8.20.2014

Welcome back to another 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure to make your way through the entire hop, we have an international team this year, and you won't want to miss out on any of the inspiration these ladies have to share!

We are making our way home today, and like any vacation, I am sad to leave but ready to be home and back in to a routine. I made a few projects in advance so I would have them ready to post, so I am also looking forward to getting home and back to my stamp studio!

For today's project I am sharing a mini paper bag album that I created using the Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags and the Choose Happiness stamp set.


The pages for the album are created by folding the bags in half, which additionally creates a fun little pocket as well. I used my File Tab Edgelits to create hidden pages that easily tuck into the pockets which can be used for more pictures, or a place to do your journaling.


This is a project I will be offering in a kit-to-go class in mid-September, so be sure to check back for details!

Now, let's make our way over to Cindy's blog to see what she has in store for us this week!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2014/08/artisan-aug-3.html

Supplies Used: Choose Happiness and Endless Birthday Wishes stamp sets; Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White cardstock; Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum; Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Pistachio Pudding, and VersaMark ink pads; Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker; Blender Pens; Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder;Artisan Label Punch; Tea Lace Paper Doilies; Gold Metallic Baker's Twine; other: tissue paper, cardboard, and gold thread.

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Don't miss out on my Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 2, but you can still sign up and receive round 1! Click on the add for more info. Refer a friend! If they register for Stamps in the Mail for you will get $5 off your registration fee for the first month! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)

8.13.2014

Sea Side Greetings

Greetings from the sea side! Welcome back to another 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Today's post is going to be short and sweet, as I am on vacation along the Oregon coast thanks to my parents who booked a condo, only to realize they wouldn't be able to go. . . so . . . lucky us! We got to swoop in and take their vacation for them! I whipped up a cute gift bag using the Sea Street stamp set, Marine Time DSP, and the tag-a-bag gift bags and accessory kit to house a little token of thanks. Check it out:



Fun, eh? 

Let's go see what Cindy has in store for us, shall we?! 

http:www//nutmegcreations.blogspot.com/2014/08/artisan-aug-2.html


8.10.2014

Hurry! Time is running out!

Hey everyone! Wanna create boutique style projects from the comfort of your own home with  step-by-step video tutorials to walk you through the project creations? Click on my Stamps in the Mail tab up top for more information about this program. Registration is still open for Round 1 Kit 2 stamps in the mail, but it will be closing soon so be sure to email me and sign up today! We are currently using the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set, and if you sign up for all of the kits in Round 1, you will end up with 12 different projects created with just this one set! You will also receive PDF documents with project photos embedded with step-by-step video tutorials, supply lists, and cut lists for the projects so you can easily recreate them over and over again! Plus, you will have exclusive access to our blog Lime Ruckus where we have monthly giveaways, challenges, and more!

There are tons of ideas on the internet with this fun set, but because these projects are EXCLUSIVE for subscribers only, you will not see the projects or any sneak peaks of the projects created for this program on my blog, pinterest, facebook, or any where else on the internet!

Today I have a BONUS project to share created using the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. I got the inspiration for the sketch from Retro Sketches #127, check out this week's sketch and my creation:

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Don't miss out on my Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 2, but you can still sign up and receive round 1! Click on the add for more info. Refer a friend! If they register for Stamps in the Mail for you will get $5 off your registration fee for the first month! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)




Supplies used: Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set; So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, and Crumb Cake cardstock; Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Basic Black, and VersaMark ink pads; white embossing powder; File Tabs Edgelits; Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; Blushing Bride Baker's Twine; Beach House Washi Tape; Handheld Stapler; cardboard.

8.06.2014

2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. . . the beginnings

Wow. . . that is a long title! Welcome to the very first 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! So glad you have joined us, as this year we have an international design team. Be sure to join us each Thursday as we will get to "hop" around and see creations from many talented demonstrators all over the world!

So, some of you may be new to the ADT blog hop experience, so I will tell you a bit as to how this works. Each month Stampin' Up! graciously sends us a HUGE GARGANTUAS box of products! All they ask is that we create 4 projects each month using the supplies from the box and post them to our blog each week. . . WHAA?!!! Yes. . . you get to play, create, and get awesome products for keeps! What could be better? The day the box arrives!
This is my UPS guy. . . Josh. I have grown quite fond of him. He has learned to deal with my craziness. He was shy about getting his pic taken, but I told him it was for the sake of my story! He's cool. . . and he is used to me stalking him around town trying to get my box early!

You think getting the box is fun. . . and then you open it!

 Gasp! Yes, it is AMAZING!

And then you get to play!


Yup! It is fun! What's even more fun? Taking a look at what the others create with the same box of stuff! It always amazes me! So. . . let's go check out what Cindy's up to!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2014/08/artisan-aug-1.html
 Supplies used: Happy Hooray Stamp Set; Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, and Basic Grey ink pads; Kraft, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, and White Vellum Cardstock; Confetti Celebration DSP; 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon; Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine; 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment; needle and thread.
   photo SITMAd-001_zps9c09c1e7.jpg Don't miss out on my Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 2, but you can still sign up and receive round 1! Click on the add for more info. Plus, for the first 10 people to sign up for Stamps in the Mail AND pay their fee will receive an accessory pack of their choice (up to $5.95 value). Refer a friend! If they register for Stamps in the Mail for Round 1 Month 2 you will get $5 off your registration fee for the first month! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)

8.05.2014

Finally! Convention Samples!

Finally, I am getting around to posting my convention samples! So sorry for the delay, life has been super crazy lately! I feel awful, I know some have already posted ALL of their samples. . . and her is my first. Yes, you have my permission to stone me! Can I plea better late than never?!

So, here is my first sample to share. I created this one with the Kinda Eclectic stamp set (which we received FREE for attending convention!) and some watercolor paper and embossing powder. I am seriously addicted to watercolor paper now thanks to Jane Lee and Melody Hyde. . .



The cute little flowers are from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, I added some pearls to the centers for some cuteness. I also used some Epic Day Washi tape and Lullaby DSP. Hope to be back again next week with some more samples to share!

Don't miss out on my Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 2, but you can still sign up and receive round 1! Click on the add for more info. Plus, for the first 10 people to sign up for Stamps in the Mail AND pay their fee will receive an accessory pack of their choice (up to $5.95 value). AND, refer a friend and if they register for Stamps in the Mail for Round 1 Month 2 you will get $5 off your registration fee for the first month! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)

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