This week at the Global Design Project challenge blog we are CASEing this lovely card by Shawn de Oliveira. It's good to be back this week...especially with all the beautiful new stamps and products available in the new 2019 Spring... Related Stories - ...

 

Global Design Project #GDP172: CASE Challenge and more...




Global Design Project #GDP172: CASE Challenge

This week at the Global Design Project challenge blog we are CASEing this lovely card by Shawn de Oliveira. It's good to be back this week...especially with all the beautiful new stamps and products available in the new 2019 Spring Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-a-Bration.

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I did a loose interpertation of Shawn's layout and used a similar color pallet of Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, and Tranquil Tide. I stamped multiple flowers and a teacup with the Tea Together Stamp Set (#148779) on page 49 of the Occassions Catalog. Next, I colored the images with Stampin' Blends markers (Petal Pink and Mint Macaron) and then added even more depth to the images by using Watercolor Pencils (Calypso Coral/Light Gray). This is one of my favorite techniques and gives me a lot of control over coloring the images. I also stamped the greeting from the same set onto some Mint Macaron DSP.

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Here is the exciting part...you can earn the coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies (#149697) with a $50 purchase (US) during Sale-a-Bration. How wonderful is that!

There is also a fabulous new die set called Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (#148551). I have been longing for SU release a set like this, so it was the very first item I placed on my order. I cut the outside frame and then cut a second frame inside to give some depth to the card front.  I also used some of the Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon (#148764) to create the look of a tablecloth. Finally, I added some Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins (#148561) and some clear epoxy droplets (retired).

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We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

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Have a blessed day!

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Frosted Floral Suite

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Welcome to the final 2018 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. It has been a wonderful year and I love all these ladies so very much. I feel so blessed to have been part of this amazing team of talented demonstrators. But, I am also very excited to introduce the 2019 team. Be sure to scroll down all the way to the end of this post for links to their blogs.


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On this hop, we are focusing on the Frosted Floral Suite on pages 36-37 in the 2018 Holiday Catalog. This is one of the most beautiful suites in the catalog.

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I started with a Blackberry Bliss top-folding card base. Next I embossed some thick Whisper White cardstock with the Tin Tiles Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#147906). I trimmed about 1/4" from the bottom of the panel so that the Blackberry Bliss cardstock peeks out. I decided to stay with the same color pallet of the DSP in this suite. The flowers are stamped in Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, and Merry Merlot and die cut with the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies (#147895). The foliage is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, and Mossy Meadow and then die cut as well.

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I love the sentiment with this set. It is great for Christmas cards, holiday cards, and maybe even belated holiday cards.

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Thanks to everyone for your support over this past year. Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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Beauty of the Season Christmas Card

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Life has been super hectic lately, so I apologize for being M.I.A.  Things are finally slowing down and I should have more time to stamp. I thought I would show you a card that we made in class a few weeks ago. Actually, we made the card below (without the flowers). I love poinsettias, so the one above is my favorite, but if you need a simpler version, then this is for you...

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Both cards are fabulous, but we were making three each of 4 cards, so we didn't have time to color. I like them both, but they each have their own appeal. This one is great when you are short on time; it is also a little more masculine. Of course, you know if I can add a flower to it, I definitely will, so for me the one with the beautiful flowers wins; but honestly it comes down to personal preference and availability of time. 

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The basics are the same for both cards. I used Real Red ink on Crumb Cake to create the background using the Buffalo Check background stamp (#147797/#147794). The greeting is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set (#147702) stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White, and the subtle flowers behind the sentiment are stamped in Crumb Cake ink. We also added a piece of Burlap Trim (#147889) and some die cut leaves from the Pretty Pines Thinlits (#141851) in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow cardstock.

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The beautiful flowers are from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set, colored with Stampin' Blends, and die cut with the coordinating Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Dies (#147925). I promise to do better and share more often. We have our finaly 2018 Artisan Design Team blog hop next week, so keep an eye open for that.

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - All Is Bright Suite

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are focusing on the All is Bright Suite on pages 4-7 in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.

