Merry & Bright – Quick and Easy Christmas Projects

 

I can’t get enough Christmas cheer  and  Stampin’ Up! Australia have released a little more fun today in the Merry & Bright Christmas Supplement Catalogue. Just click HERE or the image bellow.

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Like to make your Chrissy cards quick with no fuss? Then check out the the Watercolor Winter Simply Create Card Kit – it’s just $42.95 and has the products you need to make 20 Christmas beautiful handmade cards and envelopes. Anyone can make these cards and you’ll totally wow everyone – they’re that good.

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Co-ordinate the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit with the Watercolor Winter Too Stamp Set for the perfect look!

Merry & Bright Like to get your hands on a hard copy of this Supplement? Send me a email carolynbennieink@gmail.com and I’ll post you one right out.

Like to shop from home? So do I. Go check out my online shop and have your orders sent direct to your door.

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Happy Stamping.

x Carolyn 

 

Weekly Deals – last day to order 21st of October

Festival of Trees 8 Card Monday Class – Next Monday!

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Be organised this year with your Stampin’ Up! cards and come along to my first Christmas Card Class for the season. We’ll be making 4 of each (8 total) of these cute little cards using the Festival of Trees Stamp set and co-ordinating punch. I’ll also be giving all attendees a little Curvy Keepsake Box kit as a gift to get you’re ‘teachers gifts’ or ‘neighbours gifts’ started. Just fill these little boxes up with chocolates, earrings or some baked cookies – what a pretty gift.

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** Once off change of time** Due to a family commitment I’ll be starting the morning class at a later time of 12pm until 2.30pm sharp. Please feel free to bring a quick lunch. :)

*Adhesive * Please EITHER bring along your own adhesive OR You can add an extra $2 to the class fee and use mine. I recommend the Stampin’ Up! Tombo Mulit-purpose Glue and I’m happy to add one to my next order for you- just let me know on booking.

Date: 20th of October (NEXT Monday)

Time: **Once off Change of time** 12pm start to 2.30pm sharp finish. Second Call at 7.30pm

Cost: $25 – 8 cards, envelopes and one Curvy Keepsake box kit

RSVP – Book ASAP – no later then Saturday 6pm txt on 0401 857748 or email carolynbennieink@gmail.com to book

Payment – message me for my direct debit details or payment on the day

Cancelation: Please be considerate of me. Due to cost of products – Please only cancel if absolutely required. Kits can be made available for purchase.

Where: my Stampin’ Studio – address provided on booking.

Looking forward to seeing you. Class numbers are limited -so book now.

x Carolyn

Artful Stampers Blog Challenge #2 & Midnight Inklings Scraps Challenge

I’m a bit excited.. I’ve been able to combine two challenges into this one card. I set my team the Midnight Inklings a ‘Scraps Challenge’ on our Team Facebook page AND the Artful Stampers Team Blog Challenge which is a sketch challenge. Love a sketch challenge.

If you’re wondering, a ‘Scraps Challenge’ is where you use something on your desk from a previous project. A left over piece of paper, ribbon, embellishments etc and turn them into something new. It’s fun. Try it. :)

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I’ve used the beautiful I love lace Stamp, inked in VersaMark then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and my trusty heat gun. All on the rich colour of Cherry Cobbler.  Here is the sketch we worked from……

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The ‘scrap/left over’ I had from my desk for my team challenge ‘scrap card’ was the bird I’d made for this card class:

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Now is the time to join my team.

One FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months, when you sign up to be a demonstrator during the month of October. Redeemable beginning November 2014 and ending April 2015.

Thanks so much for popping by. Now hop along to the next stop on the blog hop –  Alisa Tilsner :)

x Happy Stamping

Carolyn Bennie

Carolyn’s Flexible Border Stamps Video Tutorial – Borderettes

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If you’re anything like me you’ve looked through the Australian Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue from cover to cover, scanning all of the beautiful flower, birthday, greeting and embellishment stamps. You just might have overlooked this stamp set – the ‘Borderettes‘ and I’m hoping this card and video tutorial I’ve made will encourage you to grab the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue again and flick open to page 34 and discover a really versatile and useful set.

