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Today and Everyday

It was my daughter's birthday ... oh about 10 days ago ... and 'life' has been crazy busy with zero, zilch, zip time to slip away into my craft room to create.  I was getting pretty frustrated just looking at my pre-order box full of goodies, however, I did manage to use a bit of the new 'Boho' washi, DSP and embossing on Laura's very belated birthday card (available 2nd June).  Hopefully my mojo will pick up some more in the coming days as this very CAS card took forever to make!


Thankfully Just Add Ink had a nice, simple sketch and fitted well with the stamp that I wanted to use(Laura rides a scooter) -
JAI 264

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The Stamp Review Crew - Four Feathers

Hi and welcome to The Four Feathers Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators who love to show you just how much you can do with one stamp set. 
If you get lost, just click on the banner below to take you to our main blog, where you will see a list of all the participants for this round.  Enjoy!

Today I have a few sneak peeks from the new, soon to be released, Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue, which team up nicely with the Four Feathers Stamps.  I'm a bit sad that this stamp set and the coordinating dies are retiring but looking forward to playing with some more pre-release goodies and the launch of the brand new catty on June 2nd.

It's been a very busy month for me and I only had time for one project for today's SRC Blog Hop, so I made sure I combined a few ideas that were floating around in my head to make this 'Bohemian' Gift Bag.  All the elements take me back to the 70's, early 80's era. I remember one of my favouri…

CASEing the Catty Blog Hop - Graduation

Hi there and welcome to CASEing the Catty Friday Night Blog Hops! We are focusing our attention on the Graduation Section on page 45 of the Occasions Catalogue.

My inspiration comes from the treat bags that have a Graduation Cap on the packaging and I needed to make my daughter a very belated card to celebrate her Arts Degree in Theatre.  My little Top Note Owl Cards were staring at me while I sat at my craft desk wondering where my mojo had gone and what on earth I would make this time around.  I was thinking that I needed to find another die as a substitute because the good old faithful Top Note is about to 'retire'.  The closest in my stash was the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and so this is how the latest version of my owl card turned out -

Deco Labels Punch Art Graduation Owl Card

Tutorial for 'Deco the Grad Owl'Project Recipe: Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral Ink:  Soft Suede Accessories:  …

My South Pacific Convention Swaps

Hi there.  I have just come back from Stampin' Up's! South Pacific Convention on the Gold Coast and thought I would share with you the Swaps that I made.  Helen and Nikki S will need to 'look away' as I haven't mailed theirs yet :)
 1. CASE-ing the Catty Team Swaps I'm not a fan of mass production and like to mix things up a bit, so all the CTC Crew Swaps are done with different colour combos, all taken from the Colour Coach.  I've lost my bit of paper that lists the combos I used and will attempt to try and recall them from memory until my little notepad turns up.    Perfect Plum, Rose Red and Marina Mist
Pool Party, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral
 Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler and Wisteria Wonder
 Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Pool Party
 Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon
 Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede
 Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder
 Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe
 Soft Suede, Crisp Canta…

The Stamp Review Crew - Butterfly Basics

Hi and welcome to The Butterfly Basics Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators who love to show you just how much you can do with one stamp set. 
If you get lost, just click on the banner below to take you to our main blog, where you will see a list of all the participants for this round.  Enjoy!

I have two cards to share today, the first one is another 'Fold Over Window Card' using LeAnn Greff's tutorial as a springboard -  Butterfly Basics 1 - Hexagon Hive, Fold-Over Window Card  Colour Palette - Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Lost Lagoon and Very Vanilla

The second is a variation of an easel card made from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and mounted on an oval base - 
Butterfly Basics 2 - Easel Card  Colour Palette - Hello Honey, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla I've just returned from South Pacific Convention and did manage to get these cards made and photographed before I went.  However, I'm a bit tired aft…

CASEing the Catty Blog Hop - Mother's Day

Hi there and welcome to addINKtive designs.  I'm first on the hop for our Friday night CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators who love to use the SU Catalogues for inspiration. This week we are looking at the Mother's Day section in the Occasions Catalogue - pages 36 and 37.

When this post goes live, eight of the CTC Crew will be catching up at an after party on the Gold Coast, at the last Stampin' Up! ® South Pacific Convention as we know it.  I'm sure I will have some pics to share in another post, so stay tuned.

A Planter Box Card for Mum
I really, really love my mum because this card took a whole morning to make.  I combined the instructions from two demonstrators, Linda Bauwin and Rebecca Hopper, on Stampin' Connection,to make my Planter Box Card.
Here's what inspired me on pages 36 and 37 of the Occasions Catty - The Colour Palette from the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine - Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, page 37 …