Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hello!  I'm so happy to welcome you to my very first post as a member of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. I'm so glad that you have stopped by!

A little about my Stampin' Up! Journey

I discovered paper-crafting when I first came across a local Stampin' Up! class almost 5 years ago.  I fell in love with the hobby immediately.  I had zero supplies and wanted everything in the catalogue.  I didn't have a clue what to start with for my first order.  My demonstrator told me about the Stampin' Up! starter kit and the benefits of being a demonstrator and I was sold. I never imagined I would be more than just a hobby demo, but then some months later I was asked to run a workshop.  This led to another workshop booking, which led to another... before I knew it I had a fun little hobby business which fit in perfectly around my role as a Stay-at-Home Mum.

Today, I love sharing my Stampin' Up! creations not only in classes of my own, but also through my blog here! Through this blog I've had such fun participating in online design challenges and seeing the gorgeous paper creations of other crafters from around the world - particularly the work of the talented Stampin' Up! Artisan's.

The Artisan Invitation

It was a dream come true to receive a call from Aaron at our Australian Stampin' Up! Head Office to be told I'd been selected for the 2015-2016 Artisan Design Team. Stampin' Up! have selected just 20 of their demonstrators from around the world (and just 2 from Australia) to be on this team.  I had to keep the secret of my selection to myself for a couple of weeks - this was so so tricky.
I am overwhelmingly amazed, proud and blessed to be asked to join this journey with such a ridiculously talented group of ladies!

What being an Artisan means

Every fortnight I will be sharing creations here on my blog made using goodies Stampin' Up! have sent the team.  Here is a glimpse of whats inside the box Stampin' Up! sent to get us started.

There are so many fun new sneak peeks from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue (set to be released next month) to play with. It felt like Christmas had come early when this amazing delivery arrived at my door last week!! But alas, between Christmas preparations and end of year events being planned and undertaken I haven't had a chance to play with any of it yet - it's a crime!!

Today's Creation



The English Garden designer series papers are so pretty.  I decided to pull them out and pair them with the Watercolor Wings butterfly.  It is the beginning of Summer here in Australia.  I've been taking the kids and dogs out early in the morning for our daily walk to avoid the heat.  We have such pretty bush surrounds where I live and beautiful nature tracks.  At the moment, we are seeing so many butterflies out dancing as we venture along the path.  I was inspired by their warm yellow, orange and brown tones for my butterfly here.

The sentiment is from the Silhouette and Scripts exclusive hostess stamp set.  I love that I can get the white text on a coloured background without needing to pull out my heat embossing tools and powders.

Meet the rest of the Team

I hope you have enjoyed this project!  Please click the link below to see what fun creation fellow Aussie Jessica Williams has shared for this hop.  You will definitely not be disappointed!


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16 comments :

  1. Love your card. I am so excited to be on the 2015-16 ADT with you! Hugs!

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  2. This is beautiful, Jenn! It is refreshing to see something summery and lovely since it is Winter here. I am so excited to be on this team with you!

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  3. Beautiful card Jenn. Looking forward to being on the team with you this year. XOXO

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  4. Love it, Jenn! So happy to be on the team with you- congratulations!

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  5. I always find it mind blowing that in Australia you are in the spring / summer season and we are in the dead of a cold winter here in Canada. Your card makes my cold day a little bit warmer!

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  6. Super cute card Jenn. I love the inspiration (and the Aussie colours)! So super thrilled to be on the ADT with you! x

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  7. Love how you've brought the outdoors in. Christmas in the summertime is the best. So happy to be on the team with you this year. xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Jenn, love the yellow butterfly and that tiny sentiment in the middle of it! Looking forward to be on the team with you this year :D

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  9. I am in love with how your website looks, totally my style. You made a beautiful project with the butterfly, I really like the yellow on it. I'm excited to share our Artisan adventure together this year! X

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  10. What a great card Jenn, I love the color combo you used =)

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  11. Oh those boxes! They are so grand when they arrive!! I'm thrilled for you and so happy to see you on this year's ADT. Lovely card...looking forward to all the inspiration!

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  12. Congratulations Jenn! I can't wait to see what else you create as an Artisan!

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  13. Gorgeous card Jennifer! All your layers are lovely. I'm so excited to share in the ADT journey with you.

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  14. Simply divine Jenn. And Congratulations again - I am so looking forward to your ADT journey. D x

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  15. Love your card, and the matching envelope! Such a tiny detail which make it just perfect! I'm super happy to be part of the team with you!

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  16. Beautiful card! I love the patterns you chose, and that you stamped the envelope to match. So great to be on the team with you this year!

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