Spring Branches

Good Morning … hope you are well and keeping warm.  Today I’m dreaming of warmer weather as I make the long drive home so have this sweet Spring Branches card for you using the Colorful Season Bundle.

Spring Branches with Colorful Season Bundle ..

Spring Branches card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

I loved making this card and really like how it turned out with the soft pastel colours – it just gives way to the soft spring breezy days.

The background is a watercolor wash and I spritzed another piece in Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo then cut the flowers from that.

All the dimensions and instructions are included in my Colorful Seasons Class To Go – click the class banner to grab your Class To Go today or get it free when you purchase the Colorful Seasons Bundle or Stamp Set from me. 

I do hope you are having a wonderful week and I thank you for sending me notes wishing my Dad well.  He is feeling much better and getting back to his normal (?) self.

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Colorful Season for Christmas

Good Afternoon – hope you are keeping warm where you are! Today I have another share from my Colorful Season class for your and today’s ‘season’ is Christmas … or winter.

Colorful Season for Christmas

Colourful Christmas Season Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

I am currently in Victoria visiting family and it’s freezing here.  I know it’s winter but boy they do get the wind’s off what feels like the winds are coming straight off the polar ice caps in Antarctica!  So thought it fitting to share a card with snowflakes on it with you today!

A Little Christmas Spirit Card using Colorful Season by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I love snowflakes and soft colours for Christmas even though our Christmas weather is sweltering.  The Seasonal Layers Thinlits was perfect to pair with the Soft Falling Embossing Folder and the sentiment from the Star of Light Stamp Set for this card.

Our Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper makes the perfect Snowflakes!

The sentiment comes from the Star of Light Stamp sent and is stamped in Dapper Denim.

Colorful Season Class To-Go 

Purchase your Colorful Season set or bundle from me and you’ll receive my Colorful Seasons Class To Go for free

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Freshly Brewed Fresh Florals

Good Afternoon and Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls blog hop.

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This week we are creating with the gorgeous new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack

Now I had originally planned to make a set of cards for you today however today has not gone to plan. It seems tomorrow I’ll be taking an unscheduled trip to see family in Victoria. My Dad isn’t well so we are going down for a few days to get him sorted and to support my sister.  It’s just a short 12 hour drive – I could fly down but it takes just as long with travelling to and from airports!

I’ve made this super quick and easy Thank You card for you today ..

Fresh Florals Thank You Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

This card is super quick and super easy to make and would be perfect for any occasion – simply change your sentiment and it’s done.  The sentiment today comes from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set.

Now I do have a Freshly Brewed Fresh Floral Bonus for you this week!

To take advantage of this awesome deal simply click the image above, purchase the In Colour Cardstock pack and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack and I’ll send you the 10 bows for free!   It’s that easy!

I do hope you like the card I made for you today and please take a few moments to head over to Libby’s blog and see what gorgeous creation she has made to inspire you today!

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Oh So Subtly Eclectic Layers

Good Afternoon!

I’ve got a sweet card for you today using the gorgeous Eclectic Layers Thinlits

Eclectic Layers Thinlits from Stampin' Up!
Eclectic Layers Thinlits

The Eclectic Layers Thinlits pack is a great addition to your craft supply.  It’s got 13 gorgeous dies of which some cut images out, some have detailed cuts and some emboss. So much to add to all your projects.

Oh So Subtle Eclectic Layers

Oh So Subtle Eclectic Layers Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

I’ve used the subtles family colours to cut my flowers and leaves using Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz.  I’ve stamped my sentiment from the Oh so Eclectic Stamp Set and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I’ve done a little watercolour wash on my base card so you see a slight blue hue through the cutout.

I’ve embellished my card with the new shimmery pool party ribbon and some iddy biddy pearls in the centre of the flowers for a soft feminine touch.

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Colorful Season High Tide

Happy Monday!

Today I have a lovely card with a view using Colourful Season and High Tide from my Colorful Season Class.

Colorful Season High Tide ..

Seasonal High Tide Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I love how this card turned out – it’s like looking out your window onto a beach scene.  You can just about hear those waves crash cant you?

To create the ‘window’ on my card I cut a piece of copy/printer paper the same size as my top layer.  Then using my trimmer I cut a rectangle mask out …

Seasonal Mask by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia
Layer 95mm x 135 mm

Once you have cut your mask simply lay it over your top cardstock layer that’s the same size and use your sponge brayers to brayer on Crumb Cake for the sand and Bermuda Bay for the Sea & Sky.  Stamp your Sea/Water stamp before removing the mask so you keep the nice clean edges to your ‘window’.

