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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My customers will be getting this card in the mail to remind them to sign up during November and December to qualify for the January 2018 program! 
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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! 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Watercolor Christmas

 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! 

We want to help as many customers, fellow demonstrators and the crafting people at large to get in the holiday spirit so this month at the Crafty Carrot Co. has a subscription option. Here's how it all works. Our November Online Program consists of five videos with PDF tutorials and a month-long creative challenge! Prizes too!!! 
Join us on this month-long crafting fun!
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 CF3YJFVG if you are in the US.
Option #2 - OR use your own stamps and SUBSCRIBE for US$15 - wherever you are in the world! Click button below to register now!
Whatever option you choose - do so before October 31st for your access to our November creative community! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN and let us get ready for the holidays together!
 Let us get back to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set and Project Kit which happens to be our product focus for the October interactive rewards program. 

These are two of the cards made into treat holders! They are simple to make and only require the score on your paper trimmer. I scored 3/4" from the center of card score line on each side of it. Then score 1" on each side. You want to fold back at 45 degree angle. Hard to understand? I will upload a video on how to make it soon!

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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, September 28, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Holiday 3D

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 11 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 a 3D Holiday item. 3D of anything can be hard but we have some cute base products in the Stampin UP Holiday catalog that you can add some paper, some ribbon, some stamping and BOOM.......
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These are all ready for some candies to go inside the test tubes and pass out to some coworkers for our Halloween party!  

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 Austrialian friend, the awesome Jennifer Frost
 by clicking on the next button below! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Crafty Carrot Blog Hop with Labels to Love

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! 
BUT WAIT! SOMETHING NEW IS COMING!
We want to help as many customers, fellow demonstrators and the crafting people at large to get in the holiday spirit so this month at the Crafty Carrot Co. has a BRAND NEW subscription option. Here's how it all works. Our October Online Program consists of five videos with PDF tutorials and a month-long creative challenge! Prizes too!!! 
Join us on this month-long crafting fun!
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 CF3YJFVG if you are in the US.

Option #2 - OR use your own stamps and SUBSCRIBE for US$15 - wherever you are in the world! Click button below to register now!
Whatever option you choose - do so before September 30th for your access to our October creative community! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN and let us get ready for the holidays together!

Let us get back to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Labels To Love stamp set which happens to be our product focus for the October interactive rewards program. 

I paired the stamp set with some of the Painted Autumn DSP patterns, added some additional elements like the leaf and everyday label punch, some ribbons, and other seasonal image framelits. These are just some quick 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" cards.
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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, August 24, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Trendy Large Font

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 just 8 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 use a stamp set that had a large font. I selected the Sorry For Everything Stamp set. Take a look below at it. It is a great stamp set of sentiments but not a single supporting image. I then picked Jar of Love with those beautiful layered flowers, soft color combo of Peekaboo Peach, Calyspo Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Night of Navy, and the Wood Textures Designer Series Stack. The Jar of Love also has a matching Framelit set called Everyday Jars but I wanted to just show how you could use the stamp set alone.
And here is what I came up with:
Couple of tips: Stamp off the Calypso Coral flower layer before stamping on the full inked Peekaboo Peach. Stamp off the Daffodil Delight with the two solid flowers image and then the next layer in Crushed Curry in full ink. I also stamped off the tiny flower with Night of Navy which makes a softer blue. One last thing I needed to add was the pieces of Delicate Doilies. Something I learned from the AMAZING AWESOME INSPIRING FANTASTIC SPECTACULAR Kimberly Van Diepen!!! "Just add a doily to it!" Love that lady!
I also creating a matching envelope with the remaining piece of Wood Texture pattern DSP and stamped the images right on it. 
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 dear friend, the talented Connie Collins
 by clicking on the next button below! 
Order today and come join me in September for a really amazing fun month!