Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 1

You know the saying, “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride?”  Well, I think that could apply to me and Stampin’ Up’s Artisan Award.  Stampin’ Up has an annual contest in which its demonstrators can enter ten different projects and they then select ten winners based on creativity, craftsmanship, etc…  I’ve now entered this contest three times over the past five years, and I’ve never won, but I have been a finalist three times.  One of the good things about being a finalist this year is that there was a nice prize — a paid shopping spree with Stampin’ Up! merchandise, and they put all of the finalists’ projects on display at convention.  I’ve seen a lot of different entrants’ projects and I’m AMAZED that I was even selected as a finalist.

For those of you who didn’t get to go to Stampin’ Up’s annual convention and see all of the projects, all of us bridesmaids finalists are having a blog hop over the next ten days to show you our ten projects which we submitted.  Since we entered this contest back in May, a lot of my projects use products which were retired with the new catalog.

This is one of the five cards I entered.  I stamped the vines on the five panels, and then embossed the flowers with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  I made a ribbon flower with Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and then added the embossed card stock flower on top.  This card was much more tedious than cards I usually make, but I was happy with the result.

Thanks for viewing my project! 

Now go enjoy the project of the next finalist, Sandie Conner

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Borderlines, Fabulous Phrases, Itty Bitty Bits
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Basic Pearls, Regals Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Boho Blossoms punch, Scallop Edge Border punch

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