Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Time of the Year

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back with some NEW fancy friends too! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! These are a group of past and current Artisans that have become fast friends thru the Artisan journey. Glad to have you here! We have 14 of us this month and many new dream team of Artisans!
 Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color,sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we are going with a color theme: Neutrals Challenge. We were to use mostly white with one neutral color in the mix. Optional touch: Think Snow, Ice, Winter, New Years, Champagne, 2017.......basically January if you live in North America!

I was playing with a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock and trying some watercoloring techniques. I took Mint Macaron Ink with the Aqua Painter and painted just the edge multiply layers around the piece to create a frame. Then I added the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper cut with the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies. A mixture of stamps created the greeting....the Annual Hostess Time of Year Photopolymer Stamp Set and Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set. My neutral color was my favorite Smoky Slate. I added it with the banner and the 1/8" Stitched Ribbon. The background is done with Softly Falling TIEF. I added the white round sequins from the Metallic Sequins for a little more bling.

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Now move on to my awesome friend Marisa's GORGEOUS project by clicking on the next button below! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stampin' UP! Artisan Blog Hop - A December Finale

Welcome back to the FINAL 2015-2016 Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
I was so blessed to work with these wonderful and talented ladies this year! We enjoyed creating and inspiring with amazing Stampin' UP products and sharing with you all here! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their last projects too. Please keep hoppin' thru them do not want to miss anyone of them!

This week we are showcasing our last Artisan projects for the Stampin' UP Facebook Page this month. For this project, the team could focus on a couple of things: Fancy Frosted Designer Series Paper, It's a Celebration Stamp Set or Hello December Project Life Collection. I am on a Project Life kick right now so I opted to continue with a trio of projects.

A card where I used a card of the collection to make my own washi tape on top of a 3x4 printed greeting card from the PL Collection. I add my favorite Knitted Cable TIEF in white on the back layer. 

A Project Life 6 x8 page where I share a fun holiday photo of me and kept it simple with just a few of the cards from the collection.

A mini snow "box" made with the Clear Treat boxes, some Perfect Pines Framelit Dies trees and the Mica flakes. I love snowglobes so this was fun to make! Make one yourself and try not to shake it too many times! I dare you! Here are some close ups for you:

Merry Christmas from me to you!  
Thank you for following the 2015-2016 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! I am one proud team lead and mum of this Global Artisan Design Team from all over the world! I truly adore each one of these ladies! I will cherish this time forever!

My 3 year run on the Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team has come to an end with this post. Not going to lie, I am going to miss it! REALLY MISS IT! (tissue please) 
I am forever grateful to have served Stampin' UP! on the past three Artisan Design Teams. I have grown as a cardmaker/concept artist/designer in so many ways! I have gained many sisterhood friendships with each of these incredibly talented and sweet women all thru my 3 years and I love each of them dearly!  (more tissues) I have found huge support and encouragement among my followers, my peers and my local peeps. Each comment left on posts, meant the world to me and more then I could ever express! I am truly blessed and humbled to have had this life changing experience! Thank you Stampin' UP for this incredible journey and believing in me thru it all! 

But don't fret, I am not going anywhere! Many things on the horizon for me...Fancy Friday Blog hop, Creation Station Blog hop, The Crafty Carrot Collective (see below), Stampin' Up! Contracted Concept Art Work (oh yeah!), and my own Stampin' UP! business to boot! Thanks for stopping by here over the past 3 years, getting to know me thru it all and I hope you will come back for more!

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

Now on to one of my dearest friends.....Connie Collins! There is NO ONE like her!

And now introducing the 2016-2017 Artisan Design Team who begins their own Artisan journey in January 2017 so be sure to check them out:
Allison Okamitsu - Canada
AurĂ©lie Fabre - France
Cathy Caines - Canada
Dani Dziama - United States
Holly Stene - United States
Jennifer Sootkoos - United States
Jessica Winter - Austria
Katy Harrison - United Kingdom
Kimberly Van Diepen - United States
Louise Sharp - Australia
Maike Ulbrich - Germany
Martha Inchley - Canada
Mercedes Weber - United States
Mindy Bingamon-Backes - United States
Miriam van Eyden - Netherlands
Paula Dobson - New Zealand
Rochelle Blok - Australia
Shannon Lane - Canada
Sylwia Schreck - Germany
Tanya Boser - United States

Have you seen the news?
We're dangling the carrot! Exciting new initiative starting JANUARY 2017. Click HERE to get in on the action today!