June 29, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Furry Friends

Can you believe it's already the last Friday in June? We've thoroughly enjoyed having Wendie, Jen and Julia guest with us this month! If you missed their previous posts, you need to check them out! Click HERE to read tidbits about them, and see projects they made using our new Shine On Bundle! Click HERE to see projects they made with our Star Turnabout™ Bundle! Click HERE to see projects they made with our City Stacks Bundle!

Now on to today's projects using our new Furry Friends Bundle!

FIRST UP IS JEN TIMKO @JENTIMKO:

NEXT UP IS WENDIE HILBERKINK @MONKEY_LOVES_OLIVER:

 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS JULIA STAINTON @JULIASTAINTON:

We love these furry little friends! It's so fun to see how different cards can look using the same products!

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! :)

Jen Timko of Stampin' on the Fly @jentimko
Julia Stainton of Belle Papier @juliastainton
Wendie Hilberdink of Monkey Loves Oliver @monkey_loves_oliver

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Jen, Julia & Wendie for all their hard work this month, and sharing their talent with us!!

Next Friday is July 6th! It's shortly before our next new release of products on July 9th! We will be doing sneaks that week so be sure to follow us on Instagram @concordand9th, and Facebook at Concord & 9th

June 22, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: City Stacks

Welcome to the first Friday of summer! Today our guest designers are bringing us fun projects using our City Stacks BundleIf you missed their introduction post, click HERE to read tidbits about them, and see projects they made using our new Shine On Bundle! Click HERE to see projects they made with our Star Turnabout™ Bundle!

And now for today's featured projects!

FIRST UP IS JULIA STAINTON @JULIASTAINTON:

NEXT UP IS WENDIE HILBERKINK @MONKEY_LOVES_OLIVER:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS JEN TIMKO @JENTIMKO:

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! :)

Jen Timko of Stampin' on the Fly @jentimko
Julia Stainton of Belle Papier @juliastainton
Wendie Hilberdink of Monkey Loves Oliver @monkey_loves_oliver


Come back next Fri, 6/29 for more projects by these talented guests using our Furry Friends Bundle!

June 15, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Star Turnabout

Happy Friday everyone! Today we are excited to bring you star-studded designs from our June guest designers...Jen, Wendie and Julia! If you missed their introduction post, click HERE to read tidbits about them, and see projects they made using our new Shine On Bundle!

Today our guests have created projects with our new Star Turnabout™ Bundle!

FIRST UP IS WENDIE HILBERKINK @MONKEY_LOVES_OLIVER:

NEXT UP IS JEN TIMKO @JENTIMKO:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS JULIA STAINTON @JULIASTAINTON:

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! :)

Jen Timko of Stampin' on the Fly @jentimko
Julia Stainton of Belle Papier @juliastainton
Wendie Hilberdink of Monkey Loves Oliver @monkey_loves_oliver


Come back next Fri, 6/22 for more projects by these talented guests using our City Stacks Bundle!

June 09, 2018

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FEATURE SATURDAY: June Guests and Shine On Bundle

Happy Saturday! Today is exciting because not only are we launching our new June release products, but we have a new group of talented ladies guesting with us this month! Jen Timko, Julia Stainton and Wendie Hilberdink will be featuring different products from our June release, normally on Fridays, but kicking off the launch with us today!

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

FIRST UP IS JEN TIMKO @jentimko:

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

Hi!  My name is Jennifer Timko and I live in Warrenton, VA, which is a small town in Northern Virginia.  My husband and I have two boys who are 15 and 12. I started making cards in 2003 when I was on maternity leave with my oldest and fell in love with this hobby.  I have a CAS style which helps me bring a bit of order to my ever so chaotic schedule, I think. When I’m not at a soccer field with my boys or in my craft room, I’m a pilot for United Airlines on the Airbus 319/320.  I love that I get to visit many of my crafty friends as I travel. I could not be more thrilled to be a guest this month with Concord and 9th!

NEXT UP IS JULIA STAINTON @juliastainton:

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

Hi I'm Julia Stainton and I love crafting. I've been paper crafting for almost 20 years and I seriously cannot believe it's been so long! I started off scrapbooking and now create mostly cards with a foray into mixed media along the way. The past ten years have been spent raising my family and working in the paper crafting industry in many different roles. A creative challenge always inspires and besides paper crafting I also enjoy getting creative in the kitchen and with DIY projects. Currently my hubby and I are renovating and while he gets all the hard work, I get the fun of choosing all the elements for the new design. We'll be married 29 years in a few months and have five wonderful children. Four still live at home with us in our century farmhouse. Add in aging parents and a very busy puppy, I have a very full and busy life right now.

Thanks so much Concord & 9th for asking me to guest design this month. I absolutely love your creative and fresh approach to design and couldn't be more excited!



LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS WENDIE HILBERKINK @monkey_loves_oliver:

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

Hi, I'm Wendie and I am beyond excited to be joining Concord & 9th as a guest designer this month! I live in Indiana with my Canadian husband, two rescue dogs, and two cats (Monkey and Oliver - the namesakes of my blog). I have always loved arts and crafts - all through school I pursued art, focusing on drawing, painting, and photography. So naturally I became...a chemistry librarian! In grad school I took up knitting and I still love to knit colorful socks and delicate lace. I started making cards a few years ago when my CFF (craft-friend forever) talked me into going to a card workshop with her, and I've been obsessed ever since! I love to incorporate watercolor into my cards and love to create elaborate and colorful scenes. And I am constantly inspired by the beauty that this community creates.

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! :)

Jen Timko of Stampin' on the Fly @jentimko
Julia Stainton of Belle Papier @juliastainton
Wendie Hilberdink of Monkey Loves Oliver @monkey_loves_oliver


Come back next Fri, 6/15 for more projects by these talented guests using our Star Turnabout™ Bundle!

June 02, 2018

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Kathy Racoosin's 10th "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop

We are SO THRILLED to be participating in Kathy's blog hop today! It's her 10th coloring challenge, and we couldn't be more proud of Kathy - and appreciative for all the work she does to keep us all inspired to color!
Questions & Answers plus more info on The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge can be found here. If you are more visual here is a video. To see DAY 1 of the coloring challenge click here.
 

If you are new to the challenge …. The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. (However feel free to  jump in or out as time permits). Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY 1. TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING  or here on Instagramor here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day  and tag @kathyrac . For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids

If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post.  If you want more info on The Coloring Challenge Road Trip click here.

For our coloring project, we have selected a bundle of products that we've not yet released! Yep, Kathy is THAT special (and so are all of you) to get a sneak peek at our City Stacks Bundle! The stamp set allows you to create your own neighborhood, city or park, with many sentiments to mix & match! The dies work like our Birthday Stacks, Holy Night & Christmas Cottage dies in that you can use them as edge dies, or create a 3D keepsake card! More info when it releases on June 9th!

 

Thank you for stopping along the hop to our blog! Let us know what you think of the City Stack Bundle, that will be available on June 9th at 9am MT! Leave a comment, and be sure to include your name/email address. One lucky commenter will receive a $25 gift card to our shop! Winner will be selected at random and notified by June 8th via email!

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Winner is Marjorie Dumontier! Congrats!

Here is the full hop list!

The Daily Marker
Altenew
Concord & 9th
Creative Chick
Gina K Designs
Hero Arts
Honey Bee Stamps
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Lawn Fawn
Lime Doodle Design
Mama Elephant
Neat & Tangled  
Paper Smooches
Power Poppy
Simon says Stamp  
Stamping Bella
Stampin Libby
Understand Blue  
Waffle Flower
Wplus9

 

HAPPY COLORING!!!

 

June 01, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Retro Petals Turnabout™

Welcome to June! And, welcome to Feature Friday! We love Fridays because we get to highlight our guest designers. Today is bittersweet as we say goodbye to our May guests! Lydia, Zsoka and Michele have done an excellent job with our May release! 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! Click HERE for their personalized projects using our Bold & Brushy Bundle of alphabets!

Now on today's projects using our Retro Petals Turnabout™ Bundle!

FIRST UP IS MICHELE FERGUSON @MFERGU01:

 

NEXT UP IS ZSOKA MARKO @ZSOKAMARKO:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS LYDIA FIEDLER @UNDERSTANDBLUE:

We love how different all of these projects are, even though all the same products are used! Just goes to show how versatile these are!

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

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Lydia, Michele & Zsoka for all their hard work this month, and sharing their talent with us!!

Next Friday is June 8th! It's the day before we launch our June product, so rather than Feature Friday, we will move it to Feature SATURDAY, June 9th! Come back then to see the full new release!

 

 

May 25, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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!