Artistic Avenger

Don’t You Forget About Me…..


I just love that song, don’t you? If I could title every blog post with a good ol’ 80s song, I would! But I used this title for two reasons. The first is that this card is an oldie but goodie that I learned so long ago and the stamp set/accessories I’ve used are retiring.

This is one of the projects I did at my Downline traning meeting last night and that I’ll be showcasing at retiring workshops this month.

This type of card is called “waterfall” and I’ve got some really quick and easy instructions. Which I’ll add below.

I used the following colours: Marina Mist, Real Red, Garden Green and Night of Navy. A bright and fun combination! I used the Cheers to You stamp set and instead of stamping and colouring it in, I’ve just stamped each image with a coordinating colour. This card is just pure happiness!

Here are the instructions:

This is a really cool card. The white squares are 1 3/4 x 1 3/4″ on top of 2″ x 2″ purple squares. They are glued to the a white 9″ x 2″ strip of cs that is scored at 2″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″ & 4 1/4″. Bend your strip so that the scored lines fold. Fold in half using the center score line as the top, with the scored lines facing front and the unscored part at the back. This is your mechanism. Stamp, color and attach your 4 squares just beneath each score line.

The purple strip is attached only just under the bottom stamped image ON TOP OF the fold over piece of scored cs — that is the only place that it’s glued. It’s very important NOT to put any glue/tombo/whatnot on the back of the strip, or it will not slide! The purple strip is attached with brads to the pink/purple layers.

Pull the ribbon tab and the images flow!

Speaking of pure happiness, I wanted to talk briefly about my wonderful downline. Now, although there was a Canucks game on last night, many of them came out to our monthly meeting at my home. We discussed what is new on the horizon with Stampin’ Up!, Convention, Swaps and more! Then we started on our make and take projects (the one above is the first of three which I’ll share with you).

Then, Carole (my Convention roomie) began a lovely speech. I didn’t know where she was going with it but soon figured it out. I was again an Artisan Award “loser” this year and although I swore it wouldn’t bother me, it did. But this is a bonus for you all because this means I can post my projects here! (which I’ll do over the next month or so).

Anyhow, my dear friends presented me with the one-and-only “Master Artisan” Award to celebrate my artistic adventures. I was thrilled, very honoured and touched to be a part of this wonderful group. I’m so glad they all chose me to be a part of not only their SU businesses but their lives.

Here is a photo of us (a little goofy, but that’s us!):

Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Whisper White.

Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Real Red.

Stamps: Cheers to You.

Accessories:  Paper Trimmer, Silver Brads, Night of Navy Taffeta, Treehouse Designer Paper.

8 thoughts on “Don’t You Forget About Me…..

  1. Love the picture LOL! Nothing better than some good friends 🙂 Hockey game wasn’t worth watching last night anyway! Enjoy your heartfelt award 🙂

  2. I say la…la la la la….sorry couldn’t started it! 🙂 Carrie, you are an award winning artist in our eyes. You consistently amaze and inspire me with your creative outlook on our products. A visit to your blog is always inspiring and a happy part of my day! I say…”Cheers to YOU”! ((hugs))

  3. You ARE a master artisan – and then some! I look forward to seeing your entries – I am sure they are wonderful! Don’t spend another second feeling bad – I wish I had just half of your ability! I agree with Nance – you put a fresh spin on SU products and your creativity is limitless! Love the picture – looks like my kind of crowd 🙂

  4. Carrie,
    You are anything but a loser in my book. You are one of the very first blogs I ever became addicted to and I look forward to opening your posts every day. You are a really talented artist and I’m delighted that I can still view your posts here.

  5. Just received your 4th post of this blog today. Have you alerted wordpress?

  6. You definitely got my Master Artisan vote as well!!! How sweet of your downline to give you this prize and recognize your artistic skills. Aren’t downline members the best to pep us up? Mine are coming over tonight and I have a feeling there’ll be a very high level of excitement with the new cattie now available for us to pour over.

    Big hugs,

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  8. Carrie,
    I can’t imagine that you wouldn’t be awarded an official spot among the Artisan Award winners. Well, never mind that. You are so talented and inspiring to so many. How wonderful that your downline organized a little tribute. Well done on their part and well deserved on yours!


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