Sunday, March 17, 2019

CTC #220 - Sale-A-Bration Butterflies

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take a look at one of the sections of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue and use the projects within it to inspire our own creations.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the Sale-A-Bration catalogues and flyers.

I was inspired by this image from page 14 of the first release catalogue. It is a bit hard to spot as it's on a page with Memories and More, but I really liked the simplicity of the layout.

I decided to keep the sketch and the butterfly theme, but use mostly products from the SAB catalogues.  The sentiment is from Part of My Story and I have punched that out using the Pretty Label Punch after embossing in white.  The sentiment needed a little something extra so I used a little punched out butterfly, and if you look closely you can see I have added some little pearls to its body and on the sentiment. 

I just love the way Highland Heather looks, and was so happy to be able to add some of the pretty SAB ribbon to this project. While this ribbon is no longer available SU have added some of the lovely Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon to the SAB line up which is great as it is so pretty.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples Sale-A-Bration catalogues and flyers to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.


Time to hop on over and see what Michelle has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

CI #51 - Bright Butterflies

Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge, where we match Stampin' Up! colours to the ones from an inspiration photo, and use them to create our projects.

This beautiful image has the colours: Berry Burst, Mango Melody, Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz, as usual you can also add any of the basic colours (black, white and vanilla).

Seeing these beautiful bright colours I knew I wanted to use the Butterfly Gala Bundle, I think of these butterflies as the "doodle bugs" as the patterns on the stamped images remind me of cute little doodles. I stamped the images then sponged colour onto them before punching out.

This card was all about adding colour, not only to the stamped butterfly images, but also to the two pieces of DSP from the coordinating SAB Botanical Butterfly DSP. I love how this DSP has one side of the papers that are just black and white which allows you to add whatever colour you want to and they will coordinate with any project. 

I hope you are inspired to join in with this challenge, as I mentioned at the start of my post you have three weeks to complete this one, so grab your inks and papers then post a picture of your project to the CI Facebook Page.

Time to hop on over and see what the lovely Cathy has created with the colours.

Happy Stamping
Monique

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

CTC #219 - Gingham Gala

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take a look at one of the sections of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue and use the projects within it to inspire our own creations.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the Gingham Gala section of the Occasions Catalogue, pages 34 - 37.

I was inspired by the card in the lower right of above image from 36. The cut out layer reminded me a bit of the net from Sea of Textures Bundle so I wanted to incorporate that in my card. 

Sea of Textures is another bundle that I haven't used in a while and this time around I decided to pair the cute little octopus with one of the fun sentiments from the Part of My Story SAB stamp set. I wish I had a wine glass stamp that I could have added to his raised tentacle as I think that would have been quite fun.  I have to be honest, I think this card needs a little something but I couldn't work out what and everything I tried didn't look right so I left it fairly plain and simple.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples from the Gingham Gala section of the catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.


Time to hop on over and see what Judy has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

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ESAD Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop, this one is for another look at the wonderful Sale-A-Bration products before they go for good at the end of the month.  These are a great range of products that you can earn for free with every $90 for level 1 or $180 for level 2. There have been three releases now of Sale-A-Bration products so the easiest way to see is to have a look in the on-line store. If you don't already have a demonstrator you can find a link to my store on the upper left had side of my blog.

For the blog hop today I wanted to show you an alternative use for this great kit that is a level 1 item from the first flyer. At the time of writing this post these are still available for purchase in the South Pacific, but availability for all SAB items is "while stocks last" so don't delay.

I was looking for a way to use the products in this cute little kit in an alternative way and decided they would be perfect for making a desk caddy.  To start I took the little insert and fussy cut out the flowers to adhere to the front of the caddy,  for mine I covered up the holes as I didn't want to add the twine bow.  I then adhered the letter piece into the slot, making sure it sat under the top of the base piece to reduce the chance of it getting damaged during use of the caddy.

The caddy at the back was created by making a simple box from a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock measuring 6-1/2" x 9".  Score 1-1/2" on each of the long sides, and at 3-3/4" and 5-1/4" as per above diagram. Then burnish each score line and trim on the blue lines and bring together to make the box.

Before adhering the box to the back of the caddy I then trimmed off the back flap of the card and kept for another project.  If you look closely, you can also see that I added a piece of cardstock to separate the box into compartments. You could add additional separators or make the box at the back bigger to meet your own requirements.

Here you can see the separator a little bit more easily, the piece I used measures 2" scored at 1/4" from each end. The length of the piece isn't really important and can be the whole height of the box (3-1/2") or as little as 1". 


I hope you are enjoying the blog hop, and are inspired by all the projects by the ESAD Demonstrators. Time now to hop on over and see what Lisa has created. 

Here is a list of all of the blogs in the hop:
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Denise Buetler
  5. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Monique Fielder  … you are here
  8. Lisa Whitehead
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Lauren Meiklejohn
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Sharon Dalton
  13. Maree McIntosh
  14. Cheryl Algie
  15. Rochelle Blok
  16. Rebecca Scurr
  17. Delys Cram
  18. Jessie Holton













Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, March 3, 2019

CTC #218 - Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where we take a look at one of the sections of a current Stampin' Up! catalogue and use the projects within it to inspire our own creations.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the wonderful projects in any of the Sale-A-Bration catalogues and flyers.

I was inspired by this image from the front cover of the second release SAB Flyer, I loved the layer of vellum, ribbons and other embellishments. 

I decided to go with a softer feel for my version of the card, using one of the vellum sheets from Floral Romance Specialty DSP and some of the softer colours associated with that suite. When looking at these soft colours I decided they would be perfect for a wedding card, and what better way to add a sentiment, than with my new Well Said Bundle, I just love how the stamps and framelits work so wonderfully together.

I layered the stitched circle onto a circle punched from Share What You Love DSP which I realised hasn't seen the light of day for a while. Using it on this project reminded me how lovely it is with a thicker weight, and the beautiful pearlised look, and prompted me to add Pearlized Doilies. The great news about these is that they have been added to a third release of SAB products from the existing line, check them out in my on-line store.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples from one of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogues to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.


Time to hop on over and see what Peta has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

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