Friday 14 December 2018 

The Tutti-Frutti Suite in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue is full of "cute images and vivid colours designed for simple stamping"! I love the freshness of this suite and the fruit looks good enough to eat!
With such beautiful papers to showcase I was reluctant to cover them up as they really are the star of the show! 
The Fruit Basket stamp set is available in a bundle with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack - although for these strawberries I did fussy cut them.
I'm hoping these fabulous Black Rhinestones will continue on from the Holiday Catalogue but if they don't you can colour the Basic Rhinestone Jewels with the new Stampin' Blends.
Of course there is co-ordinating ribbon - Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" (1 cm) Mini Striped Ribbon. How cute is that? 
The fonts in this stamp set are sweet and simple too, and a little corny! This cute little box is perfect to hold a selection of mini cards. 
Mini cards are the rage at the moment and this suite makes creating these a breeze.
These images are perfect too for a little home décor! This 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4") canvas is going to look super cute in my friend's kitchen. I mixed some ink from the Pacific Point stamp pad lid with a dab of embossing paste and water using my Aqua Painter and painted it onto the canvas. The embossing paste made the colour stick and absorb into the canvas.  
The little clear accents are from the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes - "perfect for raindrops and bubbles".
The colours in the Tutti-Frutti Suite look great with my "balloon photo shoot". The girls were great sports and humoured their mother!
I made this journaling card using co-ordinating products and the Starburst punch makes a great focal point and "speech bubble". I love the new Tutti-fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins - Stampin' Up!® think of everything!
Have a great weekend - 10 days till Christmas!
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Sunday 10 December 2017

Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our latest challenge is to Case a Project from a page that is your age!

Without giving anything away ... there isn't a project on the page that is my age so instead I chose a page that is the age I liked being - "43"!

My card is based on the top left card - I'm always drawn to this card. I think it looks so fresh and clean.

I've stuck to the same colours, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist, and used the Sparkle embossing folder too. Luckily I had just enough of the Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series paper to create my card!

And this snazzy stamp is from the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set available 3 January from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue. This Catalogue and the Sale•A•Bration Brochure are full of amazing new Stampin' Up!® products - email me (angela.frank00@gmail.com) if you'd like complimentary copies sent to you (NZ residents only please)!

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Next up is my lovely and talented friend Sandra Collett - just click on the Next blog button below.  

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Sunday 3 December 2017

Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our latest challenge is to Case a Colour Combination.
I've chosen to CASE the colour and layout of the card on the left hand side in the photograph below.

I've used the Powder Pink paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack and teamed it up with the Powder Pink 1 cm Shimmer Ribbon.

Yes that stamp is a new one! It's called Picture Perfect Birthday and I've stamped it here in Basic Grey.

I've added a Linen Thread bow like the original although the Basic Rhinestones are my added extras. I love a little bling!
We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Next up is the talented Jackie Noble. Make sure you visit all the blogs for some fabulous colour combinations.


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Monday 4 December 2017



The 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale•a•bration Brochure will soon be here with ordering starting from 3 January 2018. It's one of the best events in the Stampin' Up!® year and you don't want to miss it - see the end of this post for my special offer!

There are lots of fabulous new products in the Occasions Catalogue and, of course, there are free goodies to choose from when place a qualifying order. Here are the three different ways you can earn free product:

My SPECIAL OFFER is to send complimentary copies of these two Stampin' Up!® catalogues directly to you. Just click on the "Sign Up Now" button and fill out the details on the form. Close off date for this special offer is Monday 18 December 2017.  

OR send me an email with your name and address to angela.frank00@gmail.com.
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Saturday 2 December 2017

Welcome to our Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for December. Each month I hop along with this fabulous group of 12 demonstrators from around the world who create an amazing bundle of tutorials. This month our tutorials have been created using products from the Annual or Holiday Catalogues.

The tutorials are based on current products available in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and have both metric and imperial measurements so wherever you are in the world you can purchase and create these exclusive projects. We will be showcasing a project using the same bundle as in our tutorial. It isn't the same project, as the projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.
The Tutorial Bundle is $20NZ or place an order over $50NZ this month with me to receive this month's tutorial for free.

This month I'm using the Lemon Zest Bundle. I love lemons and am thrilled my little lemon tree is finally producing fruit!
For my tag I've used Soft Sky cardstock that has been embossed using the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder, edged in washi tape from the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape and added a lemon and leaves. The lemon is stamped in Daffodil Delight and the leaves are in Lemon Lime Twist. "If life gives you lemons ..." is stamped in Night of Navy to co-ordinate with the washi tape. The Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and the Basic Rhinestone Jewels add perfect finishing touches.
Lemons are perfect for lemonade so I made a co-ordinating card with a lemonade recipe to go with my gift.

And here's a sneak peek of what is included in this month's tutorial bundle:
To purchase the Tutorial for $20NZD click here.
Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Constanze Wirtz with another gorgeous project.
Please visit the All Star Tutorial Designers, you won't want to miss any:


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Monday 27 November 2017

Hello and welcome to day seven of our week-long blog hop with Stampin' Up!® OnStage Display Stampers from around the world! We all received product from the upcoming 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogues to create samples to display at our OnStage events for other demonstrators to view and now we are sharing these with you - my projects were displayed in Auckland, New Zealand.
We'll be bringing you lots of inspiration and ideas - you will not want to miss a single day! You may have arrived from Dani Dziama or if you are starting here continue around the hop using the next button at the end of this post.
Today I'm showcasing two projects using the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.
The card base for this card is one of the 10.2 x 15.2 cm cards and the foliage peaking out from under the sentiment is from the accent sheets.

The silver embossed sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set and the little heart is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.
This is a mini album I've made using the 7.6 x 10.2 cm cards. I've stuck them together using the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape.
The silver Birthday Mini Binder Clip is perfect to hold the album closed. There are 2 cardstock sticker sheets in the pack and these hearts are from them.
It's all ready to add some photographs now.
The acetate card overlays add a lovely dimension without being too fussy!

I hope you've enjoyed this seven day hop. I've enjoyed being able to share my projects with you and it's been a pleasure hopping with all these fabulous fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators. A big thank you to Cathy Caines for all her hard work putting it all together and keeping us in line!

Next up is my lovely and talented friend Jenny Hall from New Jersey.


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Sunday 26 November 2017

Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our challenge is to Case any project in the Annual Catalogue and give it a Christmas Twist!

I've chosen to CASE the card on the left hand side on page 128 of the Annual Catalogue (pictured below).

You may be starting here or hopping over from Elizabeth Gross's lovely project. The next button at the bottom of the post will take you around the hop and you won't want to miss any!
As you can see my CASE is very close to the original - size, colours and layout. I've used Cheers to the Year stamp set and stamped the background in Daffodil Delight ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock! 

The DSP is Be Merry from the Annual Catalogue and I've teamed it with Washi Tape from the Basics Pack 3. Then I wrapped some Pool Party Solid Baker's Twine around the card and tied it in a bow. I think it makes a cute non-traditional Christmas card.

Enjoy the hop, there's always lots of inspiration from my talented crew members and next on the hop is Monique Fielder, you'll love her fabulous project.
And please join us, we'd love to see your creations, just click on the link below.
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