Mixed Metallics - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog hop! We're a collection of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisans who love to bring you top notch inspiration every month. And since we like to keep our fanciness on trend, this month we're sharing some Year of Cheer Suite-inspired mixed metallics projects with you! 

I took it a bit grungy and kept my metallics subtle. How many can you spot? Check the supply list below to see if you got it right!

Every Good Wish Christmas Card - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Every Good Wish Christmas Card - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Every Good Wish
Inks: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Momento Tuxedo Black, Emerald Envy marker
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools/Accessories: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, Foil Snowflakes, Gold Metallic Thread, Linen Thread, Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon

There are 5 metallic elements. Did you spot them all? Haha.


 
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Next up is the talented Erica Cerwin!

Back 2 Basics - Let's Get Hopping


Hearts Come Home Stamps + Coffee Break Papers - Susan Wong


Stamps, inks and paper are all you need to create something meaningful and beautiful. Often, as Stampin' Up! demonstrators, we get lost in aaaall the pretty things. But we started as beginners too and there's something really special about the simplicity of a basic project right? So, Jennifer Frost and the team of Let's Get Hopping enthusiasts are bringing you a Back 2 Basics themed hop this week.

Here are my simple cards made from Krista Frattin's class kits leftovers box! The Coffee Break designer series paper turns Christmassy! What do you reckon?!

Hearts Come Home Stamps + Coffee Break Papers - Susan Wong

Hearts Come Home Stamps + Coffee Break Papers - Susan Wong


And if you follow me on social media you might have seen this baby too. Thought I'd add it in because a little colour and some paper go a long way. If you love colouring, you just have to check out our brand new Stampin' Blends! Stampin' Up! has nailed it with this range of alcohol markers - I love them!

Color Me Happy Stamps + Stampin' Blends - Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hearts Come Home, Color Me Happy
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Silver Metallic Thread, Foil Snowflakes

 
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20-27th November 2017


WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of four Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners. Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to help you decide which products to buy and equip you to get the most out of them. We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community! Visit craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com.

Tabs for Everything Promo - The Crafty Carrot Co.



Let's go see how Cathy Caines does Back 2 Basics!

Tabs for Everything - The Crafty Carrot Co.


  

Many of you know that at the beginning of this month, we Crafty Carrot Co. gals (minus Valerie) were in snowy Canada together!! It was such a dream doing a bunch of touristy things together plus my live class for this month's Watercolor Christmas program and of course lots more stamping! We also had a good long meeting to nut through plans for 2018. We look forward to rolling out some fun new things for next year - that all begins with the Tabs for Everything product focus for January! This set and the coordinating Circle Tab punch are designed to go with journals and planners so let's get organised for the year together! More info on how to join our program below.

Tabs for Everything - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Tabs for Everything - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.


WHAT IS THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of four past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners. Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to help you decide which products to buy and equip you to get the most out of them. We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community!


YOUR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER GUIDE
Shop/Subscribe before 31st December for entry into the January Online Program.
- Live classes, inspiration and challenges -


OPTION ONE - SHOP* to get FREE entry
*any order over USD$15 (approx. NZD$21)


Feature Products for January Online Program:
Tabs for Everything Stamp Set
Circle Tab Punch
(Get the bundle for 10% off)


If you live outside New Zealand, simply shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators.

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OPTION TWO - SUBSCRIBE
*great for our demo friends and UK/EUROPE followers

NEW in 2018 - 3 and 6 month discount subscriptions.
1 month = USD$15
3 months = USD$40
6 months = USD$75
Select your option below and let us take care of the rest!

  



A FOND FAREWELL
In a bittersweet parting we wish Valerie Moody, our UK Crafty Carrot Demonstrator, a fond farewell. She's taking leave to focus on other areas of her life but you'll still see her around in some of our guest spots over the coming year. We wish you well, Valerie, and want to extend a very big THANK YOU for all you've done as part of the Crafty Carrot Co. in 2017. 


So let's hop through to our lovely friend, Valerie!




Awesomely Artistic Friends - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Awesomely Artistic - Stamping Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Welcome to another Fancy Friday blog hop! We're a group of past and present Artisan Design Team members that love to bring you quality inspiration each month. This November we bring you a funky sketch based on a card made by Holly Stene! Here's the outline...


And here's my take on it!