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This suite includes a broad range of  traditional colors and imagery. I decided to step of of my comfort zone a bit and make a fun little treat bag as my focal project. I made a simple bag with some All is Bright DSP (#147892) and include a fun little tag stamped with the Making Christmas Bright photopolymer stamp set (#148046). Hint: I used some inexpensive paper shreds from the local dollar store as bag filler.

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For my second project I used the same tag elements and added everything to a Striped Treat Bag (#144255) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Stampin' Blends markers. It would be really easy to include a simple hand-stamped card and maybe even a gift card as a quick and easy holiday gift for a co-worker or friend.

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For my final project I couldn't resist making some fun flowers using the All is Bright DSP and the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (#148013). I love using flowers on almost any project...where there is a will, there is a way! This is a semi-inexpensive frame ornament I purchased from the craft store. I removed the back, covered it with Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment from Merry Christmas to All stamp set (#147702) and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used hot glue to reattach the panel to the frame.

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Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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2018 Artisan Design Team

Cathy Caines - In The Cat Cave (Canada)
Charlet Mallet - Painted Orange (USA)
Connie Collins - Constantly Stamping (USA) <- you are here
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots (USA)
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter (UK)
Jennifer Frost - Jennifer Frost (Australia)
Jenni Pauli - Paulines Papier (Germany)
Jessica Winter - kunterbuntestempelwelt (Austria)
Kayla Macaulay - Love, Kayla (Australia)
Kim McGillis - Kim McGillis Papercrafting (Canada)
Lauren Alarid - Crafty Little Peach (USA)
Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Stampin with Liz Design (The Netherlands)
Rhoda MacPherson - Pretty Creative (UK)
Sarah Lancaster - Pirouette Papercraft (France)
Susan Wong - Stampin Susan (New Zealand)
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel Einfach (Germany)

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Snowflakes Showcase Part 2

 

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Welcome to special Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. On this hop, we are featuring the Snowflake Showcase Promotion featuring exclusive stamps, dies and accessories. Customers can purchase this fantastic bundle, November 1-30 or while supplies last.

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We were asked to create two projects...one with just stamps and the other using stamps and coordinating dies. Some of the team are featuring the Happiness Surrounds stamp set (#149744) while others (like me) are featuring the Snow is Glistening stamp set (#149742).

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My first card focuses on the stamp set. I just love snowflakes and the snowflake images in this set are great.

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I stamped a piece of Wood Textures DSP with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed everything with White Embossing Powder. Then I just added some linen thread and some clear rhinestones for a great country Christmas card.

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For my second project, I stayed with the country Christmas theme and stacked several layers of die cut snowflakes from the largest snowflake die in the Snowfall Thinlits set. The top layer was cut from Wood Textures DSP. I used the two largest snowflakes from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and layered them for even more dimension.

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For the sentiment, I die cut a circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies(#145372), stamped a Pear Pizzazz snowflake in the center and then stamped the word "Joy" in Early Espresso ink.

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Elizabeth Price is next on our blog hop so be sure to head on over and check out what she and the the rest of the Artisan Design Team team have in store by clicking on the button below.

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2018 Artisan Design Team

Cathy Caines - In The Cat Cave (Canada)
Charlet Mallett - Painted Orange (USA)
Connie Collins - Constantly Stamping (USA) <- you are here
Elizabeth Price - Seeing Ink Spots (USA)
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter (UK)
Jennifer Frost - Jennifer Frost (Australia)
Jenni Pauli - Paulines Papier (Germany)
Jessica Winter - kunterbuntestempelwelt (Austria)
Kayla Macaulay - Love, Kayla (Australia)
Kim McGillis - Kim McGillis Papercrafting (Canada)
Lauren Alarid - Crafty Little Peach (USA)
Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Stampin with Liz Design (The Netherlands)
Rhoda MacPherson - Pretty Creative (UK)
Sarah Lancaster - Pirouette Papercraft (France)
Susan Wong - Stampin Susan (New Zealand)
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel Einfach (Germany)
 

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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