Thursday, 18 May 2017

My First AWH Blog Hop - 2017-2018 New Catalogue Sneak Peak - At Home with You

And here comes my very first AWHT blog hop.


Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new 2017-2018annual catalogue, which is available 1st June.
Also, you would have hopped here from Alisha Waston's blog and please keep viewing more awesome creation by clicking on the Next Blog button.

And be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!
Here's my take on the latest bundle from Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalogue.  The bundle is called "At Home With You", and it comes with a stamp and die set.  I also use the In Colours to colour the stamped images. Mind you they look very different from the original ink colours!

It not only allow you to stamp and cut, but also help create the door in the image that you can open!

Besides the bundle I also use the 2017-2019 In Colours to colour all the images.  Mind you, with the blender pens they look much subdued from the original colours.

The great thing about this bundle is that it also comes with a wreath and Christmas tree stamps (same as the one on my card) that you can use for Christmas theme.  Just colour them with festive inks and you'll get a lovely Chrismas decor on the same door!

Check out the Youtube video here to find out more about the bundle

Next you're on your way to Monika's blog! She's full of great ideas and you do not want to miss out on that.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Blooms and Wishes for Mother's Day Card

Last Wednesday, I made a Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law in the last minute and mailed it out on Thursday (hope she's already got it by now!)

And then it poped in my head - why don't I ask if anyone in the office would like a Mother's Day card for their mums?  So I did, and two of my co-workers actually ordered from me. Yay!

So I made additional two cards using the same idea and layout.  They took me more than one hour to finish, which is not cost-efficient by any stretch.  But it's just nice to be able to utilise these stamps and dies, and my colleagues get to bring specially made cards for their mums.  Plus, I got some coffee money out of them. :-)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

... Wait for It, the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalogue is Coming Soon

A couple of weeks ago the mother ship (Clair Daly) had called on all Australian SU demonstrators to join the Art With Heart Meeting Lounge Blog Hop, for the very special 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue's new product release.  And I looked at my iPhone thinking, hey it's still early, so I might be able to join this time.  Without much thinking through I signed up on our Facebook page straight away.   Because I always got enough time to finish it, right?

Next, time blinks and today IS the deadline to put our permalink on for the AWH blog hop, and it all went pretty predictable.  Nothing done.  I saw mother ship reminding everyone about the link up, and texted my upline Kate in lightening speed. We exchanged 15 min of solid back-and-forth text-balling and picture snapshotting and sending.

As always Kate being the perfectionist and my great upline gave me all the information I want. Turned out I only need to put the permalink on today, with the actual post to be scheduled on 18 May. That's easy!

And the rest depends on when I receive my new products (hopefully by Friday so I can craft over the weekend) , and when I can finish a project.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Happy Birthday with Life Me Up and Away Stamp Set

Three months ago, with the Sale-A-Bration promotion coming (yes I bought a lot of stuff)  a stamp set called " Life Me Up and Away" caught my eye.  Because I saw demonstrations with the set before I know how powerful the bundle (stamps and dies) were.  And since I didn't have any hot air balloon stamps and they looked so awesome, I've gotta get them.

And then of course I just let dust start to collect on them.

Few weeks later and so it came that my boss's birthday was coming, hence the urgency to make a special birthday card that not too feminine or masculine, not too young, not too old, not too over-the-top but not too boring either. And I thought about the balloons stamps.

I made the card on 6"*8" card (with Pool Party card stock) for other co-workers to sign.  And it looked so cool and unique.  It wasn't hard at all to get the idea flowing and execution done as there are numerous cards on Pinterest.

I got many compliments from my co-workers for this cool card, and got an order from one of them. Free coffee yay!

I use the following products from Stampin' Up!