What do you think of the simplicity of my card? I’ve added a number of layers but by keeping them all white, the focus is still all about the stamping.  A card for a male or female, birthday or other celebration. It’s really just a happy card and could easily be reproduced on mass to keep your card stash full and ready for the next celebration.

Have a look at the video tutorial:

 

Weekly deals – ends October 14th

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Just a quick one today as my family and I have all been sick. :( It’s so hard having both parents down ill when you’ve got a young family – no real rest to be had. Hopefully we’re all on the mend now.

Have a look at this weeks ‘Weekly deals‘… cute stuff. I actually used the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die in my last card I shared.

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Click HERE to go to my online shop and grab one of these fab deals.

 

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Happy stamping,

x Carolyn

Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Video

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Have you noticed that I’ve been doing a few renovations to my blog of late? Well, I hit a bit of a snag last week and reached out to a lovely Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator friend of mine Teneale Williams to pick her brains on fixing this little techno snag. Now I won’t go on about the details of the code writing, blog mumbo jumbo – but the important bit to this story is that Teneale went well beyond the call of duty to help me get out of my pickle.

That’s one of the wonderful things about Stampin’ Up! It’s a company based on helping each other out, sharing what we love to do and encouraging each other. Sure, we could all be cut throat and horrible to each other – but instead Stampin’ Up! is a company that embraces some of the core values that I personaly live and stand by.

I was so very grateful for the help that Teneale gave me that I just had to send her a thank you card! The few minutes out of Teneale’s day might not have been a big deal to her but the help she gave just totally made my day. How many thank you cards do you send? It’s a tradition that we’ve all but lost and I wish we could bring it back. What would receiving a thank you card mean to you? At the very least it would make you smile I bet. Popping this card in the post really made me happy and when I got a very excited message from Teneale once she received it – well, I was even happier.

Here’s a challenge from me to you. Send a thank you card! Has someone helped you out lately? Big or small. Has someone lifted your spirits or a neighbour perhaps just brought in your bins? It’s a card I guarantee will make give you and the recipient smile.

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I’ve used a favourite stamp set Blended Blooms to colour with my Blendabilities Alcohol Markers. I’m loving building on my skills with my Blendabilities. This is a hot pink called Melon Mambo and I loved the way it worked with the Crumbcake Cardstock, Burlap ribbon and lace ribbon. To be honest this card is totally me…. down to the sewing and button.

Here is a little technique video from Stampin’ Up! on using your Blendabilites Markers.

 

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Remember we have a great 6 day sale on at the moment!! Click here to see the cool 15 – 20% specials. 

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FREE PAPER? Yes please!! Join my team (Starter kit is $169 and you select $235 worth of products) and receive 6 months of Designer Series Paper! Click here to read about joining Stampin’ Up! and the Midnight Inklings Team

 

Have a great day my friends.

x Carolyn 

So much happening…… but in a nut shell

So a lot of fun specials are happening with Stampin’ Up! this month. I thought I’d just do an ‘in a nut’ shell post so you have all the info ASAP.

Also a REMINDER – booking and PAYMENT is due by this Friday for my shaker class. :)

6 day Sale – 1st to 6th October 

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Stampin’ Up! is so excited about this year’s World Cardmaking Day, that we’re having an amazing 15% off sale on some of your favourite products! From 1st to the 6th of October, you’ll be able to purchase selected ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive – all at a 15% discount! Selected stamps are 20%!

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Now is the time to restock your supplies and prepare for the festive season. With Christmas just around the corner it’s the perfect time to make cards!

Details:

Available on online orders here , phone me or email me – 0401 857748/ carolynbennieink@gmail.com or workshops
Colour collections and Whisper White in the A4, along with C6 and Medium envelopes will be offered at a 15% discount
All individual ink pads will be offered at a 15% discount
Limited stamp sets will be available at a 20% discount

Remember – be fast! This special is only until October 6th.

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Been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! and my Team? Now is an awesome time as this is a ripper special. Join this month and you will receive a free Designer Series Pack of paper every month for a huge 6 months. Redemption starts November and runs through to April. Join now here or call me on 0401 857748 or email on carolynbennieink@gmail.com to learn more.

My team is growing fast! I’m a Business Demonstrator so that means I’m here to help you make Stampin’ Up! your  Hobby or your Business. My Team the Midnight Inklings have lots of get togethers – Facebook forums and in person. You’ll fit right in if you’re a local or live further a field. I’d love you to join me and I’m here to help you make Stampin’ Up! your Hobby or your business.

