It’s hot here, should be called “Salad” night.
Once a month I host “Souper” night. That when my customers can come and use my stamps, ink pads, big shot dies etc all for $5. That also includes a light dinner. In the colder months I serve soups and in this heat I serve salads! Nothing fancy, as I really am not much of a cook! But, it’s something and because a number of the ladies come here right from work they need a little something. The Lord knows I certainly don’t want anyone going hungry! So, I tend to be a little pushy about everyone getting something to eat!
Any how, the discussion turned to why someone would want to sign up to be a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator. I personally only signed up to get the discount. I loved the product and was purchasing it on a regular basis and so, I signed up. I never in a million years thought that I would be doing classes, have multiple clubs and going to Leadership and Convention! It was not my intentions at all to be where I am today!
With all that said, I am thrilled to have met all the wonderful people that have come into my life since joining the Stampin’ UP! family! I love the idea of someone coming here after a hard day at work and leaving stress free and happy! Or, people coming in thinking that they are not creative and finding out that we are all creative we just need the right tools and atmosphere! Life gets so busy that we forget to take time to regenerate in a creative healthy way.
I know that I have talked too long, I will finish my “join my family speech” tomorrow! (I learned at convention that I should not be gabbing too long in my blog!)
Here’s what you came to see, some cards:
Here is another card that we will be making at my Birthday card class on Tuesday, July 31st. This is using the Birds of a Feather stamp set and The Best of Everything stamp set. The fun DSP at the bottom of the card is from the Summer Smooches paper pack.
This card to my right is what some of my fellow demonstrators would call one of my clown cards. Every once in a while I put together something and think – “what was I thinking!” I showed it to my husband and his reaction was not good. However, I know it’s busy, but, I kind of like it! The background is the Bargello technique, then I added on the paper flowers. Before adding them I stamped them with Rich Razzleberry and the distressed polka dots stamp. Then spritzed them with our new spritzer filled with water and Marina Mist. I thought the dots should bleed a little so I misted again with just plain water until I got the look I wanted. Once the flowers were applied I sent the whole thing through the Chevron Embossing folder. I pulled the flower petals forward to give them more definition and gave each flower a rhinestone. Sorta of reminds me of a where’s Waldo picture except with flowers. Weird right?
Let me know what you think!