Blog

/Blog/

CTC166 – Painted With Love – Pages 18-21

Stampin' Cat CTC166 Sure Do Love You

Hello and welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty.  Today has been very exciting for me because this morning I completed my Role Specific Training for the Comm Games Volunteer Program.   I’m volunteering at the Shooting (which is in Brisbane).   I’m a Field of Play Team Member.  I’m very lucky to be able to help out in the sport that I love.  For those that don’t know me, I’ve been shooting for approx 15 years.  In that time I’ve represented Queensland at State and National levels and I’ve also competed Internationally in NZ and Canada.  Do you think I could have two hobbies that are more opposite?  Card making and shooting, a perfect match.

This week at CASEing the Catty we are CASEing the Painted With Love section, pages 18-21. If you’ve come from Rebecca’s blog, thanks for continuing on with me.

I’ve chosen to CASE the card in the bottom left hand corner of the above image.

Stampin' Cat CTC166 Sure Do Love You

I made this card for my partner, Nik, for Valentine’s Day.  He doesn’t believe in Valentine’s Day and he always says “why should there be a special day for love when I love you every day”, so I thought this sentiment was perfect.

The card base is Basic Black with a layer of Whisper White then I’ve added some Gold Foil Acetate.  The biggest heart is die cut from Pick a Pattern DSP.

Stampin' Cat CTC166 Sure Do Love You

I’ve heat embossed the sentiment from Sure Do Love You in Gold.  The gold heart has been embossed with the Petal Pair embossing folder.  I’ve also added a Gold Mini Sequin bow behind the sentiment.

Next on the hop is Sandra.  You’re going to love her creation this week.

CTC Next Button

Why not join in on the weekly Challenge?  We’d love to see what you create.

Join CTC

Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

By | 2018-02-16T15:43:32+00:00 February 18th, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|8 Comments

CTC165 – Sale-a-bration

Stampin' Cat CTC165 Picture Perfect Party

Hi and welcome to my blog.  I’ve been in my new home for 12 days now and I promised pictures of my new craft room and class room.  The class room is still a work in progress but the craft room is all set up.  As my good friend Megan said, after I finish the craft room I should unpack the kitchen.  As you can see Marvi is making himself right at home.

Craft Room

You may have hopped over from Rose, thanks for continuing on with me.  This week at CASEing the Catty we are CASEing the Sale-a-bration Catty again.

CTC165

Now I know what you’re thinking, how many times can you CASE the same layout?  I’m CASEing the same card, 3rd time now, on the left hand side of page 8 of the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  I love the layout of this card and I think I’ve given it three totally different looks now.  This layout is so quick and easy you can design cards even while you’re moving house lol.

SAB page 8

This time I’ve changed the card from landscape to portrait.

Stampin' Cat CTC165 Picture Perfect Party

I’ve used LLT as my card base and layered it with some Picture Perfect Party DSP.  I’ve added some Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and some Silver Mini Sequins behind my sentiment.

Stampin' Cat CTC165 Picture Perfect Party

The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set stamped in Berry Burst.

Next on the hop is Sandra.  Just click on the link below.

CTC Next Button

Why not join in on our weekly challenge.

Join CTC

Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

By | 2018-02-10T12:15:23+00:00 February 11th, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|9 Comments

CTC164 – Occasion Kits – Pages 15-17

Stampin' Cat CTC164 Perennial Birthday Sweet Soiree

Hello and welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop.  I’ve had a massive week moving into my new home and unpacking.  Moving day was 32 degrees so it was challenging.  Once I have everything organised I’ll share some photos of my new craft room and class room.

Class Room

Class room

Craft Room

Craft Room

This week we are CASEing the Occasions Catalogue Kits pages 15-17.  You may have come from Judy, thanks for continuing on with me.

CTC164

As I’ve been super busy unpacking this week I’ve gone with a very simple design for my CASE.  I’ve chosen the card on the right hand side of the box, on page 16.

Occasions Page 16

I don’t have the Perennial Birthday Project Kit but I was lucky enough to receive the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set at On Stage last year.

Stampin' Cat CTC164 Perennial Birthday Sweet Soiree

I’ve used Whisper White Thick Card Stock as my card base then layered that with some Marina Mist and Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP.  The sentiment and flower are from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

Stampin' Cat CTC164 Perennial Birthday Sweet Soiree

I’ve used Powder Pink 1/2″ Finley Woven Ribbon behind the sentiment and Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine for the bow.  The centre of the flower has an Iridescent Sequin attached.

Next on our Hop tonight is Sandra, you’re going to love her project.

CTC Next Button

Would you like to join our weekly Challenge?  Send us a request to join then upload your photos straight to the group.

Join CTC

Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

 

By | 2018-02-02T18:22:11+00:00 February 4th, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|6 Comments

CTC163 – Sale-a-bration

Stampin Cat CTC163 Petal Passion Suite

Hello and welcome to my blog.  I’ve got 3 days left until I move to my new home so today’s post is going to be short and sweet.  I’ve still got so many things to organise.

You may have hopped over from Rose, thanks for continuing on with me.  This week at CASEing the Catty we are CASEing the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

CTC163

I’ve CASEd the same card that I did 2 weeks ago.  The one on the left hand side of the above picture.

