RAK Blog Hop – April 2018

“Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Cheryl in England. I am showcasing the cards I have given &/or received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook.  As this is my first Blog for RAK cards I am showing you all the ones that I have received.

Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is not mandatory). If you would like to join our awesome group here is the link to the group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/randomactsofkindnessgroup/
#imbringingRAKcardsback #makeacardsendacard #randomactsofkindness 

This is the card I have made for this month’s RAK.

These are the cards I have received over the last few months from around the world:

Clare Eich (UK)

Cathi Hester (Canada) 

Megan Cooper (Australia)   

Cheryl Pritchard (Canada)  

Susan Canning (Canada)  

Shauna Orth (USA)  

Ellen Budden (Australia)     

Annie Mackelly (USA)  

Cheryl Smith (USA)  

Katharina Klar (Germany)  

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Cheryl.  Please see the list below & hop around all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

 

Friends of SUBA April Blog Hop

FRIENDS OF SUBA 

SUBA Simply Amazing Business Angels, Louise Sims and Pip Todman bring you Business support training

Welcome to the Friends of SUBA Blog Hop.

What does SUBA stand for? SUBA stands for Simply Unique Business Angels, and is run by Pip Todman and Louise Sims.   Back in August 2017 I attended a SUBA Training Course to help move my business into the Social Media arena.  Pip and Louise have welcomed me with open arms and are constantly helping others like me to understand the systems that they use and build the confidence to use them more so. There was another training course in February 2018, the group of  Stampin’ Up! Demo’s who attended, decided to join up to create a blog hop so that what they had learnt could be put into practice. I was lucky to join this group and this is my first blog with this group.

April’s Blog Hop Theme – Retiring product

This month’s blog hop is all about the retiring products from the Annual and Spring/Summer catalogues.  I am very sad to see both Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder retire this year.  I chose these colours together with Mossy Meadow as my wedding colours when I got married to my amazing husband and best friend in October 2015.  I have also chosen one of my favourite stamp sets that I bought as a Stampin’ Up! customer well before I became a demo.

One of my favourite hobbies is scrapbooking so to make a change from cards I decided to do a scrapbook page for you.  Plus I have a few spare photos of my lovely wedding bouquet.

 

As you can see the Flower Shop stamp set and pansy punch go well with the colours I have used.  I will be sorry to see these colours, stamp set and punch retire but of course I will still continue to use them for scrapbooking.

To start with I decided to mount my photos onto Basic Black 12″ x 12″ card stock.  It was shocked to see that this product is also retiring so I just had to stock up on this before it ran out.  Though ordering 6 packs might have been a bit over the top.  Then using Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder ink pads I stamped onto Whisper White card stock and punched out the flowers.  Then I punched out some more flowers using Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder card stock.

The punched out flowers were then arranged around the photos and stuck down using Tombow.  Finally I wrote a simple note using a white gel pen.

I have tried today to show you that we have some amazing products retiring soon.  There are of course some equally amazing products replacing those that are retiring and I hope to be able to share these with you very shortly

I hope you have enjoyed the scrapbook page that I have shared with you today.  We do appreciate reading your comments on our posts.

Please enjoy the rest of your ‘hop’ around the globe today by clicking the next button below to visit  Ginny and see the wonderful creations she has to share with you.

Blog hop list

Deborah at DJC Creativity
Gina at Emerald Kreations
Caro at Craft with Caro
Sandra at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio
Carrie at the Inky Nook
Di at Dianne Richardson Craft
Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft
Cheryl at Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryldiana
Ginny at Celebrate the Journey
Mikaela at The Crafty oINK Pen

Stamp ‘n’ Hop April Blog Hop

Today I am taking part in a Stamp ‘N Hop with other Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators of all skill levels.  In this month’s blog hop we are showing our favourite stamp set which is on the current retiring list.  The stamp set I have chosen is one of the first sets I bought as a Stampin’ Up! customer.  It is Flower Shop and is a wonderful set of 5 different stamps that can be punched out using the Pansy Punch which is also retiring this year.

I have already used this stamp set in another blog hop this week but wanted to show you how versatile this stamp set and other Stampin’ Up stamp sets can be by using stamps to create your very own paper.

