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    Incredible Like You

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls Blog Hop. This week we are sharing the Incredible Like You Stamp Set and/or Project Kit.

    Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls

    Incredible Like You

    Have you noticed this stamp set and the lovely Project Kit?

    Incredible Like You Stamp Set & Project Kit

    How sweet are these two items? I love the sentiments the included in this Stamp Set. Now when I first saw the kit I thought ‘oh that’s pretty’ but it wasn’t until I started making it up I realised just how lovely it really is.

    I held my Incredible Like You Class last Sunday and everyone who came agreed it is a lot nicer than it appears in the book. The Project Kit includes 4 sets of 4 different cards to create. Now as I had designed the class so each kit would be shared between 2 it meant I needed to make up some gift boxes for the cards to go in.

    This first box opens like a book and holds 4 cards and envelopes.

    So perfect is Coastal Cabana and Lovely Lipstick to match one of the cards.

    The second gift box opens like a flip top box ….

    I’ve done this box in Grapefruit Grove and Soft Sea Foam to match the fruit card.

    I was blessed to hear the ladies all say how much they loved the boxes and the cards! I will have a tutorial for these sweet boxes for you over the next few days.

    Incredible Like You Project Kit

    Here’s one set of the cards you make in the kti ..

    There’s enough in this sweet kit to make 4 each of these cards so a great way to make up some cards easily and give as gifts or send out to friends.

    Now lets see what the Latte Girls have created for you today …

    I do hope you like what the girls have created for you today and you find a little time to create for those Incredible People in your life!

    Thanks so much for stopping by

    Dragonfly Friend by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Deonstrator Australia

    Paper Adventures Blog Hop

    Let me introduce you to one of my sweet Stampin’ Up! friends – Kelly Kent! Kelly is based in Western Australia and she messaged me and invited me to be a Guest Designer on her Paper Adventures Blog Hop with her team! I was stoked to say the least!

    Paper Adventures Blog Hop

    What an honour to hop with these lovely ladies! The theme for today is “Water”. Now I did joke with Kelly and tell her that water is very important as we need it to make coffee! However, I’ve opted to go a little different. I wanted to do something today that wasnt just water so to speak. I thought a while about it and then it came to me ….

    Dragonfly Friend by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Deonstrator Australia

    Dragonflies and Water

    I often see Dragonflies around water and apparently there’s good reason for that. After a little online research Dragonflies are apparently a good indication for the quality of water. So if you see lots of dragonflies on a pond or lake the water quality is considered to be good.

    Dragonfly Friend by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Deonstrator Australia

    I started by creating my ‘water’ pool on my piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with inks and a very drippy Aqua Painter using Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue. I also used my Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write markers to flick some colour onto my background.

    Dragonfly Friend by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Deonstrator Australia

    While my pool of ink was still wet I popped my cut out Dragonflies into the coloured water to soak up the colour. I then added a bit of Highland Heather to the wings and body to make them pop a little. It gives it a little watercolour tie dye effect. I did also cut one side of the wings off one of the dragonflies so it looks like it’s side on.

    I do hope you like what I’ve created for you today. Now it’s time to head over to the next blog which belongs to Narelle Sim

    It was such a joy and blessing to be asked to hop with these lovely ladies I hope you take the time to check out all their wonderful creations.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Birthday Candles using Piece of Cake by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Piece of Cake

    Good Morning! Getting in early today before the heat sets in. Today’s card is a quick and easy Birthday Card using the fun Piece of Cake Stamp Set.

    Birthday Candles using Piece of Cake by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Piece of Cake

    I do love a fun Stamp Set that helps you make sweet like cards like these! It’s even better when it comes in a bundle and this Bundle makes making Birthday Cards a Piece of Cake!

    Check out the sweet bundle …

    It’s a pretty cool Bundle with the sweet punch and the Piece of Cake Stamp Set has over 20 stamps in the set so that’s great value for money!

    With all those images to choose from I opted to use the candles for today’s card. I’ve made two cards for you – one for the girls …

    Flirty Candles by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' UP! Demonstrator Australia

    These cards are super quick and easy to do and if you use your Stamparatus to stamp your candles you’ll have them nice and straight. I’ve even used one of the sentiment stamps to create my fun background.

    My candles are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with my Stampin’ Blends. The Blends I used were Pineapple Punch, Bermuda Bay and Lovely Lipstick with Pumpkin Pie for the flame.

