Autism Matters Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for joining me today for the Autism Matters Blog Hop!

Autism Matters - Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

I am joining some wonderful Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over world to help create awareness for Autism.

I have many friends who’s children have been diagnosed with Autism and this post is for all of them – to create awareness, appreciation and acceptance.

Did you know …

  • In the United States, one in 98 boys are diagnosed with autism, and 24,000 people are diagnosed with autism for the first time every year
  • An estimated one in 100 Australians are on the autism spectrum; that is around 230,000 people. It is four times more common in boys than girls.

Today’s card for all those who live with Autism day in and day out and know that those little moments matter a lot …

I know some days are routine however most days can be messy or grungey so I’ve used Gorgeous Grunge for my background using colours of Autism Crushed Curry, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise.

The butterflies in the background represent those times when it’s just that little bit easier or where you see a spark in your child that others may just take for granted in theirs.  

The sentiment used comes from Watercolour Wings and thought it apt for todays Blog Hop.

Thanks so much for joining us today on our blog hop!  If you’d like to help by providing a donation to Autism Speaks for research and services for those affected by Autism, you can click on the hearts below …

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Now the next person for you to visit on the Autism Matters Blog Hop is the lovely Judi Anderson and here’s the complete list of bloggers for today’s Blog Hop ..

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to share my post with your friends to create more awareness for Autism.

Glimmer Candles

Good Morning … hope you are well and having a good start to the week.  Today’s card is one from last month’s Window Shopping Class and uses the gorgeous Saleabration Glimmer Paper pack and the Window Shopping Bundle.

Window Shopping Bundle from Stampin' Up! buy now from Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

This is such a fun bundle and makes this bright birthday card perfect for any age …

I’ve used the Candle Cut out die from the Window Box framelits to cut out my candles.  I’ve then cut strips of the Glimmer Paper to place behind the candles. The Saleabration pack was used for the Candle Sticks and the Gold Glimmer Paper for the flames.

Did you miss out on the Glimmer Pack during Saleabration?  Would you still like some?  Well it just so happens I have 3 packs here extra so it will go to you for free if you are one of the first three to place a $50 order this month!   They wont last long so be sure to get your order in quickly!

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Remember ..

when you purchase a Bundle you save 10% so why not grab the Window Shopping Bundle and save yourself 10%? You’ll also get a free pack of the Saleabration Glimmer Paper Stack and receive the tutorials from my Window Shopping  class for free!

Contact me now to place your order or click the button above to order online!

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What Will you Stamp – Delicate Details

Welcome to another What Will You Stamp Challenge. This week we are all designing with the very lovely Delicate Details Saleabration Stamp Set …

This set is just so pretty and I love to create with it.  I’ve had many grab it for free with their qualifying orders with Saleabration.  You just need to place a $90 order to get this sweet set for free!

Everyone loved this card I made with Delicate Details last week . For this week I wanted to do something different than just covering the whole card with the lace images.  I did a little thinking and decided on stamping half the card front …

My colour combination was inspired by the new Saleabration Glimmer Paper Pack. I love how Mint Macaron goes with Sweet Sugarplum!  Such a pretty colour combination. It’s going to be a sad day of mourning when Mint Macaron retires on 31st May.

I’ve also included a 5mm (3/8″) strip of the gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper which is from the 2nd Release of Saleabration Products.  In the Glimmer pack you get 12 sheets of 6×6 Glimmer Paper – 4 each of Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay.  It’s a must have!

Do you always have lots of the larger Basic Pearl Jewels leftover?  This is a great way to use them up!

The sentiment comes from the Bookcase Builder from the Occasions Catalogue.

Bookcase Builder Stamp Set

This set is so versatile for all sorts of cards (Baby, Travel, Booklover) and I think it will be very handy in Project Life too!

Dont forget to hop over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I’m sure they will wow you with their creativeness! You’ll be able to pop your link in for the card you make with Delicate Details as well!

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Freshly Brewed Projects – Delicate Details

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week we are designing with the lovely Saleabration Set Delicate Details.

I love this set and love that you can earn it for free during Saleabration with a $90 order. The set includes 5 different lace images and are a great way to give your projects that vintage feel.

