January CASE Challenge, The Crafty Carrot Collective

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Good morning!  I'm all packed and ready to head to my first cardmaking class for the year.  One of the projects we will be making is this birthday card featuring the Weather Together stamp set.  This stamp set has been having quite a workout at my desk this month, let me tell you!  It's the product focus over at The Crafty Carrot Collective's FREE January program.  This week, my talented friend Susan Wong shared a CASE inspired tutorial and I loved her project so much I wanted to play along straight away.

How adorable are the little presents in this set?  I've followed Susan's lead and used them to create a background.  Then I've embellished with a little peek-a-boo peach ribbon which I've paired with the sentiment from the Suite Sentiments stamp set from the catalogue.

Watch me put this project together over at my NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

The Suite Sentiments stamp set will be The Crafty Carrot Collective's February product focus.  Shop at the online SU store of any of our participating demonstrators in January to qualify for FREE ACCESS to this next program of tutorials, classes and challenges featuring this fun set.  Learn more HERE.


I hope that you join us this week for the CASE challenge!  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Don't forget the #thecraftycarrotcoJAN17 hashtag so we can find your project.

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Jenn

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Weather Together, Suite Sentiments
Inks: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark
Papers: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Stampin Write Markers (Peek-a-boo Peach and Basic Black), Heat Tool, Pool Party Embossing Powder (retired), Peek-a-boo Peach Ruffled Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (available again June 2017)




Weather Together, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Hello, happy 2017!!  The excitement of Christmas is now behind us but I'm thrilled to start the New Year with some creative fun as part of The Crafty Carrot Collective.  Today we are bringing you a special blog hop of inspiring samples featuring the Weather Together stamp set.

Stampin' Up! have released a set of Watercolour Pencils in the brand new Occasions catalogue (on sale this week).  I've had so much fun experimenting with these pencils to create this multi-toned background.

Want to learn how to create an effect like this? Catch my free video tutorial this week over on The Crafty Carrot Co facebook page.  Don't forget to like the page and turn on notifications so you don't miss any of the free classes, projects and prizes we are sharing as we celebrate our launch all January long!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Weather Together
Inks: Memento Black, VersaMark
Papers: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Shimmery White
Accessories/Tools: Watercolour Pencils, Aqua Painter, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Classic Label Punch, Delicate White Doilies

Next up in the blog hop is the talented Krista Frattin from Canada. You are going to love what she creates for you!



Want the free classes, samples and prizes to continue in February? It's easy! All you have to do is purchase the Suite Sentiments stamp set (or product/s of equal or greater value) with your country's Crafty Carrot Demonstrator. Remember to use their unique host code. Fellow Aussie's - your shopping info is below!

Pieces of the Story, Hello December - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Friday, December 16, 2016


Hello! Is it December already?  How did that happen?  Despite the best intentions, you are probably swamped this month. Amid the shopping, wrapping and getting last minute cards made, be sure to take a moment for yourself!  If it's a scrappy moment, that's all the better!

I did just that this week when I made this layout to share as part of the December Fancy Friday blog hop.  This is my first hop with this talented team of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisans.  Each month they feature a new challenge and ideas to inspire you! This month we have a neutral's colour challenge, that is, mostly white projects with one neutral color in the mix.


The Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection has a bunch of white on kraft designs.  I thought these would be lovely with the Christmas photos I took of my kids earlier this week.


I added a few pieces from the matching accessory pack too.  I'm really looking forward to making some pocket pages with the rest of the kit to capture more of our favourite moments from this month!

Supplies Used:
Inks: Crumb Cake
Papers: Whisper White 12"x12"
Accessories/Tools: Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection, Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessories Pack, Metallic Doilies, Project Life Journalling Pen.

Next on the Fancy Friday hop is the amazing Connie Collins!

It's a Celebration, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Thursday, December 15, 2016



Today the 2015-2016 Artisan Design Team are sharing their final blog hop with you. What an amazing experience this has been! I am so thankful for the whole adventure and all the wonderful people I've met along the way.

I wanted to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!  So I've made this 'It's a Celebration' card for you today. If you haven't noticed, I do love to heat emboss.  I love the professional, polished look it gives a project.  The gold and silver heat embossing powders were perfect for adding a metallic shine to this 'sparkler'.  I've stamped them directly onto Dapper Denim card stock, creating first the silver stick - then the gold sparkles.  I added sponging in Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugar Plum and White Craft Ink to lend a glowing, night time feel to the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  While this is the last Stampin' Up! Artisan hop for this year don't be sad!  Please find listed below the 2017 team.  Do be sure to pop over to their blogs, see their creations and look forward to seeing more Stampin' Up! inspiration in the New Year.

Next up on the hop is fellow Aussie Jess.

 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: It's a Celebration
Inks: VersaMark, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, White Craft Ink
Papers: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Vellum
Accessories/Tools: Gold and silver embossing powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Silver Metallic Thread, Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Fancy Frost Sequins

Have you heard the news?

We're dangling the carrot! Exciting new initiative starting JANUARY 2017. Click HERE to get in on the action today!


