Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 10

Well, here we are!  The last day of our blog hop!  If you have landed here from Melissa Stout’s blog, welcome!  I have really enjoyed her posts these past ten days, as well as the posts of the other finalists.  It has been fun seeing their projects in detail and learning about what they enjoyed doing and what their struggles were.

My post today shows my last 3-D item.  This was my last item to make and it seems that I always struggle with the 3-D items the most.  I never know what to make!  So I put it off for as long as I can, and then I’m struggling to get something made by the deadline.

I found this paper mache letter at a big box store.  I painted it white and then covered the front with the scalloped designer paper.  I sanded all of the edges, and then proceeded to embellish it.  I stamped the balloons and paper pieced the colored panels on them, including the flag panel hanging down on the bottom one (can you say, T-E-D-I-O-U-S?).   Lots of fussy cutting on this one.   

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing these ten projects the past ten days.  I’ve truly loved reading your comments on them!  I hope you’ll come back and visit my blog often. 

Now it’s time to hop on over to Sandie Conner’s blog and view her last Artisan project.  You’ll love it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Up, Up & Away
Paper:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, 2011-2013 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride
Embellishments:  Blushing Bride ½” Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, paper mache letter and paint from big box store

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 9

Wow!  We’re almost to the end of our blog hop.  If you’ve arrived here from Melissa Stout’s blog, welcome!  If not, you are most definitely welcome too.  You are in the middle of a blog hop and you can just follow along and make the complete loop if you’d like.

My card today is my favorite that I entered.  I saw a similar card made with non-Stampin’ Up supplies and I thought it would look even better made with Stampin’ Up supplies in Stampin’ Up colors.  This card is very much my style — clean lines, flowers, buttons, etc…

I colored in the flowers with ink and a blender pen on the newsprint paper.  I used a sponge dauber on the cut-out flowers.  It made for a soft and pretty look.

Well, now it’s time to venture on to Sandie Conner’s blog.  She has another beautiful project to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for our last day of the blog hop!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Perfectly Penned, Flower Fest
Paper:  Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brights Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Embellishments:   Boho Blossoms Punch, Brights and Subtles Designer Buttons, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 8

We’ve now arrived at Day 8 of our blog hop.  You may have landed here from Melissa Stout’s blog if you’re following the blog hop trail.  If not, don’t worry.  You can join the trail here and still make the complete loop.

My scrapbook page today is my favorite of the three I entered.

I saw another page with these types of octagons online, and had to try it.  I let the colors in the photo dictate the colors on my layout.

I added Basic Black card stock to the chipboard tag, sanded the edges and then swiped them with Whisper White craft ink.  This was a fun, and easy page to make.

Are you ready to hop on over to Sandie Conner’s blog?  She has a beautiful project to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Grunge Rock
Paper:  Crumb Cake Textured Card Stock; Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock; Brights Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White Craft
Embellishments:  Brights Designer Buttons, Brights Brads, Basic Black ½” Scallop Dots Ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Clips Assortment, On Board Merry Medley, Wood Sheets, Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Sewing Machine, computer printer for journaling.

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 7

Here we are on Day 7 of our blog hop now.  If you’ve arrived here from Melissa Stout’s blog, welcome.  If not, you’re welcome too!  Please feel free to join us in the blog hop.

My project today is another of my card entries.  This one is so NOT me!  I really felt like I needed to have a variety of styles in my submission, so this is my attempt at vintage/shabby chic.

I started by embossing the crumb cake card stock with white embossing powder using the Woodgrain background stamp.  I sewed around the pink Twitterpated paper and roughed up the edges, and then I piled on the embellishments.  This is where I have a hard time — I never know when to stop!  I glittered up a chipboard butterfly with Dazzling Diamonds and then added some glass glitter on top of that (you can never have too much bling, right?).  I tied a big, scrunchy (is that a word?) bow with seam binding ribbon, which I embellished with a layered flower.

My favorite part is the Hello, Doily stamp.  I stamped it on vellum paper and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then cut it out by hand.  It almost looks like a real doily that way.

Well, now it’s time to hop on over to Sandie Conner’s blog.  She has a treat for you today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hello, Doily; Loving Thoughts, Woodgrain
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz Smooth Card Stock, White Vellum Paper, Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, VersaMark, Whisper White Craft
Embellishments:  On Board Merry Medley, Sponge Daubers, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Baja Breeze ½” Seam Binding Ribbon, white crochet thread, Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Paper Daisies, Antique Brads, Silver Glass Stampin’ Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Boho Blossoms Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, sewing machine

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 6

Moving right along to Day 6 of our Blog Hop.  Did you land here after visiting Melissa Stout’s blog?  I have really enjoyed seeing all of her projects these past few days, haven’t you?

My project today is another of my card entries.

My inspiration for this card came from a magazine.  Sometimes when I see something I really like, I decide to try to create something similar using only products I have on hand.  That’s what I did with this card.

Are you ready to hop on over to Sandie Conner’s blog She has another great project to share with you today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Perfectly Penned, Bring on the Cake, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:   Pool Party, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, 2010-2012 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Embellishments:  Poppy Parade ½” Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Hat Pins, Alphabet Simple Numbers die, thin (white) cardboard that comes in designer series paper packs, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die, Sponge Daubers

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 5

Well, today marks the half-way point in our blog hop.  Five projects shown, five more to go.  If you arrived here via Melissa Stout’s blog, welcome!  If not, you have jumped into a blog hop for the ten artisan finalists who were not selected for the Artisan design team.  We are showing each of the projects we entered .

My post today shows another of my scrapbook pages.  It features my youngest daughter and is my simplest page.  I did a lot of sewing on this page — all around the outside border, and then on each of the patterned paper rectangles.

Here’s a close-up shot of the journaling, in case you wanted to read it:

And here’s one last close-up of some details:

Now it’s time for you to venture on over to Sandie Conner’s blog so you can oooh and ahhh over her beautiful creation.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Elements of Style
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede and Marina Mist Textured Card Stock; Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette Smooth Card Stock; Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede
Embellishments:  Beau Chateau Side Notes, Early Espresso/White Baker’s Twine, Subtles Designer Buttons, Antique Brads, Basic Pearls Jewels, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, sewing machine, computer printer for journaling.

Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 4

Moving right along to Day 4 of our Blog Hop…  Did you arrive here from Melissa Stout’s blog?  I have really enjoyed seeing her projects these past four days.

My post today shows one of my scrapbook pages.  We’re required to submit three scrapbook pages, and this is the part that I always finish first.  Scrapbooking is my first love when it comes to paper crafting, and I find it comes easier to me than card making or coming up with 3-D items.

There were lots of fun details on this page.  Here is a close-up of the flower spritzed with shimmer paint and some chipboard elements covered with designer series paper and crystal effects.

This picture shows another fun detail.

And here’s one last picture

Well, are you ready to journey on to Sandie Conner’s blog?  She has something special to share with you today.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Kindness Matters, Apothecary Art
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz Textured Card Stock; Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock; Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Jet Black StazOn
Embellishments:  Victoria Crochet Trim, Blushing Bride 3/8” Pleated Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine, Trinket Hearts, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Vintage Trinkets, Paper Daisies, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Antique Brads, On Board Merry Medley, Crystal Effects, Basic Pearls Jewels, Silver Brads, 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Lace Ribbon Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, , Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, Blender Pens, Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink