Thursday, January 25, 2018

Beautiful Peacock - Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Well, Peaches, here it is! I’m so excited to welcome you all to my first official Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Kim McGillis' Blog, so welcome to my page! Each month our very talented and creative team of designers will be bringing you inspiration, so prepare to be amazed and inspired!

 I so honored and excited to be representing the United States, and for those of you new to my blog, my name is Lauren Alarid and I live in California, USA. I have an incredible husband and a beautiful daughter who loves crafting as much as I do. I joined Stampin' Up! in 2016 and have been in love with the quality products ever since. For all of my returning followers, thank you so much for all of your continued support and welcome and hello to those who are just joining me! Now on to the projects! 

Today, I have the pleasure of showcasing my favorite set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, Beautiful Peacock. This exquisite set is so versatile. The feathers make gorgeous plumes, whimsical flourishes, or elegant swirls. The possibilities are endless. 




As soon as I saw this set, I instantly knew my color scheme. It had to be Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, and Emerald Envy. They seemed like the perfect combo for a peacock. I did a little bit of ombré stamping (where I start with inking my stamp in a lighter color and then use my Sponge Dauber to add a darker color on one end in a gradient). I made quite a few of them because I wasn’t sure how many projects I was going to make; plus, I love having lots of options. I used the new Shimmery White Embossing Paste to create a whimsical, glimmery background. To finish off my cards took a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Marker to color them to match my cards.







I had so much fun with this set I couldn’t stop! I also made a few small 3x3 note cards. I love to create a small “lunchbox” version of my cards so that I can include them in my daughter’s lunch each day.  I just love this set and I think you will too! 



I also wanted to show you how I used my new Artisan Team Stamp on the back of my cards. I just LOVE it! 





Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to Linda Van Wely-Zwolle. She is amazingly talented and you're going to love what she has created!

I also wanted to mention that Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!




2018 Artisan Design Team




Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!


Host A Party

Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of September! Contact me to book an event!

To order online: 
January 2018 Hostess Code:
AKUEKT69


 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog.  This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!

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31 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL Lauren! Your use of color on all of these is so striking. So excited to hop and share this journey with you.

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    1. In life we need our love ones to always be there for us especially your husband if you are a female, and your wife if you are a male but sometimes they leave us lonely when we need them to be there for us, but you can actually make them to be there for you always. I'm going to recommend Dr Ekpen Temple if you are facing any challenges in your relationship to help you with whatever the problem is. Is it break up or misunderstanding in your relationship contact Dr Ekpen Temple at (ekpentemple@gmail.com) or on whatsapp +2347050270218.

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  2. Laruen, these cards are beautiful and the colors you used are perfect for this stamp set.

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  3. So pretty! I'm looking forward to following you on the Artisan blog hops!

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  4. So beautiful!
    This set is really great!
    XO
    Sylwia

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  5. Lunch box notes...you are THE mom of the year! That is the sweetest idea I have seen. Your trio of peacock full sized cards are works of art and your use of the plumes and flourishes is A++++ ;0) Smiles, Elizabeth

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    1. Awe!!! Wow, Liz!! You have made my day!!!!

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  6. You are the queen of colors Lauren! These cards are just amazing!! Love all of them!

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    1. Thank you so much, lovely lady! I DO love me some color, lol!

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  7. The textures and colours are just stunning! Fabulous cards Lauren. I don’t have this set yet! But now I NEED it. Looking forward to sharing the year ahead with you xx

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    1. Thanks, Emma! Yes! It's a "must have" set! Can't wait to see what else we create this year!

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  8. Hello Peacock sister! What a beautiful set of card, I love your colour choices! Looking forward to working with you this year.x

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  9. Beautiful cards Lauren! You have made gorgeous cards with the Peacocks! I'll have to try out this stamp set. So excited to be on Stampin'UP! Artisan Design Team.

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  10. You knocked it out of the park Lauren! The detailing and bright fresh colours in these are just incredible. Well done!!

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! This really was a fun set to work with!

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  11. Lauren I absolutely love your beautiful peacock cards! The detail and layers are perfect and the delicate way you’ve styled them is perfect. So inspiring! xx

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    1. Thanks so much, sweet friend! I had a blast with this set.

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  12. Your work always AMAZES me Lauren. You do colours, textures and layers to the next level. Your work is amazing.
    You have inspired me to get crafting. Your detail is amazing!

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    1. Awe, thanks, sweet stuff! I love that we can inspire each other! Now we must get crafting, lol!

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  13. What a beautiful selection of cards. I have to be honest and say that I wasn't sure about this stamp set at first but you've definitely won me over. The ombre technique is so clever and I must use those swirls on my next project. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thank you so much! You know I really loved this set but the more I use it, the more I love it! It creates such gorgeous effects, and so easily! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. In life we need our love ones to always be there for us especially your husband if you are a female, and your wife if you are a male but sometimes they leave us lonely when we need them to be there for us, but you can actually make them to be there for you always. I'm going to recommend Dr Ekpen Temple if you are facing any challenges in your relationship to help you with whatever the problem is. Is it break up or misunderstanding in your relationship contact Dr Ekpen Temple at (ekpentemple@gmail.com) or on whatsapp +2347050270218.

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