Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 1

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Two posts in one day!  That’s unusual for me.  Well, I’m back for the second time today because those of us who were chosen as Artisan Award Finalists, but didn’t make the design team are doing a blog hop over the next ten days to share our projects.

We each made ten projects — 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages, and 2 3-d items, and we all put a lot of work into these projects.   I hope you’ll follow along the blog hop trail and check all of them out.  There are some truly amazing projects made by some amazing artists to see along the way.

My first project is a card.  This was actually the first card I made.  I made it back in February and was going to use it for one of my regular blog postings.  But then I thought that maybe I should set it aside just in case I decided to enter the Artisan contest again.  If only I had done that with all of my other projects!  By the time May rolled around (the deadline to enter was May 22), I had only done this with two cards and still had eight projects to go. It seems like I never decide to enter until the last minute.  Life would be so much easier if I planned ahead.

Artisan FirstI even finished the insides of my cards for this contest.  That truly was a last minute decision.  I did this on the morning of packing up all of my entries to send off to Stampin’ Up! (which was only six days before they had to be in Utah).  It made me very nervous to stamp on the insides because the outsides were finished and ready to go, so if I didn’t stamp something straight it would have been disaster.  I didn’t do much with the inside of this one, but it’s much more than I normally do.  🙂

Artisan First InsideWell, now you’re ready to hop on to the next blog, which is Breelin Renwick.  If you’d rather go in reverse order you can do that too, and go visit Wendy Weixler.  Either way, you can make a full circle and visit all ten blogs with the click of a button.

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Some of the products I used on these Artisan entries are now retired, as I made all of these projects before the new catalog was released.

Enjoy your Saturday evening!  I’ll be back tomorrow evening (and the next eight evenings after that) with another Artisan project.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Oh, Hello, Madison Avenue (Sale-a-Bration)
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Comfort Café Designer Series Paper, Creped Filter Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Delicate Details Lace Tape, White Baker’s Twine, 2-1/2” Circle punch, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/8” Circle punch, 1-1/4” Circle punch, ½” Circle punch, In Color Dahlias, 3/16” Corner punch

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19 thoughts on “Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 1

  1. OMGosh, I love your card, it is soo beautiful! Clean, crisp, great and interesting layout…. I just love it! TFS! I will check out the blog hop now! Happy Weekend!! 🙂

  2. Just love, love, love your creations. Cannot even imagine that you were not chosen but that matters not! You are widely admired! This card is beautiful! Thank you ever so much for sharing! Mary Thorpe

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Amy, I really don’t understand how you didn’t win. You are one of my absolute favorite stampers and this card is why! I just love all the layers and details.

  4. Amy, between your Artisan projects and Display Stamper projects I’m exhausted just thinking about it. How did you ever accomplish it all? And one project is more gorgeous than the other. I love everything about this one, the colors, the layout, the little bit of sparkle and the creped filter paper flower. BTW you absolutely would have had my vote 🙂

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