Creative Vision Design Team 6 Hop Today

Welcome and hello everyone …

Today is the official kickoff for Creative Vision’s brand new design team! Together we will hop our way around the blogs and meet the very special and talented members of Design Team 6. There will be random prizes awarded to bloggers who post comments on our blogs. Be sure to become a Creative Vision blog follower, if you are not already, in order to be eligible for those prizes. Following the hop Laura (owner of Creative Vision Clear Stamps) will give away a few SHOPPING SPREES! YIPPEE! I’ve got to tell you, I truly love using these stamps. The quality of these clear stamps are amazing – very crisp images.

For my new readers, I’m Stephanie Lee. Mother to 2, wife of 1, daughter, sister, card designer, business owner, paper and ink addict, shopaholic, and a wearer of many many other hats. Feel free to browse through my blog and you will find out more about me (I even have a fun “true confessions” post about little known facts about me if you can find it).

Anyhow … Today’s blog hop theme is about showing you – my style of card making. I had to think a little harder what IS my style because I make all kinds of cards – vintage, shabby chic, classic, cutesy, clean and simple cards. I run a handmade greeting card business (Arty Carty Handmade Cards) so I get orders for all styles of cards. So being a right brain person, I looked through my portfolio of cards with the intent to do a statistical count on which kind of cards I gravitate towards. As I was counting, I discovered that most of the cards I like have a strong design element to them:

  • have good form and are visually balanced,
  • some degree of functionality (none of those 20 lb card with 10 different things about to fall off) and
  • have strong value of color (complementary, contrast, tone); texture and depth.

No I didn’t go to graphic design school. I went to business school instead. (remember statistical count) So here is my card for the hop.

This is the order of the blog hop.

Laura – Creative Vision Blog – (start here)

Kendra –

Stephanie – (you’re here)


Mary -

Allison -

Lauren -

Chelsea -


Let’s continue to hop our way to each team member’s blog as we showcase our collective talent. Your next stop is the very creative Christy’s blog.

p/s: for my right brain readers, here is my final tally (24 vintage, 20 shabby chic, 27 CAS, 36 classic elegant, 22 fun and cute).

On with the hop … but don’t forget to become a follower of Creative Vision’s blog and leave me some comment love. It could make you a winner!!

Challenge entered:

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge

Cute Card Thursday

Meljen Challenge

By the cute and girly challenge

Mark’s Finest Speedy Cat Challenge

Flourishes – the Beauty of Color

Through The Craftroom Door



  1. Laura says:

    HOW PRETTY!!! WOW love it!! Welcome to the team! We are going to have so much fun together!!

  2. els says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    I just came by from the Nook to chack out your blog and get to know you a bit better. Good luck to you!!!

  3. Lauren says:

    This is so pretty! I love all the flowers! It’s lovely to see a Christmas card in non-traditional colors!

  4. Chelsea says:

    Love non-trad Christmas colors. This is great.

  5. Christy says:

    Beautiful!! I love the embossing and flowers!! Looking forward to working with you and congrats on making the design team!

  6. Mary Vogel says:

    Love this – the flowers are so pretty and the embossed background is beautiful! Looking forward to working with you on the team!

  7. Theresa P says:

    Lovely card…great style!

  8. Betty Benton says:

    Lovely card — I particularly like the embossing, the corner treatment and the oval window!

  9. Kendra says:

    Pretty card! Love your non-traditional colored x-mas card. The flowers are a perfect touch, love the embossing as well. Look forward to getting to know you more!

  10. Avra says:

    What a pretty card! Hope to check out your shop when I”m done with the hop!

  11. Cami says:

    Wonderful card…I love the bling.

  12. Lainey Sink says:

    I really like this card. Love the way the flowers form the semi arc and the simple elegance of it! Gorgeous card:o)

  13. Melanie says:

    Stephanie, this is sooooo beautiful. I love the embossing and the flowers.

  14. Audrey says:

    You did a wonderful job with our challenge. Beautiful card! thanks for sharing with us at Meljen’s Designs!

  15. janeen says:

    very pretty card. I like how you used your bling so clean looking. Thanks for entering this in the challenge to use BLING over at Speedy the Cat.

  16. Joan S. says:

    What a dear card… yummy like a cake!

  17. CarolH says:

    This is just so elegant and graceful. Love that corner die cut and of course that wonderful bling. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge. It was a pleasure to visit you to see the lovely creation you make for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  18. Donna says:

    My favorite color is blue, so I love it. Nice design.

  19. Debbie Moran says:

    Very pretty card. I love your embossing and the flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat’s Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  20. So pretty! Thanks for playing at Flourishes BBB. :)

  21. Awesome card Stephanie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all at TTCRD! It’s also been my pleasure to meet you and think we are going to really enjoy being part of the Design Team.

    Your blog and creativity is fantastic and I think you’re a very talented Crafter! :)

  22. Jessica Fitzgerald says:

    This is absolutely stunning. I love the embossing and diecut detail. Thank you for playing along with our “No Patterned Paper”
    challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


  23. Kathy Jones says:

    Simply Beautiful!!! Love the flowers!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!