Fancy Friday - August Inspiration

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Joyce's blog, and I'm sure she wowed you with her project.

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Artisan Design Team - Flourishing Phrases and Framelits

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Artisan Design Team blog hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her stunning project as much as I did.

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I'm back today with two more cards using the Flourishing Dies. The whole team will be focused on these dies this week, and these are the projects that will be featured on the Stampin' Up Facebook page on Friday! These are beautiful dies, and the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set, which is part of a bundle with them, has so many beautiful sayings. For these projects, I thought it would be fun to die cut them from Watercolor Paper, and then use multiple colors to paint them with.

Note Card set featuring the Flourishing Phrases Bundle from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Playing along with TGIF Sketch Challenge 68

Hello and welcome back! I'm sharing a project I made for the TGIF Challenge Blog using the Thoughtful Branches bundle and their Sketch Challenge #68. Have you seen all of the terrific samples made with this limited time bundle? Here and here are links to two blog hops with lots of amazing samples made by this year's Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team if you need more temptation to purchase these items! Get it while you can, as it is only available until August 31 (while supplies last).

This is the great sketch that I started with today. Diagonal designs are very popular right now, and this was a lot of fun to work with.

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Texture Stamps and Watercolor Stamping

Recently I created a post for the Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog, that I wanted to share with everyone here as well. And look, I used a watercolor technique again! I just can't help myself.

Have you seen the new Touches of Texture Stamp Set (Clear-Mount, item 143251; Wood-Mount, item 141934)? It’s filled with several beautiful line art stamps as well as different filler and texture stamps. I thought it would be fun to use a watercolor stamping technique and some simple layering to make a set of note cards and a coordinating gift bag to share with you today.

Watercolor Stamping with the Touches of Texture Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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OSAT Blog Hop - Dog Days of Summer

Hello and welcome back! Today is our monthly One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop, and our theme this month is the Dog Days of Summer! I think some on the hop will also share some ideas for Back to School projects, so you'll have lots of interesting things to see. I went with the summer theme, and inked up a new set I have called Pop of Paradise. I colored the pineapples with a few different colors of yellow and green markers, spritzed them with water and then stamped. This gives the fruit lots of variations in color, and it gives the card more interest I think.

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Summery card and gift box with tag featuring the Pop of Paradise stamp set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Flourishing Phrases

Hello and welcome back! Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Artisan Design Team blog hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her stunning project as much as I did.

I got the idea to use some of the shapes from the Flourish Thinlits Dies to create some Christmas cards. I think the flowers look like snowflakes in silver, and the branches look wintery in gold too. So, that was my inspiration for these cards.

Holiday Cards featuring the Flourish Thinlits Dies and foil paper from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Thoughtful Branches Pt 2

Hello and welcome back. The Artisan Design Team is back this week with a second special blog hop featuring the newly available Thoughtful Branches bundle. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Stampin' Up! has created a special Pinterest board with projects from this bundle, and you can find it here. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you enjoyed her amazing projects as much as I did.

Fall and Winter scene cards using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn.

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Fancy Friday - Jar of Love Bundle

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Krista's blog, and I'm sure you loved her amazing project. I think she is using the Jar of Love Bundle too!

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OSAT Blog Hop - Shabby Chic

Hello there! I'm back again today with our next One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop! This month's theme is Shabby Chic! After doing a Pinterest search, I decided to work with the new Jar of Love Bundle from Stampin' Up! I couldn't wait to get this set, and I'm sure you'll be seeing more creations made with it in the near future around here.

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OSAT Blog Hop Shabby Chic card and tag using Jar of Love bundle from Stampin' Up, by Marisa Gunn

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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - More Christmas Tags

Hello and welcome back! Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Artisan Design Team blog hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her stunning project as much as I did.

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This week we are sharing Christmas in July projects featuring the This Christmas Suite of products. These projects will also be shown on the Stampin' Up Facebook page this Friday. I decided to make another tag set, and a matching gift bag to hold them. This would make a great class, or you could make a few sets ahead of time to give as gifts during the holiday season.

Christmas tag set and gift bag featuring the Peace This Christmas Stamp Set and This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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