Friday, November 17, 2017

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!






Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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






Friday, October 27, 2017

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!!





Friday, October 13, 2017

Watercolor Christmas - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

This November, we at Crafty Carrot Co. can't wait to share with you the huge amount of fun you can get out of the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit! Sure, you could make a bunch of 20 simple cards with it (which is great) but you could also get a second kit and make a whole bunch of other stuff! See below for details on how to join our November Online Program :)

Today I've paired my kit with the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Watercolor Christmas stamp set to make an advent calendar. Stick a task, reading or treat inside and display them on a string or a in a basket for your Christmas countdown this year. This project uses 12 of the card bases in the kit if you repeat the designs up to 24. If you want a 25th - that's your call!


Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.

Watercolor Christmas Advent Calendar - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot. Co.


WHAT IS 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. So how do you get on board? Glad you asked....

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


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


Core Product for November Online Program:

Recommended Extras:
(NZD$38 clear mount, NZD$53 wood mount)
Whisper White Thick Cardstock

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



Up next on our hop is my lovely friend Valerie!








STAMPING SUSAN WONG