Sunday 27 January 2019

Ink, Stamp, Share - Occasions & Sale-A-Bation

Welcome to Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop
This is my first month with this group of talented group of Demonstrators.
WOW I cannot believe that we are already almost at the end of January.
I have been a demo for the past 5 yrs and I absolutely LOVE Stampin' Up! products.

This month we are focusing on the Spring/Summer or Occasions catalogue.
I have chosen a couple of cards that I created while I had a couple of Demonstrator
friends from Hervey Bay in Queensland visit last week.
My friends arrived with kits and said we are making these...

I got to use one set that I don't own - Nine Lives - 148703 and the Cat punch - 144666
I had never done a split front on a card like this before.  We also decorated the envelope.
This card has random stamping on the background, anyone who knows me knows
that I don't do random stamping this weekend was a whole lot of random stamping.
Was great to get out of my comfort zone...
Sorry I don't have any STEP BY STEP to show you.


 Then we used my Geared Up Garage to create the other kits.
As I had told my friends that I had this stamp set and they didn't own it,
it was a great opportunity to try out some new designs....
You can see the first one we created with more random stamping here...

Then this is the other kit that my friend created was with Classic Garage DSP - 148482
and a couple of stamps from Geared Up Garage - 148590.
AND the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies - 148521.

Vicky cased the design from the catalogue...BUT changed it!!!

We die cut the cogs from black DSP and tore some of the red DSP.
We just used a straight piece of DSP in front of the torn read bits
with the cogs behind it...
We fussy cut out one of the cars from the DSP.

Of course I had to change a couple of things on mine....Just to be that little bit different.

I added some of the Black and Silver ribbon underneath my sentiment.
I also added Versamark to both my cogs and car cut out
and then put embossing powder over the lot and heat embossed it to give it a real gloss.
Looks Magic...Not that the photos really show it up.

Then my other friend Marnie did one of the kits I had left over from a class
the previous weekend using Geared Up Garage.
Not much stamping on this card, except the sentiment and a bit of oil on the corner.
Such quick and easy cards with DSP and a couple of stamps as well a couple of inks..

Hope you liked my selection of cards, please leave me some LOVE below
in the comments and box and continue hopping through the rest of the participants.

Up next is Melissa Tennison, click on the NEXT button and this will take you to her blog.
Which I am sure will have something AMAZING...
If for some reason this link doesn't work there is a complete list to follow on
simply by clicking on the next person down.


  1. Love your cards, the cat set is so cute.

  2. Very nice projects! It's always nice to gather up with some craftingfriends :).

  3. Sharon your projects are all so lovely! I think my favorite is the last card, the Z-Fold with the Geared Up Garage. It's really fun and such a great card! Thank you for sharing your creative projects with us! What lucky customers you have to get to build such fun projects!

  4. Wonderful card designs. I love the split front technique for your cat card. Great ideas for masculine cards using the Geared Up Garage suite. :)

  5. Beautiful projects. my favourite one is the Z fold card.

  6. I cant pick a favourite love all your cards, TFS

  7. Fabulous cards, thank you for sharing and love the fancy fold x

  8. Great use of this suite for some fabulous men's cards.

  9. You are so creative, thank you for sharing so much inspiration with us!


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