Monday, February 12, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with All Things Thanks

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 

So let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the All Things Thanks Stamp set from the Annual Catalog mixed with some great new items from the Occasions Catalog which happens to be our product focus for the March 2018 interactive rewards program. 
 I totally love this stamp set! It was one that I got right away when it came out and it is well used now! I was so excited to pull it out again! Then I saw the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Pack and my jaw dropped! SO CUTE! I had a dual duty here as I need some quick and easy little thank you cards to leave on fellow teammate's desks. The greeting was perfect as I was thanking them for making my recent birthday very special last week.
These tiny little cards are 2 1/4" x 2 1/2". I use Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy. I punch a 1/8" hole and threaded the Whisper White Baker's Twine to make a bow. I inked up the top half of greeting with one ink pad and then did the bottom half in another ink pad.

Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!

 
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But wait there is more.....
We have an additional stop today on our blog hop today! Our Craft Carrot Co guest designer, Paula Dobson for March's program has joined on this blog hop!  Be sure to say hi to her by leaving a comment on her blog post!


Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fancy Friday - #MailacardMonday Challenge

 Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back together again!!! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with a blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways each month! These are a group of past and current Stamping' UP Artisans that have become fast friends thru the amazing Artisan journey. Glad to have you here! We have 9 of us this month so don't miss a one!
 
Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we were to create at least 2 very fancy cards WITH coordinating envelopes of your themed choice and support the “Mail a Card Monday” challenge! The idea is to stamp your cards over the weekend and then mail them out on each Monday. Maybe you need to send thank you cards for Christmas or birthday cards, or someone feeling the winter blues? Let us kick off the year not only creating the cards but sending them!

Here are my two FANCY cards with envelopes that I mailed out on Monday.
I am loving the Petal Palette Stamp Set, coordianting Petals and More Thinlits Dies and the Salebration Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes! Did you know you could earn them for FREE? I think the envelopes worked really well with my cards this week!
 Color combo here is Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo. Some of the ombre flowers are stamped off for a lighter version of that color. I did a modified version of this eclipse trend. I cut my letters in Whisper White and adhere them temporarily on top of Whisper White piece. Then I stamped the flowers across. Carefully pull up the letters and pop them up in same spot with Dimensionals.
This one just screams CONNIE COLLINS, right? I stamped the flower image from the stamp set in Archival Basic Gray and then water-colored them with Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive. Add some gingham ribbon, linen thread and doilies and that Copper Foil die cut piece from the Petals and More Thinlits.

Some sweet cards for my dear friends that in a time of depression recently was there for me with encouraging words and prayers. I am VERY blessed to have friends like them!

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my sweet friend, Holly Stene
 by clicking on the next button below! 

WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to share! Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to equip you to get the most out of them the Stampin UP! products you buy whether a customer or demonstrator. This is also a valuable resource for Stampin' UP! demonstrators for class ideas and get your customers stamping! It is more than stamping as we build relationships with each other is sharing our love of creating! We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Celebration Time

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 
We at Craft Carrot Collective are SO SUPER EXCITED to be celebrating our one year birthday that we want to offer a little blog candy this month! Be sure to leave a comment here or on our Crafty Carrot Collective Instagram or Facebook sites by January 21st about your favorite birthday tradition to enter the drawing if you are in the U.S. with me! I think I will have a stamp set, some paper and embellishments to send ya!
So let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Celebration Time Stamp set which happens to be our product focus for the February 2018 interactive rewards program. 
Well to be honest...I never looked at this stamp set up close when the Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog came out in June 2017, but WOW it is perfect for birthdays! I paired it with the coordinating Celebration Thinlits, and then the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Collection from the Occasions 2018 Catalog. 

Couple of things to point out: that is the Copper Foil Sheets for the cake stand and topper, added a 2 1/4" circle of Vellum Paper, watercolor some white Shimmer Paper with Calypso Coral Ink on layer, and add centers to flowers with a Basic Gray Stampin' marker to match those on the designed layer card which I cut down to 3 1/8" x 4 1/8". 

Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!

JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code F3JN7M4E when 
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But wait there is more.....
We have an additional stop today on our birthday party hop as our first ever Craft Carrot Co guest designer for February's program has joined on this blog hop! Marisa Gunn is an awesome friend of ours, a two-time Stampin' UP! Artisan, Stampin' UP! demonstrator for 15 years, and a well known world-wide papercrafter!  Be sure to say hi to her by leaving a comment on her blog post!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Mixed Metallics


Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back together again!!! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with a blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways each month! These are a group of past and current Stamping' UP Artisans that have become fast friends thru the amazing Artisan journey. Glad to have you here! We have 12 of us this month so don't miss a one!
 
Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we were to use any combination of trendy metallic like gold, silver, copper, champagne, colored or even create your own metallic! Ooh!

I took two Annual products that had metallic in them and meshed them together.
The Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Silver Foil Sheets.

Then mix them with these three Holiday/ Annual products: The Every Good Wish Stamp set, The Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and you get this...

I have to say that I did use the Marina Mist on the stamp image, shocker I know! When was the last time you pulled out that ink color? I am loving the pop of Lemon Lime Twist on the trees for this card. 

