May 25, 2018

2 comments


FEATURE FRIDAY: Bold & Brushy

Happy Memorial Day weekend! It's not only the beginning of a long weekend, but it's FEATURE FRIDAY here at C9! This means we have more fabulous projects from our May guest designers: Lydia, Michele & Zsoka! This week their projects highlight our Bold & Brushy Bundle! If you missed their previous posts, you need to check them out! To learn more about each of them, click HERE for their introductions and see the very hip projects they created with Mix Tape Bundle! Click HERE for their rock solid projects using our Geode Bundle!

Now on to their Bold & Brushy projects!

FIRST UP IS ZSOKA MARKO @ZSOKAMARKO:

NEXT UP IS LYDIA FIEDLER @UNDERSTANDBLUE:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS MICHELE FERGUSON @MFERGU01:

How fabulous are these projects? Alphabets are so great for really personalizing your sentiments, tags & more!

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs or social media for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Be sure to follow them too! You'll be glad they are in your feed! :)

Lydia Fiedler of Understand Blue @understandblue
Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone @mfergu01
Zsoka Marko of A Pocket Full of Scrap @zsokamarko


Come back next Fri, 5/25 for more projects by these talented guests using our Retro Petals Turnabout™ Bundle!

May 18, 2018

4 comments


FEATURE FRIDAY: Geode

Happy Friday to all! Today our May guest designers are featuring our Geode Bundle! This stamp & die set is a bit niche, but you'll find so many different ways to use these beautiful products - especially if you are a coloring enthusiast!

If you missed the introduction post of our fabulous guest designers for May, check it out HERE. Not only will you learn a bit more about Lydia, Michele and Zsoka, but you will see the COOL projects they created with our Mix Tape Bundle too! They rocked our world! :)

Back to today's projects with Geode Bundle:

FIRST UP IS MICHELE FERGUSON @MFERGU01:

NEXT UP IS ZSOKA MARKO @ZSOKAMARKO:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS LYDIA FIEDLER @UNDERSTANDBLUE:

Didn't I tell you these were amazing? From watercolor to stitching and even embossing, this bundle offered a lot more versatility than you might think at first glance!

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs or social media for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Be sure to follow them too! You'll be glad they are in your feed! :)

Lydia Fiedler of Understand Blue @understandblue
Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone @mfergu01
Zsoka Marko of A Pocket Full of Scrap @zsokamarko


Come back next Fri, 5/25 for more projects by these talented guests using our Bold & Brushy Bundle!

May 11, 2018

1 comment


FEATURE FRIDAY: May Guest Designers w/Mix Tape

Welcome to our first FEATURE FRIDAY of May! Do you know what this means? It's time for us to introduce you to our May guest designers! Lydia Fiedler, Michele Ferguson and Zsoka Marko will be with us all month featuring different projects using our May 2018 new release products!

In this post you'll get to know more about each of these talented designers, and see projects they've made using our Mix Tape Bundle

First up is Lydia Fiedler @understandblue:

Here is a little more about Lydia in her own words:

My name is Lydia Fiedler, and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and two tiny feline overlords, Maddie and Splotchy. I'm employed full time as the Community Manager of Splitcoaststampers, and also do lots of freelance work in social media and marketing. I've been stamping since my early teen years, and still find more wonder  and delight in paper arts every day. It's a joy to be a part of such a creative industry. I describe my style as CAQ - clean and quirky - and when I'm creating, I usually have a small black cat perched on my shoulders, and a true crime podcast playing. My favorite thing about papercrafting is that I believe it allows me to serve others in that small, magical way that only sending a handmade card to someone can do. I blog at www.understandblue.blogspot.com and I'm understandblue on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Next up is Michele Ferguson @mfergu01:

Here is a little more about Michele in her own words:

Home, in my craft room, is truly where my heart is happiest - unless I’m on another fabulous road trip with my husband!  I’m so lucky he will stop and meet a blogging friend along the way!  Several down, hundreds to go!!

