Weather Together with Love from Paris

Stampin’ Up! Australia – Carolyn Bennie – Weather Together with Love 
ADTCAS Stripes - Carolyn Bennie Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

The Weather Together stamp set from Stampin’ Up! was one I couldn’t wait to get my hands on – for 2 reasons. FIRSTLY it’s so sweet and SECONDLY it reminded me of my recent romantic trip to Paris with Chris. Did you see Paris in the news last month? When flooding broke the banks of the River Seine? Yep, that’s when I was there!! But more on that in just a bit…

The card I’ve made today using the ‘Stripes’ Code word for Addicted to CAS Design Team blog Challenge is using the Weather Together stamp set and co-ordinating Dies. I bought them both in a bundle which meant I got 10% discount by buying them together.

See all the current Stampin’ Up! Bundles HERE.

Weather Together Stampin' Up! - Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Our Guest Designer for this challenge on ATCAS is Julia Altermann – check out her Blog and Youtube Channel – she’s awesome and super inspiring.

How did Carolyn do it?

  1. I’ve taken 7 strips of 1.5cm x 14.5cm Whisper White card which I’ve then individually sponged with my Sponge Daubers with all the Stampin’ Up! purples, Night of Navy and the 2 Stampin’ Up! grey inks.
  2. I taped the coloured strips together on the backs with washi tape and then ran the taped strips through the Big Shot with the Umbrella Weather Framelits.
  3. Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper was die cut with Umbrella Weather Framelits and my Big Shot. I’ve simply then stamped onto the umbrella with Rich Razzleberry ink and umbrella stamp. Laying the die-cut umbrella into the striped cut-outs umbrella creates an inlayed die effect.
  4. Take a half sheet of A4 Night of Navy card stock (14.9 x 29.7). Score at 10.5cm for the middle fold. Then adhere the stripes to the front of the card.
  5. Stamp the ‘Love’ sentiment (or alternative) to the card by inking up in VersaMark and then stamp into a Rich Razzleberry Ink pad. I’ve taken Clear Embossing Powder covered the inked sentiment and then dusted the excess embossing powder off. I’ve then set the powder with my heat gun. This brings out the Rich Razzleberry colour.

Like the products I’ve used to make this card? See the product list at the bottom of this post and click on them to learn more about them. 

Weather Together Stampin' Up! - Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Back to Paris

It had been a horrible rainy few days in this beautiful city – it’s hard to believe the amount of rain Paris endured that week. We pressed on and still hit most of the wonderful sights we had planned to see. Going back to Paris was an important journey for us as it was the beginning of our European epic backpacking adventure together back in 1999, 17 years ago.

Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Turns out this man and I have ‘Weathered Together’ all right. Actually he’s kind of my everything. 🙂

Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Below is us back in Paris in 1999! I’ve realised I still have that jacket and man ….and still love both!

If you can backpack for a year together and your relationship lives to tell the story – I think you’ll be ok.

Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This year is our 20th Wedding Anniversary year and earning the Stampin’ Up! Mediterranean Incentive Trip from my Stampin’ Up! business and taking us back to Paris was my surprise gift to Chris on our Anniversary. See that story HERE.

Chris has been a massive support to me being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator full time. It takes a wonderful partner to let you follow your dreams and believe in you.  This is what he wrote on Facebook before we flew home. It made me smile and feel a bit proud as well:

“Its farewell to Paris and the end of our trip. Very much looking forward to seeing the boys. As Carolyn just said as we sit waiting for our plane – it’s been amazing to step out of our lives for two weeks. How lucky am I that I get to experience this trip on the back of all of Carolyn Bennies hard work. Thank you Kiddo, it’s been amazing – you should be so proud of yourself – I know I’m proud of you. Maybe we’ll get to do another one of these, but if not, gotta be happy with what we’ve had. Having said that……..if anyone wants to buy a zillion dollars worth of Stampin’ Up product or join as a demo- I know of a very talented person that can help you out!!!!!! Pass the word to all your friends 🙂 ” Chris Bennie 

Weather Together Stampin' Up! - Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I had my very first card making class at home when my 3rd baby was just 6 weeks old! At first it was a wonderful way to pay for my Stampin’ Up! goodies – stamping with new friends and having pay for my stamps perfect right? I love to work hard, creativity and I just can’t ever stop thinking about ways to stamp with new friends and teach more people. Perhaps you’d like to do something like this? Are you creative, want a creative business and want to stamp with friends? Read my Q&A about joining Stampin’ Up! HERE and feel free to ask me any questions. Carolyn Bennie Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Join my team


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Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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11 thoughts on “Weather Together with Love from Paris

  1. I love your story behind the card!I love that your husband, Chris, is supportive and appreciative of your wonderful stampin’ journey! Congrats on earning that cruise and if you’ve set the goal for Thailand…I think you’re as good as there!
    Thanks for the description of making this umbrella card! Just getting the set and love what you’ve done with it!

  2. Such a fun post today! Your card is so pretty…I love the gradation of colors that you created with your striped pattern, and the umbrella and raindrops are perfect!

    Thanks for sharing these great pics with us, Carolyn! Looks like you and Chris had a great time in Paris…and, he sure sounds like a ‘Keeper’ to me!

  3. Terrific card…I’m in Paris right now and we are lucky with the weather! Looking forward to the Euro Cup final tomorrow!

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