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Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Meet The Designers!

Stampin' Up! - Birthday Blooms Gift Set - Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Stamping With Val - Valerie Moody; Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. X

Welcome to the very 1st Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Today we’re going to hop around and get to know the team, and share a project or two, of course! For those of you who are not familiar with my blog, here’s a bit about me:

My name is Valerie Moody and I live in Rugby, England. Married to my amazingly patient husband for 12 years, I am a SAHM to our identical twin daughters who are 9. Despite a mother who sewed, knitted, made jewelry and more; for many years, I never considered myself to be of a crafty disposition!

After completing a degree in Molecular Biology, I followed a career in Genetic Research. One day, I bought a card making magazine in the hospital shop out of curiosity and the rest, as they say, is history! One magazine contained an article showcasing Stampin’ Up! and I fell in love with the product co-ordination – everything matched! I joined up soon after with the intention of buying supplies for myself, but decided I need to share the gorgeousness with my crafty friends! That was 7 years ago and I’ve never looked back. My style is pretty clean and simple, I LOVE my Big Shot and I adore making 3D projects – gift bags and boxes are a particular favourite.

I discovered the existence of the Artisan Design Team about 5 years ago at a time when it was only open to US Demonstrators. When it was announced it would go global, I was so keen to apply but got nervous and never did. I was then disappointed when I wasn’t selected! Daft, or what? So this year I put my name forward. I am so honoured (and still rather shocked!) to have been selected for this year’s team, and I look forward to sharing my creations with you.

I’ve mixed a little new with some current products to create this cute card and purse combo for you today:

Stampin' Up! - Birthday Blooms Gift Set - Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Stamping With Val - Valerie Moody; Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. X

I’ve used the gorgeous new Birthday Blooms stamp set along with it’s co-ordinating DSP and Pool Party Glitter Ribbon to create this card. LOVE that paper!

Stampin' Up! - Birthday Blooms Gift Set - Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Stamping With Val - Valerie Moody; Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. X

The purse is made using the Square Pillow Box die – available for just a few more weeks – I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen, you NEED this die! More of the Pool Party Glitter Ribbon for a handle, and that paper too – swoon!

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about me today and the project I’ve shared. Please head over to Allison Okamitsu’s blog to learn all about her and see what’s she’s made. As a returning design team member, I know it’ll be amazing!

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Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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27 responses »

  1. Valerie, your projects are lovely. I am so excited to be on the 2015-16 Artisan Design Team with you. Congratulations and Hugs!

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  2. great projects looks amazing! xo

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  3. kimberlyvandiepen

    Love this Val. Love how you designed a purse. SO darling. Excited to be on the ADT with you this year. XO

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  4. This is so pretty and feminine, Valerie! I am excited to be on this team with you!

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  5. I love the pillow box as a purse- too cute! So happy to be on the team with you- congratulations!

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  6. That little purse is so darling! A big contratulations on making the design team!

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  7. Gorgeous projects Valerie! I cannot wait to get stuck into this paper! So excited to be on the ADT with you 🙂

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  8. So cute Val! I can tell that Pool Party ribbon is going to become a fast favourite… 😉

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  9. Val I love your projects and Im an ex Haematology med scientist so understand where you are coming from ..love what youve done and congrats on making the Artisan Design Team

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  10. What a great layout for really showcasing that pretty patterned paper Val. Cute matching ‘handbag’ too.

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  11. Love the little purse, so cute! Excited to be on the team with you this year 😀

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  12. Fab project as always Val, Love it, .. Xxxx

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  13. love your designs Val,,,,always so beautiful. Congratulations!

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  14. always love your designs! Congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations Valerie! I can’t wait to see what you create as an Artisan!

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  16. What a lovely showcase of the new products!! Great start to what I know will be a great year! Have fun and congratulations!

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  17. That purse is adorable! I love that Square Pillow Box Thinlit! It is a “I can’t live without it” item. Very excited to be on the team this year with you! Your awesome! Hugs, your Team Mum Cindy

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  18. Valerie, congratulations on achieving Artisan. You are so deserving of the honor!

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  19. These are beautiful, a Val – I’m off to make a bag worth my pillow box die!!

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  20. What a great kick-off. Congratulations on being selected as an Artisan team member.

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  21. Valerie the little purse is just the sweetest! What a fab idea! So excited to be on the ADT with you!!!

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  22. Love those colors!!! Love what you did with this pillow box! Really happy to be part of the ADT with you!

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  23. Adorable projects Valerie! That purse is the cutest. So happy to be on the team with you this year!

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  24. Love the papers & colors and the simplicity/clean lines of the card!

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