 

 

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2 ways to get this FREE stamp set!

There are two ways to get your hands on this free stamp set. Either place an order with totals above $300 (just yourself or a group of your and your friends placing an order together) OR book and hold a Stampin’ Up! Party with me this month with orders totalling $300 or more. This is in ADDITION to the normal Hostess Benefits you receive. So a fab deal.

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Place your order with me directly or via my ONLINE SHOP – once your total is $300 you will automatically be prompted to add your free set to your order.

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Each Wednesday Stampin’ Up! puts out a new batch of current items that are on a one week only special. Here are this weeks Deals – get then before they go back to normal price next Wednesday. Click on the images below to take you shopping.

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Shaker Class – Book Now! Payment due this Friday

I’ve have an awesome Shaker Class happening on Tuesday the 14th of October (the first Tuesday after the school holidays) and I’m getting ready to order all the juicy Stampin’ Up! products for it now.

Did you know I have a Stampin’ Up! Facebook page that I update most days? Come JOIN THE CONVERSATION and see what I’m chatting about & posting today…..

** please note** It’s going to be a very product heavy class and in order to keep the price as low as possible – just $25 – I have to order for the exact number of people who would like to attend. I also have a change in policy regarding adhesives. Please see all details below:

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Here are the class details:

Date: Tuesday the 14th of October

Time: 10am and the same class repeated at 7.30pm

Venue: my Home Stamping Studio in the beautiful Adelaide Hills (detail provided on booking)

Cost: $25 – this includes all products to make your 3 cards, take home instructions so you can repeat your projects at home and the use of my tools to create the fab cards. Also tea, coffee and bickies.

Booking & Payment: Booking and Full payment is required ASAP but no later then this Friday October 3rd – so products can be ordered. I will provide you my bank details on booking so you may make direct deposit. Thanks.

*This class tutorial will be available for purchase after the class date. Further details to follow.

Important information

Glue is NOT included in the class price. Please bring your own favourite dry adhesive or order some when you book. Class fees are non-refundable, however if you cannot attend the class I can provide you with instructions and the products needed (not stamps unless included in the fee) to make the items and you can complete them at home.

 

So looking forward to this class – it’s so cute and FUN!! You’ll be in love with shaker cards just like me!

x Carolyn

ps The Hip hip hooray shaker card is a version of a card made by the beautiful Louise Sharp – who is an absolute doll and gorgeous in all her pinkness and creativity.

New Weekly Deals – 24th to Tuesday 30th September

Stampin’ Up! Australia releases new Weekly Deals every Wednesday. You can purchase them through me – your friendly Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and have them delivered straight to your door. Make sure you check my online store every Wednesday for the fresh batch.

Here are the latest hot hot deals:

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Shop online 24/7, call me on 0401857748 or email carolynbennieink@gmail.com to place your order.

x Carolyn 

Perfect Blend – Coffee Bean Shaker Card

We love our coffee here in Australia right? I sure do. I was so excited to put two of my favourite things together today – handmade Stampin’ Upcards and coffee!! Did it make me happy? Too right!!!!

I’ve been preparing today for my next Technique Class which is all about ‘Shaker cards‘. What’s a shaker card? Well they have something inside them that shakes about….. usually glitter or something small. This one smells divine as it’s full of real coffee beans.

Like to learn how to make 3 different shaker cards? I’ll be holding on the Tuesday the 14th of October at my home Stamping Studio here in the Adelaide Hills and you can book in for this class by calling 0401857748 or emailing carolynbennieink@gmail.com

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Shaker cards are all the rage at the moment in the paper craft world and I was keen to get into the fun. Here I’ve used the modern sketch style stamp set called Perfect Blend –  for a coffee lover this is a great stamp set to have in your collection. I’ve got lots of coffee loving friends and I love to brighten their day with a fun coffee card.

 

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Happy stamping my friends

x Carolyn

 

 

Make 8 Cards Monday 22nd of September – Bird Builder Punch

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“It’s been too long my precious ….. I have to bring you back out of the draw and give my fav fav fav punch another spin”. I think you’ll all agree we LOVE THE BIRD BUILDER PUNCH!!!

Join me next Monday peeps to make 8 beautiful feminine cards (and Stampin’ Up! envelopes included) using sweet coloured card stock and purdy purdy embossing folders.

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Book now! Here are the details:

Class: 8 Card Monday (make a stack of cards to replensh your stash)

Date: Monday 22nd of September

Time: 10am and class repeated at 7.30pm

Includes: My designed cards and Exclusively Stampin’ Up! materials and the use of my Stampin’ Up! tools to make 8 cards with envelopes. Tea, coffee and bickies supplied.

Cost: $25 Great value!

Book Now!!! carolynbennieink@gmail.com or 0401 857748 – Places will be limited to 6 per session.

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x Carolyn

Sorry I’ve been gone….

I’m back! It’s been a while hasn’t it?!  I’ve been having a little bit of trouble with my blog and I’m happy to say it’s all been resolved. Yay!! Thanks techno Hubby.

This is just a really quick post to say hello and to let you know about this weeks Weekly Deals. Here they are…… Drum Roll…..

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Shop for them in my online store now.. they’re only here for one week (Wednesday to Tuesday).

I’ll be back really soon with some purdy cards to look at.

x Carolyn

 

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Blendabilities Class – Booking & Payment Due Now :)

URGENT – BOOKING & PAYMENT DUE

Blendabilites are Stampin’ Up!’s new range of alcohol markers and they are a LOT of fun to colour with. Come along and learn new techniques and then go home with your very own markers and co-ordinating ink to continue to practise and play.

When: Tuesday 2nd of September
Deadline for RSVP and Payment is: Wednesday 20th of August to attend this class
Time: 10am and class repeated at 7.30pm
Where: My Stamping Studio (address advised on booking)
Cost: $40

Class fees includes:
1 x set of Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers RRP $20.95 (I will provide you with colour choice options on booking)
Momento Ink Pad RRP $9.95
Postage and Handling
Card kits
The use of my tools & adhesives
Verbal Class Instruction
Tea, coffee and biscuits

You will CREATE 3 different cards (plus a Fathers Day take home project card). This is awesome value.

Call me or txt on 0401 857748 or email on carolynbennieink@gmail.com for advise on how to make your payment.

x Carolyn

Big Shot & Bundles August Special

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If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love when BIG opportunities come your way. And because we all know the Big Shot is a big deal, Stampin’ Up! are offering something you couldn’t miss; an exclusive Big Shot opportunity that lasts for the entire month of August!

With every purchase of a Big Shot in August, you will receive one of five free stamp set/Framelits bundles below, your choice! (That’s up to a $100 AUD/$130 NZD value!!)

Not only that, but if you already own a Big Shot, you can STILL purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off! This is one deal you won’t want to miss-only available from 1-31 August- these bundles are ONE-TIME only exclusives.
Check out the FREE or DISCOUNTED bundles and order them in my store HERE

Choose from the following 5 Bundles (in Clear or Woodmount) – including one with a pre-released Christmas stamp set from the new Holiday Catalogue – out 28th August!!! :

Bright and Beautiful Stars, Celebrating Chalk Talk, Decorative Goodies, Flowery Daydream and Sumthin’ With Bubbly Words……..

If you don’t have a Big Shot you simply must think about this as a fantastic card making investment. You’ll LOVE it!!!!

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Are you ready for cuteness overload? Bendi card fun

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If you’re ready for cuteness overload? Then this card is for you! I’ve used the stamp set ‘Life in the Forrest‘, made with the ‘Bendi card’ technique to give a sense of depth to this forrest scene. It was really fun to make and I can see that I’ll be making a few more Bendi cards in the future. Plus it gave me the opportunity to play with my Blendabilities alcohol markers to colour too.

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Tip: Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper has different and co-ordinating patterns on either side. Here I’ve used the Flower Pot Designer Series Papers and by just using different sides I can be assured that the patterns and colours co-ordinate. The best bit is it’s easy – all the guess work is taken out of making co-ordination look good. Bendicard - Life in the Forrest  carolynbennie.com I’m still loving my fringe scissors and I find the ‘fussy cutting’ with my Paper Snip scissors (which is when you cut around images by hand) really relaxing. This card took me a while to make but sometimes that’s just what the doctor ordered.

