Artisan Finalist Blog Hop — Day 10

2013artisanfinalistAWell, here we are at the last day of the blog hop for those of us who were selected as Stampin’ Up! Artisan finalists, but who were not chosen for the design team.

My last project for you is a scrapbook page.  It includes pictures of my son, and I’ve tried to achieve a grungy look.

Artisan Brother Scrapbook PageThis page was so much fun to make.  It is so not my normal style, but once I got started, I really liked it.  After making this page, I was ready for the Gorgeous Grunge set to come out.  And now, I have to say,  I really like this grungy look.

Here’s a closer look at some of the stamping and embellishments.  I usually find that I don’t do a lot of stamping on my scrapbook pages, but that was not true with this page.  I stamped all over the place!

Artisan Brother Scrapbook Page Close Up 1Here’s a closer look at the “doo-dads” in the top left corner.  I love the way this turned out.

Artisan Brother Scrapbook Page Corner Close UpNow you’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog to continue along the blog hop trail.  She has been so inspiring over these past few days!  If you’d prefer to work your way backwards, you can do that too by clicking on the link for Wendy Weixler’s blog below.  Not only has it been so fun to see her amazing entries, but I have so enjoyed getting to know her a little better.  She is one amazing lady!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to see these ten projects as well.  Entering this contest is always a lot of work, but I feel like a grow a little more as a stamper each time, and I always come away with new friendships and great experiences.  Thanks for letting me share part of that with you.

Enjoy your Monday evening!  I’ll be back with regular programming tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Blue Ribbon, Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamps, World’s Greatest, Remember This and That Rotary Stamp, Hey There (My Paper Pumpkin)
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Versamark, Whisper White Craft
Paper:  Pool Party Core’dinations Card Stock, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Regals Designer Buttons, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1-1/4” Circle Punch, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 3/16” Brights Brads, Pewter and White Stampin’ Emboss Powders, Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape, Midnight Muse 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla ½” Seam Binding ribbon (dyed with Basic Gray ink), sewing machine, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin’ Sanding Block

So Long World’s Greatest — FMS

The very talented Jen Mitchell has a great sketch for us today at Freshly Made Sketches.  I think this is such a versatile sketch, and I’m sure I’ll be using it again.

I pulled out a stamp set that I’ve barely had the chance to use, as I just got it a couple of months ago and it will be retiring this week.  I must say that I have really loved this suite of products, which includes the World Spectacular dsp, the Blue Ribbon stamp set, the Take a Ticket wheel, and the You’re Amazing stamp set as well.  I’m glad that it’s only this stamp that is retiring.

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Go check out what the rest of the design team did with the sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and then join us and make your own because we love seeing what you make too.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  World’s Greatest
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, World Spectacular dsp
Embellishments:  3/16″ Regals Brads, Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Curly Label punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Color Spritzer Tool