Monday, August 13, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Rooted in Nature

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 
Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Rooted in Nature Stamp set for our September 2018 interactive rewards program. We are also using Nature's Roots Dies!  But wait there is more next month.....a BONUS tutorial from the AMAZING Stampin' UP! Artisan Holly Stene! Be sure to hop along to see her sneak peak! 
 
Notes about my project:
I stamped the leaves in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze then took my Aqua Painter to lightly color in. I added Petal Pink ink to the Crushed Curry and Crushed Curry to the Cajun Craze to add some dimension to them. I fussy cut the leaves out but there are framelits that cut them out. I did add some texture to the Gray Granite card base with the embossed leaves from the framelits. The Wood Texture DSP piece was embossed with the Subtle TIEF and I love the texture it gives. The twine is Linen Thread and the Petal Pink/Silver Twine together. I took out the silver thread and separated the Petal Pink/White threads.


 Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!


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

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fancy Friday - Tropical Vibes

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back together again!!! We loved working with each other 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 13 of us this month 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 is to use one of these stamp sets that have a tropical vibe to them and create any type of project like a card or 3D. Join in the challenge and use #fancyfridaychallenge if you post on your social media!
I was so excited to use the Tropical Chic Stamp Set for this challenge! Funny thing is that I only used the hibiscus flower image (colors Mango Melody, Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove) from the set and just one of the die cuts (Lemon Lime Twist) from the coordinating thinlits. I was drawn into making the background leaves in a Blueberry Bushel watercolor. I used Shimmery White paper, embossed it and then using my Aqua Painter with the ink to color the embossed leaves. I did add some Lemon Lime Twist ink in some of the blue leaves as well. Of course, I fussy cut out the greeting!
  My friend Susan said it looked like a Hawaiian shirt!
I can see that cause I could use a Hawaiian vacation right now! LOL

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my cute as a button friend, Mindy
 by clicking on the next button below! 
WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to share! Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to equip you to get the most out of them the Stampin UP! products you buy whether a customer or demonstrator. This is also a valuable resource for Stampin' UP! demonstrators for class ideas and get your customers stamping! It is more than stamping as we build relationships with each other is sharing our love of creating! We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Stitched All Around

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 
Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Stitched All Around Stamp set for our August 2018 interactive rewards program. We are also using Stitched Labels Framelits Dies!  But wait there is more next month.....a BONUS tutorial from the AMAZING Stampin' UP! Artisan Lauren Alarid! Be sure to hop along to see her sneak peak! 
I used two of the Designer Series Paper on SALE right now! 
The Garden Impressions and the Wood Textures. Each one of our Crafty Carrot Designers are using the Stitched All Around Bundle with all of the DSP on sale! 
Be sure to pick yours up and the stamp set or bundle today!
Notes about my project:
The flowers and leaves were fussy cut from a pattern in the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack. I know not everyone loves fussy cutting but this is a great way to stretch your DSP. I used the stitched edgelits in the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies to make the white layer look like a stitched rectangle. I added the sentiment and floral border from stamp set in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink. I took another pattern of DSP and added it to the envelope flap. I just love these stitched dies! 

 Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!


JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code RZVPMWQ4 when 
placing your qualifying Stampin' UP! order with me!
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Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fancy Friday - Color Refresh

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back together again!!! We loved working with each other 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 14 of us (some fresh NEW faces too) this month 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 is to use NEW or RETURNING color favorites from the Color Fresh. Look at all those yummy colors!
I decided to use quite a few new (and favorite) ones 
mixed with a returning one and staying strong classic one.
I could not help myself!
I have been wanting a good reason to pull out the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies as well as the new Highland Heather color. All those colors and flowers are the perfect mix for this challenge.
Couple of things on this card to note:
 I used two pieces of the Gray Granite cardstock embossed with the Occasions carryover Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Adds an unusual layering idea. I added a watercolor wash of Highland Heather on the piece of Shimmery White. That color is so pretty and soft. I used the always unused very light birch wood pattern from the Wood Textures DSP stack. Go figure? Use it people, you will thank me later.
  Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my friend, Holly Stene
 by clicking on the next button below! 
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WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to share! Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to equip you to get the most out of them the Stampin UP! products you buy whether a customer or demonstrator. This is also a valuable resource for Stampin' UP! demonstrators for class ideas and get your customers stamping! It is more than stamping as we build relationships with each other is sharing our love of creating! We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with En Route

