Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fancy Friday - A Blue Christmas

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I loved working with each other on the Artisan Design Teams so much that we decided to continue on with a blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways each month! These are a group of past and current Stamping' UP Artisans that have become fast friends thru the amazing Artisan journey. 
Glad to have you here! We have 10 of us this time so don't miss a one! 
 
Each month on the last Friday (this month is one week early), we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds! (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc) This month's challenge we were inspired by a "Blue Christmas" theme.
I was so excited to finally use some of my favorite products from the Holiday Catalog! The Still Scenes stamp set and Snow Globe Scenes Dies were some of my favorite samples that I created. Endless possibilities and those dies are a must have! I opted to mix other sentiments from the Memories of Home Stamp set for my card. I love the font and the words work perfectly with the Still Scenes Bundle. Of course, the Feels like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper has those beautiful scenery photographic images in the blue tones to make a background to the die cut scene complete. I could have done so many more cards like these with this simple layout too.


Tips and Techniques: 
You don't have to use the Snow Globe Shaker Domes with this bundle at all.
Add Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to the mound from the dies.
Stamp the house image in Night of Navy and then move the color with the Blender Pen.
Add dimensional behind the Vellum globe dome to add depth on card.
Mix your stamp sets! I added the sentiments from the Memories of Home Stamp Set.

My color combination is:
Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Gray Granite and Whisper White.

Hope you like my card for Fancy Friday this month!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my fancy friend Susan Wong
by clicking on the next button below! 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Fancy Friday - Annual Holiday Mixer


Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I loved working with each other on the Artisan Design Teams so much that we decided to continue on with a blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways each month! These are a group of past and current Stamping' UP Artisans that have become fast friends thru the amazing Artisan journey. 
Glad to have you here! We have 12 of us this time so don't miss a one! 
 
Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds! (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc) This month's challenge we were to use something from the Annual catalog and something from the Holiday catalog to create a project.

I finally got some time to create for the Fancy Friday challenge this month! I have been super busy these past few months and always miss the deadline. I also was super happy to get time to use the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and Apple Builder Punch from the Holiday Catalog. I paired it with the Birch Stamp Set, Neutrals 6x6 DSP and the Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments from the Annual Catalog. Another interesting mix is the maple leaves in the Gathered Leaves Dies from the Holiday Catalog work well with the maple leaves in the Seasonal Layers Dies from the Annual Catalog. Great way to stretch your dies over two catalogs!

Tips and Techniques: 
*Stamp the pumpkins in the color ink you wish then sponge the 
same ink all over lightly going past the edges. Punch out.
*Die cut out the maple leaves then sponge Old Olive Ink to distress them. 
Crunch them up to add even more textures.
*Love the cork look? Cut those tags up and use just a sliver of it 
under the greeting.
*Die your Linen Thread with Blends! I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue 
to set the curls in place.

My color combination is:
Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake.

Hope you like my card for Fancy Friday this month!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my fancy friend Susan Wong
by clicking on the next button below! 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop - Joy of Giving Tag Kit

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from around the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! We always have fun stamping, learning and sharing!

 Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we are sharing some projects featuring our Joy of Giving Tag Kit for our November 2019 interactive rewards program. Every year we select one of the fabulous kits in the Holiday Catalog to show the versatility of the kit outside of its intended use.

For my sneak peak, I added some other products from the Annual and Holiday Catalog. The DSP is Wrapped in Plaid and has a red as well as the Shaded Spruce from the Joy of Giving Kit. Some other products like theL Linen Thread, Gold Metallic Pearls, Vellum and the word die Merry from Word Wishes Dies add just the right mix to complete this card.
Susan and I had to laugh outloud because are layout and kit items used are very similar. This is a first in our nearly 3 years of doing Crafty Carrot together!
Be sure to check out the rest of the hop!

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Stampin' UP! order with me! OR do you have the stamp set already OR just want ideas? Then go to our website by clicking on the below photo and subscribe with us today! 

Thanks for hopping by today and checking our sneak peaks out! We hope you will join us as we share all month long how to make the most out of your stamps!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

My talented friend Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop - A Christmas Collection

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from around the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! We always have fun stamping, learning and sharing!

 Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we are sharing some projects featuring our Christmas Collection for our October 2019 interactive rewards program.  That is right, a collection of four stamp sets! We each have selected a stamp set for the festive season ahead to work with during the month. Two from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and two from the Annual Catalog. 

