Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sparkly Seasons - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop Finale

Welcome back to the Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
We are finishing on our October 2015 box from Stampin' UP as well as our Artisan Team commitment. What a year plus a few months it has been!
This box was FULL of super fun holiday products 
from the NEW Stampin' UP Holiday Catalog!!!!!  
Creating with these amazing products and sharing with you all here has been my favorite thing to do! This week, 13 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you and a special offer with prizes! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too.  Now on to my very LAST 2014-2015 Artisan Design Team project....(let me get a tissue first)
This week we are showcasing the Sparkly Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set and Seasonal Frames Thinlits Dies. This is a great "build your own" collection and you can buy it in a bundle for less! #140863
For my first card, I went with the Halloween theme. Chevron is my favorite pattern so naturally I had to make a purple chevron pumpkin!  It is sponged in Rich Razzleberry on the stamp. I took the large rectangle thinlit die and cut it with the Happy Haunting DSP and Black Glimmer Paper. The Banner Punch adds a flag of color to match the greeting thinlit SPOOKY. Another part I love is the Linen Thread behind the pumpkin to look like pumpkin patch vines.
Then I took the basic layout of the above card and switched it to a Christmas theme. Ok, that Reindeer Clip finally grew on me and I had to make it a Rudolph with the Real Red Pompom Trim. I stamped the Nutcracker and presents in Sahara Sand for a softer image behind the greeting.
And finally.....I absolutely love snowmen! I also love snowglobes! I even have a collection of them that I display each year at Christmas time. I have over 20! For my last card, I had to use the adorable snowman in a snowglobe, of course! I took a piece of window sheet and White Stazon to put the stirred snow stamp image in the globe. Another fun way to step up those Snowflake Elements is to add Pearls to them. The pretty patterns are from the Season of Cheer DSP. And you know White Glimmer Paper adds a sparky snow touch!
 Now for some real fun! It's Treasure Hunt time! 
This week is our very last post as the 2014-15 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. We've set up a global Treasure Hunt as a little thanks to you for following our adventures. 
Here's how to play:
1) Collect the names of 12 Stampin' Up! products by clicking through our blog hop this week. 

My Clue:
"Stampin' Dimensionals"
2) Fill out the entry form below. Leave your 12 correct answers in the comments to go in the drawing. My winner will get the following prize! A fix of fun goodies for some Christmas wrapping! You must be from the US in order to enter my drawing!
My Prize:
Please note: One winner will be drawn per Artisan according to their geographical location. Entries close 9pm, Wednesday 4th November Eastern Time (US). Winners will be contacted via email week beginning 9th November 2015. 
These prizes are a bit of love from us to you and are not sponsored by Stampin' Up! 
Thank you for following the 2014-2015 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! I am a proud mama bear of this Global Team from all over the world! (We did it, ladies! WOOT!)

And on a personal note, I am forever grateful to have served Stampin UP on the past two Artisan Design Teams. (more tissues) I have gained many sisterhood friendships with each of these incredibly talented and sweet women! I have found huge support and encouragement among my followers and my peers. Each comment left on posts, meant the world to me and more then I could ever express! I am truly blessed! Thank you Stampin' UP for the journey! 
But don't fret, I am not going anywhere! I will still be posting weekly or monthly on new design teams or just me. 
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Now move on to my friend from France, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below!  Be sure to stop by all 13 of us! Plenty of good ideas to get your holidays kicked off!
And if you are wondering who is on the next Artisan Design Team...the new Team will be announced at Onstage on November 14th!!!  Excited to see who it will be!


Anonymous said...

Super cute cards Cindy! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love the falala with the Rudolph Reindeer. The whole cards really pops! Thanks for sharing all of your fabulouse creations with us.

Unknown said...

Loving the colour combo of your spooky card!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card trio!
Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Wendie Waldman said...

Following you and the team has been a highlight this past year. You are truly inspiring and I'm glad to continue following blog.

Phyllis Strickland said...

This has been a terrific team and I loved all the awesome blog hops! I sure will miss them.

Cheryl said...

A great trio of three different uses for this globe set! I like it! Thank you for sharing your three pretty cool cards!

Kathy said...

I have enjoyed following your blog during the Artisan Blog Hop each Thursday and shall continue to pop in and see what you are creating. You truly have an artisan touch and I love seeing what you make. For your cards today, the snowman really got my attention - I love the colour combination and the pearls on the snowflake are a nice touch.

Leanne said...

Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration the Artisan Blog Hop has provided.

Unknown said...

Your work always has inspired me. Thanks for all the ideas you’ve shared. Here’s to many more years of creating to you and the other ADT members! You will be sorely missed!

Connie Collins said...

Cindy, you have had an amazing 2+ years on the ADT. I have watched you grow and become an amazing designer! I am so glad to call you a dear friend.

Allison Okamitsu said...

Oh friend! Thanks for being the best team mom evah! Being on the Artisan Design Team with you has been amazing. #missyoualready
xo Allison

Jessica Lewis said...

Hello Cindy, I may have not commented much in the past but I sincerely thank each of you (the design artisan members) for doing such a beautiful job on all of the blog hops! I thoroughly enjoyed it, was inspired and awed by your work!!! Thank you!

Unknown said...

I'm so hoping to see your name on the ADT again! You're such an inspiration and I love your style! Either way, I know you will continue to be an amazing designer (and friend!) :) blessings!

Stampin' Dolce said...

My friend. My leader. My Artisan mom. We would have been lost with out you! You went out of your way to make me feel welcome at leadership and to build a friendship with all of us. I can not express how grateful I am for you!! You are one in a million baby! xoxoxo