Joined as a New Demonstrator

I joined as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on July 7, 2011.  I had posted earlier that I was going to wait until after July 15, 2011 but my week changed and the time was right.  Since joining I have been trying to update my blog a little bit, so maybe you have notice it changing every couple of days.  You would think as a new demonstrator I would be posting a card, well I have not had time to stamp this week with the blog construction and reading all the great things about convention.  I did get my share the new scalloped ribbon and designer paper before my demonstrator left for convention and it is fabulous.  I love looking at the paper hands on, and I often end up liking different products when you see them.  I cannot wait to use them.  My demonstrator’s kit arrived on July 14, 2011 so I need to get to work.

Actually I also just purchased a few new digital items.  I have not worked much in My Digital Studio, but with the blog construction I have a project in mind.


Mother’s Day Daisy Card

I made this card last night for a birthday card for my daughter’s teenage friend.  I used the Daisies die, and Play Date DSP with the turquoise background.  I am back into my flower period.

I made the Mother’s Day cards using the Fun Flowers and Paisley Petals DSP, sadly I do not really have a good picture since they had to be mailed.  I took one picture at the post office which I will post.  I know I will be making more cards using this pattern since they were a big hit.  I basically just cut the flowers, sponged around the edges with a coordinating color, dabbed on white shimmer paint, and made a double bow.  I also made a few of the cards for teacher appreciation and they were a big hit with everyone.

Today was Mother’s Day and it was a great one.  Started off with church and then went to the Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach for lunch.  The brunch at the Lodge is fabulous, and we normally only go once a year on Mother’s Day.  Brunch was our big meal today, so no cooking for this mom, which  means I have more time to stamp.  Actually I did not stamp much either, I sat by the pool.   The kids went swimming late this afternoon.  I put my suit on but when my toes hit the water it was too cold.   I have twin first graders and it was great to get all their handmade gifts from the heart.  For a school fundraising the kids could decorate heart shaped cakes from Publix, a local grocery store ($6.00 a piece), and they were so cute and tasty.  It is a  good thing I like frosting.

As an end note, recently my bow maker was missing off my stamping desk.  My kids are fairly respectful of my space, so I just happened to ask my husband if he had seen my wooden bow maker.  It seems my husband decided it made a nice reading stand for his Nook when he sat at the kitchen table. Father’s Day is next month so he will be getting his own bow maker/Nook stand.

SSC #197 Easter Blossoms

I have been working on this card since Saturday night.  My concept was to do an Easter egg wreath.  Not sure about the result,  the eggs from SU Easter Blossoms were more difficult to place than I thought.  I used shimmer paint for the first time and I like the way it came out even though it is hard to see in the photo.  I wanted to finish the challenge tonight and move on to another project.

Easter Egg Wreath

I went back to work this week and as expected it was rough.  Tuesday when I was leaving for work we had a terrible storm which produced some hail.  As I was driving out of the driveway a tree fell in the backyard.  It missed the house and pool which was amazing, I can only thank God for watching over my family.

Thanks for letting me share.