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.
Now move on to my fancy friend Jennifer Frost, 
 by clicking on the next button below! 

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

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