This is the first time I have participated in a blog hop so I am really nervous and have had quite a few problems with my blog getting this to load and work!
I want to thank Sharon Armstrong for inviting me to do this! Blogging is something I will admit I really need to work on. So she has challenged me! Thank you Sharon For pushing me!
The first card I want to showcase is a technique card. I guess you could say I am a technique junkie! I just love adding techniques to the cards I come up with. I am showcasing Shadow Stamping for this technique. Shadow stamping is done normally on a darker cardstock. You first stamp with a whisper white craft ink, dry it and then using the stamp-a-ma-jig stamp in the same color as cardstock which in this case was Early Espresso, move the image a little to the left or right and then stamp again. It leaves such a nice look!
The next card is a card I did for a swap. It is done with the Sheltering Tree set. I love this set! I just can not get enough of it! I also used the wonderful Sale-A-Bration Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP.
Ok it is time for the questions part. Here I go.
What am I working on?
Right now I am prepping for my upcoming classes this month. Also I am working on my customer appreciation event that I will be holing at the end of the month.
How does my work differ from others?
Well I am not sure that it truly does. I do love to send out my newsletters by snail mail instead of using social media. I feel it is more of a personal touch.
Why do you create what you do?
I love what I do! I love being around others and watching the joy in their face when they create a beautiful simple card. It gives us a wouderful time to just let go and realize we each are creative in our own ways!
How does your creative process work?
I love to use sketches! I find a sketch and then chose the stamp set. The colors are next which is one reason I truly love Stampin’ Up! everything coordinates! So there is not much to do after that except stamp and put your card together!
It is that time of year again! The retirement list is here! And to sweeten the deal Stampin’ Up! is offering Free Shipping! Remember all the 2012-2014 In Colors will be retiring so if you need any of the cardstock, reinkers, markers. ribbon. or ink pads get them fast as they go the quickest! The colors are Gumball Green, Primrose Petal, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple.
Get it while they last. Stampin’ Up! has also told us that for the first time ever they will not be making more stamps so if there is a stamp set you want don’t hesitate.
Here is the link that will take you to my demonstrator website so you can see what is retiring
I wanted to make sure you all saw this weeks Weekly Deals! There are some good ones! Remember these deals are only available for one week. Call me if you need any help ordering these or other products. Also don’t forget about the clearance rack. This is the link: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=493
Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to the store to get your deals before they run out.
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