Thursday, August 17, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

Today we are sharing lots of gorgeous projects created using the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set. This sweet stamp set is the Ronald McDonald House Chairities (RMHC) stamp set.  For those of you who do not know what the RMHC is- the Ronald McDonald House Chairities keeps families close to each other and surrounded by love when their children are receiving medical treatment far from home.  Each year Stampin' UP! supports the RMHC by donating time and money.

When I saw this stamp set in the catalog the first thing that came to mind was kids.  I thought how fun would it be to create something for a child to use!  I remember when I was little I was obsessed with office supplies so it was only natural that I wanted to create mini notebooks!


These aren't just any notebook either!  As you can see from the picture above- they are also contain a fun feature that any child would be sure to love- a shaker!  They are absolutely adorable!

Here are a few closeups!


See this one below?  It actually has life like looking grass!  To create this effect- I simply used Paper Snips to make fringe from my Garden Green Card Stock.  I then curled the grass in different directions using the bone folder.  Super cute with the butterfly peeking up from behind the grass!



See how all the strawberries look in the jar?  To create this effect- I stamped the strawberries image twice, colored them with Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter, then cut them out and intertwined them together.  Super simple and fun!


I hope you have enjoyed my mini notebooks!  If you're ready to continue along on the hop, click the Artisan button below to head on over to the amazingly talented Holly Stene!




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop Carols of Christmas part 2

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

The focus of our hop today is the gorgeous new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  During the month of August- YOU have early access to this gorgeous bundle!  Wanna save 10% off? Simply order the bundle instead of ordering each item individually.


The first project I have to share is an adorable little Striped Treat Bag that has been altered to look like a mini lunch sack.  I love that these little treat bags can easily be converted from one size to another!  


I love how versatile the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set is.  It looks amazing when stamped in non traditional holiday colors as well as the traditional holiday colors.  Once again this week- my projects are all non traditional.  

For my card- I wanted to create a card that was easy to duplicate.  This one fits the bill to a T!


It's a little difficult to see all the fabulous details so here's a closeup!
Lots of ink splatter, Clear Wink of Stella splatter, see through accents and so much more!
Did you notice the pleated and sewn Vellum?  


One of my favorite items to use on my projects are the White Perfect Accents.  Just in case you're having a hard time locating them on my card- I have removed the white liner that comes on the back of them to create a see through embellishment.  So fun!



I hope you have enjoyed my project!  If you're ready to continue along on the hop, click the Artisan button below to head on over to the amazingly talented Holly Stene!