Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fancy Friday - #MailacardMonday 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 9 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 we were to create at least 2 very fancy cards WITH coordinating envelopes of your themed choice and support the “Mail a Card Monday” challenge! The idea is to stamp your cards over the weekend and then mail them out on each Monday. Maybe you need to send thank you cards for Christmas or birthday cards, or someone feeling the winter blues? Let us kick off the year not only creating the cards but sending them!

Here are my two FANCY cards with envelopes that I mailed out on Monday.
I am loving the Petal Palette Stamp Set, coordianting Petals and More Thinlits Dies and the Salebration Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes! Did you know you could earn them for FREE? I think the envelopes worked really well with my cards this week!
 Color combo here is Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo. Some of the ombre flowers are stamped off for a lighter version of that color. I did a modified version of this eclipse trend. I cut my letters in Whisper White and adhere them temporarily on top of Whisper White piece. Then I stamped the flowers across. Carefully pull up the letters and pop them up in same spot with Dimensionals.
This one just screams CONNIE COLLINS, right? I stamped the flower image from the stamp set in Archival Basic Gray and then water-colored them with Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive. Add some gingham ribbon, linen thread and doilies and that Copper Foil die cut piece from the Petals and More Thinlits.

Some sweet cards for my dear friends that in a time of depression recently was there for me with encouraging words and prayers. I am VERY blessed to have friends like them!

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

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
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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 8, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Celebration Time

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! 
We at Craft Carrot Collective are SO SUPER EXCITED to be celebrating our one year birthday that we want to offer a little blog candy this month! Be sure to leave a comment here or on our Crafty Carrot Collective Instagram or Facebook sites by January 21st about your favorite birthday tradition to enter the drawing if you are in the U.S. with me! I think I will have a stamp set, some paper and embellishments to send ya!
So let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Celebration Time Stamp set which happens to be our product focus for the February 2018 interactive rewards program. 
Well to be honest...I never looked at this stamp set up close when the Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog came out in June 2017, but WOW it is perfect for birthdays! I paired it with the coordinating Celebration Thinlits, and then the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Collection from the Occasions 2018 Catalog. 

Couple of things to point out: that is the Copper Foil Sheets for the cake stand and topper, added a 2 1/4" circle of Vellum Paper, watercolor some white Shimmer Paper with Calypso Coral Ink on layer, and add centers to flowers with a Basic Gray Stampin' marker to match those on the designed layer card which I cut down to 3 1/8" x 4 1/8". 

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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But wait there is more.....
We have an additional stop today on our birthday party hop as our first ever Craft Carrot Co guest designer for February's program has joined on this blog hop! Marisa Gunn is an awesome friend of ours, a two-time Stampin' UP! Artisan, Stampin' UP! demonstrator for 15 years, and a well known world-wide papercrafter!  Be sure to say hi to her by leaving a comment on her blog post!

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

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