Friday, December 1, 2017

COLOR ME HAPPY - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop.  You have may have arrived from Miriam van Eyden's beautiful blog.  I just love everything Miriam makes!  If you are just starting here, hit the "Next" button at the end of this post to continue on the hop.  You won't want to miss a thing!

I can't stop playing with Stampin' Up!'s new alcohol markers, Stampin Blends.  They absolutely colour like a dream.  The Color Me Happy Project kit and stamp set work beautifully with the Blends and you can't help but feel like an artist!  The kit features 16 cards, four each of four designs, which are just stunning.  I thought I would change it up a bit and design my own take using only the product in the kit!


I adore the Lantern images in the stamp set and used those as my focus.  I love the Gold Foil tape in the kit and used that to frame my artwork.  Just cut to length, peel the backing and stick - so easy!


 I then challenged myself to make a small box from just one card base!  This box started life as a 4" x 4" card, but I love how cute it turned out once I had finished with it!  I used the Gold Foil tape again around the outside of the lid to tie my projects together.


Inside the box is a little (very little lol) chocolate bar.  A sweet treat in a sweet box!

Click the "next" button below to visit with my awesomely talented Aussie mate, Rochelle Blok!


Artisan DT Blog Roll

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson - You are here!
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.

Friday, November 17, 2017

TEXT YA LATER - FANCY FRIDAY BLOG HOP

My Fancy friends and I are back with an awesome sketch this month designed by our own Jennifer Timko.  We all loved it so much we have 14 past and present Artisans playing along! 

I love a good sketch and quite often use old ones for new inspiration when I am short on ideas!


I really liked the clean lines of this sketch so kept that "clean" theme on my card by not going mad with embellishment "noise".  It's just card, DSP and twine.  Full stop.  Oh, and a stamp set that I haven't shown much love to.  I had to remedy that!


I did have someone in mind when I made it though.  This person is one of my team mates who has reached a qualification level as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I want to congratulate her!


We often communicate by text, so the Text Ya Later stamp set was a perfect one to use.  The screen image mirrored Jenn's focal point on her sketch, and I just went from there.

Next up on the Fancy Friday hop is my very good friend, Susan Wong.  Susan has recently been announced as New Zealands' next Artisan representative for 2018.  Congratulations Susan ♥

Sue Plote
Cindy Schuster
Jeanna Bohanon
Jennifer Frost
Cathy Caines
Krista Frattin
Shannon Lane
Paula Dobson - You are here!
Susan Wong
Marisa Gunn
Jennifer Timko
Jennifer Picard
Holly Stene
Erica Cerwin

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.

GIFTS FOR MY SWEET - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop.  You have probably just arrived from Miriam van Eyden's beautiful blog.   If you are just starting the hop here, be sure to hit the "Next" button at the end of this post to continue on to the next artisan.  You won't want to miss anything!

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it time to start thinking about colour schemes that I might decorate the house with this year.  I love Black and White, non-traditional I know, but really elegant and I am definitely leaning that way for the 2017 festive season.


So when we were asked to feature the Merry Little Labels stamp set, I thought I would get a head start on that theme with my Artisan projects this month!


The card I have made is actually going to be a menu for my Christmas table (once we decide what we are having!) so I have left it blank on the inside for now.  This particular sentiment grabbed my attention.  I love the size and mix of fonts, and it looks fabulous heat embossed in white on a black background.  BTW, the kitchen may as well be in the North Pole for me lol, as my sweetie does most of the cooking in our household!  I have used the Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper as my background, keeping that black & white theme going.


I know it is traditional to have a Christmas Cracker at each place setting, but this year I thought I would mix it up and have a gift of mints on each plate instead.  It is something for each person to take home and enjoy long after the meal is over.  I have heat embossed the sentiment in white again and used the Everyday Label Punch to create the tag.  The gorgeous striped ribbon adds the final touch of elegance to this little gift of sweets.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Rochelle Blok in Australia and I know she will have worked her usual magic with this sweet bundle of products!


Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson - You are here!
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.