December 14, 2017

Merry Cafe - Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Welcome to the very last blog hop of the 2017 Artisan Design Team.  Whether you're coming from Rochelle in Australia or starting with me, Shannon in Calgary, Canada, welcome aboard!   We are wrapped up December (and 2017!) with Merry Cafe!  

This stamp set was an instant favourite for a lot of people - those adorable coffee cups, the sweet sentiments, the fun Christmas imagery - how could it not be?!

I paired bright Real Red with modern Emerald Envy and classic Gold for a fresh and fun holiday card - and as I aim with most of my cards this at this time of year, something that is non-denomenational, non-specific, and perfect for any giver or recipient.  My favourite!

After all, everyone has their favourite Cuppa. :) 

Let's hop over to Sylwia in Germany next.  Sylwia is returning for another year on the Artisan Design Team!  Make sure to drop her a hello if you're new, and a congratulations if she's a returning favourite - I know she's one of mine!  

Speaking of the new 2018 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team, it's time for us to pass the reigns onto next year's team.  It's been a slice, my friends, but my time here is done!  Allow me to introduce...


United States
Connie Collins (returning)

Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom



Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Jennifer Frost (returning)

So many old favourites, and lots of fantastically talented new ladies - I can't wait to see what they create!

Thanks so much for joining me this year!  I'd love it if you subscribed to my blog (in the sidebar on the right!) or my newsletter (link below.)  Let's stay in touch!

But wait!  Before you sneak off,  check out what else is going on this month!  

December Ordering Bonus:  My way of saying thanks for supporting my business!  With every $25 spent during the month of December using host code X29US6SH in my online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store, you'll receive a yard of ribbon absolutely FREE!  Valid in Canada only, does not include shipping and tax.

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  1. Shannon, you have wowed me with every ADT hop this year. I have loved getting to know you and hope we get the opportunity to do it all again sometime!

  2. oh Shannon - I love your "merry in a cup". You are amazing and I love everything you do!! Crushin' colour one project at a time.

  3. You are such an amazingly talented crafter, Shannon! Thanks for all the inspiration! 😘

  4. Wow! This is a fantastic card, Shannon! It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. I'll stay true to you and continue to follow your beautiful blog and amazing works ❤️