Monday, March 11, 2019

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Incredible Like You

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are 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 are sharing some projects featuring the Incredible Like You Stamp set for our April 2019 interactive rewards program. The stamp set is amazing on it's own without the Incredible Like You Project Kit that coordinates with it. But look at all the pieces you get with that kit! GORGEOUS! 
 I did a little mixing of this stamp set and Project kit for this sneak peak! I am loving the lasercut pieces in the kit so I decided to give the fruit slice one some color. I used Calypso Coral Blends and Daffodil Delight ink on sponge dauber to achieve the look. I paired some of the other pieces in the kit and added texture with the Subtle TIEF on the white background. I love the pop of Coastal Cabana from the stamped greeting! So fresh!
Then I really went "out of the box" to make a matching mini treat bag! I took one of the envelopes from the kit and unglued/pulled apart. Turned it inside out, score on the white/designed strips and folded it smaller. I added a piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock to the back of it to close off. Finished it off with a ribbon and tag! On the tag is just more of the colored fruit slice laser cut piece, some stamping and fussy cutting a word from the stamp set. The tag topper part was created with the Tailored Tag Punch. Just slide it into the center of punch, align and punch as shown. The YOU comes from the Celebrate You Dies. And that fun two toned Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8" Reversible Ribbon really ties it all together! One more thing, the silver foil shreadie is from last year's Occasions! I had some left over and really adds the silver bling over from the card!
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Thanks for hopping by today and checking our sneak peak out! We hope you will join us as we share all month long how to make the most out of your stamps and project kits!

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

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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fancy Friday - My Favorite Occasions Catalog Item

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 15 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 are sharing our favorite item from the Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog! My favorite item is the Incredible Like You stamp set. It coordinates with the Incredible Like You Project Kit too!
I was inspired by the colors in the kit and that lovely watercoloring wash as well! I think the stamp set goes a long way outside of the kit which is why it is my favorite item!
I used a variety of products to create this card:
Subtle Dynamic TIEF
Stitched Shapes Dies
Watercolor Paper
Vellum Cardstock
Brights 6 x 6 Pattern DSP (Coastal Cabana)
Iridescent Sequins
Aqua Painter
Ink Colors on wash: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight
Ink Colors on flowers: Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink

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 Dani Dziama
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, February 11, 2019

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Geared Up Garage


Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are 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 Geared Up Garage Stamp set for our March 2019 interactive rewards program.
I was so excited to use this stamp set and coordinating dies for my first time ever creating with these Geared Up Garage suite products! However I wanted to take the colors outside the suite and more towards the colors that my Dad would love. His favorite color is the burnt orange or what we in Stampin' UP world would call Cajun Craze. I used lots of embossing powder on this card. Black on the gear die cut and Silver on the oil stain/spill. Lots of distressing too! I tore the edges, crinkled the layer of Basic Black cardstock and used my snips to slash some of the cardstock. I would have used the car from the stamp set but well my Dad is a Dodge/Mopar/Chrysler guy and that car is a total fake Ford Mustang. He might have thrown it away! LOL
 Because it is a Basic Black card base, I created the inside of the card. (Krista would be so proud of me!) It sealed the deal on a great card for my Dad's birthday later this month!
Don't miss our Crafty Carrot Guest Designer for February, the amazing super talented and sweet Charlet Mallet! She will creating with us for the month and adding an EXTRA BONUS project to our tutorials! She is joining us for this blog hop so be sure to stop by her blog!
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Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Fancy Friday - My favorite Sale-a-bration item!

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 14 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 are sharing our favorite Sale-a-bration item! My favorite SAB item is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper! Especially this pattern in the paper! LOVE LOVE LOVE! This lovely paper also coordinates with the Butterfly Duet Punch. You can use the punch to cut of the butterflies in the paper. Warning - The punch is almost on backorder til March so order it today before it is turned off! Then you can still get the SAB paper for FREE!
This card is tip top FANCY with all those organic beautiful layers! 
See the first photo to get the depth of the layers. Plenty of Stampin' dimensionals were used on this card! 

I used a variety of products to create this card:
Incredible Like You Stamp Set
Foliage Frame Dies
Rectangle Stitched Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Lemon Lime Cardstock
Gray Granite Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Petal Pink/ Silver Baker's Twine
Basic Rhinestones Jewels

An amazing person's birthday is coming up and I will be sending this card to them!

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! 

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, January 14, 2019

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Amazing Life


Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are 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! 
We are back after a little hiatus for the holidays to enjoy some family time but we are ready for a new year together! Let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Amazing Life Stamp set for our February 2019 interactive rewards program.
I so love this stamp set! It has SO much in it and a great variety of greetings! I immediately went to the clovers and the Good Luck greeting. This stamp set is in a bundle with the AMAZING Rectangle Stitched Dies! (MUST HAVE THEM) The stamp set was designed specifically to work with the dies too. I also used the Botanical Butterfly DSP from Sale-a-bration. Did I mention I got it FREE? You can too! Spend $50 in an order and it's FREE! These Sale-a-bration papers are one of the best I have ever seen! Be sure to get yours today!
Don't miss our Crafty Carrot Guest Designer for February, the amazing Elizabeth Price! She will creating with us for the month and adding an EXTRA BONUS project to our tutorials! She is joining us for this blog hop so be sure to stop by her blog!

JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code 4BXUVPAG 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 below photo and subscribe with us today!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fancy Friday - My Christmas Card

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. We welcome Elizabeth Price, Rhoda MacPherson, Jenni Pauli, Charlet Mallet and Teneale Williams to our growing group of Artisans! 
Glad to have you here! We have 16 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 are showcasing our very own Christmas cards that we will be sending out to our family and friends.
We moved to Utah from Georgia this year. I wanted to do a combination card that was part Christmas card and part address update that would include a house. Festive Farmhouse Stamp Set was the house that stood out to me to use. Not quite our exact house here in Utah but our house is gray so I colored it the Smoky Slate Light and Dark Blends. The trees are from the Rooted in Nature and Nature's Roots Dies and trimmed off the tree trunks. So versatile, right? I pulled some clear iridescent sequins from a Paper Pumpkin that I had left over to go with the bling of the Glimmer Paper. I covered my envelope flap with the Under the Mistletoe DSP from the Annual Catalog.

This weekend when we get some pretty snow in the mountains, the three of us will take a photo in front of them to include in our card. I will also send our new address on a label for people to put in their address books. Do people still have address books? Well, they can put it in their phones and put the label on an envelope to mail us some love!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my fancy friend Jennifer Frost, 
 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, November 19, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with P.S. You're the Best!

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are 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 P.S. You're the Best Stamp set for our January 2019 interactive rewards program. Too early to start thinking about 2019? No worries, sign up anytime in next two months but be sure it's before 12-31-18!
I wanted to show you how you can use a mixture of retired (rebel idea, right?) and current products to create a card but also show it used in an out of the box idea. Did you get the theme? Teachers are so important in our children's lives and they work very hard for little credit. 
Why not show them a little appreciation anytime of the year?! 

Here are some detailed tips on how to make the card yourself:
I used the plaid pattern from the Festive Farmhouse DSP.
I ran Old Olive cardstock with the Subtle DTIEF and then hand cut out leaves.
The apple are from a retired punch called Tree Builder Punch and I just colored the stems with Early Espresso Marker on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
I stamped the typewriter on a post it note and used it as a mask to sponge on the Crumb Cake Ink for the ground.
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Use my Host Code XVC6V6R6 when 
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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!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

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