Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Artisan Design Team Entries

Stampin'Up! has an Artisan Design Team Contest annually to pick people to design projects using Stampin'Up! projects. I decided to enter this year but was not selected as a finalist so I thought I'd share my entries here with you all. I enjoyed making these samples. My goal was not to be so spectacular that no one would ever copy them, but to make simple but doable items that could/would be copied. This is what I ended up with.

The first one here is a banded gate fold card using the Sale-a-Bration Everyday Enchantment DSP. I loved this paper and wished I'd stocked up on it now that its gone. Love the colors. I used the You are loved stamp set to match on the inside and Loving Thoughts for the saying.

Here's the inside view. Fun and simple. Lovely colors...

Another one using the same paper, different pattern, Beautiful Wings and Butterflies Die, lace border punch and Bird Builder punch for leaves.
I used stamped a little on the inside as well. Oh, and I added shimmer mist to almost everything you will see if not glitter because I love to sparkle!

You are Loved is a fun set.  Beautiful wings, and decorative label punch were used on this one. It is sparkled but not visible in the pics.
Mixed Bunch is one of my favorite sets! I liked this one that looks like snowflakes and the next one that are bright and sunny flowers. Very versatile!
Four Frames added just the right frame for the Birthday wishes which came from the Create a Cupcake set.
My 8x8 scrapbook page centered around my oldest daughter Alex. Beautiful wings accent the stamped butterflies from last years hostess set Precious Butterflies.
My daughter made this lovely prom dress in Fashion Design class and I wanted to show it off using vibrant colors. It's all glittered up and the flowers sparkle too.
This was Nicole my other daughter's favorite one. Of course, she is the main subject! This was done around a horse show she participated in last year. Out West stamp set, along with Letter it MDS letters were used. Love the blue and red.
This little favor box was made using the Fancy Favor box, the scalloped envelope die, and the blossom flower punch. I embossed them all with the Vintage Wallpaper folder and watercolored the flowers using an ink pad and water brush. I shimmered it as well. I thought it was lovely.
My last 3-D project was a shopping bag. Pretty standard bag using the Fancy Favor die, Label Framelits, and again Blossom punch. A fun treat holder.
So, since it was my first time entering, I didn't have high hopes of getting chosen as a finalist. I will check out this year's winners who were no doubt FABULOUS and guage my projects to enter for next year. Thanks for letting me share. Hope you enjoyed these projects.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dates: June 1 - July 31, 2012
Details: During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $450 workshop (excluding shipping/tax) will receive an additional $50 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $65 they already receive for a $450 workshop!
Here's an example:

If You have Party Sales of $450
You'll receive:
•Regular Hostess Benefits $65
•Bonus Hostess Benefit $50
•Total Benefits = $115, PLUS 1 item at 50% off

Why would you NOT want to take advantage of this?  It's just FANTASTIC!
Who doesn't like FREE STUFF?? This is a hostess program for workshops only, online orders are not eligible.

Contact me today at jtdowty89@gmail.com  - let's stamp together!

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New Catalog & a Play Day!

IT'S HERE! The 2012-2013 SU Catalog is here! It went live on June 1st and is filled with wonderful new stamps, accessories, and In Colors. Get yours today! Host a workshop,  call me, email me, or attend my next Card Buffet on June 22, 2012. I look forward to sharing all of the NEW goodies with you.

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Cathy @ScrappinCat'sCreativeEndeavors and I got together and made a variety of cards. We got to play for almost a whole day! I so look forward to the time we get to spend together crafting, we really have a good time. We decided to CASE cards on Pinterest. Copy and Share Everything is what CASE stands for, in case you didn't know that already. :o) Here are the cards we made:

The idea for this first one was found here. It's from Becky Roberts . I just love her stuff. Her design had a flower on it and I decided to switch it up an make it a butterfly and added it to this month's card buffet. I really like to textures and colors of this one. We used the Everyday Enchantment DSP from this year's Sale-a-Bration. I wish I had bought more of this paper! We also used the fairly new Labels Framelits. I am really starting to like them. They can be used for frames, labels, even a cool way to enhance a saying. Cathy dressed the inside of her's with a framelit, you can see her's here.

Cathy found this one here. It was made using the New Bright Blossoms set. I loved the simplicity. This is becoming a favorite set of mine. 

Cathy found this card here. It's made with the Mixed Bunch stamp set. This one flower is my favorite. We liked it so much we did it in red as well!

 It's simple and fancy. I made another card like this that looks like snowflakes. I will post it another day. These ones have pearls added, but they also look great with glitter, what doesn't???

This is another design found on Pinterest. It's from Becky Roberts again. I just love her style. I changed mine up a bit by turning it, but that's all. We used the same colors and paper. Mixed Bunch is such a fun set. 

Cathy found this fantastic card on Pinerest. It's a gate card. I just love the way it criss crosses to close. You can see the video tutorial here. Frenchie's designs are wonderful and fun to make. 

Here's another Becky Robert's design. Isn't the cut out adorable. I've been seeing a lot of this kind of design. This one also has Blossom punches punched out and embossed. then glued to the top of the card to add some texture. You can see the inspiration card here.
Well, thanks for letting me share with you this fun day of stamping. Lot's more to come with new stamp designs and such so check back often. 
I love to know your thoughts so let me know what you think by sharing a comment. 
Until next time....
Happy Stamping!