Scrapbooking Global July Hop

This month our Guest Designer is Lotte and she has come up with the Travel theme for this months blog hop.

You may have just come from Lisa’s blog on the hop or starting here. Whichever way, you are in for an amazing scrapbooking hop.

Here is my Layout using Garden Lane DSP, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock as my base.

The dies I’ve used are my new Faves…Sweet Silhouettes.

I’ve stamped with Good Magnolia Stamp set in some of the corners

My travel Layout is of an East Coast trip of New Zealand that my Husband and I did early this year. I hadn’t been around this way (Opotiki around to Gisborne) since I was a child and the scenery was just stunning.

My favourite place was Tolaga Bay but all of the bays were amazing and I can totally recommend this trip!

You can do this trip in one day but we took a few days and enjoyed relaxing over a glorious meal and glass of wine or beer each night in our accommodation.

If you do plan a trip around the East Coast of New Zealand, let me know and I will let you know all of our favourite places and accomodation!

Righto…Off we go off to our next blog on the hop…the lovely Julia Quinn.

Here is the full list of Participants in this blog hop. (Click on the blue box to see)

Stamping Society July Tutorial Bundle

This is now live…These six online tutorials are available from each of us on the Stamping Society Design Team which is a global design team.

This month we are using Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set (AC page 123).

Heres a sneak peek of the tutorials…

So here is an extra card I made with this stamp set to show for our monthly blog hop.

Ive used Roccoco Rose and Old Olive for this card. The new Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders also feature in my card today (and in my online tutorial).


Contact me to buy the tutorials ($10.25 NZD) or if you spend $37 worth of Stampin” Up! Products from me, you can get these tutorials for free.

Click on the Blue box below to take you to all of the other Design Team blogs for our Monthly Blog Hop.

Scrapbooking Global June Blog Hop-Birthdays and Parties

Another month has passed and today is our Scrapbooking Global June Blog Hop! Wow the months are going by fast!!

This month our theme is Birthdays and Parties. Theme courtesy of guest designer Marga Bultena.

Well I went hunting through my photos and found these gems ..our daughters 5th Birthday!

I was just starting to scrapbook (and decorate cakes) when she was 5 (she is now 22) so I have kept this Layout pretty simple.

This sort of Layout is called colour blocking and is a great beginner style Layout.

I used the new In Color 6×6 DSP stack (149617), Stitched Lace Dies (149625), Well Written Dies (148534) and the stamp set I used was Daisy Lane (149325)

I also did a Memories and More pocket page. I still have to do some journalling to finish this off. (Names of kids attending mainly)

Gee I was pretty proud of that cake! Hehehe.

So off we go on our blog hop. Next stop is my lovely friend Sharon Dalton.

Click on the little blue box below to go to the list of those hopping with us today.

Thanks very much for visiting!

My new Favourite stamp set is…

Cant you guess?

Yes it’s Over the Moon (149331 pg 32)…that was the first stamp set on my list when I saw the new Catalogue! A must for a dairy farmer like me!

I teamed it up with the Magnolia Lane Memories and More card pack (149554 pg 171) and the coordinating Cards and Envelopes (149487 pg 171)

This is a spinner card. You can see a short video of it here.

You will be seeing lots of cards of mine with this stamp set!

Happy Stamping!


Bird Banter and Scalloped Note Cards

As per my post yesterday, I made this card for a customer thank you and had leftover strips that I used on my card for Simple Stamping Techniques DT Blog post.

This morphed out of nowhere! I was playing around with the Scalloped Notecards (149610 pg 168)..had lots of ideas but wanted to do a traditional card. These notecards are for simple stamping use unless you step it up like Ive done.

I wanted to include some new In Colors and the gorgeous new In Color ribbon.

I just love this ribbon that comes in each of the new In Colors for 2019/2020..I used Terracotta Tile and Seaside Spray for this card.

My favourite Embossing Folder at the moment is the Lace 3D Embossing folder. Please note these carrying over 3D embossing folders are currently being reconfigured with the new manufacturer so not available at the moment. I will let you know when they are available. ALL of the New ones in this new catalogue are available. There is a red N (new) against the folders that are new.

So here’s my idea ..I used the front of the notecard on the outside, the back on the inside and the envelope on the inside as a gift voucher pocket.

Thanks for checking up on me ..been sick the last week with a cold and only able to craft yesterday and today.

Happy Stamping


Simple Stamping Techniques June- Colour blocking

Welcome to this months Simple Stamping Techniques Blog hop.

This month we are using a technique which is pretty simple..its Colourblocking with Cardstock.

You can see a tutorial for this technique here.

Colourblocking as a technique has several forms (in cards and scrapbooking) but this technique is all about cardstock.

Here is my card. These strips were on my craft desk and you will see why tomorrow on my blog. Waste not want not so they say?

I used the new Scalloped Notecards (149610) -page 168 and some carrying over Dies-In the woods (147919) -page 193 and Well Written(148534)- page 197.

The colours I used were Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake and Seaside Spray.

This is a card for our new farm worker starting next week.

Check out the other amazing creations this lovely Design Team Members have created.

Simple Stamping Techniques – Colour Blocking with Cardstock – Participant List

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamping Society June Tutorial

This months Online Tutorial is now live and we are also blog hopping with a bonus project using the Bird Ballad suite! You can find this suite in our new Annual catalogue on pages 90-92.

For my tutorial I have done a Scrapbooking Layout but for this blog hop, I have done a fancy fold card. Here is the other sneak peek of the other tutorials.

I just love all of the elements of this suite so I got the lot!

So easy to purchase the whole lot too as there is a Product number for them all (152190).

This card is called a Dutch Door card. I got the template from one of team members but you can find a similar one here.

I made an envelope using the envelope punch board to match. I used the centre of a Bird Ballad laser cut card (149595) on my tutorial project so I was determined to not let this beautiful laser cut card go to waste. You can see what I did below.

Our tutorial bundle is available for free if you spend over $37 NZD with me or equivalent in the other currencies with the other members of the team. There are 6 amazing tutorials! If you are in NZ, you can also purchase the tutorials from me for $10.25 NZD. Email me for details!

Off we go on a blog hop…click on the little blue frog to check out the other Stamping Society Design Team members blogs.