Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Balloon Celebration - 2016 Occasions Catalogue Sneak Peek: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello my friends! Welcome to the first official post of the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team! I am so incredibly honoured to have been chosen to serve on the Artisan Team for a second term, and I hope I can inspire you. For those of you that are visiting my blog for the first time, welcome!
My name is Allison Okamitsu and I've been a demonstrator for almost 7 years. I live in Calgary, Alberta with my amazing husband, Hayato, and two adorable little puppy dogs, Chapman and Olivia. I work full time as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, teaching classes both in person and online. Creating with paper is truly my passion, and I'm thrilled to share that with you, so I hope you'll come and visit me often.

For our first post, the Artisan Design Team was told to create whatever we want. Sounds awesome, right?! I felt kind of paralyzed at first, but then decided I wanted to create something that was 'me' or my style, so it was a no brainer to incorporate lots of white space with some watercolouring. 
So here it is. My first project for the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. It's me. I am BIG into watercoloring, like whoa! I love the unique, organic, beauty that each watercolouring session brings. No two images are ever alike, and I love that. 
For this card I've used two new stamp sets from the upcoming Occasions 2016 Catalogue that will go live on January 5th. The dandelion comes from Balloon Celebration and the sentiment from Sunburst Sayings. 
For that pretty wrinkled background I've used the White Filter Paper on top of Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I love the soft look it brings to the stark white card front.

You'll find all the supplies to create this card (with the exception of the two stamp sets that are not yet available) in my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop and linked at the bottom of this post. But before you start your shopping, scoot off and go visit the amazing Amy O'Neill. I know she'll have something fabulous to share with you!

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. 
Happy Stampin'


 


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17 comments:

  1. Allison, I love your card...it is so bright and beautiful. I am so excited to be on the 2015-16 Artisan Design Team with you. Congratulations and Hugs!

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  2. OMG love this card Allison, too funny I never noticed the dandelion love love it!

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  3. Love this card and love this technique. I haven't done this in forever. Will definitely have to give it a go around soon. XOXO

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  4. So pretty! I love this mix of colors together. This card has such a beautiful, organic feel to it. I am so excited to be on this team with you this year!

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  5. Oh, I just love this, Allison! So happy to be on the team with you- congratulations!

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  6. Boom. And that, my friend, is how it is done. Mad talent!

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  7. Just gorgeous as always Allison. Love, love, love that filter paper background!

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  8. Love it, as usual. What else can I say?!

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  9. Your design is so soft and pretty. I'm so glad to be on not just one, but now two design teams with you. I love seeing all your gorgeous work!

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  10. Totally love the texture on this gorgeous card Allison...wow! Excited to be on the team with you again this year :D

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  11. Love the way this card turned out! Happy to be on the Artisan adventure with you! X

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  12. Congratulations Allison! You are awesome and your project is awesome! I can't wait to see what else you create this year!

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  13. Gorgeous, as always!! So happy for you (and us) that you get to continue on this adventure!

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  14. That right there is why you are Artisan! Gorgeous card! Great colors! Very excited to be on the team this year with you AGAIN! Hugs, your Team Mum Cindy

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  15. Gorgeous card. I never really noticed the dandelion before and I love what you did to create this beautiful wispy flower.

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  16. Love your card and the way you played with different kind of papers! Love to be part of the team with you and love to know you more, you're such a nice and funny person!

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  17. I'm finally getting around to posting on the first hop! Love this card with the watercoloring, and the texture of the wrinkled filter paper. So happy to be on the team with you this year!

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