Welcome to my first blog as Creative Flare Cards. Previously I'd been using the domain name www.happystamperkris.blogspot.com, and that was working for where I was at the time. Now that I'm branching out more it's time to consolidate all the web entities under a similar name.
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So here's one of the things been on the work table in May: My submissions for Stampin' Up's yearly Artisan Award. It's a competition open to all Stampin' Up demonstrators in the USA and Canada. All the submissions had to be made exclusively with Stampin' Up products that were for sale during the first part of the year, and they were due May 31. The requirement was 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2 decorative items. After racking my brain for about 2 months, this is the result!
Card 1 is a standard A2 size card made with the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. It features the Boho Blossoms, XL Oval, and Butterfly Punches; Lattice Bigz and Beautiful Butterflies Bigz dies; Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Always Artichoke and Blushing Bride card stock; Pool Party seam binding ribbon, and Basic Pearls.
For the epicureans, this was the Studio Sketches stamp set, on More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White and Basic Black. A little Bakers' Twine in Early Espresso gives it an added texture.
The arabesque border was created using the Ornament Punch. I will add that older blog to this one for reference.
This was a spontaneous act of patriotism on the part of my oldest son when he was in Kindergarten. It was so touching, and the best way to keep it simple seemed to go with a Haiku poem instead of trying to write out the whole story.
I did a shadowbox collage for one 3-D item submission, it was based off products featured for Sale-a-bration this past winter. I did one for myself, without the frame, backed on foam core to decorate my office, and my husband liked it so much he suggested I make another for Stampin' Up. The stamps are the Fresh Vintage set and the Pursuit of Happiness set.
There it is! That was my submission for this year's competition, and the results will be released toward the mid-month about who won and will be admitted to the Design Team... There's probably a 1:1,000 chance of winning, but I'll let you know what happens :)