Fancy Friday

Fancy Friday - Just Because

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 Jeanna's blog, and I'm sure she her project was very inspiring!

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Fancy Friday - Neutrals Theme

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 Cindy's blog, and I'm sure she inspired you with her project.

This month we have a theme/color challenge focusing on whites, neutrals and winter. Since it's cold outside here in North America, it's not too hard to create along with this theme! I decided to break out the Mountain Adventure Photopolymer Stamp Set, since I don't think it had seen ink yet! I do this to myself every time...I buy so many sets from the Holiday Catalog that I never have time to play with them all before Christmas rolls around and the catalog retires. I have a goal to make some more cards and tags before the end of 2016 to share with you, so stop by and get some more inspiration in the next few weeks.

I made two cards that could be used for a few different reasons in the winter months including Valentine's Day, thinking of you or even a birthday if you changed out the greeting. I love the scene building options with this set.

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Winter white and neutral cards featuring the Mountain Advensture stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn for Fancy Friday.

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Fancy Friday - Holiday Photo Inspiration Challenge

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 she wowed you with her project.

This week we have a beautiful set of photos featuring holiday decor as our inspiration. I was inspired by the greenery, red plaid bows, chalkboard label and whitewashed wood. I can't wait to see what the other designers made this week as well!

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Fancy Friday - Technique Challenge

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 she wowed you with her project.

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This month we are featuring techniques. I decided to work with the Seasonal Decorative Masks, and show you techniques that could be used with them. I made the backgrounds for these cards using four different techniques I'll be sharing today.

Fancy Friday Technique Challenge cards featuring the Seasonsal Decorative Masks from Stampin'Up by Marisa Gunn

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Fancy Friday - Holiday Inspirations

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 Jeanna's blog, and I'm sure she hit a home-run with her project.

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This month our theme is Anything Holiday! We'll be showcasing projects for many of the upcoming holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. I chose to use the Christmas Pines Bundle of stamps and dies. This bundle is beautiful, and there are so many ways you can use the stamps and dies. I really love making Christmas tags, so I started with a set of three tags. But, I thought it would be more useful to show you the tags on completed gift packaging. These would be great to give some candy, a gift card or another small gift to a friend or family member.

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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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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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Fancy Friday - Flashback to the 80s

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team) for our monthly blog hop. 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 Jennifer's blog, and I'm sure you loved her fabulous project.

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Fancy Friday - Never Enough Thanks

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team) for our monthly blog hop. 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 the fabulous Cathy Caines.

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Fancy Friday - Something Different

Hello and welcome back! We're a group of current and former Artisans, and you're sure to find some inspiration here every month. Sometimes we feature colors, a sketch or like this week a theme of "anything but a card". You might have just arrived from Erica Cerwin.

I've had this project on my to-do list for a couple of years now. My parents celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2012, and I wanted to make an album that featured a photo of them from each year of their married life. I know...quite an ambitious project! Since I missed the original deadline of the anniversary itself, I had some more time to decide how to complete the project. My original intention was to make a digital album, but recently I decided that using the current (and soon to be retired!) Love Story Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and accessory pack was the perfect way to complete this project. Another issue that makes the project challenging is that all of the pictures from the earlier years are located at my parents house 500 miles away from me! So, having pockets that I can slip photos in as I collect them will also make the project more doable. I can complete all of the pages for pictures I have, and then take it to my parents house on my next visit with minimal supplies and finish the album! I call that a win-win.

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