***HUGE Big shot special this month***

Here is the scoopla on Stampin’ Up!’s awesome special this month. If you have always wanted a Big Shot die cutting machine then now is the time. If you purchase a Big Shot in the month of August you will receive a Framelit & Stamp set bundle for FREE – Thats up to $100 worth of savings! . (see below for the selection of Framelits & Stamp sets.)
Already have a Big Shot? OR want a Big Shot and some additional bundles? Then you can order one of these super Framelit & Stamp set bundles for 15% off the normal price! Whoop whoop – really cool.
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Thanks for popping by.

Happy stamping folks,

x Carolyn

A gift for my class ladies when we make a ‘Card in a box’

Next class is technique Tuesday on the 5th of August and have I got a treat for you!

We’re making a fun and intriguing project called a Card in a Box. These cards fold down to the fit in a regular sized envelope and then pop open to reveal the floral garden hidden inside. What’s more you’ll go home with hand written project instructions and a tools & product list -so  you’ll easily be able to reproduce your box at home over and over again.

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We’ll be co-ordinating this card with a beautifully decorated envelope and as a special gift to my beautiful attending class ladies we are also decorating a clear Stampin’ Up! storage case in which you will be able to transport your class projects home in and bring with you to all of our future classes – No more brown lunch bags! No more precious handmade cards being squashed in the car – or worse still sat on!! hehehe

Fun right? I have limited cases on order – so book now to secure your place at my Stamping Studio – and your gift!!! All at the regular class price.

First time stamper? Never been to a class? Not to worry – I’m here to guide you through the whole time – it’s what I love to do.

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When: Tuesday August 5th

Where: Just 20 minutes up the freeway to beautiful Balhannah. (Be warned – put aside an extra hour to visit legendary Bahannah by Design gift store and the Cocolat Cafe.) My address of My Home Stamping Studio will be provided on booking.

Time: 10am and class repeated at 7.30pm (approx 2 hours duration)

Cost: $25 includes all materials, use of my tools and light refreshments. Also your Card Carry Case Gift for this class.

Book: email carolynbennieink@gmail.com me, phone 0401 857748  or txt me now. I’ve ordered a limited number of Stampin’ Up! cases and there will be class limits. First time stampers welcome. :)

Card in a Box & Stamp case storage

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Remember to pop over to see the current weekly deals. This just 2 more days for these ones then new ones on Wednesday. Head to my online store via the shopping trolly or by clicking the images below.

Happy stamping.

x Carolyn

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This time last year…. Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation

I’m a super sentimental type and I’ve been very reflective in the last few days about where I was last year at this same time. A year ago today I was with my wonderful friend Angela, who took me with her as a guest on the Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation to the USA. We took in the Stampin’ Up! US Convention and then had the most fantastic time at the stunning ski resort St Regis Deer Valley. We were SO spoilt by Stampin’ Up!

A highlight was visiting Stampin’ Up!s Home office and then the following day visiting the manufacturing facility in Kanab Utah to see how the Stampin’ Up! products are made. This was a very special treat as only a very few had ever had this experience before. carolynbennie.com

 

Before I tell you about the visit to Kanab I must show you where we stayed…. if you ever ever get to Utah, The Saint Regis Deer Valley is like Heaven on Earth. We stayed in the hight of summer but I can only imagine how different and beautiful it would also be in the snow in winter. 5 star living really suits me – its hard to not LOVE!! carolynbennie.com

 

Below is the entrance to the Stampin’ Up! manufacturing facility with all the staff welcoming us. It was a super early start to get there… and a chartered plane ride and a long bus trip. I was worried it would be worth it but it was beyond expectations. I think seeing how everything was made was such a special experience and the staff made us feel so welcome. Aren’t all the Stampin’ Up! buildings beautiful?

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We arrived at lunch and of course they had the most beautiful bbq laid on for us. So much great food. The staff were amazing, generous, helpful and really excited for us to be there.

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I must introduce you to Stamper Girl. I made Stamper Girl and her friend a while ago as a Convention roomy gift – and they both decided to tag along to see Kanab! Here she is at lunch. Seriously even the paper napkins are purdy! carolynbennie.com

The smell of hot off the press rubber. Wow. What a sight for a stamper to see. carolynbennie,com

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Stamper Girl is just checking the oven is at the right setting…. . a stickler for detail.
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This was such a surprise… this lady is mixing the dies to put into the foam pads. Hand mixing. Not a robot but a real human. carolynbennie.comStamper Girls is a super good listener.

