Monday, April 30, 2018

Soft and swirly - GDP136


I have struggled with this layout challenge this week from the Global Design Project! I am not sure why ... maybe I my layouts are more abstract and less lineal ... 


An awesome card from Allison, right? After a few failed attempts this is my CASE card ...



Card Inside

You are going to love what the rest of the Global Design Project Team has created to inspire you this week! I was left looking at all of the cards thinking "why didn't I think of that?!". Click over to the GDP to see more! If you are crafting this week, share with us! 

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

CASE-ing with the Fancy Friday Blog Hop


Welcome to the April Fancy Friday Blog Hop! We are a group of current and past Stampin' Up!© Artisan Design Team members. The last Friday of each month we come together to share very Fancy Blog Hop! 

This month our theme is ...

Inspired the Occasions Mini Catalog! Select a project and
recreate it in your own way but make it REALLY fancy!


I selected the above card from the Occasions Catalogue. It was created using the Petal Passion Suite. I CASED (copy and selectively edit) the layout but changed the stamp set, greeting and color combo.





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Monday, April 23, 2018

Hot Air-balloon love! - #GDP135


Sunshine! Finally! This weeks Global Design Project challenge theme is perfectly suited for the weather that we are having here (after over 170 consecutive days of below freezing temps) - SUNSHINE!





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Monday, April 16, 2018

Heartfelt treats and a sneak peek! - #GDP134

 

Last weekend I attended Stampin' Up!'s© local conference, On Stage, in Red Deer, Alberta. I love that Stampin' Up! brings the fun of conventions to our local areas. It makes for an affordable little weekend away to see my Stampin' demonstrator friends, stamp together, experience the exciting announcements from Stampin' Up! and see all of the new products first hand!



This event marked the 30th Anniversary of Stampin' Up!. Friday night was an 80's theme party night for top achieving demonstrators. We enjoyed a delicious dinner together and were the first to receive the new 2018-2019 catalogue! We had an intimate session discussing the changes coming up (there are some exciting ones) and got to take some of the new products home! 

Dale is our Canadian Stampin' Up! Manager (featured here).



Saturday was an early start and a full day of Stampin'! I had 7 of my Dolce Stampers demonstrator team attend! This treat box is what I created for each of them ... 


These bright bold colors were inspired by the 80's theme of the weekend. I am so happy to say that these Acetate Card Boxes are carrying over to the new catalgoue. Did you know that you can emboss them with an embossing folder and the Big Shot? Look closely here and you can see that I used the Polka Dot Basics Folder (this will carry over too!).

The hearts were cut with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Berry Burst Cardstock ... again, all carry over items.

The ribbon and designer series paper will retire come May 31st, 2018. In general, all designer series papers retire each catalogue transition. Designer series paper offer new color combinations, new trends and they coordinate with new stamp sets ... all making them an exciting change each product launch.



Just a portion of the Dolce Stampers Demonstrator team!


These treat containers are inspired by the
Global Design Project challenge this week - #GDP134


Here are a few more highlights from the event!


Each Stampin' Up!event has "the bag".
Inside the bag was a new stamp set and a marque light board.
We NEED these bags for all of the projects that we make and, of course,
for all of the free product giveaways!
The tables are always beautiful!
Stampin' Up! does not miss a detail ... the grid paper, the stickers on the butterflies!
The bin in the center of the table is packed with new products that got to play with!
At the end of the event, we divvy up the products and everyone gets to take them home!
Afternoon snack - 30th anniversary cupcakes!
Last week I posted a few announcements from the On Stage event. Check out these blog posts:



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