I’ve had this card in my Design Journal for a while and glad to finally get it onto cardstock and share it with you  …

How did she do that?

  1. The card base and top layer are Very Vanilla Cardstock and the middle mat is Pink Pirouette.
  2. Stamp the lace images in Soft Suede.
  3. Using Crumb Cake ink stamp the dotty stamp from Avant Garden all around the lace and up the right corner.
  4. Stamp the Flower Image from Avant Garden in Basic Black.
  5. colour the flowers with Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write markers.
  6. Fussy cut the flowers with my Paper Snips.
  7. The sentiment from Avant Garden is stamped in Rose Red and cut out with one of the labels from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.
  8. I sponged around my sentiment and top layer first in pink pirouette then in Soft Suede.
  9. The bow is made from three lengths of Linen Thread and adhered with a Glue Dot.

Download the printable instructions here.

I do hope you liked my Flowers & Lace card today.  The other set I used for this card is Avant Garden which is another set free through Saleabration.  You can grab both of these sets for free with an order of $180 or more.

Now it’s time to see what Libby and Narelle have created for this week using the wonderful Delicate Details Stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by …

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Glue Dots


Freshly Brewed Projects – Square cards

Good Afternoon – it’s time for another serving of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls and this week we are making some square cards for you!

So this week it’s Square Cards … why square?  well it’s nice to get something a little bit different and it doesnt hurt to think outside the box …. or outside the square as the case may be.

Have you seen the Any Occasions Stamp Set in the Saleabration Catalogue?  You know everything in that Catalogue is free right?  well free with a qualifying order that is!  But hey it’s nice to be rewarded for being a loyal shopper isnt it?

Now when I saw those samples in the catalogue I knew they’d be perfect for today’s blog hop and I’ve made some fun 4×4 cards for you today …

This set really does live up to it’s name and has a stamp for Any Occasion you might have!

The patterned papers I’ve used on my cards all come from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.

Here’s a slideshow of my cards ….

I hope you like what I’ve created for you today and I’m sure you’ll love what Libby and Narelle have created for you as well.

Simply click the next button below to start hopping!

Remember, during Saleabration you can earn free products three different ways …

  1. Get one free Saleabration item for every $90 in your order
  2. Get a bonus $40 to spend (for free) when you host a $400 party before 31st March
  3. Get 2 bonus stamp sets for free when you join Stampin’ Up! during SaleabrationYou can even use your Hostess rewards to reduce the cost of the kit!  I had one friend get over $300 in products for less than $60!

Thanks for stopping by …

Freshly Brewed Projects – Pocket Cards

Good Afternoon and welcome to another round of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls and this week we are making Pocket Cards for you …

Now my initial plan was to share with you the Pretty Pocket cards from the Saleabration Catalogue that you can earn for free with an order but then I realised I used those last week so decided on something a little different for you today.

Now I know that I’ve used the Special Reason Bundle a bit of late but wanted to show you this Pocket card today.

This morning, as a demonstrator, we had a sneak peek at the new Saleabration items coming 21st February and one of those items is the new Glimmer Paper pack which includes glimmer paper in Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay. I knew they’d be perfect for today’s card and since we dont have them yet I thought I’d just have to make my own in the mean time.  So I took a sheet of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and made up some spritzers with Sugar Plum and Bermuda Bay and spritzed the glimmer paper and that’s what I’ve popped behind the cut-out flowers!

The pocket itself is made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit pack and I’ve used a sheet from the Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper pack .  The insert is a plain piece of Shimmery White which I’ve stamped the gorgeous flowers from Special Reason on but reversed the colours of the flowers from that on the front.  I purposely left the insert blank so I can write my own message when I’m ready to send it.

Now this week it’s just myself and Libby doing the Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls Blog Hop so please click below and see what loveliness my sweet friend has made for you today.

Thanks for stopping by …

Special Reason

Hi and Welcome!

I know I’ve been a bit absent the last week but I’ve had a terrible time coping with the heat and just getting the important things done.  Not that sharing my cards with you isnt important to me – it is … actually it’s very important to me but sometimes my health and getting through the day with my Fibromyalgia sometimes has to take priority.