Last but not least is Zsoka Marko @zsokamarko:

Here is a little more about Zsoka in her own words:

I started scrapbooking in early 2015 but I've been crafting all my life. So far this has been by far the longest time I spent on only one craft! I guess because of this I can't really be surprised that I needed something a bit different, something new! Hence, card making. I made some cards here and there before but all really changed in the fall of 2017 when one of my favorite scrapbook companies came out with loads of awesome stamps and dies, and then again, when I discovered Concord & 9th! It was the Happy Balloons set that I fell in love with and then the amazing Christmas release. I had to have them all! Every single design is so clever and unique! I am not a stamper, I prefer working with patterned paper (my biggest obsession) and dies. I do love a challenge though, so I will use stamps now too! Crafting has always been a part of who I am. If I had a choice that's all I'd ever do! As many creative people, I too struggle with depression and crafting takes my mind off everything else. It is such a huge honor being able to guest design for the company that put me on this wonderful new path! Thank you so very much for the opportunity Concord & 9th!

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs or social media for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Be sure to follow them too! You'll be glad they are in your feed! :)

Lydia Fiedler of Understand Blue @understandblue
Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone @mfergu01
Zsoka Marko of A Pocket Full of Scrap @zsokamarko


Come back next Fri, 5/18 for more projects by these talented guests using our Geode Bundle!

 

May 08, 2018

27 comments


Lea Lawson Card Drive Blog Hop & Fundraiser

Today we are honored to be a part of this special blog hop by Lea Lawson. We were lucky enough to have Lea as one of our guest designers in November 2017. Although we have never met Lea in person, we know we are friends and look forward to the day we can give her an actual hug, not just virtual hugs! Unfortunately both myself (Angie) and Greg know all too well what it's like to lose a young family member. This blog hop is near to our hearts, and we are so happy to participate with a card (that Greg created) but also gift cards to our shop for YOUR participation!

Please make sure you read Lea's blog post, and the touching story behind this hop! Not only will her story touch your heart, but she has found an excellent charity, You Caring, that doesn't take a percentage of the fundraising dollars!

The theme of this blog hop is encouragement and woodland animals. Here is our take on the theme! Greg used the following Concord & 9th products:

Hi There Bear stamp set
Plaid Background stamp set
Barnwood Background stamp set
Just Because dies
Just Because stamp set

Remember, there are 4 ways you can help!
DONATE, SHARE, SHOP & CREATE!
Be sure to read all about sweet lil Layton HERE in Lea's blog hop & fundraising post!

May 04, 2018

1 comment


FEATURE FRIDAY: Wreath Turnabout stamp set & You're My Happy dies

It's FriYAY! Although today is a sad and happy Friday all at the same time. Happy because we get to share fabulous projects using our Wreath Turnabout Bundle by our April guests Micaela, Kara & Niki! Sad because this is their last post with us. If you missed their previous posts, click HERE, HERE and HERE! Their projects this month have been amazing!

FIRST UP IS NIKI BEE @NIKIBEE.HANDMADE:

NEXT UP IS KARA VRABEL @KANDRDESIGNS:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS MICAELA FERRERO @MICAELAFERRERO.PAPERLOVER:

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs or social media for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Be sure to follow them too! You'll be glad they are in your feed! :)

Kara Vrabel of K and R Designs @kandrdesigns
Niki Bee of Nikibee Handmade with Love @nikibee.handmade
Micaela Ferrero of Micaela Ferrero Paper Lover @micaelaferrero.paperlover

We have thoroughly enjoyed having these talented ladies guest design with us for our April 2018 release!
THANK YOU!

 

 

April 27, 2018

1 comment


FEATURE FRIDAY: Triple-Step Hooray Bundle

Happy Friday everyone! We are excited to share another round of projects with you from our April 2018 guest designers! Today, Micaela Ferrero, Kara Vrabel and Niki Bee will be using our Triple-Step Hooray stamp set along with the coordinating Confetti Card Dies (also sold together as Triple-Step Hooray BUNDLE at a discounted price) to create today's projects! We love how each of the designers chose completely different palettes and they are all perfect! 