    Candles for the Guys by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Yes I had to make one for the guys too! Seriously, these cards are that easy and you can make up several in different colours to have on hand.

    The candles on this card are coloured with my Stampin’ Blends and I used Pineapple Punch, Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather with Pumpkin Pie for the flame.

    Both the cards have the Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon behind the candle layer for a little interest and a different way to layer your cards.

    Video Tutorial

    Want to see how these were made using the Stamparatus? Check out my Facebook Live Video …

    Told you they were easy! Want to grab what I used in this project and earn free Sale-a-bration items? Here’s the list to go shopping …

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    Stamparatus

    Now did you know we have a super cool Stamparatus Bag to keep your Stamparatus in neatly? You can also purchase the Stamparatus and the neat Stamparatus Carry Tote together.


    Why not pop them in your new Starter Kit and grab the new Craft n Carry Tote when you join and you’ll be all matchy-matchy with your tools and supplies and able to go anywhere in style!

    If you have questions or concerns about joining Stampin’ Up! or about the Starter Kit please dont hesitate to ask – I’m only too happy to chat and help you!

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    Thanks so much for stopping by today and see you latte ..


    Hello Cupcake!

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls! This week we are creating some sweet projects and I’ve used the Hello Cupcake Saleabration Stamp Set.

    Hello Cupcake!

    Who doesnt love a sweet Cupcake? I know I do … maybe a little too much. Now it cant be any old cupcake – the cake needs to be moist and light and with icing. I’m ok if its not ‘frosting’ but I do like my icing! Could have some bearing on why I need WW!

    Here’s my card for you today …

    Sweet Wishes using Hello Cupcake by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    I really enjoyed making this card and it was one of the projects we made at my Sale-a-bration Crafternoon on Sunday. It was easy to put together and I do like that colour combination of Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue.

    The Hello Cupcake Stamp Set is one of the free products you can choose when you place a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration. It makes the loveliest cards and you make really sweet cards with it!

    Every one has a birthday dont they? There’s no better way to celebrate than with a sweet cupcake … well except for maybe a Coffee with that Cupcake! It’s even sweeter when you can make lovely cupcake cards with a free Stamp Set!

    Sweet Wishes using Hello Cupcake by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    You even get the images to embellish your cupcake with!

    Now lets see what the Latte Girls have created for you today …

    How sweet were those cards? I sure hope you liked them!

    So how do you get this Stamp Set for free? You can get it for free when you place an order of $90 or more. Now that’s a sweet deal!

    Here’s what I used on today’s card …

    Project Supplies

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll see you latte ..

    Lasting Leaves using Lasting Lily by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Australia

    Lasting Leaves

    Good Afternoon! We are in for another hot day here in Sydney so staying inside and stamping is the perfect thing to do! Today I have my sweet Lasting Leaves card for you ..

    Lasting Leaves using Lasting Lily by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Australia

    Lasting Leaves

    Today’s card is one from my Sale-a-bration Crafternoon last Sunday. I wanted to show the ladies something a little different using the Lasting Lily Sale-a-bration Stamp Set.

    Lasting Lily is a gorgeous Stamp Set combining the Distinktive Stamps with Photopolymer rubber. Being Photopolymer you can see where you are stamping which gives you perfect placement. Lasting Lily is a Level 2 Sale-a-bration reward so you can get it for free with an order off $180 or more.

    To create today’s card we stamped the small Lily flower and the leaves in Mint Macaron. I used the oval cut out as a guide for placement of the leaves. Once my leaves were stamped I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to flick some ink on the card for a little more interest and texture.

    Lasting Leaves using Lasting Lily by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Australia

    Once the layer was done I added some ribbons. I used Whisper White Flax Ribbon and the Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon and the Sentiment over the top.

    This is a sweet and easy card to make. It would be lovely to send as a Sympathy or a ‘Thinking of You’ card. It’s great for when you want to send something to someone when going through a hard time. They are always the hard cards to make but a necessity.

    Let’s Party …

    Would you like to see how this card is made or to maybe make one of your own? Now is the perfect time to arrange your party or crafternoon. You invite your friends and I’ll do the rest. I’ll bring everything needed for you all to make a couple of projects to keep and take home.

    I have dates available in February and March so contact me today to arrange your date!

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte ..

