Monday, July 08, 2019

Sailing Home - The Crafty Carrot Co

Holly FOMO! All of my Stampin' Up!© demonstrator friends set sail yesterday for the 2019 Incentive Trip and the Royal Caribbean Cruise through the Greek Isles ... it is the first trip that I have missed in years!

When we had Ariono, I earned my first Incentive Trip (for top sales and leadership in the Stampin' Up! company) to Orlando, Florida, for a week in Disney. Since then we have traveled to South Carolina, went on a Caribbean Cruise, visited Hawaii, Cruised the Mediterranean, explored Thailand and last year took an Alaska cruise with Stampin' Up!©. As our kids have grown, their schedule becomes much more demanding .... cheer, soccer, band ... you parents will know what I mean. Two years ago we made the decision to scale back my Stampin' Up!© business so that I could have more evening and weekend time with my family, and as such, I went back to work in Architecture 4 days a week. 

Thankfully I still have a few events a year and get to share my creativity with all of you on social media, all while juggling a work | life balance with three children. Sadly though, this has meant that I am not a the level I was previously with Stampin' Up!© and means that we did not qualify for this years trip.

Today, the Crafty Carrot Collective is blog hopping with the Sailing Home Bundle. This was the perfect opportunity for me to walk down memory lane and do a scrapbook layout of one year ago as we set sail on the Alaskan cruise! 

Can we take a moment and ooh and ahh over this amazing bundle?! I. am. in. love!

Dolce Details:

1.  Use a Stampin' Up!© Classic Ink Pad to add color to your cardstock. Press the open ink pad to the cardstock and pull down the sheet. The more pressure you add, the darker the color.

2.  Pull the bakers twine apart to have Night of Navy thread and Sahara Sand thread.

3.  The Old Olive leaves, behind the anchor greeting, are cut from the sea weed in the Smooth Sailing Dies.

On this blog hop, you are going to to see loads of ideas that will inspire you to add this bundle to your wish list and shopping cart! Buuutttt ... we have even more inspiration for you! This suite is our product focus in August and that means that we will be coming to you with weekly LIVE video tutorials all month long!

We are so excited about this program that we are offering our August classes FREE!! Yes, Free!!! 

All LIVE classes are held over on Facebook in our Sailing Home Group

Share with your crafty friends! We want to fill this group for an amazing August!

Are you ready to see what Susan Wong has created for our hop today?

If you would like more information about the Crafty Carrot Co., visit us here. Thank-you for visiting!! Have a creative day!

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

My favorite new catalogue items - Fancy Friday blog hop

Hello our Fancy Friday Followers!!! It is the last Friday in June and we are here with our latest blog hop, sharing our favorite new 2019-2020 Stampin' Up!© Annual Catalogue products!

Do you have your own copy of the cattie yet? Canadian followers can contact me and I will send one to you! You can also view a PDF version HERE, and my online store HERE.

It is not the first time that I have participated in a blog hop challenge that had me to create with my favorite products.  Choosing a favorite is always so hard! It seams so cliche but I do love almost everything. Maybe the next challenge should be to use our least favorite items?! Kind of a "make me love it" challenge! Now that would be a challenge, eh?!

For this blog hop, I chose my favorite new suite - NOBLE PEACOCK SUITE - found on page 24-26 of the catalogue (on here on my online store).

152187   $124.75 CAD

Includes: Stamp Set, Dies, Embossing Folder, Specialty Designer paper,
Foil Sheets, Ribbon & Rhinestones

All of these items are sold separately, but this year, Stampin' Up! has created suite bundles for your shopping convenience! 

Dolce Details

1. Sponge a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with a Sponge Brayer and Old Olive, Blueberry Bushel and Pretty Peacock ink.

2. Use the Detailed Peacock Dies and a die cutting machine to cut out the peacock and feather (shown below).

3. Color Whisper White Bakers Twine with an Old Olive Stampin' Blend to have colored bakers twine.

4. Flick the felt brush tip of your Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker inside the marker lid to create splatter over your project.

Up next on the Fancy Friday blog hop is my beautiful friend Jennifer Frost from Australia.

Thank-you for visiting us!
Wishing all of my fellow Canadians a wonderful Canada Day long weekend!

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Hot Air Balloons! - GDP195

Hot air balloons ... so magical, right?! But would you ever go on one? It sounds like something that should be on my bucket list, along with zip-lining through a jungle but I really don't think I could actually do it. I am not afraid of heights, or flying, but the idea of floating along in a basket, with no flight plan or landing strip scares me! 

This new product bundle from Stampin' Up!© is to die for!
151135   $46.75 CAD

Earlier in June, I shared the scrapbook versions of these cards the Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop that coordinate with these card designs (see post here). Over at the Crafty Carrot, we will be sharing weekly project video tutorials featuring this bundle - you should join us!

What is the Crafty Carrot? A group of four international Stampin' Up! demonstrators, that have been members of the prestigious Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. Together we offer a monthly private Facebook group where we share weekly LIVE tutorial videos featuring a select Stampin' Up! product. 

How can you join us? Shop with one of the Crafty Carrot Demonstrators, join our team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators or Subscribe. Learn more here.

My friends and I at the Global Design Project are sharing our creations for this weeks theme over at hte GDP - Click Here to visit. If you are crafting this week, share with us! We love to see our followers from around the globe participate!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!

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access to the July Crafty Carrot Collective weekly project tutorials,
featuring Above The Clouds.

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