Saturday, October 1, 2016

World Cardmaking Day

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop! This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog - Bec Ross in Australia and you will be visiting lots of different places in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you see up to heaps of different projects.

The card I'm sharing with you today is actually very simple.  That's because it is part of my World Card Making Day "Card Buffet"!  My team and I are hosting an event today where our customers and friends can come over for an "all you can stamp" card buffet.  Since they may be stamping lots of cards in a short space of time, we wanted our cards to be easy but cute.

The perfect stamp set for easy and cute is Cookie Cutter Christmas!

Paired with a simple red and white colour scheme it makes for a simple Christmas card that you could make lots of quite easily.  Do you send a lot of Christmas cards? Or just a few?

The striped piece going across the card is actually washi tape from the Candy Cane Lane collection in the Holiday Catalogue.

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Inks: Basic Black Archival ink pad, Read Red ink pad, Basic Grey marker
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Candy Cane Lane washi tape
Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Blender Pens

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - BEC ROSS - so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

To celebrate World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! have some amazing deals on!  You can check them out in my ONLINE SHOP.  Every order this month will be rewarded with an extra free gift since its my 10 anniversary with Stampin' Up! :-)


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - September

Hi everyone, bit of a long time between blog posts for me, whoops! 

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for September. This month our theme is the Thankfulness as it is our last hop for the Mediterranean Trip. Next month those that have earned the trip to Thailand in 2017 will be hopping each month. 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog (Bec Ross) or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 

I have a lot to be thankful for in my life - a happy and healthy family, a fun job that takes me on awesome holidays, loads of wonderful friends I've met through my time as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator... lots be grateful for.

I'm super grateful to have wonderful demonstrators in my team who are also enjoying their hobby and businesses.  This past week I sent out some extra little" thank you"s to them.  Without them I would not have achieved my goal of earning the 2017 Grand Vacation to Thailand!  

I sent them some of our super cute Metallic Enamel Shapes and a little thank you note. I used Petals & Paisleys DSP for the striped accent pieces and the stamp comes from the "Better Than Email" stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.

Another thing I am grateful for is how easy Stampin' Up! makes my life!  I love all of our kits for when I need cards in a hurry or don't feel like making up my own design.  
Designer Tin of Cards is pretty cool - I love how simple they are to make.  
I always need Thank You cards and often need them made in a hurry so I copied the Thank You card from the kit! Can you spot the difference??

The top one is my copy, the bottom one is from the kit.  I simplified by leaving off the embellishments but I think it still looks pretty good!  I've used the Moroccan designer series paper and the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set to complete the look.

Thank you for visiting my blog - I'm grateful for your visit!  I look forward to sharing more with you soon as I get back into the blogging habit :-)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - Baby Love

Hi everyone and welcome to the blog hop for April. Our theme this month is Baby Love.

I was very excited to win the Baby Bear stamp set as my prize at the recent On Stage event on the Gold Coast. This event is for demonstrators only and it was a great weekend. We were given an advance copy of the next Annual Catalogue as well as some cool new product!!

So here's a sneak peek for you of the Baby Bear stamp set with my project:

Isn't he cute?  Baby Bear is a 3-step stamp set - there are 3 layers of stamping to make this bear.  I find it MUCH easier to stamp in reverse order - i.e. start with the darkest colour first and work back towards the lighter colours over the top.  It is much easier to see through the stamp this way.
You do need to be quite precise when stamping with these types of images, otherwise you can get a blurry image.  So just take your time and have a  few tries on some scrap paper first to get the hang of it.
I am just loving these Photo Realistic stamps.  If you like this look, another great stamp set I can recommend is the Picture Perfect stamp set currently available in the Occasions Catalogue.

Stamps: Baby Bear (will be available from June 1st in the new annual catalogue)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Another Botanical Card Sketch

This was a fun sketch to follow:

I've used:
Paper - Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories: Expressions Natural Elements, Rhinestones

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Carrot Treats

I just wanted to quickly share these fun Easter Carrot treats with you today.  These were a bit of a last-minute creation as I had actually forgotten that I'd purchased the Polka Dot Cone Cellophane Bags from the Occastions Catalogue!

So last minute that I didn't have time to go very far looking for orange treats to go inside my carrots.  Best I could come up with was a couple of bags of Darrel Lea "jaffas" and a giant bag of Smarties from which I picked out all the orange ones! LOL!
Then my eldest child reminded me that carrots can be purple too so we picked through the Smarties and made a purple carrot as well.

The bags are tied closed with Cucumber Crush lace and a little tag popped on, stamped with the And Many More stamp set.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Simple Sketch with Perfect Pairings

Here's another very simple card I made on the weekend retreat:

I've used Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Whisper White cardstock, Botanical designer vellum, Perfect Pairings stamp set and Mossy Meadow ink.   I also used the Project Life corner punch.  That's it! Super simple and easy to make lots in one go.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop March

Welcome to another Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - our theme this month is "Wedding Dreams"

My eldest child's former teacher got married last weekend and since she was his teacher for 2 years in a row, we really wanted to give her a congratulations card.  When she returns from her honeymoon he can take this card to school to give to her.  She is such a sweet young lady and we loved having her as his teacher.

Since she is young and trendy, I didn't want to go too old-fashioned or shabby chic etc.  I wanted to keep it clean and simple and include some bling!
I also didn't really have too much in the way of specific wedding stamps so I actually did NO STAMPING on this card! OMG!

I've used the Expressions Natural Elements for the sentiment.  I tried out a few different options for colouring it and adding some sparkle. I settled on the bottom option - emboss with Whisper White embossing powder and then add Clear Wink of Stella over the top.

It is a little difficult to capture the sparkles on camera - always much prettier in real life - but hopefully this photo below gives you an idea of how each option looks.

The materials and tools I used for this card were:

* Gold glimmer paper (layer and heart)
* Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack (earned free with a $90 sale-a-bration order)
* Mini Treat Bag Thinlits dies (for the heart - the sweetheart punch was too small for what I wanted)

I hope you enjoyed my project. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!