Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Welcome to the Hop!

Hi Everyone! I want to welcome all of you to the 2011 Artisan Award Winners Blog Hop! I still can't believe that I actually won this coveted award, let alone be part of a blog hop of this creative magnitude! SQUEE!!!!! It has been an exciting ride so far, and I can't even imagine what the rest of the year will bring! (Insert happy dance here!!) :)

  For the next two weeks or so, all the winners of this years Award will be sharing all of their winning and wonderful drool worthy projects with you and me! I KNOW!! I am SO excited to see them up close and hear a little bit about what inspired them to make some of those beauties! So are you ready?

 There are ten wonderful recipients of this award each year, so that means there are ten equally wonderful blog stops along this hop. You should be arriving here from Heidi Kings blog. Her projects are truly breathtaking! Here I am going to start you off with one of my card entries -

I created my banners using a now retired set called Party Hearty. The clouds behind the banners were made using the Create a Cupcake punch.  I ran a strip of Whisper White card stock thru my Big Shot, using the Perfect polka dot EF, and then punched them out. My multi-colored scallops at the base of my card are 1 3/8" circles cut in half and stamped with Dot, Dot, Dot. This was the first card I created to send in, so I saw it fitting that it should be the first creation I shared on the hop. :)

Now we are on our way over to see Cheryl LeFore and her stunning creations! :) If you decide that you want to hop around a little, here is a list of all the Award recipients this year. Just click on their name to visit them whenever you like.

Connie Collins
Sandra Farrell
Heidi King
Heather Klump (you are here)
Cheryl LeFore
Laura Mellinger
Jennifer Picard
Heather Stevens
Summer Stone
Heather Summers

Hope you continue to join us the rest of the hop. Remember there are 10 winners, so that means 100  amazing projects to share!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Stamps - Party Hearty, Fabulous Phrases, Dot, Dot, Dot
Paper - Crumb Cale, Baja Breeze, Whisper White,So Saffron, Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz
Ink - Versamark, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Regal rose, So Saffron, Crumb cake marker
Accessories - Big Shot, Perfect Polka dot EF, Linen thread, Brads, Paper piercing tool, glue dots, Create a Cupcake Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Crochet Trim, Blushing Bride Poly twill ribbon, dimensional dots


Connie Collins said...

This card is so amazing. I love your choice of colors and that paper flower is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is beautiful! How did I not "see" this on your board!?!? It's awesome! I love the circles and pennants:)

Anonymous said...

You know I love absolutely everything that you create! This card is so freash and fun. I just love how the colours pop against the neutral background.

Sandra Farrell said...

You are so creative. I like how you used the party hats in an original way. I can't believe I missed all these details during convention.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award Heather. Great use of the different elements to produce a beautiful card.

Rose said...

Wow, girl!! This is stunning! Well deserved, Heather! A BIG congrats to you! ;) xoxo, Rose

Kirsteen said...

Heather, This is gorgeous, loved it when I saw it before, love it more now!!
Congratulations again! Kx

Tiffany Bauer said...

I am so happy that I got to meet you in person!!! You are too sweet and one of the most talented ladies I can now say that I know!!

Love love love this card and everything you do!! I am so happy you guys are doing this hop so we can see all the awesomeness you ladies created!!

I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #28 with a link back to your blog on 8-7-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to pick up your blog badge too!!

If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Take care
Tiffany Bauer

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous---such beautiful colors together!