Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Making Memories and More

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back!!! 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 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 select one of the Making Memories and More Collections from the Stampin' UP Annual Catalog. I selected Perfect Days based on the colors and theme. Little did I know that I would be using them for my latest life adventure...moving across the country and starting a new job! But first a card...
I was able to cut the 4 x 6 down a bit and make it a background layer. Then I took one of the  2 x 3 cards and cut it with the Lots of Labels Framelits and my Big Shot. I adorable this stamp set sentiments and font! It is called Ribbon of Courage and it was designed with my friend Patty Bennett, that amazing million dollar achiever! 
  Then I started a 6 x 8 album of my daily journey in this new adventure. Here are the first few pages. I plan to use Perfect Days to capture my daily life in this new place. It should be therapeutic for me and occupy some of my spare time.

Would love to have you join us in the Fancy Friday Challenge so make a project and let us know in the comments if you did or post on social media somewhere and add the #FANCYFRIDAYBLOGHOP

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 the newbie on our team and from across the oceans, 
the amazing Paula Dobson
 by clicking on the next button below! 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Crafting Forever

 
Welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! A selection of former Stampin' UP! Artisans from all over the world got together to form this interactive rewards program where you can learn and participate with us each month! Today we are bringing you some sneak peaks into what our July month will bring in advance so you can purchase the stamp set called Crafting Forever. If you have that stamp set, then purchase another wish list stamp set of the same value to enter the program.

 As a crafting stamping group, we all were very excited to select the Crafting Forever Stamp set for our August promotion. Down right cute!
Here is how our program works... during the month of JULY you purchase the Crafting Forever stamp set (OR product of equal or greater value) from a participating Crafty Carrot Collective demonstrator using the host code shown below. Then, in August, you will receive the program completely FREE!
  This program brings video tutorials and written instructions by 5 very talented global Stampin' UP! demonstrators into your own home so you can stamp in your own time. 
What is there not to love about that?

PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next! Hop on over there and say hello!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop Top 5 New Picks

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back!!! 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 11 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 select our TOP FIVE products from the NEW Stampin' UP! catalog and use at least one of them in a project. This was a super hard task to just pick 5 but here are the ones that I was most excited about when I saw them. In random order...

#1 LOTS OF LOVE STAMP SET
I adore the large font and all of the images that coordinate with 
the Whole Lot of Lovely Suite on page 86-87.
#2 GINGHAM RIBBON
I have been waiting for gingham ribbon to make a comeback over the past few years. It comes in Smoky Slate (shown) and Night of Navy.
#3 POLKA DOT BASICS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
You had me at dots. I really like this smaller version size.
#4 FOIL FRENZY SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Bright, shiny, fun, patterns like the dots, and if you turn it over, you have good ole Kraft for layering (the plain Kraft cardstock retired)
#5 HAPPY BIRTHDAY THINLITS DIE
Super large fun font and when mixed with the NEW Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set from the Foil Frenzy Suite on page 76-77, it is a win win for easy and simple birthday cards.

And with this last one comes my project for this month....
I took that Happy Birthday and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp set but made a more masculine birthday card. I paired it with the NEW Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack and the same color combo you can find on page 158-159.

Would love to have you join us in the Fancy Friday Challenge so make a card with your top 5 list and let us know in the comments if you did or post on social media somewhere and add the #FANCYFRIDAYBLOGHOP

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 the newbie on our team and from across the oceans, 
the amazing Paula Dobson
 by clicking on the next button below! 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Pieces and Patterns

Welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! A selection of former Stampin' UP! Artisans from all over the world got together to form this interactive rewards program where you can learn and participate with us each month! Today we are bringing you some sneak peaks into what our July month will bring in advance so you can purchase the stamp set called Pieces and Patterns. If you have that stamp set, then purchase another wish list stamp set of the same value to enter the program.

 We are so excited to offer brand new products from the Stampin' UP 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! There is so much to choose from but we could not pass up using this very cute set first! 
 

Here is how our program works... during the month of JUNE you purchase the Pieces and Patterns stamp set (OR product of equal or greater value) from a participating Crafty Carrot Collective demonstrator using the host code shown below. Then, in July, you will receive the program completely FREE!

  This program brings video tutorials and written instructions by 5 very talented global Stampin' UP! demonstrators into your own home so you can stamp in your own time. 
What is not to love about that? Check out our little video!

PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!

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

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next! Hop on over there and say hello!http://jenniferfrost.blogspot.com/2017/06/craftycarrotcoJUL17.html

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - New In-Color Combination

 Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back!!! 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 11 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 a project using one of these In-Color Combinations you see below in the "flyer".
 I choose a very challenging color combo! 
Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango and the new Berry Burst!
(bottom row, #2 from the left)
I used the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set and a block style layout on my card. The white gives it a pop of white against all that color.
Would love to have you join us in the Fancy Friday Challenge so make a card or two and let us know in the comments if you did or post on social media somewhere and add the #FANCYFRIDAYBLOGHOP

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 bestie across the oceans, Susan Wong
 by clicking on the next button below! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Touches of Texture

Welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! A selection of former Stampin' UP! Artisans from all over the world got together to form this interactive rewards program where you can learn and participate with us each month! Today we are bringing you some sneak peaks into what our June month will bring in advance so you can purchase the stamp set called Touches of Texture. If you have that stamp set, then purchase another wish list stamp set of the same value to enter the program.
 This next month we are using the carryover stamp set called Touches of Texture. Look at all that lovely vintage like layering images! Swoon!
I used a new color combination showing a new In-Color called Powder Pink. It is the PERFECT shade of light pink! My color combination is:

Night of Navy - flower bundle image and greeting
Crushed Curry - New Chevron ribbon and bee image
Pool Party - alphabet splatter and card layer
Powder Pink - long flower smeared image, splatter image on card base

What I like about this card is the easy stamping layers and using one stamp per ink color. It is great for quick make and takes for your customers OR makes mass production super easy for the customer! I whipped up about 12 of these in no time!

Here is how our program works... during the month of MAY you purchase the Touches of Texture stamp set (OR product of equal or greater value) from a participating Crafty Carrot Collective demonstrator using the host code shown below. Then, in June, you will receive the program completely FREE!


  This program brings video tutorials and written instructions by 5 very talented global Stampin' UP! demonstrators into your own home so you can stamp in your own time. 
What is not to love about that? 
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!

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

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next! Hop on over there and say hello!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - A Piece of Art

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back!!! 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 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 we were to create a card WITHOUT adding a greeting or any wording on the front. Shocker I know! The idea is to make it a piece of art!
I first took the Shimmery White Cardstock and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The four ink colors I then watercolored with are Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst. The later two are the BRAND NEW In-Colors coming out June 1st! I can just say very loudly.....
LOVE LOVE LOVE them! The Shimmery White piece becomes pretty saturated so I let it dry completely and then even add it on top of a layer of cardstock for strength before popping it on card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. The Butterflies Thinlits and Bold Butterfly Framelits are still a favorite of mine to use and completes the whimsical feel of this card. 
I stamped the greeting on the inside of the card instead. This one is a sneak peak from a BRAND NEW stamp set called Just Add Text. Love this quote from one of the most famous artist! (I did a huge project on him when going thru college back in the day) 
Today especially, I love this quote as I love all my Artisan friends who join me on this blog hop team! They make my world better with their art!

Would love to have you join us in the Fancy Friday Challenge so make a card or two and let us know in the comments if you did or post on social media somewhere and add the #FANCYFRIDAYBLOGHOP

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 fun and talented friend Shannon Lane
 by clicking on the next button below!