Friday, May 26, 2017

New In Colors + Crafting Forever - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

The new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue goes live in just a few days! Eeeeeep! There are five awesome new In Colors coming so on the Fancy Friday blog hop this week, we're showing you exactly HOW you can use them! Stampin' Up! has made it easy for us all by putting together a sheet of fabulous new combinations.  Each of us on the hop today has chosen one to show you. Here's mine!
Stampin' Up! Color Combo - Fancy Friday

Crafting Forever Stamp Set - By Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Crafting Forever Stamp Set - By Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Crafting Forever (available June 1st 2017)
Inks: Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay
Papers: Whisper White thick, Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Shimmery White (scissors)
Tools/Accessories: Fringe Scissors, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Delicate White Doilies, Gold Metallic Thread, Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit (sequins), Aquapainter


So tell me - what's going to be your favourite new In Color? 


Our Crafty Carrot Co. June rewards programme is all about the Touches of Texture stamp set. Simply purchase Touches of Texture (or equiv. value) with your local Crafty Carrot Demonstrator for access to our exclusive tutorials and videos. You'll love it!



ENTER MAY HOST CODE Q7NZKH6W

Next up on our Fancy Friday hop the talented Cathy Caines!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Touches of Texture - The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Crafty Carrot Co. Blog Hop! Right now we're in the qualifying purchase period for our June customer rewards programme. We can't wait to share some fresh new ideas with you using the Touches of Texture stamp set. If you're sad that Gorgeous Grunge is retiring this set is a really great carryover alternative!

Want to know more about the Crafty Carrot Collective? Click here: http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com

On my card today I've used the good old emboss resist technique. I heat embossed the lacy stamp in white onto Shimmery White card stock and washed over it with Calypso Coral. Add some fun elements from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment kit and you're away!

Touches of Texture - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Touches of Texture - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Touches of Texture, Birthday Blooms
Inks: Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Papers: Very Vanilla, Shimmery White
Accessories/Tools: Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Gold 1/4" Trim, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool



Y O U R  S H O P P I N G  G U I D E



Qualifying purchase for access to our June Programme:
SUSAN'S HOST CODE: Q7NZKH6W

(or item/s of equivalent value)
Wood Mount $94.50


Recommended Extras:



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


ENTER HOST CODE Q7NZKH6W


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


Friday, April 28, 2017

Work of Art - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to another Fancy Friday blog hop! We're a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisans who love to bring you inspiration each month. Today we're all about he A-R-T. The challenge was to make something without words or sentiments - just pretty to look at! Kinda hard right? But fun too!

I used the All Year Long Project Life Accessory Pack (pssst it's retiring soon) to make a mini sampler. The base is 8x8" and each little square is one of the 2x2" squares from the pack. 





Supplies Used:
Stamps: Awesomely Artistic
Inks: Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Versamark
Papers: Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Tools/Accessories: All Year Long Accessory Pack, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool



Our Crafty Carrot Co. May rewards programme is going to be E-P-I-C. Our tutorials and videos will  feature the Nailed It stamp set but since it's selling out fast in some markets, we're also going to bring you other projects using other stamp sets in our stashes. Double the inspiration! Shop now!





Shop the retiring sales here:
Enter April HOST CODE APMMCSRS



Next up on our Fancy Friday hop is the wonderful Cindy Schuster!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nailed It Blog Hop - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Welcome to another Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop! Our May rewards programme is going to be epic! Have you bought in yet? Learn more here: http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com/

Nailed It Baby Scrapbook Pages - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

This May, not only will our tutorials and live videos feature the Nailed It stamp set, but you'll be seeing LOTS of cool ideas for how our designs and techniques work for other stamp sets in our stash. We're aware that Nailed It is currently on the retiring list, so if it has sold out in your market, you can still shop the retiring sale to your heart's content and get lots out of our May programme.

For my Nailed It project I wanted to show you a way this can be for little boys too! Paired with some Soft Sky and a bit of cheek, I hope you love these pages as much as I do! Disclaimer - no babies were sawed - only seen! ;)

T R A D I T I O N A L  L A Y O U T - 12X12

Nailed It Baby Scrapbook Page - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Nailed It Baby Scrapbook Page - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Nailed It Baby Scrapbook Page - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.


