The best thing about being a SU! demonstrator is not the discount or the commission earned or even the sneak peeks and preorders on new catalogues. The best thing about being a demonstrator is joining the family of other demonstrators!! I had a ball this weekend at a cyberstamp organised by another demo, the gorgeous Tanya Kitto. I spent the weekend chatting and creating with other demos from across the country without even leaving my home. Many of these women I have never met and some I hadnt even spoken to before, but it didnt matter. We all had a common passion for papercrafts and Stampin Up! Several different members set us challenges such as a colour, sketch or 3D object to make. In all we had 7 tasks to complete by Monday night. As I completed an item I had to take a photo of it and post it to the site for everyone to see and comment on! Its a great way to see what others are up to and get ideas and inspiration. It also meant I ordered a few extra sets after seeing what people have done!! I would love to show everyone's work but its just not possible, so I will put up a slideshow of my own.If you check out some of the other blogs listed you may get to see their creations from the weekend.
As you all know I had a birthday a couple of days ago, and as promised my hubby Matt and the kids bought me a cuttlebug die cutter and embossing machine. Well after a couple of days of playing I have created my first card. So thank you to Teresa from the Papercraft shop for all her help and advice, and to my secret sister Susan for the gift certificate so I could buy some embossing folders. And thank you to my friend Debbie, who was staying with us for my birthday and made my malteser ice cream cake!!
Stamp set: Echoes of kindness
Cardstock: mellow moss, regal rose, brocade blue and whisper white
Ink: regal rose and always artichoke
embossing folder: stylised flowers and rose red pastels.
Last night I had a great night catching up with friends and doing a bit of stamping. Thank you to Ruth for providing her home and to Kathryn for supplying the candles for us all to stamp on. This is a simple technique where you stamp your image onto tissue paper and then melt it onto the candle using wax paper and a heat gun. The image is from the Upsy Daisy stamp set using markers to ink up the stamp. This is the easiest way to get the 3 colours onto one stamp.
The card uses the Tea party DSP and Echoes of kindness stamp set. The card is going to be sent to my secret sister and I think I will keep the candle as a door prize or a hostess gift at a workshop!
I am a working Mum of three gorgeous children who drive me nuts but wouldnt be without! I have a wonderful husband who stays home to take care of us all. I have always crafted starting as a child knitting and crocheting and moving to paper crafts as I got older. I have been an SU! demonstrator since Oct 2008.