Monday, April 9, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Barn Door

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 
So let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Barn Door Stamp set for our May 2018 interactive rewards program. It has matching Sliding Door Thinlits to make the Barn Door actually slide! But with my card here, it only gives the allusion that the door slides. 
Couple of things to point out on this card: 
I used the score blade on my trimmer to make the "shiplap" wood planks on the Soft Sky cardstock. I stamped the barn door image directly on the white grain pattern in the Wood Textures DSP stack. I cut up another pattern from Wood Texture DSP to make the wood layer behind the door. I used the Petals and More Thinlits from our April Program for the greenery on the wreath. I fussy cut out the word Blessings from the sentiment in the stamp set. The color palette was inspired from the pattern DSP shown on envelope in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.

 Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!
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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!!!

Monday, April 2, 2018

World Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Welcome to the World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop!
I am so honored that Jenny Hall asked me to be apart of this blog hop to raise awareness on Autism with 45 other fabulous stampers from around the world. While I am not personally effected by Autism in my direct family, I have many dear close friends that are and their children have a special place in my heart. Did you know that 1 in 50 children living in the US has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder? Staggering statistic for our country today! More and more doctors and researchers are referring to autism as autisms, because each child’s case is different, as are each child’s causes and treatments. 
I was drawn immediately to the blue color and lightbulb symbol that is used in support of Autism Awareness. These cards are simple and easy to create and I think they would be perfect to use for a future Autism Awareness fundraiser. (I love creating class events for fellow demonstrators to use, it one of the highlights to working at Stampin' UP!) 

Here is my supply list:
 Watts of Occassions stamp set
Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Night of Navy cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Crushed Curry and Night of Navy Classic Ink
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Stitched Shapes Framelits
White Baker's Twine
Dimensionals
Heat Tool
Aqua Painter

Want to see how I actually made them? I thought it would be fun to do my very first LIVE Facebook video! I have a couple of tips and tricks to share with these cards so no better way to do it than to do a LIVE Facebook Video later today at 7:00 pm MT. 
Come join me! Click my name CINDY SCHUSTER and it will send you directly there.


One more thing...here is a link to allow you to donate directly to the Organization for Autism Research, in an effort to assist individuals living with autism and bring more awareness, in support of World Autism Awareness Day. Did you know it takes millions of dollars to raise a child with Autism? Just $10 times 10,000 of us can help. Be the difference! Thank you!
Thanks for stopping by my post for the World Autism Awareness Day blog hop!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy
Now move on to the very talented Melissa Davies
 by clicking on the next button below! 

1. Jenny Hall  17. Jerim Dickins  33. Maria Willis  
2. Sara Levin  18. Sue Plote  34. Carolyn Bennie  
3. Charlet Mallett  19. Pam Staples  35. Kate Bolt  
4. Lou Kitzelman  20. Stesha Bloodhart  36. Sue Vine  
5. Danielle Bennenk  21. Cheryll Miller  37. Mary Deatherage  
6. Louise Sharp  22. Cindy Schuster  38. Alejandra Gomez  
7. Claudia Ausborn  23. Melissa Davies  39. Anna Krol  
8. Bronwyn Eastley  24. Marcy Denning  40. Peggy Noe  
9. Juana Ambida  25. Diane Browning  41. Tatiana Tobin  
10. Liz Yuille  26. Lorin Goodchild  42. Sue Prather  
11. Amy Koenders  27. Sandra Mastello  43. Jessie Holton  
12. Tina Riddle  28. Tanya Boser  44. Tracy Elsom  
13. Cathy Caines  29. Sharon Dalton  45. Sherri Price  
14. Carolina Evans  30. Colleen Johnson  46. Narelle Fasulo  
15. Su Mohr  31. Raquelle Clifton-Batth  
16. Liv Ingle  32. Sarah Fleming  

WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to share! 
Cindy Schuster, Jennifer Frost, Krista Frattin and Susan Wong
Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to equip you to get the most out of them the Stampin UP! products you buy whether a customer or demonstrator. This is also a valuable resource for Stampin' UP! demonstrators for class ideas and get your customers stamping! It is more than stamping as we build relationships with each other is sharing our love of creating! We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Fancy Friday - Paper Perfect

