Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Season of Joy - 2015-2016 Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop!

 Welcome BACK to the 2015-2016 Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 

Yep! Don't pinch me cause I love this dream...
I cannot believe that I get to type those words again above!!!!! I am still in shock!!!!! 
Getting that phone call was probably one of the most amazing blur of moment in my life! Seriously! I remember seeing the Utah phone number show up on my phone, answering it and it was my dear friend Becky Cowley from last year's team on the other line. (which to me was super cool to just talk to her because she works at SU now) But also on the phone were Sean Douglass and other friends on the SU Concept Art Team! SHUT UP! I started to FREAK OUT jumping up and down right there in my work office! I had been selected to be on the Artisan Design Team for the 3rd year in a row!!!!! OMGeez! And then they popped the BIG question......would you like to be Team Lead this year? I literally dropped my phone! That right there....meant the world to me! To lead this amazing group of talented ladies has been a new dream come true! I am completely honored and SO excited! We are already chatting daily and building a strong bond of friendship across the globe!

A little bitty about me...
I lead a very fulfilling life here in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia that includes my strong faith, my family and friends, everything Disney and being creative! I have been married for 22 years to my high school sweetheart and we have two wonderful daughters; Megan and Allison. All thru my life, I have been very artistic and crafty. I even have a degree in Art Education which combines my two favorite things: art and teaching! I love to teach or inspire others to find their own creativity! Over 11 years ago, I came across Stampin' Up at a workshop and fell in love with their top quality products that perfectly coordinate together. I really love to dabble in everything from stamped cards, gift packaging, scrapbooking, Project Life, and home decor. You will find my style to be graphic yet clean and simple with a flair for crafty, functional fun! 

Get to the good stuff...
I am so blessed that I get to create and inspire with these amazing Stampin' UP products and share with you all here for another wonderful year! Remember that every other Thursday, all 20 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Please keep hoppin' thru them all....you do not want to miss anyone of these amazing ladies!

Now on to my first official project cause I know you came to be inspired......
I wanted to still do a little Christmas cause it is ONLY mid-December after all. I also wanted to use some new products that will be available on January 5th in the new Occasions Catalog! See that Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper? It is SO pretty!
I bought this mini tree trim in silver and green at the "bullseye store" and wired it into a circle shape. Then punched bows out of the Glimmer Papers with the Builder Bow Punch. I used hot glue to assemble the bows for a secure hold and glued them to wreath. They make a cute ornaments for my friends. I made some white Almond Bark covered pretzels to fill up the Petite Cafe Gift Bags. See the "ornament theme" here?

Thanks for stopping by here and if you leave a comment then thanks for making my day!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
I am so beyond happy to type these words again.....now on to one of my dearest friends and ADT sister for life.....Connie Collins!

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Here is the whole 2015-2016 Stampin' UP Global Artisan Design Team:

Amy O’Neill – http://amyoneillblog.com/
Jessica Williams - http://thepapercaper.com.au/
Kimberly Van Diepen - http://stampinbythesea.com/
Krista Frattin - http://www.stampindolce.com/
Michelle Long – http://stampin365.com/
Rachel Grandin-Torchet - http://dontworrybecrafty.com/en/
Steffi Helmschrott - http://stempelwiese.de/
Valerie Moody - http://stampingwithval.com/

20 comments:

Connie Collins said...

Cindy, these projects are just so fun and adorable. I am so excited to be on the 2015-16 Artisan Design Team with you. Congratulations and Hugs!

Amy O said...

I love these clever wreaths! They will make such cute gifts. So glad to have you as our fearless leader! I can't believe I get to work with you.

Joyce Fowler said...

Great projects Cindy, and I am so pumped you get to lead us this year - you are a huge inspiration! XO

Kimberly Van Diepen said...

You had me at the PINK. Love the colors you put together and love those sparkly wreaths. Excited to be on the team with you this year. XO

Michelle Long said...

Love the pink and green for Christmas! So happy to be on the team with you- congratulations!

Krista Frattin said...

Okay, wait - 20 years married? You must have been 10 when you walked down that isle!!! I too am excited that you are our team leader. They made an excellent choice in you! Sending you all my love and warm hugs! Cheers to another fun year together!

Jess said...

Beautiful projects Cindy! SO excited to be on the team this year with you! x

Susan Wong said...

Yay I'm so glad we get to do this all over again together. You are an absolute delight! Love your projects too - thought I better say so ;)

Erna Logtenberg said...

Congratulations on beeïng on the Artisan again ánd the leader of this wonderful group! Your projects are amazing! X Erna

Jennifer said...

I'm loving the fun Christmas baubles you've created. Those Christmas packages are just perfect too. So glad to be joining you on the Artisan team this year!

Inge Groot said...

Totally gorgeous projects, love all the bling!!! So excited to be on the team again with you this year :D

simplyfairies said...

Super cute, I love them, well done, you,

Chantal de Kaste said...

Wow, Cindy! Really lovely projects you've made there. So excited to be with you on the team this year! xx

becky said...

Amazing projects Cindy!!!!

Jen Timko said...

You are the perfect choice for team lead and I'm thrilled for you, my friend!! Another amazing year for us to enjoy your creations!! And these wreaths...be still my heart!

Kaitlyn Zumbach said...

Congratulations Cindy! I am so excited for you and know will be amazing as always!

rosemarie said...

congratultions on year number three!! can't wait to see what awesome projects you will bring to my inbox for the next year.

Gloria Sperring said...

Congratulations! I'm having fun visiting all these blogs. Thanks for the info about the Google Translator. I'll have to ask my husband to set it up for me. As you can tell, I'm crafter but not much good on the computer. So thanks everyone who has a blog. I love your ornaments, your bag, and everything else you did. I know I'll learn a lot from all of you! So excited for this next year. Thank you for sharing! You can throw some of your treats or the recipe my way. Won't hurt my feelings at all! Ha Ha!

Allison Okamitsu said...

To the best team mom evah: Your project is darling. I love all your fab details. And SO happy to be sharing in this experience with you once again!

Rachel GRANDIN-TORCHET said...

As Allison says, best team mum! Love your project, love how you mix those colors - love gliiiiiitters! So happy to be part of the team with you, you're such a great team leader!