TGIFC138 - Christmas Carol Theme

Hello there! It's time for another TGIF Challenge, this week with a timely theme of Christmas Carols! Stampin' Up! has terrific paper this year with this theme, and in trendy black and white.


I started with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is lightweight and comes 24 sheets to a package. It's great for layering and all kinds of other fun things.

Christmas tags featuring the Merry Music Specialty DSP from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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TGIFC136 - Color Scheme

Hello and welcome back! It's time for a color challenge this week at the TGIF Challenges blog. It's a color combo that lends itself to holiday projects, so I created a set of Christmas tags.


Last week's challenge was about the ombre technique, so I decided to use that too. Did you see the projects last week? They were amazing, weren't they?


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TGIFC127 - Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm back with this week's TGIF Challenge, and it's a fun tic-tac-toe challenge. Our assignment was to select three items in a row, column or diagonally to make our project with. I chose the middle column, so I'm featuring "not a card", Designer Series Paper and Halloween.


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Fancy Friday - 3D Gifting Fun!

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the September Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! This month we're featuring 3D items, for gift giving and many other reasons. You're in for a creative treat, so be sure to circle all the way around the hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Susan's blog, my friend from New Zealand. Wasn't her project so cute?!


I had the idea to make some ornaments using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes in the diorama style. I used both the Hearts Come Home Bundle and the Night in Bethlehem Bundle.

3D Ornaments featuring Clear Tiny Treat Boxes from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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Cool Treats Suite Tutorial - Free!

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today to share a tutorial I created for the Cool Treats Suite of products. You have just two days left to order some of these items, but the stamp set and framelits dies used will be returning in the upcoming Stampin' Up 2017-2018 catalog!

I created 3 cards and a gift tag from this "cool" suite. I'll post some basic pictures of these projects, but if you want more close-ups and all of the details please download the FREE tutorial linked below.

Free Tutorial: Cards and gift tag featuring the Cool Treats bundle from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn


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TGIFC105 - 2nd Birthday Party!

Hello and welcome back! I'm back again with TGIF Challenges this week to help celebrate our 2nd birthday!


I haven't been on the team for very long, but even before I was I followed them each week and enjoyed all of the inspiring creations they made. I'm so happy to help celebrate their 2nd Anniversary this week. We went with a party theme...for obvious reasons!


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Happy Easter!

Hello! I just wanted to sneak in here today to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I have a couple of cards to celebrate the holiday to share with you today.

I colored the background with Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party inks and my aqua painters onto Shimmer White Cardstock. I also stamped and watercolored the bunnies in Early Espresso. The eggs were stamped in Basic Gray and watercolored in pastel colors. You can see the color combo I used below.


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