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 
Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the En Route Stamp set for our July 2018 interactive rewards program. We are also using the products from the Best Route suite in the Annual Catalog!  But wait there is more next month.....a BONUS tutorial from my sweet friend and former Stampin' UP Artisan Sue Plote from the US! Be sure to hop along to see her sneak peak! IT IS AMAZING! 
My first thought when I saw this suite of products was how can I turn this feminine and OH MY GOSH that bicycle pattern is adorable! I think I successful...
I colored the NEW White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with Pineapple Punch ink. I also used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching BouquetBunch Framelit to pull off the feminine look I was going for. What do you think?
 And then a went all travel mode by making this awesome little notecard. Notice the clouds? I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and NEW Big Shot Embossing mats to make this. I can ONLY recommend this with the clouds because when I tested the other masks, this did NOT work. I did have to make the sandwich a little thicker to get the clouds to emboss. This has NOT been tested at Stampin' UP so "use at own risk", friends! You could totally sponge the clouds or add Balmy Blue to White Embossing Paste too.
 Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!
JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code HYYFVAAG when 
placing 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 above photo and subscribe with us today!

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

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fancy Friday - True Gentlemen Inspired

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back together again!!! We loved working with each other 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 11 of us (some fresh NEW faces too) this month 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 is INSPIRED by the True Gentleman Suite on page 44-45 in Occasions available now thru May 31st. We could use the suite products OR just the color combo of Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla with any another stamp set. We could make it Father’s Day, birthday, congrats or thank you but keep it masculine looking which means NO flowers of course!
I decided to use the Waterfront Stamp set....finally! What a great set! After seeing the recent Artisan Design Team blog hop, I was inspired and in awe of what they did with it. I also saw a gorgeous mountain photograph recently and wanted to use the same colors I saw in the photo. Some of these colors are brand new Stampin' Up colors that are available on June 1st when the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog comes out. The color combo is Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry. 

This last card I made the same with out cutting it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I added the large greeting from a retired stamp set called Stremgth and Prayers. I will be giving this card to my Pastor and his family in Georgia. They have taken a call to St Paul's Lutheran church in Missouri and leave Timothy Lutheran in June. 
Change is happening all around but it is all GOOD change.

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!

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

WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to share! Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to equip you to get the most out of them the Stampin UP! products you buy whether a customer or demonstrator. This is also a valuable resource for Stampin' UP! demonstrators for class ideas and get your customers stamping! It is more than stamping as we build relationships with each other is sharing our love of creating! We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Picture Perfect Birthday

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! Surely you have heard about us by now!?
Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp set for our June 2018 interactive rewards program. We are also using the 2018-2020 In-Colors which are Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Blueberry Bushel. Right now you can purchase all of them before the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog comes out! But wait there is more next month.....
a BONUS tutorial from 2018 Stampin' UP Artisan Emma Goddard from the UK! Be sure to hop along to see her sneak peak! IT IS AMAZING! 
I need quick and easy birthday cards and this stamp set is "perfect" for them! But the in-colors are EXTRA bright together so I wanted to make them a little less bright.
I created a wash of the 3 colors, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel on Shimmery White Cardstock first. To get the cardstock wet, I spritzed with water in my Stampin Spritzer and then added ink color with my Aqua Painter.
To get the lighter tones in the candles, just stamp off the block candle image and then stamp. I ran the piece thru my Big Shot with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and trimmed off the sides of the square shape. 
Super simple and you can knock several of these out in no time!




You really can created an assortment of cards with these fun and bright In-Colors! 
Which one is your favorite?  

 Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!
JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code ZCUMWX2Q when 
placing your qualifying Stampin' UP! order with me!
OR do you have the stamp set and new inks already? Then go to our website by clicking on the above photo and subscribe with us today!

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

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!