Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Candy Tags - Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

December? Say what??? Is your schedule looking as crazy as ours? 'Tis the season to be jolly busy! I always feel like I am doing little thank-you gifts, teacher gifts and host gifts at the last minute. I guess I could always just not do them but that wouldn't be fun. I truly do like creating and giving little treats! 

For the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop today I am sharing some sweet candy tags! This morning I had an eye exam downtown after I took the kids to school, then I did some returns at Old Navy and made a quick Christmas shopping stop at Staples. I got home around noon and had two and a half hours to create a project (and photograph it) for this blog hop.

Thankfully, Stampin' Up! has a Tin of Tags Project Kit in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue that helped me to whip up 26 gift tags with time to spare! 

The kit comes with everything you see here - all in an adorable red tin! It also includes easy to follow instructions to create 30 tags. You will also need a stamp set with Christmas greetings and adhesive to stick it all together.

 I skipped the instructions and did a Krista version, tying the tags to 2"x8" cello bags filled with candy sticks. I ended up with 26 tags in the end.

I will definitely be ordering another Tin of Tags! They will be perfect tied to a box of baking for the neighbors, a bottle of wine for a dinner host or the perfect finishing touch on a wrapped present.

Up next on the Artisan Design Team blog hop is Marisa Gunn.

The Artisan Design Team will be back on December 15th with our final blog hop as a team! You will not want to miss our farewell post as we turn over the blog hop to a new group of talented designers selected by Stampin' Up!.

Have a creative day,

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Dangling the carrot!
Get ready for an exciting new initiative from Stampin' Dolce starting in JANUARY 2017!
Get in on the action now!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Introducing the Crafty Carrot Collective

Greetings my friends! I am so excited to announce a new offer for my customers and followers! I have joined four special friends from around the world to bring you an exciting new collaboration ... The Crafty Carrot Collective!

The Crafty Carrot Collective is a reward program that will bring you high quality tutorials featuring Artisan designed projects. We want you to shop with confidence, be inspired and connect with us! You can read more here.

Today, we wanted to bring you a blog hop so that you could meet all of us! 

We will be starting this reward program in the new year on January 1st, 2017. I thought that New Years Eve party favors would be a great blog project to celebrate this new adventure!

I cut a strip of cardstock to 2" wide x 11" long. I scored it at 6" and folded it in half. I used a stapler to staple it closed to create a pocket for my sparklers. So quick and simple!

Hidden in the Halloween selection of products from Stampin' Up! are these tassels. They come in a bundle of 6 Black and 6 Silver. PERFECT for New Years!

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We want you to have a taste of how amazing this program will be so we are beginning with a month of free-to-all goodness in January 2017. 

Beginning January 1, 2017, you can try out the whole CCC experience with no commitment - join us for fun classes, projects and prizes all month long over at The Crafty Carrot Co Facebook Page. Just like us on facebook and turn on notifications so that you do not miss any of the fun.

Who are these 4 ladies that I am partnering with? You will have to take our blog hop and see!

Next up is Susan Wong from Auckland, New Zealand. Susan served on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team for two years together. You are going to love what she creates for you!

Be sure to follow the Crafty Carrot Collective on social media.
You don't want to miss a thing!!

Canadian followers can shop with me

During the ordering process, when you are in the "shopping cart", there is a field on the bottom left of your screen to add a host code. Canadian customers can use this code during the month of December to enter to win the Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set!!

Thank-you for visiting! I hope to see you around the Crafty Carrot Collective!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

trying out the detailed floral thinlit - GDP064

I have had the Detailed Floral Thinlit in my collection for some time now. I was inspired by the Global Design Project GDP064 challenge this week to put it to use.

The Detailed Floral Thinlit die cuts a beautiful detailed pattern, perfect for a card background. I layered a sheet of Sahara Sand Cardstock behind the Very Vanilla Cardstock floral piece. I "underlined" the Joy with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut with a stem die from the Everyday Jars Framelits.

The greeting on the inside comes from the Wonderful Year Stamp Set. 

Monday, December 28th, Stampin' Up! is having a one day flash SALE!!! 

It is also the last day to save with the online extravaganza. Click here to see savings of up to 40% off!!

Visit the Global Design Project to see what stampers from around the world are creating and sharing for the GDP064 challenge. You are welcome to join the fun! (See full details on the Global Design Project site).

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day,

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas Gift Tag class!

Last week I shared these beautiful Christmas gift tags for the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop. I am happy to announce that I will be offering an in studio class on December 5th in Edmonton!

Handmade tags are perfect for wrapped presents, a tin of cookies or a bottle of wine! 

Create 12 gift tags for $16 or 24 gift tags for $28.

You are going to love using the Cheerful Tags Framelits and matching Here's to Cheers stamp set to create these tags. Purchase these products with your event registration and you can create gift tags for free! Here are the details:

Gift tags are free with the following purchase at registration:

Here's to Cheers clear mount stamp set
($28.88* value) = 6 free tags

Cheerful Tags Framelits
($47.36* value) = 6 free tags

Here's to Cheers Bundle
($68.43* value) = 12 free tags

These projects will not be available in a bundle to go and are only available at my in studio event on December 5th. 
Payment is required upon registration to reserve your spot. Registration closes November 24th at 9:00 pm.
Payment accepted: VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Cash or EMT. Payment is a final sale and is non-refundable.
Stampin' Dolce events are open to customers 16 years and older. Event registration & purchase of stamp set and framelits for this event do not qualify for Dolce Dollars.

If you are in the Edmonton area join us! 
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Greetings from the North Pole - GDP063

My heart broke a tiny bit this weekend. On Saturday Santa came from the North Pole to do a mini photo session with a local photographer. Our two youngest children were very excited to go see the jolly old elf and get a picture taken. Jaleena, our 10 year old, was quite the opposite. She could have cared a less about seeing Santa. She told us that it was for little kids and informed us that it was not the real Santa anyway (it was just his helper). 

Can I can hold onto any hope that she still believes? Or is she just telling me what I want to hear? What age does this all start to come up? Nonetheless, we agreed that she would write a letter and would skip the Santa visit. The photos of the other two kids are amazing and beyond adorable. I just wish that she was in them. Being a parent is about picking your battles and this one I let slide. Why can't they stay full of wonder and awe forever? Sigh.

I think that my card today is fitting for the weekend that we had! It was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge GDP063. Wouldn't you want to take an adventure and travel to the North Pole! I sure would!

Thank-you for visiting! I hope that you have a creative day and find some time to craft this week. If you are stamping, take the GDP challenge and play along! Read challenge details over at the GDP.

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