Thursday, December 6, 2012

LOVE my team!


Here's a quick post to say that I absolutely LOVE my team of demonstrators!  They sure can turn a bad day into a great day, without much effort!  Every year since I have been a demonstrator with a downline at Christmastime, I have held an Annual Dinner Out meeting.  This year was my 14th year!!  We met and had a lovely dinner and got caught up with one another and what's new and what's coming up in their lives, etc.  We have a monthly swap, every December since it's always Friendship or Valentine's,  since we are gathering to celebrate the many friendships that Stampin' Up! has brought us and it is the perfect time to be thinking about preparing for the upcoming holiday too!

So here's my swap card - inspired by a couple of other cards - one for layout and one for color combination -- but how funny in the end that my card ended up not looking like either of them.  Another THANK YOU to my adopted fellow demonstrator Elizabeth who has become a dear friend through our stamping connection, she let me completely invite myself into her home to borrow her stamps, paper and ink!  My studio was in boxes and I had no access to my supplies ... she just said come in and we stamped!  I am fine when someone needs me to help them out but I feel guilty and completely awkward asking for help but she was so happy to have her turn, coming to my rescue!  BIG FAT THANK YOU !!!

Okay okay, here it is!  And a thank you to Diana, because I only made 8 cards and gave them all out and didn't even keep one for myself!  So she took the lovely picture for me!  hugs!

The card is a base of whisper white, layered with a small layer of Primrose Petals, then the Cherry Cobbler Coordination's cardstock that was run through the big shot (liked it better un-sanded).  Added a bit of the Primrose Petals ribbon, a dash of the White Organdy and White Taffeta to give it some extra tails, and a bow of Primrose too.  The Friend greeting is from the Affection Collection stamp set and stamped in Primrose and hand cut the tail.  The little tiny tags image was punched the from the same stamped image as the main LOVE heart focal image.  Speaking of that beauty, it is one of the NEW Single Image Stamps!  Stamped in Primrose and punched out with the Full Heart Punch, layered up on the Scallop Dotted Heart Embosslit.

I'll try to get back here and give you another post soon with the Secret Stamper Gift I received -- another holiday dinner tradition -- and yep, I was stolen from many times (ah-hem Elizabeth, Marlene and anyone else I'm forgetting) but I am a lucky girl still because I love the gift I received from Kathya!  :)

More to come!  Thanks for stopping by!  I am finally moving back into the Stamp Studio!  They finished up on Monday, so I have been busy moving the dining room and stamp room things back into their places!  Even decided to do a little rearrange in the studio, thinking I will like it once it's all done!

So, back to work I go!

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