Sunday, 31 December 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Meg Loven


Hello, and welcome to the last Crazy Crafters Blog hop for 2018, our special guest today is Meg Loven from the United States. Meg has been a demonstrator since 2002, and was ranked #10 in the US for the 2017 Stampin' Up! year, such an honour to be hopping with her today.

I visited Megs Pinterest board, so many lovely projects to choose from, and eventually decided to CASE the below card  - the shortened front panel with decorative edge caught my attention, I like doing something that is a little different to the norm!

 by Meg Loven

Here's what I created featuring the You're Inspiring stamp set from page 31 of the Occasions catalogue.


The stamped image is stunning, the detail and fine lines is just amazing, I was like "wow" that is gorgeous when I stamped it! I stamped the larger flower image multiple times, using post it notes to mask so I didn't overlap images of the foliage. Them it was to the trusty Stampin' Blends for colouring, I love colouring, and blending colours to create shadows and shades is so much fun - I cant get enough of them!


Rather than adding ribbon to the inner panel of the card, I chose to emboss a pattern with one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (Page 23 of the Occasions Catalogue), I'm really happy with this effect, and it's unlike a normal card.


Grab a cuppa and take your time to hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible creations, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog, Sue Vine - Miss Pinks Craft Spot, check  where to head to next in the list below. Thanks for hopping with us. 


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Friday, 29 December 2017

Up & Away with Party Panda

One of the things that I love about Stampin' Up! is how easy it is to mix and match  stamp sets and framelits to create a project. Today I've combined products to make my scene with one of the adorable Party Pandas (free stamp set with Sale-a-Bration this year)



Believe it or not I got the inspiration for this card from a storm warning I received on my phone! I stamped "the balloons that got away" by masking the panda then lengthened the strings by hand drawing them. Using a dauber I lightly sponged Soft Sky around the panda and balloons - remember when sponging less can be more when creating your effect.


Lastly I stamped the larger cloud from the Lift Me Up set and then die cut with the Up & Away thinlets, then layered the clouds to complete the scene.


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Products featured - click on link to purchase at my online store: 

Lift Me Up
Up & Away Thinlets
Sponge dauber
Soft Sky, Memento Black, Smoky Slate ink pads & Stampin' Blends 
Party Pandas stamp set (item no 147221) available from Jan 3rd 2018 , FREE during Sale-a-bration while stocks last



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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Petal Palette Sneak Peek

Welcome back, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the New Year.... and the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration on January 3rd!

My employer has shut down between Christmas and New Year, so that means time to play with lots of new goodies, starting with the new Petal Palette, a gorgeous set with brush stroke style imagery.




Aren't these flowers just divine, and with coordinating framelits this card was a breeze to create - no fussy cutting required at all!


I got my "colour therapy" using my Stampin' Blends, they are my current go to when colouring, and this set's rustic feel is so forgiving when colouring, I also added a little Wink of Stella for some shimmer on the flowers which looks stunning combined with the Glitter Enamel Dots.


After die cutting with the Petals & More thinlets I used dimesioanls to layer my arrangement, tucking the smaller flowers under the larger bunches, creating height and depth.

I had so much fun colouring I also stamped a little on the inside of the card and carried the design through, and added a strip of the Year of Cheer Washi tape.


The Petal Palette stamp set is on page 23 of the Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from January 3rd 2018, and if you bundle with the Petals & More thinlets, not only will you save 10% but you will also earn a FREE item of your choice from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

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Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW

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Friday, 22 December 2017

Ink it! Stamp it! SAB/Occasions catty


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by Occasions Catalogue The full line up below will guide through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite item or product is?

I am in love with the Sweet Soiree Suite, yep, the entire suite! You can see it on pages 10 - 13. My project today features just a few of the products and elements available in the suite.


Silver Gable Boxes
If you love 3D boxes, you will adore the Silver Gable box - they come in a pack of 12 and are pre cut and scored, so easy to pop together. Perfect for packageing small gifts, wedding bonbonnieres. Beautiful to leave as is or dress them up by embossing, adding DSP, tags and ribbon, endless possibilities – the choice is yours.

Silver Embossing Paste & Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks
Create beautiful patterns with the range of designs in the decorative mask pack. The designs feature classic cake decorating elements to coordinate with the Cake Soiree Stamp set as will as this beautiful background I added to the Gable Box – use these to take your projects up a notch adding texture and dimension.  But wait there is more, there is also Shimmery White Embossing paste in the suite, I am sure you are going to see lots of projects featuring this!

Sweet Cake Framelit Dies
Some of us love fussy cutting, others loathe it - don't disparee, the Sweet Cake Framelits featuring 16 dies , coordinate iwth the Cake Soiree Stamp set and also have a cake stand, decorative tag die, and fine line floral and foliage diecuts featured above, AND if purchased as a bundle you will not only save 10%, but you will also qualify for a FREE product during Sale-A-Bration, win, win!

Sweet Soirée Embellishment kit
My jaw dropped when I opened this kit! Not only does it contain silver foiled floral and cake coloured pop out images, but also features silver foiled images on vellum, and they are stunning! Along with scalloped velvet ribbon, mini numbers, silver striped washi, mini pegs (featured above) and cute little tassels - it is a MUST have!

Silver Baker’s Twine
This is currently a "go to" embellishment for me, it's perfect for adding a touch of bling with hint of silver thread on the white bakers twine.  I also like how bakers twine is forgiving when tying a bow, fabulous when you are having a "bow challenged" day!

Specialty Designer Series Paper
You receive 12 sheets of 12" x 12" paper with hand-painted designs in this pack featuring a mix of birthday and floral imagery, and one side of the paper features specialty silver foil, a great way to step up your projects to give an elegant look. Both the banner and the die cut cake are from the DSP, below is a view to show of that shine.



Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects. I'm Sue Vine and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.




Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Stampin' Dreams - What's your favourite DSP?



Welcome to another Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month our theme is all about DSP - Designer Series Paper. I'm sure you have a favourite DSP, I'd love to hear what it's call, and also if you are a "collector" or if you can cut into your paper with ease!

I would have to say I probably fall into the "collector" category, hahaha - so many of the Stampin' Up! papers are so beautiful, I really do find it difficult to cut into them, but once I convince myself to make that first cut, it's all good - I almost feel relieved because now I have an excuse to use a whole sheet! That being said here is my current favourite DSP, it is form the upcoming Occasions catalogue available January 3rd (or now if you are a Demonstrator). The pack contains 12 sheets with hand-painted designs in a mix of birthday and floral imagery, and one side of the paper features specialty silver foil!


Isn't it just gorgeous! This is just one of the patterns featuring the silver foil, it is so quick and easy to  to create a beautiful shimmery card, and it is a lovely weight too - I just love it, hence my favourite DSP at the moment!


Here's a 3D project I made featuring one of the other designs.


I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day, you are currently visiting Sue Vine - Miss Pinks Craftspot. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!





Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 

Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW
When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift.