Layered Typeset Papers - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

So I made some little ocean waves with the Typeset designer papers. What do you think? The papers are delightfully thin enough that it didn't bulk up the thickness on the card front too much. And they crumple so effortlessly! Ahhh.

We have come to the end of the August showcase so quickly! Check back next Thursday as the team and I delve into our September boxes of goodies. Such Fun! (If you've never seen Miranda, click here.)

Torn Typeset layers thanks card ~ Susan Wong

Torn Typeset layers thanks card detail ~ Susan Wong

Check out Teneale's blog next!

Colours - Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White

Happiness Envelope Card - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Two wonderful people I know got engaged about a week ago. So exciting! I really do love a good romantic proposal story. There were lots of laughs when they tag-teamed told it to us. There are always going to be disagreements about exactly how it happened right?

Well, because they're family and I wanted to make it a bit special, I didn't mind doing lots of fussy-cutting ;)

Choose Happiness Envelope Card ~ Susan Wong

Choose Happiness Envelope Card (inside) ~ Susan Wong

The scoop:
I made an envelope for a 5x5" card on the Envelope Punch Board, folded it up and stuck a belly band around it. Pretty simple!
That's three flowers, stamped, cut out, screwed up and unscrewed then stuck together with dimensionals.
The bird has two dimensionals stacked behind it so it's high enough to lie over the flower.

Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, StazOn Black

Next, hop on over to Teneale's blog - click below!

Anchor Me with Project Life - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

'Anchor Me' has long been a phrase that resounds with me. I first heard it in the Greenpeace remake of the 1994 Kiwi classic by The Mutton Birds. See video below - be warned, I have had this in my head all week.

BUT, no, it wasn't actually the song itself that made me pick this phrase for this page; instead it was the idea of putting down roots in good soil. So without further ado and before I introduce any more metaphors, here's my project for this week! 

I'm loving our new Project Life range and the best thing is being able to make your own 'cards'. Check it out.

Anchor Me PL page ~ Susan Wong

Anchor Me PL page detail ~ Susan Wong

Three small drops of the Pool Party reinker brushed around with an aqua painter creates a really quick and easy background. The 'love' is hand drawn. That's the beauty of the Project Life journalling pens. One thick and one thin.

Photo credit goes to the amazingly talented Keri-Anne @ First Light Birth Photography.

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Artisan Intro - That's me!

When I first saw the announcement about the Artisan team going worldwide I, um, I Googled ‘Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team’.  That sounds bad.  Ok, so my second thought was that it would be entirely out of my reach amongst the many talented demonstrators I know in New Zealand and Australia. I left it at that.

Heavily pregnant and just five weeks out from giving birth to our third child our team leader emailed me to say she thought I should apply. I was a bit taken by surprise, I probably cried (pregnant!) and I thanked her very much for the vote of confidence. Me? Really?? My head space was so full at the time with my eldest starting school, preparing to move to our brand new home, the baby arriving and my big bro’s wedding.

Come April between feeds and sleep-deprived nights I had been testing myself by doing weekly blog posts and somehow managed to turn in my Artisan application.  As the weeks post-application went by and I started to think about it more, I became very comfortable with the idea. Perhaps it was one of those rare times when you’re feeling confident enough in the quality of your creations to be judged on them? Hmm, perhaps not.

About mid-June I got The Call. Emma, our amazing and down-to-Earth country manager, sprung the news on me one afternoon. It was like being proposed to – in that I knew the time was right for me but I totally didn’t see it coming! Me? Really!! Then came the wait. Quite inconveniently, top secrets are always top of the list of things you’d like to tell someone.

Well the North American convention came soon enough as did the onslaught of congratulatory messages from friends and yet-to-be-friends alike. I have ogled at the contents of my first box, sketched rough ideas on the shower wall (let’s face it Mums – sometimes your only real alone time), and still feel a little bit like someone needs to pinch me.

And now, the pressure’s on with the eyes of the Stampin’ Up! world watching this humble little Kiwi. Time to do what Kiwis do best: Take it easy mate, be me, create. Looking forward to this year and all that it brings. Thanks for your loving support so far.

Here's a little something I made for my brand new nephew. I’m yet to meet him in person but I can’t wait!

Susan Wong, Artisan DT. Happy Hooray Welcome Baby Card.

Welcome if you've clicked through from Sarah Sagert's blog!
Next, click below to hop along and read Teneale Williams’s Artisan journey…

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - 134276: And Many More, 134012: A Happy Hooray
Inks - Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding, Crushed Curry, StazOn Black
Papers - Kraft Cardstock, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools - Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine (from Tag a Bag Accessory Kit), White Embossing Powder

Just Add Ink #225

This week at Just Add Ink we have a sweet as colour combo for you. Take a look at what the others in the Design Team made, enter and let us enjoy your creations too!

Susan Wong. Project Life inspired layout.

Nothing like a bit of hidden journalling to add a bit of fun. It's super easy too when you use a one of the new Project Life cards (Everyday Adventure).

Susan Wong. Project Life inspired layout detailing.

Now for the sad news: Unfortunately this is my last official Just Add Ink post. If you haven't already heard, I'm honoured to form part of the first international Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team over the next 12 months. So between that and three lovely children my time will be tight. I want to take this moment to honour the amazing Just Add Ink ladies for all their inspiration and support.

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