Stampin Cat CTC163 Petal Passion Suite

I’ve used the Petal Palette stamp set and Petal Passion DSP.  The flowers are stamped in Berry Burst to match the new Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Stampin Cat CTC163 Petal Passion Suite

I love the layout of this card and by using the Petal Passion Suite I’ve given it a whole new look.  That’s the beauty of CASEing the Catty.

Next on the hop is Rachel.  Click on the next button and hop on over.

CTC Next Button

Would you like to join the Challenge at CASEing the Catty?

Join CTC

Thanks for stopping by.  Next week I’ll be blogging from my brand new home, NBN permitting lol.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

By | 2018-01-27T09:30:51+00:00 January 28th, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|7 Comments

CTC162 – Sweet Soirée – Pages 10-14

Stampin' Cat CTC162 Cake Soiree

 

Hi and welcome to our CASEing the Catty Sunday night Blog Hop. There’s only 10 days left until I move house. I’ve signed a contract on a new house at Pelican Waters. My initial reason for moving was to downsize. I’ve managed to downsize the land from 1/2 an acre to 400m. The house hasn’t really downsized but in my new house I’ll have a room permanently set up for my classes. I can’t tell you how much work that will save me!!!!!!

Thanks for hopping over from Sandra. This week we are CASEing Sweet Soirée Pages 10-14 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

I’m CASEing the card in the top right hand corner of page 12.

Occasions page 12

I’ve changed the colours of my card but the basic layout is the same.

Stampin' Cat CTC162 Cake Soiree

I’ve used a Basic Black Card base with another Basic Black piece embossed with Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Cat CTC162 Cake Soiree

I’ve used my Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the cake image from Cake Soiree.  The banner under the cake is from the new Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP.

Stampin' Cat CTC162 Cake Soiree

The leaves, flower and Silver Foil piece are all die cut with the matching Sweet Cake Framelits. For the sentiment I’ve just inked up part of the stamp with my Markers.

Next on the Hop is Julia, her project is lovely. Click on the next button to hop over and check it out.

We’ve had some awesome entries to our challenges so far this year. Why not join in on all the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

By | 2018-01-19T07:54:20+00:00 January 21st, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|8 Comments

CTC161 – Sale-a-bration

Stampin' Cat CTC161 Lots of Lavender

 

Hi and welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty.  I’ve had another busy week of packing and house hunting.  I’m packing my craft room  last so I can keep crafting right to the end.  I can’t stand the thought of not being able to play with all my new goodies.

Thanks for hopping over from Rose.  This week’s challenge is to CASE something from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

CTC 161

I’ve chosen to CASE a quick and easy card from page 8.

SAB page 8

I decided to reverse the colours and use Berry Burst as my card base and Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.

Stampin' Cat CTC161 Lots of Lavender

The flowers are from Lots of Lavender and the sentiment is from Cake Soiree.

Stampin' Cat CTC161 Lots of Lavender

I’ve added some Silver Mini Sequin Trim and some bling.

Next up tonight is the very talented Julia.  Just click on the next button and hop on over.

CTC Next Button

We’d love you to join in.  Click on the button below and send us a request to join.

Join CTC

Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

 

 

By | 2018-01-14T15:49:19+00:00 January 14th, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|7 Comments

ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

ESAD 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I’m joined by 22 fabulous Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators for a Blog Hop featuring products from the new 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues.  You may have hopped over from the lovely Barbara Williams, thanks for continuing on with me.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I was very excited to get my hands on this wonderful new Catalogue.  More excited than my assistant, Marvi, seems to be anyway.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

Today I’ve used a new bundle from the Occasions Catalogue called Bubble Over and I’ve teamed it with Bubbles & Fizz DSP.  This DSP is free with a qualifying order over $90.  Bubbles & Fizz DSP is so bright and fun, I just love it.  Here’s a couple of ways to earn this DSP for FREE!!!

Bubble OverWhisper White Narrow Note CardsIridescent Sequins     Bubbles & Fizz DSP

$71.00                 +           $14.00            +           $8.75               =             FREE

I’ve also used another new bundle called Sure Do Love You from the Occasions Catalogue

Sure Do Love YouWhisper White Narrow Note Cards     Bubbles & Fizz DSP

$84.50              +           $14.00             =              FREE

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I’ve made the cute little box with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies and turned it into a shaker box.  The Whisper White Narrow Notecards and Envelopes fit inside the box perfectly.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I’ve added some Bubbles and Fizz DSP along the top and bottom of the box and behind the window sheet and sequins.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

Narrow Note Cards

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

Matching Envelopes

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I’ve also used some new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes as bubbles on the note cards.  They’re very hard to photograph but look really effective.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I think this would make a lovely gift for any occasion.  Next up on the hop is Maree McIntosh, I know you’re going to love her project.