Awesomely Artistic - Stamping Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Awesomely Artistic - Stamping Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Awesomely Artistic - Stamping Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Because I like to work smarter, not harder, this set of 10 cards were also my swaps to give to friends on my big Canada trip. See a bit more of that on my Instagram - @stampinsusanwong. They went down a treat - partly because I also took Whittaker's Artisan chocolates?? In any case - it was an appropriate stamp set because they're ALL Awesomely Artistic!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Awesomely Artistic
Inks: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Stazon Black, Versamark, Pool Party Marker (background splatter)
Papers: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Perfect Days Memories & More Card Pack
Tools/Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Linen Thread, Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Delicate White Doilies, Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Gold Wink of Stella Pen (retired)

 
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WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners. Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to help you decide which products to buy and equip you to get the most out of them. We'd love you to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community!

Tabs for Everything Promo - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Look out for our Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop next week.
We're rolling out some exciting changes for the New Year!




Next up is my wonderful fancy friend, Marisa Gunn. I just love her!

Artisan Design Team Announcement!


Oh I'm SO excited to finally be able to share this news!! You guessed it - I'm on the 2018 Artisan Design Team for Stampin' Up! I'm absolutely thrilled to be representing Stampin' Up! for a third term and what's more, I get the extra privilege of being Team Liaison this year. A HUGE thank you to Stampin' Up! for trusting my leadership and administrative skills on that count. It's going to be a fabulous year together!

I made Artisan! - Stamping Susan Wong

So what does being an Artisan mean? Well, it starts with this gorgeous gift box that arrived just before I flew to Canada for the trip of a lifetime to see friends I made on the 2016 Artisan Team! That's right - friendships within the team can grow so strong you'd fly half-way across the world just to finally meet each other in person! In fact, design credit for the box itself goes to two of these fabulous friends - both ex-Artisans who are now Concept Artists at Stampin' Up! - Becky Foster-Cowley & Cindy Schuster. Both amazing, compassionate and equally inspirational women!

What follows in the coming year is that we, the team, get boxes of goodies, make things and blog about them to inspire YOU. I'm really looking forward to working with a fresh bunch of talented girls this year - some returning and some brand new. So follow me here on the blog and on social media and let's enjoy this ride together :) Links to the team below!




I made Artisan! - Stamping Susan Wong


ARTISAN DESIGN TEAM 2018

United States
Connie Collins (returning)

Canada
Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom

France

Netherlands

Germany
Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Austria
Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Australia
Jennifer Frost (returning)



Wait - don't go just yet! Here's some eye candy for ya. I made this one in Canada with the Christmas Quilt stamp set. It's a perfect set for layering up with minimal supplies! 

Christmas Quilt Stamp Set - Stamping Susan Wong

Christmas Quilt Stamp Set - Stamping Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Christmas Quilt
Inks: Sahara Sand, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Tools/Accessories: Gold Metallic Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool







Painted Autumn Inspiration - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Birthday Blossoms + Pieces & Patterns - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday


Welcome to another Fancy Friday blog hop! We're a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners that love to bring you inspiration each month. This month our focus is the Painted Autumn suite (pp. 48-49 Holiday Catalogue). That means something like this: 'Bold, watercoloured images in beautiful Autumnal colours'. So here's my card using Birthday Blooms and Pieces and Patterns stamp sets. 

Live in the South Pacific like me? You could swap the yellow for a soft pink and you've got pretty cherry tree blossoms for spring!

Birthday Blossoms + Pieces & Patterns - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Birthday Blossoms + Pieces & Patterns - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Supplies Used: 
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Pieces and Patterns
Inks: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Versamark
Papers: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools/Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Silver Metallic Thread, Linen Thread, Aqua Painter

HOT TIP: Use a really light touch when you're water colouring on Very Vanilla so the paper doesn't get too wet. 



Join us this November 2017 for a month of online tutorials, videos, challenges and prizes at The Crafty Carrot Co.

WHAT'S THE CRAFTY CARROT CO.?
We're a group of 5 past Stampin' Up! Artisan award winners. Every month we bring an interactive online program for stampers all over the globe. The whole idea is to help you decide which products to buy and then give you tutorials (with videos) so you can get lots out them. Throw in our month-long challenge and prizes (one per market) and you've got great incentive to be an active part of our wonderful crafting community.

YOUR OCTOBER GUIDE
Shop/subscribe before 31st October for entry into the November Online Program.

OPTION ONE - SHOP* to get FREE entry
*any order over NZD$21

If you live outside New Zealand, simply shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators.

ENTER HOST CODE 7C9K49YN


OPTION TWO - SUBSCRIBE for USD$15
*great for our demo friends



Let's go see Connie Collins next. I just know she'll nail this theme!!