Up first…Micaela! She chose a beautiful complementary palette that is suitable for any celebration. The peek-through of glitter is the perfect finishing touch!

Next up is Kara! We are suckers for a monochromatic green palette. You can never go wrong with a minty emerald color combo!

Last, but certainly not least, Niki! If this palette doesn’t say perfect Spring palette, then we don’t know what does. The pastels with a touch of soft gray are perfect. Love!

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs or social media for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Be sure to follow them as well, you will not regret it!

 

Kara Vrabel of K and R Designs @kandrdesigns

Niki Bee of Nikibee Handmade with Love @nikibee.handmade

Micaela Ferrero of Micaela Ferrero Paper Lover @micaelaferrero.paperlover

Come back next Friday, 5/4, for more projects by these talented guests using our Wreath Turnabout BUNDLE!

 

April 23, 2018

323 comments


2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop

Hi there!

Today is the big day! We are excited to be part of this exciting event. We have partnered with 17 other stamp and papercraft companies to do a special blog hop and will be giving away 18 prizes to 18 lucky winners!

Blog hop begins today, April 23 12 noon EST
Ends Friday, May 4 12 midnight EST
Winners announced: Friday May 11, 12 noon EST

Here's how you enter:
1) Follow this blog and each participating sponsor in the hop
2) Comment at each blog stop

2018 Mega Sponsor Blog Hop

  • DeNami Design
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Lawn Fawn
  • Pretty Pink Posh
  • Mama Elephant
  • Concord & 9th
  • Art Impressions
  • Our Daily Bread Designs
  • Doodlebugs WA
  • Taylored Expressions
  • Reverse Confetti
  • Winnie and Walter
  • IOS Stamps
  • Avery Elle
  • Technique Tuesday
  • Pink and Main
  • Impress
  • Ellen Hutson LLC
  •  

    To celebrate this hop, we thought it would be appropriate to share cards we've created using our new Triple-Step Hooray BUNDLE, which is our Triple-Step Hooray stamp set & coordinating Confetti Card dies! Be sure to click on these products to see other projects, and watch the video to learn tips & tricks on how these "triple-step" products work!

     

    We are offering a $25 gift card to our shop at Concord & 9th! Be sure to enter by following the instructions above!
    Winner will be selected/announced on May 11th!! HOORAY!!!
    HAVE FUN HOPPING! :)

    April 20, 2018

    6 comments


    FEATURE FRIDAY: Painted Rose

    Happy Friday everyone! We are excited to share another round of projects with you from our April 2018 guest designers! Kara VrabelNiki Bee, and Micaela Ferrero will be creating projects each Friday this month using our April 2018 New Release products. Click HERE to see their introduction post, where they each made cards using our new Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You dies which can be earned FREE as part of our April promotion!

    Today they will be using our Painted Rose stamp set along with the coordinating Painted Rose dies (also sold as Painted Rose BUNDLE at a discounted price) to create today's projects!

    FIRST UP IS KARA VRABEL @KANDRDESIGNS:

    NEXT UP IS NIKI BEE @NIKIBEE.HANDMADE:

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS MICAELA FERRERO @MICAELAFERRERO.PAPERLOVER:

    Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs or social media for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Be sure to follow them too! You'll be glad they are in your feed! :)

    Kara Vrabel of K and R Designs @kandrdesigns
    Niki Bee of Nikibee Handmade with Love @nikibee.handmade
    Micaela Ferrero of Micaela Ferrero Paper Lover @micaelaferrero.paperlover

    Come back next Fri, 4/27 for more projects by these talented guests using our Triple-Step Hooray BUNDLE!

    April 13, 2018

    3 comments


    FEATURE FRIDAY: April 2018 guests + Bitty Burst Turnabout/Bitty Burst Thank You

    Welcome to Friday the 13th! LUCKY for us, we have new guest designers to introduce to you! We are really excited to have Micaela, Kara & Niki designing with our new April 2018 release products! Each Friday this month (and May 4th) they will showcase the same products from our release, showing you how many different things you can create!

    In this post you'll get to know more about each of these talented designers, and see projects they've made using our Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You die! These are two items that can be earned FREE this month with qualifying orders. 