I started off with a 13 x 13 cm square of Whisper White cardstock and stamped over it with Sweet Sugarplum ink the flower.  Then using Wild Wasabi ink I stamped the small flowers from the Number of Years stamp set.   This paper was then cut into the following sizes using the Trimmer to cut the squares from the inside of the card stock.

The next step is to cut 13cm, 10cm and 7cm squares from Sweet Sugarplum card stock and mount the printed card stock onto them.  These were then stuck to a Basic Black 14cm square card base.

To finish off the card I stamped a sentiment from the Label Me Pretty stamp set using Archival Basic Black ink and mounted this onto a punched out flower using the Pansy Punch and Sweet Sugarplum card stock.

I have tried today to show you that we have some amazing products retiring soon.  There are of course some equally amazing products replacing those that are retiring and I hope to be able to share these with you very shortly.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

 

I hope you have enjoyed the card and how to make your own paper that I have shared with you today.  We do appreciate reading your comments on our posts.

Please enjoy the rest of your ‘hop’ around the globe today by clicking the box below to visit  Linda Hadford and see the wonderful creations she has to share with you.

Stamp ‘n Hop April Blog Hop

Kayla Adams

Cheryl TaylorYOU ARE HERE

Colour Combo April Blog Hop

 

 

Today I am taking part in another colour challenge, with other Independent Demonstrators, as part of the Colour Combo Blog Hop.  I am based in Cambridgeshire.  In this month’s blog we have been given certain colours to use.

The colours for this Blog Hop are:  Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim and Pacific Point.

Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim are two of the 2016-2018 In Colors and will be retiring at the end of May 2018.

Sometimes after a busy day at work it is nice to come home and retire to my craft room to relax.  Today was such a day and I decided to use of my favourite stamp sets – Flower Shop.  It comes with a matching punch – Pansy Punch.  The Flower Shop stamp set has 5 different flower stamps and today I have chosen to use one that has not been used as much as the others.

One thing I love about Stampin’ Up! is that all the products match, from card stock to ink pads and marker pens.

Here is the card I came up with:

For the base I chose Dapper Denim and mounted a Whisper White base on top of it.  The next layer is Pacific Point, this is a lovely bright blue and to break up the Pacific Point card stock I added a Sweet Sugarplum strip.

I then stamped and punched two flowers in each colour and stuck one on top of the other to make a double flower.  These were placed randomly on the card base.

As I have mentioned above I love how Stampin’ Up! matches their products.  I chose a sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and decided to use matching Marker Pens to colour in the stamp using the 3 colours.  This was then stamped onto Whisper White card stock and backed using Dapper Denim as a border using the Pretty Label punch.

I hope you have enjoyed the card that I have shared with you today.  We do appreciate reading your comments on our posts.

Please enjoy the rest of your ‘hop’ around the globe today by clicking the arrow to visit  Elisabeth Pirolt and see the wonderful creations she has to share with you

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt
  2. Sandra Roberts (UK)
  3. Sandra Herzog
  4. Tricia Butts
  5. Elaine Pelletier
  6. Tracy Marie Lewis
  7. Lisa Kmiec
  8. Manuela Geiswinkler
  9. Cheryl Taylor (UK)YOU ARE HERE

Kre8tors April Blog Hop

Today I am taking part in a colour challenge with other Independent Demonstrators.  I am based in Cambridgeshire.  In this month’s blog we have been given certain colours to use.  The colours for this Blog Hop are:

In addition we were given 3 neutral colours as well:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.

For my project I decided to use a stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue called Petal Palette.  I have had this stamp set a while but never got around to using it as there are so many lovely stamp sets to choose from this catalogue.

I chose to use the following colours:  Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi, Powder Pink, Basic Black and Whisper White to make a quick and easy card.

I made this card with a Basic Black base, a mat layer of Berry Burst.  I die cut 2 sets of leaves using Wild Wasabi.  The stamped in Archival Basic Black the flowers and the sentiment onto Whisper White.  The stamped flowers and sentiment were then cut out using the matching dies.

The flowers were then coloured in using our lovely Write Markers.  These are lovely pens to work with as they have a brush at one end and a normal pen nib the other.

I hope you have enjoyed my Quick and Simple card I have shared with you today.  We do appreciate reading your comments on our posts.

Please enjoy the rest of your ‘hop’ around the globe today by clicking the arrow to visit  Cheryl Hamilton and see the wonderful creations she has to share with you.

April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List
Cheryl Taylor          You are Here