Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Cup of Merry Christmas Cheer - Artisan Design Team Blog Hop Farewell

Hello there and welcome to the farewell post for this year's Artisan Design Team!  What an adventure this has been and I am forever grateful for the opportunity I have had to represent Stampin' Up! over the last year.  I have had so much fun creating for my customers and blog followers and I am so blessed by the friendships I have made because of this dream come true!  I know that you will love the new team that will start in January.  Maybe you will recognize a few returning ADT members, as well as some brand new ones that are very deserving of the title!

So as well say farewell, let me send you off with "a cup of Merry Christmas cheer"!
Today we are featuring the Merry Cafe stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  This set coordinates with the suite from the Annual Catalog and has a lot of really cute stamps to decorate the mug stamp with.

For the cup, I wanted to make it look like the "red cups" you see here in the states from a particular coffee chain.  (That's my quite way of not throwing a name out there.)  I used the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers as well as the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers for the lid.

I chose the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the background.  I thought the reindeer were subtle enough yet festive!

For the inside of the card, I used the "branches" from the cup sleeve on the inside as well to make a little mistletoe hanging down.  Cute, huh? :) I thought so at least! 

Well my friends, the time has come to say farewell to the Artisan Design Team!  You will find this year's list as well as the new team listed below!  Please click on their blogs and bookmark them - you will be glad you did!  Thanks for hanging out with me, encouraging me and supporting the team this year!  I hope you continue to follow me here on my blog and on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram.

Next up is the lovely Jennifer Sootkoos from New Jersey!

Have a wonderful Christmas season!

Allison OkamitsuAurelie FabreCathy CainesDani DziamaHolly SteneJennifer SootkoosJessica WinterKaty HarrisonKimberly Van DiepenLouise Sharp Maike UlbrichMartha InchleyMercedes WeberMindy Bingamon Miriam van EydenPaula DobsonRochelle BlokShannon LaneSylwia Schreck Tanya Boser


United States
Connie Collins (returning)

Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom



Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Jennifer Frost (returning)


  1. Love the colouring Holly and the reindeer paper is perfection!

  2. Gorgeous card Holly!
    I send you a big hug and thank you for creatives year 2017!

  3. I have been a huge fan of yours for some time now, but working with you on the ADT this year has been a highlight for me Holly, and becoming friends was the icing on the cake ♥

  4. You have been amazing inspiration to us! 😘

  5. Beautiful card! Loved to work with you the past year and I will follow your gorgeous projects! They are so inspiring.