Believe me it's not the ideal way to feel when you really want to be "getting at it" and starting on new projects. In fact, I started the day feeling pretty crummy after a very sleepless night.
My day began slowly with me taking it easy, savouring my morning cuppa and blog surfing for a while to check out what everyone's doing with the new products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues.
While I was doing that I stumbled across a post that truly inspired me, got my creative juices flowing again and sent me on a "journey of inspiration". In fact, after a half an hour or so of "oohing", "awing" and writing comments, I'd forgotten how really awful I felt at the start of the day.
Now, I'm feeling excited! Truly excited, and inspired! The excitement began with a snapshot from the last page of the Occasion's catalogue and led me to a blog hop and a challenge site that are new to me. I want to share these with you so you can catch my excitement too! Okay drum roll please................
I'm going to start with the blog hop: It's called Caseing the Catty Sunday Night Blog Hop and features a group of amazingly talented stampers from Australia and New Zealand called the Creative Crew. These gals are truly awesome and love to share their talents and tips!
So here's the information you need. Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEST), the CTC Crew will share their great ideas and inspiration from the latest Stampin' Up! ® Catalogues by either directly CASEing (Copy and Share Everything) or using a sketch/layout, colour combo or embellishment as a springboard for their own creations. Their first hop of the year CTC61 started today and features projects from the Handmade from the Heart - Occasions Spring and SAB catalogues and can be found here.
|Stampin' Up!s 2016 Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalogue PDF Copy|
|Stampin' Up!s Sale-A-Bration 2016 PDF Copy|
This group also holds a monthly challenge that you can join in and the winners are announced monthly. I'll be adding this button to my sidebar, to make it easier for you to find. Why? Because I know I'll be checking them out and I know you're going to be thoroughly impressed with this group too!
|CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop|
I've long been a fan of Bronwyn, and her sample for the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop led me back to her blog where I discovered she is launching this weekly challenge. Knowing her talents, The Colour Tree Challenge promises to be a wonderful place to hang out too!
Okay here are the details you need to know: Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT), they'll be hosting a weekly colour challenge where you can ... Ink Up and Link Up for a chance to be one of the TCTC Top 3 Picks! And as if that's not enough, once a month the design team will pick a winner from the weekly Top 3 Picks, who will join them as a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge. Whoo Hoo!!! Game on!
I'll be adding this button to my sidebar for easy access too!
Here is the Colour Tree's first colour challenge of the year. I know I'm going to be joining in......how about you?
|TCTC #1 Challenge|
In the meantime if you visit these blogs I hope you'll come back and let me know what you think, what excited you, and what you're going to create!
HAPPY STAMPING 2016
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