Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Sincerely Santa

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 Sincerely Santa Stamp set for our November 2018 interactive rewards program. Are you ready for the Christmas season crafting fun?
 
About my project:
I wanted to share on this hop how you can use this Sincerely Santa stamp set WITHOUT the Sincerely Santa project kit. I just added other products from the Holiday Catalog to make this gift-able envelope. I made the envelope with the Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners. I used a Gold Foil Sheet and mimicked the tag from the real project kit with Layered Circle Framelits and the 1/2" Circle Punch. I changed the Santa from the DSP from Poppy Parade to Real Red using the Light Cherry Cobbler Blend. I fussy cut him out of the DSP. (p.s. this Santa can also be found in the Signs of Santa Bundle) He is so cute peeking out from the side. The star clip is from the All is Bright Paper Clips. The Real Red 3/8" Mixed Satin Ribbon is also from the All is Bright Suite. I threw in two of the Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments with some Real Red Rhinestones as holly berries behind the greeting. A perfect gift to give someone special and make them wait until Dec 25th to open it!
 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, September 27, 2018

Fancy Friday - Color Challenge

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 10 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 we are focusing on a color challenge! Check out our inspiration photo below, with the colors of Mango Melody, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. Join in the challenge and use #fancyfridaychallenge if you post on your social media!
This was a CHALLENGE! (insert face plant into hand) I tried to add that Pacific Point blue into the mix of my fall theme and it just did not work. I also switched out the Whisper White for Very Vanilla.
I am such a rebel I know! LOL
I had this piece of Smoky Slate with the Tin Tile TIEF sitting on my desk from another project in process and it started from there. I recently got the Falling for You Stamp Set which is a favorite of my samples in the Holiday Catalog. I stamped the leaf in Rich Razzleberry on Shimmery White cardstock. I added Mango Melody into the bleed of Rich Razzleberry with my Aqua Painter. I love this look on fall leaves! I embossed the Powder Pink with the Subtle TIEF and tore it. Added some Very Vanilla Solid Baker's Twine behind it. Instead of gluing each of those in place, I did the Sue Plote's method - STAPLE IT! LOL I really miss our Stampin stapler we sold! I colored some Very Vanilla cardstock with a swipe of the Mango Melody ink pad and then die cut some pieces from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits. I finished off with the Silver Leave Trinkets and called it done. 
Not too shabby, eh?

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 fancy friend, Marisa
 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! 
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Country Home

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 Country Home Photopolymer Stamp set for our October 2018 interactive rewards program. We are also using some of the Country Lane suite products!  
Notes about my project:
I wanted to do an overall white theme fall card. The trend is white HOT right now! I stamped the milk can and floral array in Memento Ink (they are spaced apart to give room for the center greeting layer) and used awesome Stampin' Blends to color them.  It helps give a pop of color against the all white. I used Calyspo Coral Dark, Old Olive Light, Crumb Cake Light, Daffodil Delight Dark, Pool Party Light, Pumpkin Pie Light and Smoky Slate Light. I love love love love that Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! YOU MUST GET IT! You can do so much with it and I will be showing you how on my tutorial in October! See it below on the frame? I will share that as well!
Don't those projects from the Holiday Catalog look so warm and inviting? 

 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 XMDS79NX 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 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, August 30, 2018

Fancy Friday - Floral Frames Bundle

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 16 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 the many bundles from the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! Join in the challenge and use #fancyfridaychallenge if you post on your social media!
I used the Floral Frames bundle found on page 135 of the catalog. You get Floral Frames Stamp Set and the Foliage Frame Framelits Dies. (Wood #148405 or Clear #148406)
Here are five things about my card if you look closely:
1. Color combo: Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Soft Seafoam, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. Vellum too!
2. I stamped flowers in Mango Melody and use my Blender Pen to move the color around and add more ink with pen to make them darker on the centers.
3. One of the leaf pieces and label are embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. That TIEF had me at hello!
4. The stamped leaves are from the stamp set and inked in Bermuda Bay like the greeting.
5. I added some Iridescent Sequins Assortment of blue and green. See the one on the petal...covered up a tiny coloring mishap.
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 fancy friend, Connie
 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! 
and if you missed it, a sneak peak...

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!


JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code XHXV6RCB when 
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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 
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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!!!