Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Painted Harvest

Hello and Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the stamp set: Painted Harvest.

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So I'm sure by now you've see this beautiful sunflower stamp set. Not a day goes by, that I don't see a beautiful sample being posted on Facebook and I'm sure it's the same for you. I love all the painted imagery in this set and the sunflower is beautiful, but since I've seen it everywhere, I thought I'd focus on the leaf and autumn theme of the set instead. 

For today's hop I decided to decorate a candle and package it up as a beautiful gift. If you've never stamped on a candle before, check out a tutorial HERE. It's a really simple technique and I'll warn you now... It's addicting. 
For my candle design, I really wanted to create the idea of the leaves changing colour. So what I did was carry one colour of ink onto the following leaf.

So I did:
Row 1: Daffodil Delight for the background leaf, Crushed Curry for the detailed leaf.
Row 2: Crushed Curry for the background leaf, Pumpkin Pie for the detailed leaf.
Row 3: Pumpkin Pie for the background leaf, Cajun Craze for the detailed leaf.
Row 4: Cajun Craze for the background leaf, Chocolate Chip for the detailed leaf.

What do you think? Does it give you the idea of the leaves changing colour?

Thanks for hopping in today, I hope you enjoyed my project. Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy the rest of hop.


Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Crafting Forever


Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Crafting Forever.

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Today I'm sharing a wiper card that I created for one of my Coffee & Create Classes. I'll be honest... I knew about this hop when I was planning my class... So... I thought I would lighten my load by creating one card for both obligations. Time is time!

If you haven't heard of a wiper card, It's a pop up card. How it works, is you pull on either end of your card and from the middle, an arm swings up - exactly like a wiper. It's a fun and easy, interactive card. I just checked out pinterest for directions.
I also used the Pick-a-Pattern Dsp as it coordinates perfectly with the Crafting Forever stamp set.

Well, Thank You for stopping in. Next up is the Talented Rochelle Blok! Enjoy the rest of the hop.




















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Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Merry Patterns


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Hello and Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring an Exclusive Holiday Stamp Set called Merry Patterns!

If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Maike Ulbrich's Blog. If you're just joining, No Problem! Start here and hop around with the button below!

Don't you just love how festive this stamp set is? The greeting...  the pine bough... the candles... the reindeer... and the reindeer in the sweater! Swoon! I love everything about this set, but I just HAD TO start with that sweater wearing reindeer to create my card and envelope ensemble!

This festive stamp set is available to Stampin' Up! hostess' starting Sept 1st to October 31st, 2017. For a limited time, when you host a party with $375 CAD in sales you will receive this exclusive stamp set for FREE! And that's in addition to your other great Stampin' Rewards!

So... get your friends together, start planning those festive projects (Thanksgiving/Halloween/Christmas), and order your supplies; you won't want to miss out on this exclusive set!

Thanks for hopping in and checking out my project today. Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber! Enjoy the rest of the hop and Happy Creating!