Friday, July 28, 2017

Perfect Days - Fancy Friday Blog Hop


It's no secret that for me memory keeping is where it's at! I do it for me, for my family and for the generations to come. And well, for the fun of it too. The new Memories and More range from Stampin' Up! means that you really don't have to be an artistic or creative person to preserve your memories. Allison Okamitsu posted this quote the other day and it resonated with me... thanks friend!


On the Fancy Friday hop this week, this team of past and current Artisans are bringing you a range of ideas for using our new Memories and More card packs. There's A LOT of 'more' you can do with them but I stuck to basics and completed some pockets pages that had been waiting for a little while (hence some now retired pocket orientations).

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong



Special thanks to Adam and Kirsten of Wonderferris for the epic family snaps.

Perfect Days Memories & More - Susan Wong


Do you live in New Zealand? I'm more than happy to offer advice and products to get your own albums underway. Or maybe you have a group of friends that would be keen to see pocket memory keeping in action. Let's talk! Drop me a line!

Memories & More Tip - Susan Wong

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Next up is my dear friend Sue Plote!







Thursday, July 13, 2017

Crafting Forever - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Here at the Crafty Carrot Collective we're going to be featuring the Crafting Forever stamp set with some of the Naturally Eclectic suite in August. You can purchase this set now from any one of our Crafty Carrot demos to have FREE access to our August tutorials, videos, challenges and prizes!!

So - I'm pretty excited to share this one! In a little bit of an unexpected combination, I used some of the Naturally Eclectic designer paper to create a galaxy background for this card. Simply sponge on different shades of blues and purples (with a touch of black) from your ink stash and finish with some Whisper White Craft Ink. 

Crafting Forever + Naturally Eclectic - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Crafting Forever + Naturally Eclectic - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Crafting Forever
Inks: Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry, Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black Archival, Whisper White Craft Ink
Papers: Night of Navy, Naturally Eclectic, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories/Tools: White Solid Baker's Twine, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Silver Metallic Thread



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Qualifying purchase for access to our August Programme:
CRAFTING FOREVER STAMP SET
(or item/s of equivalent value to clear mount set)
Clear Mount NZD$42
Wood Mount NZD$59


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


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Time to see what Valerie will inspire us with!






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Friday, June 30, 2017

Memories & More - Fave Things Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Perfect Day Memories & More Card Pack - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

The new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue is live and we've all been swimming in fun new products for at least a month now! The Fancy Friday team is a group of current and past Artisans and today on our hop, it's all about our top picks from the new cattie. What's a little more inspiration right?

If you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen some of my faves but here's a little recap for ya...


 

 



I've whipped up a pocket page using the Perfect Days Card Pack. This cool collection is part of our brand new Memories and More range. If you haven't heard about how awesome and easy this system is for memory keeping (and heaps MORE), here's a bit more info...


So there's some great greens in this card pack but I chose a more neutral Soft Sky stripe to set the colour palette for my page and added in some yellow. Use these cards however YOU want to!

Perfect Day Memories & More Card Pack - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Perfect Day Memories & More Card Pack with Pieces & Patterns - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Perfect Day Memories & More Card Pack - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pieces & Patterns, Number of Years
Inks: Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight
Papers: Perfect Day Card Pack, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight
Tools/Accessories: Large Numbers Framelits, Linen Thread, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Dimensionals, Variety Pack 12x12, Journalling Pen, 1/4" Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon



Don't you love the way the camera stamp makes a cute subtle pattern for memory keeping? Purchase the Pieces & Patterns stamp set (or equiv. value) this June and get access to our Crafty Carrot Collective rewards programme! 
More info here: http://bit.ly/CCCSHOPNOW


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Next up on our Fancy Friday hop is my wonderful friend Marisa!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pieces and Patterns - The Crafty Carrot Co. Blog Hop

Pieces & Patterns - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Pieces and Patterns - love at first sight! Those little animals and generic phrases are perfect for everyday cards with a young, fresh vibe. SO it goes without saying, I'm thrilled the gals all agreed on making it our Crafty Carrot Co. product focus for JULY.

I often say your skills and what you learn through our Crafty Carrot Co. tutorials are totally transferable between cards, traditional layouts and even pocket memory keeping. Keep scrolling to see how I've applied pretty much the same detailing to all three forms. Easy concept right? You can totally nail it too!

Note - our Crafty Carrot shopping list does not include the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. More details on that below but it's an optional extra k?

Pieces & Patterns 12x12 - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Pieces & Patterns 12x12 - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Pieces & Patterns 12x12 - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Pieces & Patterns with Memories & More - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Pieces & Patterns with Memories & More - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Pieces & Patterns card - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Pieces & Patterns card - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pieces and Patterns, (plus Number of Years on 12x12 Layout)
Inks: Basic Black Archival, Powder Pink, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Night of Navy
Papers: Pool Party, Whisper White, Powder Pink, Crushed Curry, Shimmery White, Gold Foil Paper
Accessories/Tools: Aqua Painter, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Layering Circles Dies, 1" Circle Punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Very Vanilla Solid Baker's Twine



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Qualifying purchase for access to our July Programme:
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(or item/s of equivalent value to clear mount set)
Clear Mount NZD$40
Wood Mount NZD$57


Recommended Extras:
Embossing Paste NZD$14

 Palette Knives NZD$11

 Pattern Party Decorative Masks NZD$12


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



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Next up on the hop is Valerie! Thanks for stopping by :)