 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 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 are showing off some of the FABULOUS Designer Series Paper from the Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog.
  I choose to use the versatile DSP called Petal Passion and mix it with the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Stack. Do you see the Tutti Frutti DSP patterns? You can say this is definitely Artisan Avid style! I pulled out a multitude of thinlits/framelits to create this card. They are:
Celebrate You Thinlits
Eclectic Layers Thinlits
Seasonal Layer Thinlits
Bunch of Banners Framelits
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits
I also used two stamp sets:
Perennial Birthday
Petal Palette
The colors are Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and 
Lemon Lime Twist mixed with Black and White.

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! 

Just one day left to subscribe or order to qualify for the Crafty Carrot Co program! 
You do NOT want to miss out!


WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to share! Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to equip you to get the most out of them the Stampin UP! products you buy whether a customer or demonstrator. This is also a valuable resource for Stampin' UP! demonstrators for class ideas and get your customers stamping! It is more than stamping as we build relationships with each other is sharing our love of creating! We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Petal Palette

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 

So let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Petal Palette Stamp set and new products from the Occasions Catalog which happens to be our product focus for the April 2018 interactive rewards program. 
This is my new favorite stamp set and framelits almost EVER! I have used it ALOT lately for my daughter's wedding that happened just yesterday. I even shared a Instagram tutorial on my story there. I showed how to do the no-line watercoloring with this stamp image of the flower bunch. Be sure to go check it out! Search for me at cindy_schuster on Instagram. I used the die cuts on all of the bridal shower banners I made which matched the bridal shower invitations.
 
 And since I had all those beautiful flowers done, I decided pull them off the banners and make an over-the-top wedding card with them for the sweet couple. This card is super large at 5 x 7 and I used 6 of those finished flower die cuts. I threw in some Gold Satin Ribbon (retired but we used in decor at wedding), Gold Metallic Thread, Vellum Leaf Punch shapes, Iridescent Sequins with the Lots of Label Framelits and sentiments from the stamp set as well. This is one card, I hope they treasure in their wedding memory book as I will always remember making it for them and writing thru happy tears, the words of marriage, commitment, His grace and love inside. 
Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!
JOIN US TODAY!
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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!!!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Fancy Friday - Color 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 12 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 have a color challenge inspired by a recent Stampin' UP! project for demos. You can take this color combo and run with it in either feminine or masculine style.
I recently bought the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set from the Occasions 2018 Catalog. In that catalog, it is paired with a great card kit but look closer at this stamp set as it is a keeper! I love that large font HAPPY BIRTHDAY image!
Here is my project for this color challenge. I focused on the Pool Party being the main color with small bits of the Emerald Envy and Night of Navy. I used the Pocket Framelits to create my focal layer and bent the edges back to make it pop up off the back layer. Some sponge daubers to "color" in the flowers. I added "MY FRIEND" from the You're So Sweet Stamp Set. Super easy for a card class I think and you could change the colors for variety.
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, Holly Stene
 by clicking on the next button below! 


WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to share! Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to equip you to get the most out of them the Stampin UP! products you buy whether a customer or demonstrator. This is also a valuable resource for Stampin' UP! demonstrators for class ideas and get your customers stamping! It is more than stamping as we build relationships with each other is sharing our love of creating! We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with All Things Thanks

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 

So let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the All Things Thanks Stamp set from the Annual Catalog mixed with some great new items from the Occasions Catalog which happens to be our product focus for the March 2018 interactive rewards program. 
 I totally love this stamp set! It was one that I got right away when it came out and it is well used now! I was so excited to pull it out again! Then I saw the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Pack and my jaw dropped! SO CUTE! I had a dual duty here as I need some quick and easy little thank you cards to leave on fellow teammate's desks. The greeting was perfect as I was thanking them for making my recent birthday very special last week.
These tiny little cards are 2 1/4" x 2 1/2". I use Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy. I punch a 1/8" hole and threaded the Whisper White Baker's Twine to make a bow. I inked up the top half of greeting with one ink pad and then did the bottom half in another ink pad.

Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!

 
JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code T9XZXTQT when 
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But wait there is more.....
We have an additional stop today on our blog hop today! Our Craft Carrot Co guest designer, Paula Dobson for March's program has joined on this blog hop!  Be sure to say hi to her by leaving a comment on her blog post!


Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fancy Friday - #MailacardMonday 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 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 create at least 2 very fancy cards WITH coordinating envelopes of your themed choice and support the “Mail a Card Monday” challenge! The idea is to stamp your cards over the weekend and then mail them out on each Monday. Maybe you need to send thank you cards for Christmas or birthday cards, or someone feeling the winter blues? Let us kick off the year not only creating the cards but sending them!

Here are my two FANCY cards with envelopes that I mailed out on Monday.
I am loving the Petal Palette Stamp Set, coordianting Petals and More Thinlits Dies and the Salebration Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes! Did you know you could earn them for FREE? I think the envelopes worked really well with my cards this week!
 Color combo here is Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo. Some of the ombre flowers are stamped off for a lighter version of that color. I did a modified version of this eclipse trend. I cut my letters in Whisper White and adhere them temporarily on top of Whisper White piece. Then I stamped the flowers across. Carefully pull up the letters and pop them up in same spot with Dimensionals.
This one just screams CONNIE COLLINS, right? I stamped the flower image from the stamp set in Archival Basic Gray and then water-colored them with Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive. Add some gingham ribbon, linen thread and doilies and that Copper Foil die cut piece from the Petals and More Thinlits.

Some sweet cards for my dear friends that in a time of depression recently was there for me with encouraging words and prayers. I am VERY blessed to have friends like them!

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, Holly Stene
 by clicking on the next button below! 

WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to share! Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to equip you to get the most out of them the Stampin UP! products you buy whether a customer or demonstrator. This is also a valuable resource for Stampin' UP! demonstrators for class ideas and get your customers stamping! It is more than stamping as we build relationships with each other is sharing our love of creating! We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop with Celebration Time

Hello friends and welcome to The Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop! We are a selection of group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators and Artisans from all over the world that got together to form this interactive program where you can learn and participate with us each month! 
We at Craft Carrot Collective are SO SUPER EXCITED to be celebrating our one year birthday that we want to offer a little blog candy this month! Be sure to leave a comment here or on our Crafty Carrot Collective Instagram or Facebook sites by January 21st about your favorite birthday tradition to enter the drawing if you are in the U.S. with me! I think I will have a stamp set, some paper and embellishments to send ya!
So let us get right to this month's Crafty Carrot Co blog hop where we share some projects featuring the Celebration Time Stamp set which happens to be our product focus for the February 2018 interactive rewards program. 
Well to be honest...I never looked at this stamp set up close when the Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog came out in June 2017, but WOW it is perfect for birthdays! I paired it with the coordinating Celebration Thinlits, and then the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Collection from the Occasions 2018 Catalog. 

Couple of things to point out: that is the Copper Foil Sheets for the cake stand and topper, added a 2 1/4" circle of Vellum Paper, watercolor some white Shimmer Paper with Calypso Coral Ink on layer, and add centers to flowers with a Basic Gray Stampin' marker to match those on the designed layer card which I cut down to 3 1/8" x 4 1/8". 

Are you inspired yet to join us? Promise that it is going to be educational and informational but so stinking FUN! Great for customers AND current Stampin' UP! demonstrators! You can get lots of ideas for your classes at a small price and less time designing!

JOIN US TODAY!
Use my Host Code F3JN7M4E when 
placing your qualifying Stampin' UP! order with me!

But wait there is more.....
We have an additional stop today on our birthday party hop as our first ever Craft Carrot Co guest designer for February's program has joined on this blog hop! Marisa Gunn is an awesome friend of ours, a two-time Stampin' UP! Artisan, Stampin' UP! demonstrator for 15 years, and a well known world-wide papercrafter!  Be sure to say hi to her by leaving a comment on her blog post!

Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.
Cindy

The uber talented Jennifer Frost over in Australia is next!!!