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop 
and wishing all of my viewers a peaceful and joyful Christmas season! 
See you in 2018!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my sweet friend, Jennifer Frost
 by clicking on the next button below! 

WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners. Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to help you decide which products to buy and we equip you to get the most out of them. We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Tabs for Everything

 
Welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! A selection of former Stampin' UP! Artisans from all over the world got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 

Option #1 
For FREE access purchase your currency equivalent of minimum US $15 in Stampin' Up! product with your Crafty Carrot Co. Demonstrator. Use my host code below if you are in the US. We are talking Live Facebook classes, inspiration and challenges!
Option #2 
(great for our demo friends and UK/EUROPE followers)
NEW in 2018 - 3 and 6 month discount subscriptions.
1 month = USD$15
3 months = USD$40
6 months = USD$75

Select your option below and let us take care of the rest! Whatever option you choose - do so before December 31st for your access to our January 2018 creative community! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN!
So let us get back to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Tabs for Everything Stamp set which happens to be our product focus for the January 2018 interactive rewards program. 
Naturally you would use this type of stamp set on a planner but you can also use the words for a quick card greeting! Here I used Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide for my color combo. Stamp off the Flirty Flamingo to get the softer pink on the AMAZING. Do the same with Tranquil Tide on the FABULOUS. This is a photopolymer stamp set so this is easy to line up! 

I also took Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide with a sponge dauber to color on the embossing paste with the Party Patterns Decorative Mask. Throw on a nest of Linen Thread, a swag of Soft Sky Weave Ribbon and some Iridescent Sequins to complete the card. 

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A FOND FAREWELL
A little sad change has occurred for the Crafty Carrot Collective. We say farewell to Valerie Moody, our UK Crafty Carrot Demonstrator. She's taking leave to focus on other areas of her life but you'll still see her around in some of our guest spots over the coming year. We wish you well, Valerie, and want to extend a very big THANK YOU for all you've done as part of the Crafty Carrot Co. in 2017. You are a ROCKSTAR!


Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next! Hop on over there and say hello!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back together again!!! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with a blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways each month! These are a group of past and current Stamping' UP Artisans that have become fast friends thru the amazing Artisan journey. Glad to have you here! We have 14 of us this month so don't miss a one!
 
Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we were to take the sketch made by the lovely Jen Timko but casing our talented newcomer Holly Stene!
I needed a birthday card for one of my besties and here is what I came up with. 
Colors are Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand and White.
While I was in Banff Canada recently with my some of my dearest stamping friends from all around the world, I attended Allison Okamitsu's Stamping Retreat. She had tons of stamp sets sitting out and this is one that I have not had the pleasure of using yet. Can I say....LUV! I used the Rich Razzleberry ink to watercolor in the flowers. You have to work in layers and letting it dry in between to get the soft coloring effect.
That pattern background layer is from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. Many of the patterns are non seasonal and can be used outside of Christmas. I also used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch for the mini scallop edge on the side of layer. See below on where the scallops came from?
Would love to have you join us in the Fancy Friday Challenge so make a project and let us know in the comments if you did or post on social media somewhere and add the #FANCYFRIDAYBLOGHOP

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my sweet friend, Jeanna Bohanon
 by clicking on the next button below! 

WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners. Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to help you decide which products to buy and we equip you to get the most out of them. We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community!

Look out for our Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop next week on Monday.
We're rolling out some exciting changes for the New Year so join the fun!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Painted Autumn Inspiration

 
Welcome back to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
My fancy friends and I are back!!! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! These are a group of past and current Artisans that have become fast friends thru the Artisan journey. Glad to have you here! We have 9 of us this month so don't miss a one!
 
Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color, sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we were to take the colors and technique inspired from the Painted Autumn Suite in the Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog. There are plenty of colors to choose from in this suite that could say Autumn or even Spring. Colors are Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso. Technique inspired would be to do watercoloring too!
I must say that you can not pick up this stamp set called Painted Harvest and create nothing but pure WOWSERS with it! No matter what colors you use with it too!
I am loving this color combo of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I was inspired by the Painted Autumn DSP pattern to create this project. 
Here are some tips to create this project:
- I use Crushed Curry for the larger flower image then stamped Cajun Craze of top with the smaller flower image. The depth you can get with this stamp image is AMAZING! 

- I did cut out the stamped (in Early Espresso) center of the flower and added some sponging on the edges before I added it to the center not popped up. 

- I loose cut some small flowers in Crushed Curry to mimic the tiny flowers in the paper pattern. I added a Basic Pearl Jewel to the center. They are also stamped with the flower center in Crushed Curry for a faux sponging look.

- The leaves where stamped and watercolored to bleed the color then cut with the Leaf Punch. Add some Gold Mini Sequins and piece of Burlap Ribbon behind the flower.

- I did stamp in Crumb Cake on the card base with the other leaf in this stamp set.

- I took a piece of the DSP and added it to a Very Vanilla envelope. Do you do that too? I like that it finishes off the card package.

Would love to have you join us in the Fancy Friday Challenge so make a project and let us know in the comments if you did or post on social media somewhere and add the #FANCYFRIDAYBLOGHOP

Thanks for stopping by my post for the Fancy Friday blog hop!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to my bestie across the ocean, Susan Wong
 by clicking on the next button below!