I selected NEW Beautiful Boughs stamp set with the Beautiful Boughs Dies. Krista choose the NEW Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set with the Pine Tree Punch. Then Jennifer is doing the Dashing Deer stamp with the Detailed Deer Dies and Susan is stamping with the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set and Merry Christmas Dies. Also we will be casing each other using our selected stamp sets so you get 16 total ideas with these four stamp sets!
Don't forget to continue on the hop to see their own stamp set sneak peaks!
I want to tell you right now....I LOVE THIS BUNDLE! Go get it! It is amazing! I had so much fun creating this gift box! I stamped the boughs image directly onto the boughs die cuts for some added texture. They were not designed to match directly but I love the texture it gives to them. I also added some Ice Stampin' Glitter with the Shimmery Crystal Effects to the stamped Mint Macaron boughs. TIP#1 - The Crystal Effects makes the ink bleed a little so watch for that! I was fine with the look I got. I love the pop of Copper Foil with the pinecones and how it ties back to the Copper Dotted Treat Bag layer. This Baker's Box is a perfect size for any cute Christmas gift! 

Colors are Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Copper and Whisper White.
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Stampin' UP! order with me! OR do you have the stamp set already OR just want ideas? Then go to our website by clicking on the below photo and subscribe with us today! 

Thanks for hopping by today and checking our sneak peaks out! We hope you will join us as we share all month long how to make the most out of your stamps!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

My talented friend Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Daisy Lane

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from around the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! We always have fun stamping, learning and sharing!

 Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we are sharing some projects featuring the Daisy Lane Stamp set for our September 2019 interactive rewards program. With the holidays around the corner, we are showing you the versatility of this wonderful stamp set and coordinating punch! You will be amazed!

Can you guess what season I went with? I love fall or autumn! It is the colors combinations and leaves that I love so much! I also love the new In-Color Pretty Peacock thrown into the mix of golden yellows and dark oranges. A lot of techniques involved here so if you want to learn all about how they were done, sign up for our September program! Really outside the box techniques that you can learn to expand your creativity or teach to others! 
JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code WD2C7D3S on your qualifying 
Stampin' UP! order with me! OR do you have the stamp set already OR just want ideas? Then go to our website by clicking on the below photo and subscribe with us today! 
Thanks for hopping by today and checking our sneak peaks out! We hope you will join us as we share all month long how to make the most out of your stamps!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

My talented friend Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Fancy Friday - New In-Color Fun!

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I loved working with each other on the Artisan Design Teams so much that we decided to continue on with a blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways each month! These are a group of past and current Stamping' UP Artisans that have become fast friends thru the amazing Artisan journey. 
Glad to have you here! We have 12 of us this time so don't miss a one! 
 
Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds! (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc) This month's challenge we were to create a brand new color combination using at least one of the New 2019-2021 In-Colors or use all of them!
My color combination is:
Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green and Petal Pink
I stamped the flower and leaf image with the To a Wild Rose stamp set in Versamark on Shimmer White Cardstock and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I used my Aqua Painter to color in the images and I was not worried about staying in the lines either. I mixed the Pretty Peacock and Granny Apple Green on the leaves. Once I stamped the greeting Blessed in Pretty Peacock, I then fussy cut it out. It took patience and some time to carefully cut around the word but I love some it looks.

Hope you like my card for Fancy Friday this month!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my fancy friend Jennifer Picard
by clicking on the next button below! 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Sailing Home

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from around the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! We always have fun stamping, learning and sharing!
We are so excited because it is 
FREE for EVERYONE! 
(see below for the link to group)
 Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we are sharing some projects featuring the Sailing Home Stamp set for our August 2019 online class program. 
Look at that whole suite of goodness to the right! 
I decided to use a neutral color palette for my sneak peak and break away from the blue/green in the suite. So I used Soft Suede, Gray Granite, Kraft, Whisper White and Basic Black. I love that we have Kraft card bases and envelopes in the new Annual Catalog! Did you see them? They are from the Magnolia Lane Suite and can be found on page 171. I just cut my piece of Come Sail Away pattern to fit over the silver rectangle accents. The rest came together quickly with the stamp set and coordinating dies. I used the Nature's Twine on this card and made it go thru the anchor before knotting the ends.
You know what else is AWESOME about this August FREE program?
We have a GUEST DESIGNER! She is currently on the Stamping' Up! global Artisan Design Team and a great friend of ours! Be sure to stop by her blog and say hi!
JOIN US TODAY! JUST CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE FACEBOOK GROUP!
Thanks for hopping by today and checking our sneak peaks out! We hope you will join us as we share all month long how to make the most out of your stamps!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
My talented friend Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!