Fancy Friday - Case the Occasions Catalog Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop! I'm here with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team)! The challenge this month is to case the Occasions Catalog. We're featuring several projects from the current Occasions Catalog that we have copied. 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 Cindy's blog. Did you see her fun project?!


This a box (I think) that I chose to case. It's simple, but sweet.

Yay You Photopolymer Stamp Set

And here is my card. I cased what is a box I think from page 54 of the catalog. It had a little strip of ribbon, a piece of stamped paper and a stamped background. Plus, I loved the addition of baker's twine and sequins, two of my favorite embellishments!


Ok, on to the next stop with my good friends Sue Plote!


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TGIFC142 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another TGIF Challenge, and this week it's a versatile sketch.


I'm currently obsessed with the Fruit Basket Photopolymer Bundle, and the cute little fruit stamps with matching punches! And, look at that beautiful patterned paper. There are some fun fruity patterns, with really nice simple geometric patterns on the reverse.


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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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TGIFC130 - Theme Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this week's TGIF Challenge, and our theme challenge this week is Sweater Weather. I love autumn. It's my favorite season, maybe because my birthday is in September? I just love all the beautiful color, the opportunity to put on some cozy sweaters and to drink pumpkin lattes.


I decided this was a great project to play with the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set and Patterned Pumpkins Dies. The background is a piece of watercolor paper that I spritzed with Pool Party ink and then dripped on Soft Sky ink using an Aqua Painter. I used So Saffron to cut the sprigs from, and Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla for the pumpkins and curls. I used the orange watercolor patterned paper from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies to ground the shapes with.

Encouragement card featuring the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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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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