    Show Your Heart with Love Blog Hop

    Good Morning and welcome to another Show Your Heart Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Love

    Show Your Heart Blog Hop with Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Show Your Heart Blog Hop

    We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators sharing our creations in the hope to bring awareness and maybe a donation or three to help support the Kids (and their families) who are born with Heart Disease.

    Did you know …

    • 8 babies a day are born with heart disease.
    • That’s almost 3,000 families a year that have had their lives changed forever.
    • Each week, four young lives are lost to congenital heart disease.

    For children born with, or who acquire, heart disease it is a lifetime condition. The support HeartKids offers is from birth to teen to adulthood to give every heart kid a fighting chance of leading a long and fulfilling life. It is also why we invest in research, from investigating the causes through to the mental health impact on children and their families.

    If creating cards, and sharing via this Blog Hop can help raise awareness and a few extra dollars to help a kid or their family then it is worth it!

    Stamping for Heart Kids

    Here is what I’ve created for you today …

    I’ve used the gorgeous new Vibrant Vases Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue. I just love this sentiment and it’s perfect to show someone you love them! If you are a frequent visitor to my blog you’ll know I’m a fan of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack as well!

    I love how everything from Stampin’ Up! coordinates so effortlessly! The little enamel dots are from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and the ribbon is from the Organza Ribbon Pack you can get for free during Sale-a-bration!

    Check out the detail on the vase and the flowers. I love this two step stamp set! It’s perfect for those who dont like to colour – simply stamp over the top of each other for perfect definition and shading! It’s great the it also coordinates with the Vase Builder Punch.

    Want to make my card?

    Did you like today’s card? Want to make it yourself? Did you know if you purchased the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set, Vases Buider Punch, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack and the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots you will have spent the required amount to get the Ribbon Pack for free? Simply contact me today to order these products and I’ll donate another 10% from your order to Heart Kids!

    Here’s what I used today …

    Now let’s see what the other Heart Stampers have created ..

    Thanks so much for joining us on the Show Your Heart Blog Hop today and hope you’ve enjoyed the lovely projects shared. If you would like to donate to help Heart Kids to help and support kids and families with Heart Disease please click the donate button below …

    Why not forego that coffee at the cafe today and donate that amount to a very worthy cause?

    Thanks for stopping by and see you latte …


    Hoppy Hoppy Birthday by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Hoppy Hoppy Birthday

    Good Morning! It’s another Saturday so that means a trip to WW and breaky with the WW gang. I do love my Saturday Mornings! Today I have a sweet card using the So Hoppy Together Sale-a-bration Stamp Set for you!

    Hoppy Hoppy Birthday by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    Hoppy Hoppy Birthday

    How fun is this card? Yes it might look a little like the Cupcake Card from the other day. Well that’s because it’s another Circle Punch Tri-Fold card!

    If you subscribe to my What’s Brewing Newsletter you would have got the tutorial for this card last night. Not a subscriber? Subscribe here now!

    I’ve stamped the frog in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends markers.

    On the lower flap section I used the fun new Dot to Dot embossing folder with Lemon Lime Twist for a little texture on my card. To create my ‘hoppy’ banners I simply coloured part of the stamp with my marker and then punched it out three times.

    The card then opens to …

    Hoppy Hoppy Birthday by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    The ‘Birthday’ is done the same with a stamp from Itty Bitty Birthdays from the Occasions Catalogue.

    This is such a fun card to make and quite easy to do. You just need a couple of circle punches or even the layering circle framelits would work too!

    Would you like the tutorial for this fun card? Click the link below to download the file to print and keep.

    Click here to Download the Free Tutorial

    My tutorial was created from Patty Bennett’s tutorial and I’ve simply converted it to metric and our card sizes. Thanks Patty!

    These cards are super fun to make and rather easy to do. I cant wait to see what you create. Simply change the colours and papers to match what you are using.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! See you latte and have a wonderful Saturday!

    Freshly Brewed – How Sweet

    Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop with the Latte Girls! This week we are creating with the ‘How Sweet’ theme!

    How Sweet

    Once you feast your eyes on the Occasions and Saleabration Catalogues you’ll see just ‘How Sweet‘ they really are! Lots of sweet stamps, papers and embellishments to fall in love with! Being on WW this is my sort of ‘sweet‘!

