Friday, December 27, 2019

#TGIFc244 - Product Spotlight


Hey peaches and thanks for joining me for another fun TGIF challenge this week! If you're new to the TGIF Challenges, each Friday, we offer a new themed challenge for you to play along with. Be sure to check out the main blog for more details, inspiration, and the guidelines. This week's challenge is a product challenge and I absolutely love it!
My card for this week's challenge was made using a combination of the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, the Stitched Stars Dies and the All Around Wreath Dies. Here's my submission:
 I just love the Wrapped in Plaid DSP! I have used so much of it for my Christmas CardsI used my snips to rough up the edges a bit for a vintage-y look. I also used some Gold Foil Sheets to die cut a star embellishment as my main centerpiece to highlight my sentiment.
Thanks so much for stopping by and we would love it if you would join in on the fun! Come check out the TGIFChallenges Blog for more information and more challenges! Participants will have until the following Thursday at 10am PST to post your projects to the TGIF Blog Page. Don't forget to add the hashtag #tgifc244 when you share so we can see what you come up with!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!

Use my host code (AH7M27WX) for monthly bonus items. Contact me for more info: Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com 

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

To order online: 
December 2019 Hostess Code:
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Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.


 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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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Tags Tags Tags and Tiny Keepsake - Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop


Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Floral Essence Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Each month our very talented and creative team of designers will be bringing you inspiration, so get comfortable and have a ton of fun hopping along with us. You may have just arrived from the wonderfully talented Kaylee Van Es' Blog. Just over the moon about what she has created!
Today, we will be showcasing products using both the Tags Tags Tags Bundle and the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle. These bundles offer so many options for tags and gifting ideas that I wanted to incorporate them both into my projects for today. I love how beautifully they coordinate together as well as individually.
TAGS TAGS TAGS BUNDLE (EN)
TINY KEEPSAKES BUNDLE (EN)
 For my projects today, I wanted to make little gift packages that would be perfect for my daughter's class for Valentine's Day., so I made a few different designs. 

One of my favorites is the adorable little heart puppy tag. We used to make all kinds of animals out of hearts in school and this totally brought back those memories. Here's how you make him: 
  1. First, die cut a 2 stitched hearts from Real Red Cardstock using the Stitched Be Mine Dies.
  2. Next, use the large die from that set that cuts out a bunch of tiny hearts and use the small hearts for his ears, tail, and patch over his eye.
  3. Lastly, use your Black Stampin' Write Marker to add his face details.
For each of the tags, I just used the heart dies to layer behind the tags. I used some Whisper White Baker's Twine and some of that Real Red Curly Ribbon to tie the tags onto my boxes. Here's a closeup of the end result:
I just love how versatile these sets are, giving me so many options beyond the fall/winter holidays. 
I absolutely loved these products and had so much fun Creating these festive projects with them. I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs (full list of supplies below). 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 the fabulously creative Maike Beimler


Don't forget: 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!

2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

Tanya Rees

And now to announce the incoming 2020 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team!!!! 
You guys, it has been such an AMAZING year and I have truly enjoyed every beautiful moment on this incredible team. For those of you who don't know, I will be returning with the 2020 team, so it's bittersweet, but I know we have some amazing inspiration in store for the coming year and I'm so excited to be sharing this journey with these ladies. Here they are:
I have listed the links to their blogs so you can check the out. You'll definitely want to follow all of these talented ladies.
2020 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!
Use my host code (AH7M27WX) for monthly bonus items. Contact me for more info: Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com 

Host A Party


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

To order online: 
December 2019 Hostess Code:
AH7M27WX

Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.

 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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Friday, December 13, 2019

#TGIFc242 - Sketch Challenge


Hey peaches and thanks for joining me for my debut as the newest creative member of the TGIF design team! If you're new to the TGIF Challenges, each Friday, we offer a new themed challenge for you to play along with. Be sure to check out the main blog for more details, inspiration, and the guidelines. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and I absolutely love it!
My card for this week's challenge was made using the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley and the Merry Christmas Dies. Here's my submission:
 I just love the DSP that comes with this product medley! I used my snips to rough up the edges a bit for a vintage-y look. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and we would love it if you would join in on the fun! Come check out the TGIFChallenges Blog for more information and more challenges! Participants will have until the following Thursday at 10am PST to post your projects to the TGIF Blog Page. Don't forget to add the hashtag #tgifc242 when you share so we can see what you come up with!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!

Use my host code (AH7M27WX) for monthly bonus items. Contact me for more info: Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com 

Host A Party


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

To order online: 
December 2019 Hostess Code:
AH7M27WX

Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.


 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!





Supplies:

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog Post - Paper Quilling On Scrapbook Pages


Hello, everyone! My name is Lauren Alarid. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in California and 2019 Artisan Design Team member, and I am so happy to be sharing my creativity on the company blog. Today I wanted to share with you a fun technique that has been around for a while but is new to me – paper quilling.
Adding paper quilling to scrapbook pages can add so much interest! The dimension creates so much texture and you can add as many curls and layers as you like. Additionally, the quilling allows you to create the look of a background and foreground with little effort. I just love the unique effect it gives!

This paper technique can be as simple or as complicated and detailed you want it to be. You can just add a few paper strip accents or you can add layers upon layers and extra bits of papers for a more intricate look. My page was on the more detailed side and ended up being quite a process, but it was so worth it.
I began by using some of our new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and my Aqua Painter to add subtle color to the paper, making sure to paint the edges as well.  I repeat this process on the other side of the paper. It doesn’t need to be a perfect match because the differences will be too subtle to see on the finished page. Also, the paper may curl, but that’s okay because we’re curling it anyway.


After the paper has dried, I cut it into ¼” strips. Once you have cut the paper into strips, you will need to go back and add color to the freshly cut edges for a cleaner, cohesive look. Next, I used my “Take Your Pick” tool to wrap my watercolored strips to make them curl. You can use different parts of the tool for a more loose or tighter curl.



The final step is to arrange and adhere your strips to your page. To me, this was the most complicated part. You can use hot glue for a quicker adherence, but I like the cleaner look and how forgiving wet glue is, so I prefer the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. It allows me to maneuver my strips before committing to a position and doesn’t leave the spidery string that hot glue does. It takes patience and a few clear stamp blocks holding your strips in place, but the results are well worth the effort. I also used a few ocean themed stamp sets (Magical Mermaid and Sea ofTextures) for more interest and to tie in the theme of my page. Below is a close-up of how I placed my curled strips.


I wanted to include a few final pictures (below) so that you can see all the dimension and detail that I was able to achieve with this technique. Though it took some considerable time and effort, I love the effect and the memory I was able to capture.



I hope that you have enjoyed this fun technique and will consider giving it a try yourself. It’s just another great way to add so much interest and to spice up your pages!
Happy Crafting!
Lauren Alarid
2019 Artisan Design Team
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!

Use my host code (AH7M27WX) for monthly bonus items. Contact me for more info: Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com 

Host A Party


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

To order online: 
December 2019 Hostess Code:
AH7M27WX

Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.

 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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#TGIFc258 - Color Challenge

Hey peaches and thanks for joining me for another fun TGIF challenge this week! If you're new to the  TGIF Challenges , each Friday...