That being said I did manage to whip up four sweet cards for last weekends Special Reason Class.  Now you may say you dont need another flower stamp set or framelit die set but I’m telling you now this bundle is not like any flower set we’ve had before.

Special Reason Bundle

This die set is awesome.  I’m so in love with this set as you can use them to cut out the stamped flower, or you can use them to fine cut out the flowers and leaves or as a stencil like I’ve done on this card …

All I’ve done is cut out the flower stencil in the two sizes and I’ve popped a white layer behind it with dimensionals.

Using dimensionals gives your card depth and creates the shadow …

How awesome is this Stamp Set?  It comes with 14 stamps including flowers and leaves in two different sizes as well as quite a few sentiments.  Now the sentiments can be used on their own or as a front & inside sentiment.  I’ve used the sweet sentiment ‘I’m lucky to have a friend like you’ on this card and really who wouldn’t want to receive a card with that on it?

If you’ve passed over this set or bundle in the Occasions Catalogue I urge you to give it another look.  The Bundle with Clear Mount Stamps is $80 so all you’d need to do is say add that gorgeous Very Vanilla ribbon and you’ll have earned yourself a free Saleabration item!

Now I also have a very special offer for you … when you purchase this bundle from me you’ll receive the class tutorials absolutely free and I’m sure you’ll want it after you’ve seen all the cards I’ve made with it and I have more ideas to come as well!

Contact me now to place your order or click the button below to shop online … dont forget to pop in that Hostess Code to enable you to get your free thank you gift from me!

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  • Get a free Saleabration gift with every $90 order
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  • Join my Team and choose any Two Stamp Sets for free in addition to your Starter Kit! That’s a bonus of up to $179! 

Make the most of Saleabration … Host a Party, save your Host rewards to reduce the cost of the Starter Kit then join and get two extra sets for free!  Then enjoy 20% off all your orders!

What Will You Stamp – Sunshine Sayings

Good Evening and welcome to another What Will You Stamp Challenge and this week we are using Sunshine Sayings …

I love this set and it’s a great one for making up your own sentiments and sayings to cover any occasion. You can even purchase it in a bundle with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and we all know when you purchase items in a bundle you save 10%!

I was deliberating what sentiment to make up and remembered it’s my little sister’s Wedding Anniversary this week so I made this for her …

I wanted to do something a little different to the gushy pink & red so I went with Very Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe.  These are from the 2015-2107 In Colours and will be retiring at the end of May so now is the perfect time to look at what you have and purchase any things you dont like markers, card stock and/or ink refills and purchasing them now will mean you could earn Saleabration products for freeRemember, these are the first things that get sold out when it gets closer to the end of the catalogue.

I do hope you like today’s card and I’d love for you to check out what the other designers have created for this week’s challenge over at What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog – simply click here to check them out!

Grab your free weekly tutorial here

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Blooms and Best Wishes

Good Morning!

Earlier this month I held my Birthday Card Club class and this month we used the gorgeous Blooms and Wishes Stamp Set.

I love this set and all the different flowers you can use to make your very own arrangement on a card a bit like this one …

I’ve done some tearing on this card – something I havent done in ages and it was nice to be able to share this technique with the ladies.

I’ve popped some of the patterned paper behind the torn layers which gives the card a little more depth.  The flowers have been stamped in Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugar Plum and Island Indigo.  It gives for a very pretty card.

I’ve added a doily up the top and some Pirouette Satin Stitched ribbon for a little more femininity.

I do hope you like today’s sweet card and the online class for this months Birtday Card Club Class will be available for purchase next week.

Dont forget about the Year End Close-Out Sale!
Some items are up to 60% off and includes the retiring products from the Holiday Catalogue as well as some excess items.  Check it out Now & Grab a Bargain!
Remember you get a free stamp set from me when you spend $100 or more!

Do you love to craft & love a good bargain?  Maybe you love getting your supplies at a discount and maybe earn a little extra cash for more craft supplies  to help with the family budget?  It might be time to consider getting your own Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit – sign up during Saleabration and receive any two stamp sets for free