washi tape to the truck. This way, the recipient of the treat can remove it if they wish.

Here’s what I used to create the treat holder.

4 1/2″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White Thick for the base

  • Score on the 4 1/2″ side at 3/4″ & 3″
  • Score on the 2″ side at 1/4″ & 1 3/4″

2 pieces of 2 1/4″ x 1″ Window Sheet for the truck windows

1 7/8″ x 1 1/4″ piece of Window Sheet for the windscreen

  • Score on 1 7/8″ side at 1/4″ & 1 5/8″
  • Score on 1 1/4″ side at 3/4″ & 1″

Now let’s take a look at the Tasty Truck birthday card…


I used the free 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack & I couldn’t resist using the Stitched Shaped Framelits for the sentiment. I am totally obsessed with them right now! Here’s a closer look at the truck…


I paper pieced a couple of elements onto the truck using the Playful Palette DSP stack. Since the sentiment asked for cake, I had to include it of course!


I also made this in a different colour way for fun…


I would love to know which colour truck you prefer, so please leave me a comment.

Oh, before I forget! Both my projects were inspired by Erica Cerwin’s Tasty Trucks Facebook Friday Live projects.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects today. I’ll be sharing the projects by the other Global Stampers in another post, so make sure you pop back in a few days to check them out.

And don’t forget, if you love this set or any of the other FREE Sale-A-Bration items, you can earn for every $110 (before shipping) you spend. You can check out the other awesome FREE items here & place your order with me here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂

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Blender Pens


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Moon Baby meets Window Box Thinlits

Hi all,

Today I’m sharing with you the swap I made for my team’s Annual Stamp Camp. I wanted to showcase an alternate use for the Window Box Thinlits.

Here’s what I came up with.


Aren’t they just the cutest?! I loved how easy it was to create the stroller for the little sleepy Moon Baby & his/her little cuddly pals. Here’s a close up of the babies & their pals.


I used the brown packing paper that comes in all our Stampin’ Up! orders to create the “bedding” for our little baby. It’s easy with a bit of folding and cuts using our amazing Fringe scissors.

All the images were coloured with our new Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen. I love these watercolour pencils and can’t rave about them enough! But a word of warning, they’re on low supply at the moment. If you want to get your hands on them, you’ll need to get in quick.

Here are my swaps, all packed and ready for their new homes.


These cuties are great as a baby shower treat box when you fill them up with lollies. Or fill them with baby socks, mittens, a bib or a flannel & you’ve got a special gift box for a special little someone  🙂

I’ll be back in a few days to share the swaps I received in return for these cuties. So be sure to check back again soon. Subscribe to my blog & you’ll never miss a post. Please leave me a comment as I’d love to know what you thought about these cuties!

Until next time, happy stamping!  🙂

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Colour INKspiration #CI02 – So Happy for You



This post features my entry for the second Colour INKspiration challenge.

Here are the challenge colours…


I really struggled with this initially as they’re not colours I would usually use together. But it wouldn’t be a challenge if it was easy  🙂

I don’t have the Succulent Garden suite and won’t be getting it as I’m not a fan of floral or garden themed sets. I’ve been itching to ink up my Beautiful You set and thought I’d give it a go for this challenge.

Here’s what I created…


The Dancing Girl is my favourite image from the set. I stamped her twice, once on  Whisper White and then again onto Shimmery White. I then coloured her dress & hat on the Shimmery White piece.

Here’s a close up…


I used my Wisteria Wonder & Mint Macaron markers to create the shadow areas & filled in the rest of the areas with some ink from the pads using an Aqua Painter. The photo doesn’t do justice to the sheen in the dress but it’s pretty in real life. I cut it out and pieced it over the Whisper White image.

I’m totally in love with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. So much that I think I’ve used it in every project I’ve made since I got them! Here’s a close up of it with the sentiment…


I used the smallest stitched circle & layered it with a Wisteria Wonder piece I punched with the 1 1/2″ circle.

For the sky and grass I watercoloured directly onto the Whisper White piece. A quick tip for you – make sure your brush is only a little bit wet & do it in quick strokes. Otherwise, the cardstock will get too wet & becomes fuzzy. I use the thicker brush (there’s two in a pack and they have different thickness) to do this as I get more coverage in each stroke.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. There’s still time to join in on the fun at Colour INKspiration for this challenge, which closes on Monday, 6 Feb 7pm (AEDT). Don’t be shy and give it a go!

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂

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Global Stampers January 2017 – Sending Love Suite Part 2

Hi all,

I’m back today with the projects created by the other ladies from our Global Stampers team. First off we have Fiona’s project.


She made some cute note cards and you can check out 2 more cards plus the custom gift box on her blog. I love the flower she made using 4 of the stamped hearts  🙂

Next we have Robbie’s project.


Robbie’s card is a very traditional valentine/love themed card. You can check out the details for her project on her blog. I love the texture that the folded paper adds to the project  🙂

Last but not least, we have Valérie’s project.


