Monday, March 26, 2018

Tassie Stampin' Up! Demos Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the very first blog hop for Tassie Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators. Our theme is Autumn/Easter and we're showcasing some paper craft projects to highlight our beautiful island state of Tasmania.

You may have come here from the talented Kim Oliver's blog, or if not, feel free to start hopping around our blog hop from my page checking out the talent of these Tassie demos' and showcasing our beautiful Tasmania.

When I joined SU! over 10 years ago we had some company organised Regional events here in Tasmania (now OnStage Events are held twice a year on the mainland) and a few motivated demos coordinated a gathering or two but these too fell away. Now this Facebook Group has been set up (by Bronwyn Eastley) to connect us with other local demonstrators with the idea of organising get togethers, retreats etc. As a few of us miss the days when SU! held Regionals in Tasmania and it isn't always viable for everyone to get to OnStage Events on the mainland or overseas.

For this blog hop I went with the Autumn theme and had fun inking up a few different stamp sets, one all time favourite 'Lovely As A Tree' (AC p137 - been around since I started!) , plus, a couple of more current stamp sets 'Colorful Seasons' (AC p147) and 'Waterfront' (OC p48).

The autumn leaves in this card are stamped using Crushed Curry and rock 'n' rolling the stamp edges in Cajun Craze. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the leaf veins over the top in Cajun Craze.

Tip: while experimenting I found it better, softer image, to stamp the leaf veins in Cajun Craze first and then stamp the Crushed Curry rolled in Cajun Craze leaf on the top (see the leaf on top above the greeting). This gave a softer vein image to the leaf.

We have lots of beautiful places in Tasmania to visit that never cease to provide inspiration or relaxation. A couple of my favourite places to visit with our grandson has been the Botanical Gardens in Hobart and Richmond.

Here Theodore (Teddy or Theo for short) had fun playing with Pop amongst the leaves and trees in the Botanical Gardens in 2017, how time flies, and of course it also lead to me capturing these in our Memories & More pocket pages - you can see my previous blog post about this time by clicking here.


The next card I made was using the long time favourite Lovely As A Tree stamp set. I never thought I could do much with this stamp set 10+ years ago when I saw it in the catalogue, but now, I will never sell it as there is so much versatility with this stamp set from backgrounds, different techniques, sympathy cards to masculine cards...a great investment stamp set!

The last card that I made with the Autumn theme was with our Waterfront stamp set, again another versatile set, that makes a wide variety of landscape and picturesque scenes.

If you notice in the background of my card photos you will see a snippet of the beautiful beach that I look out from my craft room window. I am so blessed to live in this beautiful state of Tasmania and to have such a lovely spot to call home at Dodges Ferry which is only a short drive from the beautiful and historic township of Richmond where I took the photo below.

I was even brave enough to share of photo of this historic iconic bridge at Richmond with me in it!!

I hope you enjoy the inspiration of projects that we have for you and for seeing a bit of our beautiful Tasmania where we live and in what we share.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our blog hop, next stop is the talented Kayla MacAulay (who is also one of Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team members for this year), so go check out her lovely projects.

If anyone wants to join my team the Tassie Inkydinks (and no you don't need to live here to be in my team, but you must live in our beautiful country of Australia lol), then joining as a demo by 31 March during Sale-a-Bration is the best time. You get a great deal on the Starter Kit, for only $169 your choice of $235 worth of products, plus during SAB you choose TWO FREE stamp sets of your choice, plus, FREE SHIPPING! Click here to Join Today!

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Bronwyn Eastley said...

Three breathtaking cards and great shots of Teddy and yourself out and about! I am waiting for a free, full day to play with the new Waterfront Stamp Set. Missing seeing you at Regionals. About time we organised a get together.

Kayla said...

What absolutely beautiful cards you have made! They are stunning.
You live in a beautiful part of Tassie. The Richmond bridge is amazing. It's been a while since I have been there.
Lot's of love from a fellow Tassie girl! xx

Kim Oliver said...

3 stunning cards Mae, I love the colours chosen. Great photo's of some of our gorgeous state and your super cute grandson :). Lov e the photo of you at the Richmond historic bridge xx


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