Remove your mask and complete your stamping.  The Adirondack Chair is cut from Shimmery White using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and adhered to your top layer with mini dimensionals.

Seasonal High Tide card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This is a great card that can be given for any occasion and another card totally perfect for giving to the males in our lives.  You could even swap the chair out for some sea shells, birds or even a small boat!

Colorful Season Bundle Class To Go – coming soon

I do hope you like today’s card and if you’d like to purchase the Colorful Season Class To Go the Tutorials will be up later in the week in my Classes to Go Store.  Again, you’ll get it for free when you purchase of the stamp set or bundle from me.

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Annual Catalogue Favourites ESAD Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop – this hop is to share our Annual Catalogue Favourites with you!

Annual Catalogue Favourites ..

Now when it says favourite I am sure that many would be expecting me to be sharing projects using the Coffee Cafe Suite.  Sorry if I disappointed you but today I’m using the gorgeous Just Add Color Specialty Paper pack ..

Just Add Color by Stampin' Up!

I love this pack and held a class last weekend and we had lots of colouring therapy making our cards!

In the class we made five cards ..

Just Add Color Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

Softly coloured Tea pot and Cup coloured with Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters.  I coloured inside the line of the pot and cup and just used my Aqua Painter to drag the colour in.  Sentiment comes from Bookcase Builder Stamp Set.

Just Add Color Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I love this leaf paper.  You can colour it for any season!  I opted to use different tones and colours in my Watercolor Pencil pack and tried some blending with different colours.  Sentiment is from Colourful Season and I’ve also used some complimentary coloured ribbons and trim to pop behind the saying. I used the Copper Trim, Linen Thread, Mini Black Sequin Trim and the Old Olive Sheer Ribbon.

Just Add Color Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

More fussy cutting for this Watering Can Card.  I’ve also used both Watercolour Pencils and my Stampin Write Markers for colouring on this card.  I wanted the can to look like one of those metal painted cans so just coloured with my pencils along the edges and blended with the Aqua Painter.  The flowers are all coloured with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  The hello sentiment is from Eastern Beauty Stamp Set.

Just Add Color Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

This is another favourite .. the page of the rows of houses reminds me of my trip to San Francisco in 2013 and the tour along the streets lined with the old houses.  I sponged the inks on the top layer using pear pizzazz and soft sky. The houses are coloured using the inks from the lids of the ink pads with the Aqua Painter.  I then touched up my doors with markers.  The sentiment is from the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set.

This next card is my favourite … Dreamcatcher using Just Add Color Card by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia

I was a little unsure what to do with the feathers then this idea popped into my head!  I did  a watercolour wash on my top layer of Shimmery White using Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.

The centre of my Dream Catcher is cut from Vellum and stamped in Soft Suede – the centre stamp and the sentiment is from Eastern  Beauty.  The three feathers are coloured in Lemon Lime Twist with Island Indigo highlights, Berry Burst with Fresh Fig Highlights and Peekaboo Peach with Pumpkin Pie Highlights.

Which is your favourite?

Do you know anyone who loves to colour in?  Why not grab them a pack of this paper and a set of our gorgeous Watercolor Pencils?  Perfect gift for under $50 – it could be the start of your Christmas Shopping! 

What is ESAD?

What is ESAD

Now I’m sure the other ladies from ESAD some of their own favourites to share with you! Click the button below to hop onto Monique’s Blog ..Here’s a list of everyone participating today ..

Thanks so much for stopping by today and please dont hesitate to leave the girls a comment and enjoy all the projects on today’s Blog Tour.

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Stamping Techniques 101 – Heat Embossing

Good Morning and welcome to another Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop

Stamping Techniques 101 - Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This month we are all doing a little Heat Embossing for you!

Heat Embossing

I do love Heat Embossing as there’s so many different ways to use this technique and people just go “Wow” the first time they see it!

For today’s post I’ve used the emboss resist technique …

Emboss Resist with Flirty Flowers by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrtor Australia

I love this technique as it’s easy to do and the images just pop.

