Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Color Challenge

Hello Friends! I'm so excited to be joining the Fancy Friday Blog Hop again! But first, as promised, the story of why I have been absent from blogging......

I'm not even sure where to start.....For those of you who are new to my blog....WELCOME, and, feel free to scroll down to the project :)

For those of you who know me, followed me years ago back when I was a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and Artisan Design Team Member, and felt I suddenly dropped off the blogging planet, here's the reality: I DID drop off the blogging planet! HAHAHAHA! Actually, almost two years ago my family and I were faced with a life changing decision......I was offered my dream job of becoming a Concept Artist for Stampin' Up!

It was a very difficult decision for my family and I, but after a lot of thought, discussion, and contemplating the pros and cons, we decided to make the move down South to the Riverton Utah area where the Stampin' Up! home office is located. My husband still has the hour long commute to work, he is just commuting on the Interstate now rather than the beautiful scenic canyon drive that he loved. We are adjusting to living in the city with lots of crowding, people, and a constantly changing neighborhood, rather than enjoying the wide open spaces, quiet countryside, and close-knit community that we grew to love in Cache Valley. Gage has had to not only adjust to a new school where he has had to learn new rules and make new friends, but he also had to adjust to attending daycare, rather than always having me at home when he was. I'll admit.....it's been a tough adjustment for ALL of us, and we have been homesick many times! Especially Nate and Gage, since they have had to sacrifice the most to make my dream possible. But through it all, we have had each other, and I am so grateful for their love and support through all of the tough times and MANY changes! I could not have made my dream a reality without the two of them. I am blessed with such an amazing, loving, and supportive family, I owe everything to my husband and son. Long story short, I have been super busy, and blogging and crafting was put on the back burner. But here I am, trying to get back into it!

I think that sums it up in a nutshell.....

And now, back to your regularly (or,er, not so regular) scheduled blog post!

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 going with a color challenge:
New 2017-2019 In-Color Combo Challenge!

The challenge is to create any project using one of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors with one of the color combos proposed by Stampin' Up! Take a look at these fun color combos:
I tell you what.....I LOVE the new Lemon-Lime Twist! It is my MOST FAVORITE Stampin' Up! color EVERRRRRR!!! Lemon-Lime Twist is like a neutral color for me, it goes well with almost every color....seriously.....it's the new black!!! ;) So of course I had to use a color combo that included Lemon-Lime! Take a look at these fun cards:

For this first card, I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set:

All supplies used Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Awesomely Artistic and Hardwood stamp sets; Smoky Slate and Shimmery White Cardstock; Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Smoky Slate Ink Pads; Perfect Plum Ink Refill; Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker; Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush; 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Delicate Doilies, and Perfect Pearls; Aqua Painter; Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin' Spritzer; Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, and Glue Dots.

For the second card, I used the Detailed Dragonfly stamp set and Thinlits:

 All supplies used Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Detailed Dragonfly stamp set; Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Vellum, and Shimmery White Cardstock; Lemon-Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Perfect Plum, and VersaMark Ink Pads, Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker; Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush; Aqua Painter; White Embossing Powder; Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits; Heat Tool; Delicate Doilies, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Linen Thread and Silver Glitter Washi Tape (retired).

That's all I got!

Let's continue the hop and see what color combo inspired Cindy!


Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Step it Up!

So.....I am guilty of being MIA for quite some time! Story of what's been going on soon to come.....but for now, I am SOOOOOOO excited to be participating in the Fancy Friday blog hop again!

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 going with a simple theme: Step it Up!

Check out the Sketch:
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The idea is to use the sketch to create a simple card, and then to create the same card a little more " stepped up".

The first card is my simple card created with just the basics (stamps, ink, paper).

For the "stepped up" card I added some die cut pieces, washi tape, and baker's twine.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Let's move along on our hop and see what  Marisa has created to inspire us!


Sorry, I'm going to be a little late to the party!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop! I'm going to be a little late with my project. . . but go ahead and check out the rest of the hop, I will have my project posted by tomorrow!



Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Market Fresh

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

This week we are featuring the Market Fresh suite.Tonight is going to be another super short post  from me. Sorry for the short posts this month, things have been CRAZY around here, more info to come soon. . . . anyhow, you're just here to see the project anyway, right?! Well, then without any further mumbo jumbo, here it is!

Let's head over to Cindy's next, I am excited to see what the team has done with this set!


Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Garden in Bloom

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

This week we are featuring the Garden in Bloom stamp set. This set features a great two-step stamp possibility, or you can use just the lined images to create some fun looks as well. I decided to go super simple with this card, check it:

Ink, stamp, boom, done!

Let's go see what Cindy created, shall we?!