    FIRST UP IS Micaela Ferrero @micaelaferrero.paperlover:

    Here is a little more about Micaela in her own words:

    Hi everyone, i'm Micaela Ferrero.
    I live in Punta del Este, in Uruguay.

    Cardmaking came to my life as a hobby , and in just a few years, it has become a full-time professional activity.

    Nowadays I run a blog about cardmaking, lead a creative team of artists, develop a curated line of dies & stamps in spanish, sell my products worldwide, became a teacher, and organize craft events in my hometown, Punta del Este. And when I look back, my days as a lawyer seem to have happened in another life!!

    I started with the cardmaking tutorials in 2013, and since day one i showed to the audience my own aesthetic, with clean designs,  a soft color palette and delicate lettering. I speak spanish and the spanish speaking audience audience loved it. I've always respected the public, trying to film tutorials with a high level of content and production. The blog and social media became really active with loyal and enthusiastic followers from around the world.

    I find my inspiration on daily moments, in the garden, with my pets, riding my bike, next to the ocean, enjoying quality time with my friends and my husband. My city allows you to enjoy life. I love the place where i live. I'm happy here, and I want to share this amazing feeling with all of you.

    Welcome to my life

    Micaela Ferrero
    Paper Lover

    Here is Micaela's project using the Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You die:

    NEXT UP IS Kara Vrabel @kandrdesigns:

    Here is a little more about Kara in her own words:

    I live in NJ with my husband, Ryan, and I work as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter.

    I'm lucky to have very creative parents and have been crafting and creating all my life. I started stamping in 2007 and really developed a passion for it. When I'm not in my craft room you can find me in the kitchen baking or outside playing with my dog, Piper.

    Here is Kara's project using the Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You die:

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS Niki Bee @nikibee.handmade:

    Here is a little more about Niki in her own words:

    Hello! I’m a Thirty-something Wife, Mother and card maker who currently lives in Darwin, Australia.

    Finding card making and the lovely community of crafters has truly enriched my life, giving me a passion for creating & sharing.

    Here is Niki's project using the Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You die:

     

    Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs or social media for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Be sure to follow them too! You'll be glad they are in your feed! :)

    Micaela Ferrero of Micaela Ferrero Paper Lover @micaelaferrero.paperlover
    Kara Vrabel of K and R Designs @kandrdesigns
    Niki Bee of Nikibee Handmade with Love @nikibee.handmade

    Come back next Fri, 4/20 for more projects by these talented guests using our Painted Rose BUNDLE!



     



     

    March 30, 2018

    2 comments


    FEATURE FRIDAY: Posie Fill-In

    Happy last Friday in March! It's another FEATURE FRIDAY here, but a bitter-sweet one. It's our last Friday with this month's guest designers...Cindy, Heather & Rowena have done such an excellent job showcasing our March new release products! If you missed their previous posts, you need to check them out!

    Click HERE to see their introduction post along with projects they made using our Banners & Blooms Bundle. Click HERE to see the projects they made using our Semicircle Turnabout Bundle! Click HERE to see the projects they made using our Rainbow Wishes Bundle!

    Now on to today's projects where they've used our Posie Fill-In Bundle! We love all the different looks they've come up with using the same bundle of products!!

    First up is HEATHER RUWE @HEATHERMRUWE:

    NEXT UP IS ROWENA MINIACI @RMCARDS:

    AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS CYNDE WHITLOW @THE_PINK_ENVELOPE_BLOG:

    Are you inspired to get the Posie Fill-In Bundle yet? Already have it? You should try some of these techniques. 

    Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Follow their inspiring Instagram feeds too!

    Cynde Whitlow of The Pink Envelope @the_pink_envelope_blog
    Heather Ruwe of Handmade by Heather @heathermruwe
    Rowena Miniaci @rmcards

    We want to say THANK YOU to these ladies for playing along with us this month! They've been fantastic!

    Our next FEATURE FRIDAY will be on 4/13! We will have a new release of products and three new guest designers too! Come back then!