    For today’s project I’ve used the How Sweet it Is Designer Series Paper Pack to create this sweet little Circle Tri-Fold card …

    These cards really are rather fun to make and are quite easy to do! Just by simply using a circle punch it creates such a unique and fun card to not only give but to receive as well.

    The top flap opens to reveal the Circle piece and the first fold of the card. You could add a sweet little stamped message here if you wish. Opening the centre flap reveals the inside of the card …

    You could quite easily insert a little pocket inside for a gift card if you wanted to. My stamped sentiments have both come from the Piece of Cake Stamp Set which fit perfectly with this paper pack. The images on my card are all cut from the How Sweet it is Designer Series Paper Pack!

    How Sweet is this pack of Designer Series Paper? it has some gorgeous designs and I love the colours they’ve used. Nice, Bright and Fun!

    I do hope you like my project today and now lets grab a little Latte Girls Sweetness …

    How sweet were those projects? I hope you took the time and left some sweet comments!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today and see you latte …

    Beaty Abounds by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    ESAD Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop

    Good Afternoon!!  Welcome to the  ESAD Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop!

    ESAD Occasions Catalogue Blog  Hop!

    We do love a new Catalogue and the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues have to be my favourite! They are always full of sweet products and lovely fun colours in the papers and embellishments. Plus when you add free products with Sale-a-bration well who doesnt love that??

    Today I’ve started with some simple stamping and the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set on one of our Notecards.

    The simple stamping was an initiative that Stampin Up! gave as On Stage in November and it is simply creating a card using Stamps, Ink and Paper – or the Notecards as they suggested at the time. I love how fun this sweet little notecard is.

    I then thought that some of my customers would like to step it up a little so I tranformed it into a tall card …

    I used a whisper white card base 105mm x 297 mm. Scored and folded in half, then a layer of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack in Daffodil Delight. Topped with the stamped layer which I also added a bow and rhinestone to. I also stamped my sentiment on a separate piece and turned it into a banner.

    Now some of my customers prefer a landscape type card so here’s another option …

    Beaty Abounds by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

    This one was done on a card base 148mm x 210mm, scored & folded in half. I’ve used the Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala paper this time and my stamped layer on top. I’ve stamped the sentiment on a separate banner and embellished with some of the Rose Metallic thread behind my sentiment and some of those gorgeous irisdescent sequins to finish off my card.

    We made this one at my Catalogue Launch and everyone must have liked it as they all bought the Beauty Abounds Bundle!

    Beauty Abounds Bundle $97 (earns free Sale-a-bration item)

    Now lets go hopping …

    Now it’s time to head over to Shannon’s Blog and see what she’s created for you …

    Let’s now go see what the rest of the ESAD Hoppers have created for you today …

    I do hope you enjoyed all the projects the girls have designed and shared with you today.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte …


    Simple Stamping Techniques – Laser Cut Specialty Papers

    Good Afternoon and welcome to the Simple Stamping Techniques International Blog Hop! This month we are sharing ways to use our gorgeous Laser Cut Specialty Papers

    We’ve had a little change from the Stamping Techniques to Try name as we are about Techniques and our aim is making it simple, or at least easier, for you!

    Laser Cut Specialty Papers

    With the introduction of the Occasions Catalogue we now have two gorgeous Laser Cut Specialty Papers for you to choose from …

    Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Papers

    These papers are divine and so lovely to work with! You can do so much with them from card making and scrapbooking to Home Decor items.

    For today’s project I’ve used the new Beautifully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper pack …

    I love these papers and I love how they make any project elegant and feminine.

    Today’s card was super easy to make. I simply took one of my backgrounds I’d made and popped one of the frames on top. I stamped and cut out my sentiment from the new Party of my Story Sale-a-bration Stamp Set (get it free with a qualifying $90 order!). Then it was just a matter of layering and attaching a ribbon to create this super pretty card.

    Now speaking of my sentiment piece …

    I’d remembered a framelit from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits pack and thought it would be lovely on my card. Once I’d run it through the Big Shot I realised that it only did the pierced outline.

    I grabbed my Pretty Label punch and it punched it out perfectly!

    I sure love the designers at Stampin’ Up! for all their creativity and creating products that coordinate so seemlessly!

    Let’s go hopping ..

    I sure hope you like what the girls have created for you today! I sure had fun making my card for you!

    Now, I do have another technique using the Laser Cut papers but I will save that for another day!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..