Friday, August 10, 2012

Artisan Award Finalists Blog Hop!

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Hello!

Welcome to the first day of the Artisan Award Finalists Blog Hop! If you haven't heard of the Artisan Award contest from Stampin' Up! - let me fill you in a bit. For the last couple of years, Stampin' Up! has been holding Artisan Awards, where demonstrators submit work and they are judged on a number of different categories . This year, SU! selected 20 finalists from all entries, and from those 20 finalists, they selected 10 members for the Design Team.

Although we weren't selected as the 10 members of the Design Team, we wanted to share with you our projects that made us in the top 20!

Each day for 10 days you will see a project from 9 of us (sadly, Mary Haugen cannot participate due to technical difficulties - we will miss you, May!). The competition required you to make 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2 3D items, so you'll see a wide variety of projects over the next week and a half :)

So, here's the first project I'm sharing with you!


This scrapbook page was made of my sweet baby Jack. He loves getting his hands into anything Stampin' Up!... Even the packing paper! In the projects, I used the SU packing material as an element on my page. I wanted the colours to be bright and fun, but still 'boyish'. The wide rounded corners were made using the 1-3/8" Circle punch. I will admit, the Scrapbooking submissions were the most challenging for me! At the end of this post will be a list of all materials used in this page.

Now, if you've arrived here from Mercedes Weber's blog, you're right on track. Next up is Mindy Bingamon!! Just wait until you see what she has in store...!

If at any point you get lost along your way, hop through the list:

  1. Connie Collins 
  2. Holly VanDyne 
  3. Melissa Stout 
  4. Amy O'Neill 
  5. Sandie Conner 
  6. Amy Rogers 
  7. Mercedes Weber 
  8. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin (you are here!) 
  9. Mindy Bingamon


Thanks for hopping along with us today! Join us again tomorrow for a tour through 9 new projects! 

-Tara
xox 

List of Supplies
Whisper White cardstock, Lucky Limeade cardstock, Tempting Turquoise cardstock, Summer Smooches DSP, Stampin' Up! packing paper, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Brights Buttons, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

5 comments:

  1. Tara, what a cute page and even cuter baby!

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  2. Love the page and LOVE a chubby baby! He's got such pinch-able cheeks!

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  3. What a great page, Tara! Why is it that babies just love the feel and sound of crumpling paper? I love the way you were able to incorporate the packing paper into the layout. And that baby is SO adorable!

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  4. Oh he is SO CUTE! :) My girls love the SU! packing paper too! Love that you incorporated it into the page - how creative!

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  5. Love that you were able to repeat the packing paper from the pictures in your layout. The journaling was very fun too. Great job!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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