Thursday 21 August 2014

Choose Happiness - Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop

It's Thursday and that means you're in for a treat because it's time for the weekly Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team blog hop! As always we've been working hard to inspire you, so come on - let's start hopping! I've gone vintage with my project this week:

This pretty notebook and card set was made for a lovely lady who joined Stampin' Up with my team last week. (I love welcoming new members to my team, so if you've been wondering whether joining might be right for you, check out my information page here!)

Here's the card. I love the 'artwork on bookprint' style and it's so easy to achieve with Stampin' Up's new blendabilities and the fabulous Typeset speciality designer paper. This paper is thinner than usual which make it really easy to manipulate. TIP: With its variety of designs in sophisticated black and cream, it makes a stylish gift wrap too - perfect for the guys!

There's nothing masculine about this project though! Here's the notebook. The stamped images are from the gorgeous Choose Happiness set, and the intense colour comes courtesy of the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive blendabilities. I added a little sponging round the book print too.

I adore these elegant little kraft journals with their trendy grid pages. They come in packs of two and are great fun to cover in all sorts of styles. I thought this one would make a great 'happy journal', where you write down things that have made you happy each day!

If this were my journal, today's entries would start with:

• Made a fab gift set for a lovely new member of my team
• Enjoyed a fabulous Artisan Design Team blog hop!

Talking of which, the rest of the team have some amazing creations to show you too! Allison Okamitsu is next up, so click the button below to see what she's been up to:

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We were in the north east of England last weekend and as we were driving through Newcastle city centre, I spotted the city's Artisan restaurant which has been cleverly developed round an old biscuit factory. "Hey look!" I said excitedly to my husband, pointing at the logo. "It's me!" He glanced over. "What do you mean?" he said. "A biscuit factory?" Hmm. I think it's safe to say that (a) my husband isn't quite as excited about my Artisan Design Team status as I am and that (b) he's perhaps a little concerned about my biscuit consumption!

There'll be lots more crafting fun here tomorrow so do come back and visit me then.


  1. Holy cow these are jaw dropping gorgeous!

  2. Very beautiful are your books. Great idea!

  3. Absolutely beautiful Vicky! Your new recruit will love it!

  4. This is really beautiful Vicky! Loving the newsprint paper! :)
    Lizy xx

  5. Gorgeous project Vicky! Didn't knew the blendabilities will work on this DSP, great tip! Xx

  6. Two lovely projects Vicky particularly love the idea of the little note book


  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  8. Who is not crazy about these little books!? I collect them and yours is just fab !

  9. super gorgeous! Love the stamping on the newsprint.

  10. Wonderful book ! Love it ! And a great idea to cover it with DSP :)

  11. Hello Vicky

    Just beautiful and stunning and so useful.


  12. So very lovely Vicky, I love the effect of the flowers over the newsprint.

  13. A lovely card and decorated notebook love them

    Jackie x

  14. Absolutely love the coloring with the blendabilities you've done on the Typeset DSP, gorgeous effect Victoria!

  15. Very beautiful. I love how the Notebook and card coordinate.

  16. Sensational projects Vicky.

  17. These are so beautiful Vicky! You pull off this style very well. Your story with your husband cracked me up - I had to ask mine to stop calling me 'Mrs Artisan'. Hahaha.

  18. Love this Vicky...I'm sure everyone will want one of these. You have wonderful ideas

  19. You're such an artist Vicky!

  20. Gorgeous! It's been way too long since l stopped by for a dose of your fabulous talent. xx


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