Global Design Project - CASEing the Designer

12 November 2018

As I write this it's 8.54pm on Friday night, the 2nd November and I am completely packed ready to leave in the morning and head to the airport bound for the Stampin' Up! Onstage 30th Anniversary celebrations in Orlando Florida. I am so excited!

Because this post is scheduled to go live on the 12th November, if all goes well I should be currently with my best-friend Mehgan in Phoenix and sharing all my Onstage news and playing and snuggling with her baby boy.

Now, let's get started into the CASE the Designer project. This week over at the Global Design Project we are CASEing ME....which is exciting! As you may know I haven't played along to the GDP in quite a while and Brian King insisted that I should get my act together and at least play along to my own challenge. Yes, I hate it when he's right!
These are my Onstage Swap Cards which were created for an organised swap event with the Inking Royalty Team of Brian King's. It is a card front, however the square on the front is actually a little card of it's own. I am LOVING the Buffalo Check background stamp from the Holiday Catalogue and I had to make sure they were all cut to size perfectly of course! The sentiment and flowers are from Floral Frames on page 135 of the Annual Catalogue.

I had fun creating these, but I can't take all the credit because my dear friend Lisa Eaton helped me with all the cutting out and assembly - thanks Lisa. These literally would not have been finished without her help!

Now I am off to bed to try and get a good nights sleep before my flight. Or as this goes live I'm exhausted from screaming at Onstage and about to enjoy a week with Mehgan. 

I would love you to head over the Global Design Project and if you're feeling all inspired from Stampin' Up! Onstage, I'd love you to play along! 

Thanks for stopping by,
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Stamping By The Sea Retreat 2018

03 November 2018

Hello! Back in August (which I know seems an eternity ago!) I hosted my second Stamping By The Sea Retreat, in beautiful seaside Kiama on the NSW South Coast. The theme this year was blue and white nautical and everyone who attended loved being part of the weekend which was jam-packed full of crafting and laughs - thank goodness because I made a promise and felt the pressure to deliver! lol

I could write forever about how much fun the weekend was and it's taken me about 4 hours to go through the hundreds of photos I had on my camera and collate them all, so I'll just share the photos and you can see all the fun that was had! 

Thank you to our Guest Demonstrators who contributed to the learning and fun of the weekend:
Clare Langsford - Australian BDM from Stampin' Up! Head Office and cardmaker.
Brian King - US Demonstrator and wonderful friend.
Teneale Williams - Phenomenal crafter and alocohol marker extraordinaire and my fabulous Upline.
Narelle Macey - Aussie Demonstrator, team member and lovely friend. 

A HUGE thank you to my Mum/Phyl, Lisa Eaton, my Hubby/Daniel and my family for all the help and hardwork with the retreat.

Lastly (but certainly not least) my dear friend and partner in crime for the retreat, Tracey Tullier, who worked tirelessly nourishing our crafty bodies and making the most delicious food. (For some reason I missed a photo with year she will not escape me!) 

Next year is going to be even better - you won't want to miss it!

Today I'm jetting off to the US, bound for the Stampin' Up! Onstage 30th Anniversary in Orlando Florida with my lovely friend Kym Byrne from Brisbane. I am sooooo excited. I will share all the news when I return. (I thought I'd better share all the fun from the retreat and empty out my camera so I can fill it with more exciting Stampin' Up! adventures!). Happy crafting friends and thank you for following my blog.

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