P R O J E C T  L I F E  P A G E - 6X8

Nailed It Baby Project Life Page - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Nailed It Baby Project Life DIY Card - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Nailed It Baby Project Life Shaker Pocket - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.



Y O U R  S H O P P I N G  G U I D E


Qualifying purchase for access to our May Programme:
SUSAN'S HOST CODE: APMMCSRS

(or item/s of equivalent value)
Wood Mount NZD$61
*NB Clear Mount no longer available in South Pacific market BUT $44 minimum order will still get you in for May.

Recommended Extras:
Build It Framelits
Urban Underground Embellishments
*NB Sold Out in South Pacific. Urban Underground Washi Tape and Designer Paper could be a great swap!

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


ENTER HOST CODE APMMCSRS




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


Friday, March 31, 2017

Step it Up Sketch - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Fancy Friday blog hop! We're a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisans who love to bring you inspiration each month. We hope you take these ideas and CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) them in your own crafting time and space!

You've Got This Step It Up Sketch Challenge - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

This month we have a sketch challenge with a twist. As we share our simple projects and also their stepped up versions, you can see how to turn a basic card into something spectacular. OR pare something super fancy back into a card that's quick and easy to replicate. This is such a great skill to have when turning creations you come across into your own works of art. So, beginners and avid crafters alike, this hop is for you. #yourewelcome  :) xx

Fancy Friday Step It Up Sketch Challenge


FIRST - keep it simple with stamped layers from the You've Got This stamp set.

You've Got This Card 1 - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

You've Got This Card 1 - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

HOT TIP: Basic Colouring
Don't forget our Stampin' Write markers are great for that touch of colour where you need it. I used my Delightful Dijon marker to add interest to the flower centre.


THEN - step it up with some Watercolor Pencils, paper layers and attention to detail...

You've Got This Card 2 - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Swoon!! Don't you love the Sale-A-Bration Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper?!

You've Got This Card 2 - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

HOT TIP: Sponging a background 
Want to avoid streaks or putting on too much colour too fast? Pick up your ink on your sponge then and dry it out on spare paper until it's not streaky but still giving colour. Then apply in thin layers to your background paper. I built mine up for the ombre effect using Delightful Dijon.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: You've Got This
Inks: Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Delightful Dijon, Basic Black Archival
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper
Tools/Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, 2015-2017 In Color Doilies, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones



Today (31st March NZT) is the last day of Sale-A-bration (FREE items for every $110 order) 
AND the last day to qualify for our Crafty Carrot Co. April rewards programme!
Purchase Cake Crazy (or equiv. value) using your Crafty Carrot Demonstrator's host code and you're in - FREE!


Check out my online store here:
Enter March HOST CODE P9VZGSBB


Next up on our Fancy Friday hop is my talented friend, Cathy Caines!
Leave a comment if you have any thoughts or questions. I'd love to hear from you :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cake Crazy Blog Hop - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Star-spangled Cake Crazy? Who would've thought?! Patriotic as this card is, I'm not even close to being American. Haha. But this little idea popped into my head when I picked up the Cake Crazy stamp set and I ran with it! Thinking outside the 'cake' with this set is so much fun.

Star-Spangled Cake Crazy - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

So - welcome to another Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop. We're so excited to share with you our April shopping list and all the jazz you'll need for entry into our programme next month...

What's The Crafty Carrot Collective?
We are a group of five Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (who have all received the prestigious Stampin' Up! Artisan award) from around the globe. We're all about helping you decide what to purchase and giving you screeds of ideas so your products don't sit on the shelf unused. Use our Host Codes to buy the feature product for the month (or equivalent value product/s) and you're in for the following month's programme! Easy as! Five tutorials, videos, challenges and prizes... You're going to love it :)

Star-Spangled Cake Crazy - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Star-Spangled Cake Crazy - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

How cute are those tassels from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit? Eeeep! We all love how well Stampin' Up! products work together even when the parings are unexpected right? That's the flavour this April! See our full shopping list below...

Shop Now CAKE CRAZY for access to our Crafty Carrot April rewards programme

Qualifying purchase for access to our April Programme:
SUSAN'S HOST CODE: P9VZGSBB

(or item/s of equivalent value)
Photopolymer NZD$44

And because we know you'll want your FREE Sale-A-Bration item, we recommend adding:

Sale-A-Bration Item:
Carried Away Designer Series Paper

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




Now let's go see Valerie's awesome project!