ESAD Next

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for leaving a comment, I love reading them all.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

What is ESAD

Blog Hop Participant List

1. Cheryl Algie

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Amity Knight

4. Sharon Dalton

5. Lou Kitzelman

6. Carly Middleton

7. Kelly Kent

8. Kim Oliver

9. Ellen Woodbridge

10. Fi Cobbin

11. Megan Lenske

12. Barbara Williams

13. Peta Stephen

14. Maree McIntosh

15. Delys Cram

16. Renee Lynch

17. Monique Fielder

18. Cathy Pinchbeck

19. Courtenay Heuston

20. Leonie Schroder

21. Libby Dyson

22. Rachael Lewsley

23. Jessie Holton

 

 

 

 

By | 2018-01-14T15:47:16+00:00 January 14th, 2018|ESAD Blog Hops|15 Comments

CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party – Pages 4-9

Stampin' Cat CTC 160 True Gentleman Birthday Wit

Hello and welcome to our first CASEing the Catty Blog Hop for 2018.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  I spent my Christmas with family, we had a lovely lunch at my sisters house.

I’ve been super busy since the 13th December when I decided I needed to downsize and I put my house on the market.  I’ve spent countless hours cleaning and making everything look just right, but all my hard work has paid off.  I sold the house on the 29th December.  I’ve lived in this house for 20 years and now I have until the 31st of January to pack up and move out.

House Sold

You may have hopped over from Angela, thanks for continuing on with me.  Our first challenge this year is CASEing Picture Perfect Party, pages 4-9 from the new 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

CTC 160

I’ve chosen the Happy Birthday card on page 9.

Occasions page 9

This card is so bright and fun in these colours but I really wanted to use my new True Gentlemen DSP.

Stampin' Cat CTC 160 True Gentleman Birthday Wit

I’ve made my card the standard C6 size using Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla card stock, I’ve also added a layer of vellum.

Stampin' Cat CTC 160 True Gentleman Birthday Wit

The sentiment is from the new Birthday Wit stamp set.  I’ve stamped it in Chocolate Chip and Tranquil Tide.  I’ve added some Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine and if you look really closely you’ll see some new Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon peeking out from behind the sentiment.

Stampin' Cat CTC 160 True Gentleman Birthday Wit

I hope you’ve had a chance to look at the new 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues.  Over the coming weeks we’ll be CASEing projects from both catalogues, giving you plenty of ideas and inspiration.

Next up on the hop is Bronwyn, you’re going to love her project.  Click on the next button to hop on over.

CTC Next Button

Why not make 2018 the year you join our CASEing the Catty Challenges?  Just click on the link and request to join.

Join CTC

Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

By | 2018-01-04T06:43:25+00:00 January 7th, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|12 Comments

CTC159 – Case Any Project From 2017 Holiday Catalogue

Stampin' Cat CTC 157 Seasonal Chums

Hello and welcome to our last CASEing the Catty Blog Hop for the year.  I hope  we’ve inspired you to CASE some of our projects or even join into the Challenges.  I love seeing what you create.

You may have hopped over from Rose, thanks for continuing on with me.  This week we are CASEing any project from the Holiday Catalogue.

CTC159

I’ve chosen the cute little Reindeer card on page 47.

Holiday page 47

I got to try out my new Stampin’ Blends (an early Christmas present to myself). I think I’m going to have some fun with them over Christmas

Stampin' Cat CTC159 Seasonal Chums

I’ve made some Christmas trees by cutting a section out of the Foil Snowflakes.

Stampin' Cat CTC159 Seasonal Chums

I’ve changed the red bow to gold so it matched my trees.  The sentiment is from Santa’s Sleigh.

Thanks for supporting all the fabulous crew members from CASEing the Catty this year.  Marvi and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  We hope to see you all next year with some brand new Challenges.

Next up is my very talented friend Megan.  Click on the next button and hop on over.

CTC Next Button

We’d love for you to join in on our final Challenge for 2017.

Join CTC

Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

By | 2017-12-17T19:08:19+00:00 December 17th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|2 Comments

CTC158 – Case a Project From The Page That Is Your Age!

 

Stampin' Cat CTC 158 Eastern Palace

Hi and welcome to our CASEing the Catty Sunday night Blog Hop.  Thanks for hopping over from Rebecca.  Tonight we are CASEing a project from the page that is our age!  Those of you that know me know I turned 50 earlier this year.  I was a little worried about the big 50.  I didn’t have a big party, just a few friends and family for lunch.  I did however have an amazing cake.

50th cake

CTC158

I turned to page 50 of the Holiday Catalogue but there were no pictures on page 50 so I Iooked at page 50 of the Annual Catalogue and decided to use the gift bag as my inspiration.

Annual page 50

I’ve used the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Stampin' Cat CTC 158 Eastern Palace

I fussy cut around the pattern on the Tranquil Tide/Dapper Denim DSP to create a belly band.

Stampin' Cat CTC 158 Eastern Palace

I added some Gold Mini Sequins, Mini Tassels, a sentiment and some stars.  The sentiment is from Oh, What Fun and the star is from the Wood Crate Framelits.

Next on the Hop is Rachel.  Just click on the next button to hop over to her lovely project.

CTC Next Button

Why not join in on our weekly challenges?  We’d love to see what you create.

Join CTC

Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-12-10T14:12:32+00:00 December 10th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|4 Comments