Welcome to the first Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for the 2017 team! I am still in shock that I get to type this post! This is a dream come true for me!! I am incredibly excited, honored and even a little nervous - but I think you will be happy with the creations we will share with you over the next year! If you are wondering what the Artisan Design Team is all about, we are a group of 20 demonstrators from all over the world that get to inspire, create and share with you our creations made with Stampin' Up! product. Be sure to use google translate in your language so that you don't miss out on anything important!
Just a little background on me -
I've been married to my best friend Shawn for almost 10 years. We met while we were both serving in the military. We have lived in 5 states in 10 years and we now call Minnesota home. We are both separated from the military and I stay home with our youngest two. We have 3 precious little boys that keep me busy!
Other than my faith in Jesus, stamping gets me through the tough days and is my escape from the chaos! I've been a SU! demonstrator for a little over 2 years now. I absolutely love making, sending and receiving cards but my favorite thing to do is teach card classes. I love to see everyone get creative - no matter what level of experience they have with card making. It's always a fun time! In my spare time I love to bake and cook, go to antique stores and spend time with family and friends. So that's me in a nutshell!
But that's not why you're here, right? Let's take a look at the two cards I created using products from the Sending Love suite. You can find these on pages 14-15 in your Occasions Catalog or online through Stampin' Up!
One of my favorite items from this suite is this small little envelope die from the Love Notes Framelits Dies. Here I cut the envelope out of the Sending Love Glassine Sheets and slipped in the little stamped "love note" from the Sealed with Love stamp set.
Another use of the Sending Love Glassine Sheets is as a background layer. I didn't want any tape showing through so I decided to sew the edges. I also stamped the "love you lots" sentiment on the circle layer that was cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
Isn't that little note the cutest?
I added a little bit of Linen Thread around the envelope and tied one of the little wooded hearts from the Sending Love Embellishments pack.
For my second card I wanted to create a background with this primitive heart stamp. I am a lover of so many vintage things and this heart spoke to my heart! :)
I used Whisper White Craft Ink and stamped the image on the base layer. The stamped image coordinates perfectly with another one of the wooden hearts from the embellishment pack.
Another great die is this arrow. Arrows are still trending right now and I couldn't wait to use these dies. I added some Whisper White grosgrain ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack. This ribbon ties very nicely and is easy to use!
I am so thankful that you stopped by my blog today! I've been waiting for this day for a long time and I'm so glad I could share my creations with you! Next up on the ADT blog hop is the lovely Jennifer Sootkoos from the USA. Make sure you make your way around the entire hop - you won't be disappointed!