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Look at all those wooden blocks about to go into sets. ** squeal** All the stamp sets are packed by hand. Almost half of the residence of Kanab work in some aspect of Stampin’ Up! manufacturing. It’s really a community.
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Stamper Girl does like to make friends… here she is with David Baugh (VP, Global Operations at Stampin’ Up!) – they got along great. ;) carolynbennie.com

Here the girls are saying hello to Pam Morgan (VP, Employee and Demonstrator Development at Stampin’ Up!). carolynbennie.com Oh card stock… how I love the.

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And here it all is… the finished product ready for shipping off to you and me to love and play with. carolynbennie.com

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To top of such a special day we had the opportunity to visit the Kanab playground Stampin’ Up! has built for the community. Guess what’s under the play equipment? Yep, all of the rubber offcuts!

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Such cherished memories and an amazing opportunity. Stampin’ Up! is the most amazing company and so are the friends you make while along the way.
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Happy stamping everyone.

x Carolyn

 

Need a super cute gift box? …. AND it’s Wednesday Deal day :)

My feet have not stopped running the last few weeks preparing for the Sewing, Stitching and Hand Craft Fair held here in Adelaide (see photos below). Preparing lots and lots of samples of new Stampin’ Up! products – its a hard life hey? Having to play with Stampin’ Up! goodies for a living is the best job ever.

I got to play with Stampin’ Up!’s new Blendabilities and the fab single stamp called Blended Blooms. I’m having so much fun colouring but you my friends know that colouring is my happy place…. and seriously that Hamburger Die is F.U.N.

Blended blooms Hamburger Box - carolynbennie.comI’m still have my ‘learner’ hat on for the Blendabilities but it’s good fun practising. I can also see the leaf image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set is going to get lots of use.

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I have a Blendabilities Class coming up really soon… keep a look out for details.

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****Reminder**** it’s Wednesday Weekly Deals day.. the deals this week are great. I’m crushing on the Cup Cake Punch and the Vintage Faceted Buttons. Click HERE to go and have a stickybeak at my secure site Online Store. Shop 24/7 and  have delivered straight to your door.

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Have a great day folks. Looking forward to seeing you again really soon.

x Carolyn

 

Bordering Blooms Video tutorial – Create a background pattern

So you might know I’m a bit of a night owl – my perfect life would be to stay up until 1 or 2am and sleep until 9am every day (blush). Well it’s school holidays at the moment and with Hubby up super early most mornings watching the World Cup and making the kids their breakfast, I’ve been able to stay up late, stamping and creating and then sleeeeeeep in. BLISS!!!  But the it’s all going to end really soon with the end of the World Cup and the holidays finishing up. *sigh* That is going to be a bitter pill to swallow…. if you see me with big bags under my eyes you know exactly why.

So while I’ve had all that creative energy I’ve put together another video tutorial on how to create a patterned background with the new Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer Border Stamps. These stamps are so fantastic and I know you’re going to love them as much as I do.

This card is made with the stamp set called Bordering Blooms. Really lovely crisp and elegant lines. Great for any occasion.

Bordering Blooms- Creating a Background

Stamping Tip: I’ve made the little flag with a tooth pick – the perfect size for a card and flags are totally on-trend.

I adore Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer stamps. They just tick so many boxes. Photopolymer makes:

  • perfect and accurate positioning so simple – they’re clear and you can see exactly where to put them,
  • adhering to the acrylic blocks are a dream – they’re super sticky
  • cleaning your stamps is easy – clean as you would normally and wash with soapy water if they get really inky. Yes they stay sticky after washing!
  • storage is simple – keep out of direct sunlight
  • stamped images are crisp and perfect

Border stamps are just perfect for making backgrounds. Here I’ve used the Draw the line   border stamp to make this circle background for this framed piece – perfect for home decor.

Curly Flower - carolynbennie.com

This curly flower is really sweet and a bit different. There is an excellent tutorial here on how to make them: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2014/03/make-curly-paper-flowers/

Curly Flowers - carolynbennie.com

Here are the products I’ve used in these projects:

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