How did she do that?
  1. Gather your supplies – Cardstock, Embossing buddy, Versamark Ink, Embossing Powder, Sponges, Stamp (solid images work best) and Heat Gun.
  2. Swipe your piece of cardstock with your embossing buddy and shake off excess.
  3. Stamp image in Versamark onto cardstock.
  4. Cover image with Embossing Powder, shake off excess and pour back into pot. Heat set embossing powder till melted.
  5. Allow image to cool and sponge over you image lightly in your chosen ink colour and watch those images pop!

Heat Embossing tips … 

  • use the embossing buddy to remove any oils or static from cardstock
  • if you have any odd embossing powder remain after shaking off use a soft paint brush to remove
  • do not hold your heat gun too close to your cardstock as it will burn.  Hold about 4″ or 10cm from your work
  • start your sponging lightly – it’s easier to add colour than it is to take it away

I used a vanilla card base and just used clear embossing powder to bring out the vanilla foliage. I sponged first in Soft Sky then went over that around the edges in Island Indigo. Using the two colours in my sponging creates more depth to the card.

The foliage Stamp comes from the new Flirty Flowers Stamp Set and the sentiment comes from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.  Be sure to check at the end of my post for all the supplies used.

Now it’s time to check out what the other ladies have made for you ….

I do hop you enjoy all the gorgeous creations the girls have for you this month and hope, too, that if you havent done heat embossing before to give it a go.  If you need to ‘see’ it let me know and I’m more than happy to do a video for you – I may even do it at my weekly Facebook Live video’s on my Stamp A Latte Facebook Page on Tuesdays at 11am Sydney time.

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Freshly Brewed Projects – Christmas in July

Welcome to another week of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls and this week we are making Christmas in July projects for you

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Christmas in July

Seems fitting that we actually now have a Christmas in July promotion for you this month too.  Shame I couldn’t get the Carols of Christmas set in time to make you something with that.   So today I have created a couple of items with the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp set for you.

Holly Berry Happiness from Stampin' Up!Here are my projects for this week ..

This week on my weekly Facebook Live Video I showed a couple of ways to use the Gift Bag Punch Board so I turned the large bag into a Christmas Gift Bag ..

So once I’d made the bag I had to make a card as well ..

I love this set and the two step stamps!  With a little fussy cutting on the holly sprigs it was quite easy to put together.  The bows were punched out with the Holly Punch but would also be super easy to fussy cut out.

I do love Christmas and believe it’s never too early to start on Christmas projects so hope this post has inspired you to make an early start on yours!

Now let’s hop on over to Libby’s blog and see what she’s created for you this week …


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Dont forget the awesome Christmas in July special from Stampin’ Up!  You’ll get a bonus Essential Gift Pack worth $121 when you join the Stampin’ Up! family during July and I’d love nothing more than for you to join my Latte Girls Team.

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July Specials

Wow it’s July already – how did that happen??  This year is just zooming through and I have some awesome July Specials for you!

July Specials

Bonus Days

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Bonus Days are back!  I love Bonus Days as you earn free shopping dollars to spend in August!   For every $90 you spend during July you’ll receive a $9 coupon code you can redeem during August!

How cool is that?    

You will need a valid email address to receive your coupon and it’s important you dont delete those emails until you have used your coupons.  It’s a good idea to save them to a special folder in your email program.

There is no limit as to how many coupons you can earn so be sure your orders are all in $90 increments to maximise your benefits.

Essentials Gift Pack

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Wow .. if you have a big wishlist now is the perfect time to join my Stampin’ Up! team with a bonus Essentials Gift Pack added to every Stampin’ Starter Kit purchased during July!

Join my team in July and you’ll receive all these in your Essentials Gift Pack …

  • D Block (2) ~ 118485
  • Grid Paper ~ 130148
  • Paper Snips ~ 103579
  • SNAIL Adhesive ~ 104332
  • Bone Folder ~ 102300
  • Carols of Christmas Stamp Set ~ 144804

My goodness … that’s an added value of $121! With so many crafting basics included in the Essentials Gift Pack, you can start crafting with your friends faster than ever.

Interested? Have Questions? Talk to me today and I’ll answer all your questions should you have any and you can start getting all your products at the awesome Demonstrator Discounted price plus you’ll be able to pre-order from the Holiday Catalogue next month just like me!

Don’t delay. Join today!

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Did you notice you’ll get a brand new Carols of Christmas stamp set?  Havent seen it? Well no as it’s coming in the new Holiday Catalogue but here’s a little sneak peek …

Carols of Christmas - get it for free when you join in July
Carols of Christmas

 

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