Thursday, 25 January 2018

You're Awesome | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Here's the thing.
"You're Awesome"

It's almost like we don't allow ourselves to believe those words.
But I can assure you that all 16 of these Stampin' Up! Artisans from around the world are most certainly awesome. It is my hope that they have already allowed these words to sink in when they truly realized that they would be representing Stampin' Up! in 2018.
Because guess what?
You're Awesome.
and congrats.

Today marks the first blog hop for this year's team.
We are all so excited to show you our style and projects over the next year.
Thank you so much for the love, support and taking the time out of your day to say hello.


Today's project was created using the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration item called Epic Celebrations. The sneakers were coloured using the Stampin' Blends alcohol marker: Cherry Cobbler + Smoky Slate. But I know what you are really thinking... where did those stars come from? It's a hidden gem in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets. They are the perfect size and ever so awesome!

Hope you enjoyed this fun little project!

To hear about my story of this news please see this blog post: 2018 Artisan | OnStage
To hear the story of my 2017 Artisan phone call and receiving my award, you'll have to check out these to blog posts: The Phone Call + The Secret.

Be sure to keep hopping along to Charlet Mallett whom I've been a fan of for a very long time.  I was incredibly excited to hear that she would be joining me this year! I am so glad to have met her in real life and shared this moment together.


Please see below for a list of Stampin' Up! products used in today's project:


  1. Cathy, the card is amazing!
    I love this color combination and your idea!

  2. Yep! Awesome card and perfect layout. Loved your sentiment and was so blessed to meet you in person as well. You are a rock star! I think I may have to take a drive up to see you. I googled and it's like 5 hours? Not too bad. Hugs!

  3. Cathy, you absolutely "nailed it" with these colors combined with this stamp set...perfect! XOXO

  4. What a amazing Card !!! I Love it!

  5. As always, love your bright and fun card! You just know how to nail the colors! You're awesome!

  6. This card is so so awesome and so are you my friend! So excited to be on the team with you this year xx

  7. This is a one super fun card and I am loving your use of the star detail from the Mini Treat Bag set..But what really catches my eye is how you added the Smokey Slate to the soles of the shoes--that my dear is epic! Smiles, Elizabeth

  8. you sure are awesome and i love your card! great tip for the stars too! looking forward to working with you this year.x

  9. This is without a doubt "awesome"!!! You never disappoint!

  10. Cathy, this is such a cute colourful card! So excited to be on Stampin'up! 2018 Artisan Design team with you!

  11. Such a great 'teen' card Cathy!! Love what you made of this set!

  12. Love your Idea, it is so much fun in your creation! Love to be with you on the team! Hugs from Germany!

  13. Such a fun card Cathy, the colours and combo of papers is just perfect!! & those stars are indeed a little hidden gem in the Mini Treat bag set. Looking forward got sharing the year ahead with you x

  14. I love the gorgeous colours and will be casing this for my teenage son! Love it!

  15. Your opening paragraph really made me smile - the ADT are awesome! I might be a little biased as Rhoda is a good friend but you are all so talented!
    Loved your Epic Celebrations card and those stars are a genius addition. I'm itching to ink up my sneakers now! Great colouring too.

  16. These are gorgeous Cathy!
    I love that strip of black with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets. What a great idea. I have never thought of using that as a layering piece.
    Great card!! xx

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