Introducing the 2017 Artisan Design Team:
Allison Okamitsu - Canada
AurĂ©lie Fabre - France
Cathy Caines - Canada
Dani Dziama - United States
Holly Stene - United States
Jennifer Sootkoos - United States
Jessica Winter - Austria
Katy Harrison - United Kingdom
Kimberly Van Diepen - United States
Louise Sharp - Australia
Maike Ulbrich - Germany
Martha Inchley - Canada
Mercedes Weber - United States
Mindy Bingamon-Backes - United States
Miriam van Eyden - Netherlands
Paula Dobson - New Zealand
Rochelle Blok - Australia
Shannon Lane - Canada
Sylwia Schreck - Germany
Tanya Boser - United States

Frosted Medallions, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Years Card, Frosted Medallions, Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog and for hopping along with my Artisan friends and I this year! We only have one more blog hop as a team after today. Where has the year gone?!!

This week I've decided to take a break from Christmas card making and share a New Years project with you. This design features the Frosted Medallions stamp set - great name right?!

Do you like the two tone effect on the medallion? To achieve this I've coloured the stamp in sweet sugarplum and dapper denim with sponge daubers before stamping on whisper white card.

Now let's go visit the talented Jessica Williams to see what she's created this week!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Frosted Medallions
Inks: VersaMark, Sweet Sugar Plum, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Whisper White, Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Dapper Denim
Accessories/Tools: White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Tags & Labels Framelits, Silver Metallic Thread, Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Fancy Frost Sequins


Have you heard the news?

We're dangling the carrot! Exciting new initiative starting JANUARY 2017. Click HERE to get in on the action today!


Introducing the Crafty Carrot Collective

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

To all the lovely people who shop for their Stampin' Up! supplies with me - thank you! You truly do spoil me with your business.  And I'm so grateful that I want to spoil you in return!  That's why I'm thrilled to tell you about a brand new, interactive customer rewards program that I'm working on with a handful of talented international friends.  We call it the Crafty Carrot Collective.



The program works like this:
Want to learn more?  To celebrate our launch, we are inviting everyone to join us for a whole month's access to FREE tutorials, live classes, challenges, and crafty fun this January 2017!  Be sure to follow us on social media to catch all the excitement (links below).  But before you run off to do just that, I've got a quick card project to share with you!

Happy Christmas Cards
I'm busily putting together a stash of Christmas cards to send out.  I'm a little behind and needed a bunch more cards to cover everyone on the list.  Designer series papers, like this pattern from the This Christmas Specialty pack, are a great tool for quick, detailed, pretty backgrounds.  I've heat embossed the Oh, What Fun "Happy Christmas" sentiment in white on watercolour paper squares cut with the Stitched Framelits die.  Then I applied layers of Cherry Cobbler ink with an aqua painter.

Oh What Fun, This Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Christmas Card, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, The Crafty Carrot Collection

Layers of silver ribbon, metallic silver foil doilies and some bakers twine complete the design.  It was pretty quick to put together, I made a set of 6 in about an hour.

Oh What Fun, This Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Christmas Card, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, The Crafty Carrot Collection

Ok!  Now you can go explore more :)

Follow the button below to see what my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators have to share with you today!  Next in the blog line up is Krista.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Oh, What Fun
Inks: VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler
Papers: Watercolour paper, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Stitched Shapes Framelits Die, Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Fancy Frost Sequins, White Bakers Twine, Metallic Foil Doilies


*Australian residents only. Must use host code for valid entry.


For more information about the Crafty Carrot Co, click the links below:

Web: http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com
Instagram: @thecraftycarrotco
Facebook:  facebook.com/thecraftycarrotco

A Toast to the Host, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Hello friends!  Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Today I'm spoiling you with not just one, but three projects!

The season of giving is just around the corner.  I thought there was no better time to start sharing some ideas for prettying up gifts.

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

The Here's to Cheers stamp set and coordinating Cheerful Tags bundle are great for creative packaging, like this wine bottle gift tag, for instance.

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

All kinds of summer celebrations are popular here in Australia at this time of year.  I've gone with a colour scheme of copper, sahara sand and blushing bride in this project set.  I wanted to show how the products, whilst a perfect choice for festive celebrations, might suit other occasions like weddings too.

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Peek-a-boo, don't you just love bringing an element of the inside of a card to the front?

Here's to Cheers, Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Design Team, Gift Ideas, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

And now a little gift tag!  The pretty paper with the leaves is from the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series paper (great name!!).  It comes in many patterns - all in white - which can be used as is or with a splash of colour using your choice of technique.  I've added subtle sahara sand sponging on mine.

Thanks for stopping by - please continue with the blog hop and see what Jess has for us today!


I hope you enjoy our projects - happy crafting!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Here's to Cheers, Jar of Love
Inks: VersaMark, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White, Copper Foil, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools: Copper and white embossing powder, Heat Tool, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Layering Circle Framelits, Blushing Bride ribbon, White bakers twine, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Sponge Daubers, Petite Cafe Gift Bag.