Stampin’ Sunday 1-18-09

They have announced the Artisan Award Contest again so I’ve been thinking a lot about what I wanted to do.  This is a contest for any demonstrator who just wants to show off her stuff.  I like this contest because it’s based solely on your creativity so it’s great for anyone who got into Stampin’ Up! because they love to create and they aren’t working it as a business, but it’s also great for people like me who works the business and sometimes needs a little push to get the creative juices flowing. 

bugs-kisses-closedI have entered this contest every year since they started it.  This will be my third year.  I haven’t one yet, but I have had several of my items featured on the demonstrator website as well as at Convention.  I love seeing my things displayed and I love knowing that they liked something I did. 

So for this Swapping Sunday I though I would share the projects I made for the last 2 years.  I can’t share this year’s with you until after the contest (because of the rules.)  But i figured I could share the old ones with you.  Although some of the product is retired now I thought they still might inspire you. 

two-by-twoI have shown just a few of the samples here but you can click here to see all of them.

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Hi from Florida

Just a quick hi from Florida and Leadership.  You will love the new catalog.  There are lots of great things in it.  I have so many fun things to tell you.  I only have a minute so I will post again when I can.  Keep watching for more.

Freewheeling Friday 1-2-09

I’m getting ready for leadership and I decided to pull out the swaps I had for leadership last year.  I know that the DSP is retired on this page, but the stamp set is still current and I just thought it turned our really cute. 

celebrate-pages I pick this page for Freewheeling Friday because I did actually use a wheel on it.  You will notice that I wheeled across one of the small squares with the Whimsy Jumbo wheel #109688.  I used the Garden Whimsy stamp set #109290 for $23.95.  You can find these on pages 92 & 93 of the current catalog. 

My inspiration for the page came from the Spring/Summer ’08 catalog.  I used the layout on page 131  and the colors from page 96.  I really loved how it turned out.  The second page was inspired from a little help from up-line Mindy.  The pictures are of my husband Marc and I at convention in Denver 2007.  Xander (my baby) was just 3 week old when we went.  This is the pajama-stamp-a-ram.  We had so much fun.  If you would like to join in the fun I would love you to join my team.  I’d be happy to give you more information just send me an e-mail.

Next time you are having a hard time trying to find a layout be sure to check out our catalogs.  They always inspire me.  I save everyone of them and remember to pre-order your new Spring/Summer ’09 catalog today.  Click here for more info.

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Pumpkin Header

I hope you really appreciate my pumpkin header considering it took me forever to figure out how to do it.  Well I guess not forever but it felt like forever.  Next time should be easier I hope.

I did it!


I’ve official made the jump and started a blog.  I’ve been thinking about it for weeks now.  I’m a little nervous that I have no idea what I’m doing but hey I guess I’ll figure it out.  I’ve decided that this will be a better way to keep all my customers updated on what’s going on instead of my monthly newsletter that I never seemed to get done.  I thought that maybe small posts would be better than everything all at once and less overwhelming to you.  I would love to hear your comments.  Of course you can always visit my Stampin’ Up! website for current information and on-line ordering as well as samples.  Hope you like this and wish me luck.

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