Valérie’s card is simple yet packs a punch. You can check out more details for her project on her blog. I am totally in love with the colour combination she used. Crumb Cake & Real Red has to be my favourite combination at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the awesome projects these other ladies created. Please stop by their pages to leave some blog love for them. I’m sure they would appreciate it.

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂

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Global Stampers January 2017 – Sending Love Suite

Hi all!

Welcome to our first Global Stampers entry for 2017. This month we are featuring the Sending Love Suite.

Here’s what I made…


The larger card is an alternative take on a gate fold card. Here’s a closer look at the card & how it opens.

I thought the heart edgelit made a good closure for a gatefold without having to create a belly band. And here’s a look at the inside of the card.


I love the cute border made using those four little hearts. I really enjoy playing with this set. Valentine’s Day is not as big here in New Zealand compared to the Northern Hemisphere so I decided a simple sentiment would be more versatile.

Here’s a close up of the sentiment…


You can see how the edgelit holds the card close. The tone-on-tone stamping gives a nice subtle texture to the card front.

Next we’ll look at the little note card I made.


I like the use of these non-traditional love colours.The pop of pink from the Flirty Flamingo makes the card really sweet. Again I used a simple sentiment this time. Oh! And there’s a surprise too…


I love that the little note pulls out of the envelope to reveal the first part of the sentiment. I taught both these cards at my recent class & all the ladies loved it.

And if you’ve been following my blog, you know that I love thinking outside the box when it comes using my sets & dies. So here’s my alternate use for this bundle.


I entered this card for the first Colour INKspiration challenge #CI01. You can check out more details for this card in my previous post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear what you thought of my projects. Pop back sometime in the next couple of days as I’ll be sharing the projects by the other ladies. Or follow my blog so you don’t miss out on any future posts!

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂

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Sealed With Love Photopolymer Bundle

Sealed With Love Photopolymer Bundle



Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad



Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad



Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad



Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad

Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pad



2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers



Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock



Real Red A4 Card Stock

Real Red A4 Card Stock



Card Stock A4 Soft Sky

Card Stock A4 Soft Sky



Silver Foil Sheets

Silver Foil Sheets



Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock

Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock



Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes

Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes



Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies



Confetti Hearts Border Punch

Confetti Hearts Border Punch



Delicate White Doilies

Delicate White Doilies



3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack

3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack



Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Fine-Tip Glue Pen



Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive



Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals



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Baked with Love – Colour INKspiration #CI01

Hi stamping friends!

I decided to join in on Colour INKspiration‘s first challenge this week and it features some summery colours. I’m loving this colour combo as we haven’t had many summery days in Hamilton.


Anyway, here are the challenge colours & you can use any combination of at least 3 of the colours or all of them.


Being a girl who loves her pastels, I wanted to use all of them! But I didn’t want it to be too busy so here’s my entry.


I always love thinking outside the box with my stamps & dies. So, when I saw this die in the Love Notes framelits, I saw the shape of a loaf. I used all the colours except Blushing Bride as fruit toppings for my yummy fruit loaves. Here’s a close up.


Oh and the little pearls are from Sprinkles Embellishment. I added them because they reminded me of those yummy pearl sprinkles cake decorators use  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my entry. Make sure you check out Colour INKspiration on Facebook & play along in their fortnightly challenges.

Until next time, happy stamping!  🙂

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Don’t Quit Your Daydream

Hi there,

I got play with some other new items from the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalogues.  I recently joined a new colour challenge group on Facebook. It’s called Colour INKspiration and you can find them here.


The official challenge starts on 11 January but they had a pre-challenge to get everyone’s creative juices going. Here are the colours they had for the pre-challenge.


And here’s what I made for the challenge.


The images are from the Basket Bunch set which are easy to cut out with the coordinating Basket Builder Framelits. I coloured them in using the new Watercolour Pencils & the aqua painters. In my last post I used  watercolour paper but this time I used our Shimmery White cardstock. I think there’s a subtle difference when you use the different cardstocks. Here’s a close up of the flowers.


I find it easier to create the shadows/depth on watercolour paper as you don’t have to press as hard to get the difference in intensity. I needed to be a lot more heavy handed on the Shimmery White cardstock.

The sentiment is from the free SAB Designer Tee set. This set is meant to coordinate with the Custom Tee set in the Occasions catalogue. I like that the sentiments in the set are quite versatile & that they can be used on their own. I especially love the sentiment I used here – I definitely don’t intend to quit my daydream!

Here’s a close up of the sentiment.


Also, did you notice the faint wash to create the sky behind the sentiment? I used the Bermuda Bay watercolour pencil and shaded very lightly to create this wash. I couldn’t decide which colour I prefered so I did two versions. One is with a Mint Macaron wash & Bermuda Bay sentiment and the other with a Daffodil Delight wash & Mint Macaron sentiment.

Here’s a side by side of both cards.

I think I’m leaning towards the Mint Macaron wash with Bermuda Bay sentiment. Which do you prefer? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by today & I hope you will join the Colour INKspiration group on Facebook and play along with their challenges.

Until next time, happy stamping!   🙂

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