Hi there stamping friends!
I’m not sure if you are aware of this tidbit of info, but as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, we have access to a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator only website which is chock full of cards, projects, scrapbook pages, 3-D items, and projects for any holiday or occasion you can think of. I go on this website daily, to check and see what others have shared with the community of demonstrators. In the past year, SU has opened our site (called Stampin’ Connection- get it, we connect with each other, cute huh?) to other markets, like Canada, Germany, France, UK, Australia, South Pacific, to name a few. I can not express how rewarding it is to see the work of, chat with, and learn from thousands of demonstrators. I have made friends from all over the country, and have several demos I hope to meet someday who are abroad now. Isn’t the internet wonderful?
Anyway, this card that I came up with for club this month was inspired by Sandy Mathis, a demonstrator who I have never met, but hope to someday- I do admire her work. We have this phrase in the crafting industry called “CASE-ing” and it stands for “Copy And Share Everything”… this sure has helped me in the past 4 1/2 years that I’ve been a demonstrator. Yes, I do take time to create and come up with cards and ideas on my own, but when I’m crunched for time or want multiple ideas to show a hostess, or need help with designs, I go to our Stampin’ Connection website for inspiration. I usually try to tweak it (colors, punches, additions, substitutions, etc.) to make it my own, but I have been known to CASE a card for club, workshops and events. There, that’s how we all do it!
So back to this card, it features the set “By the Tide” stamp set, like I showed you in yesterday’s post. I again used versa mark ink and embossed the coral in pool party embossing powder. I used real red ink for the lobster and happy birthday greeting (from Petite Pairs). I used River Rock for the Nantucket stamp. Then I used Crumb Cake ink on the shell, phrase, and the small dots are from French Foliage (so sad this is retiring!)
I am continuing my Contests and Giveaways with a free By the Tide Stamp Set in Clear Mount to one lucky winner! I will be selecting a winner on May 13th who shop my online store and use the Hostess Code: AQ69YM49 The hostess is Amy DeBiase, and I am going to collect outside orders to tack onto her workshop next weekend. I will enter each person into the drawing and will pull the lucky winner on May 13th at 8 pm. Remember, when you shop my online store, the order will ship to you directly to your house.
Well, that’s it for now! I wanted to thank you for reading my blog, for “following me” (in the upper left corner you can click “follow” and receive updates whenever I post). I appreciate all of you!
Until tomorrow, happy stamping!