Thursday, September 3, 2009


A few of you received a blog post from me yesterday about the Stampin'Up! Demonstrator Agreement. After I posted it I decided it was more a "vent session" than a real blog post so I deleted it before I sent it out through FeedBlitz. For those of you who did receive and read it - thanks for allowing me to vent and please accept my apology for the tirade.

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about - I have to decide if I want to sign a new demonstrator's agreement with Stampin'Up! by the end of the month. If I don't sign it I can no longer sell product. If I DO sign it I can no longer share information with you about products that aren't Stampin'Up! It is a very difficult decision for me. It pretty much comes down to INTEGRITY and I'm afraid if they don't amend the agreement before the end of the month they will force me to resign.

So, putting that behind us for now, lets get on with today's works of heart - 3 to be exact.

The first one is a remake of yesterday's attempt at a Zindorf. I'm STILL not 100% satisfied - but getting closer. I realized that with the moon coming up from behind the trees you would only see light on the very tips of the right side branches of the trees - so there is a bit too much white on my pines. Other than that - I'm basically happy with it.

SU! Brilliant Blue Ink
SU! Lavendar Lace Ink
SU! Almost Amethyst Ink
SU! Basic Black Ink
SU! White Gel Pen
SU! So Saffron Ink

I get Christmas Card magazines at my day-job office this time of year and I love to look through them for ideas. This next card was inspired by a card in one of the magazines. Theres used a lovey pine bough but I LOVE this stamp set from Stampin'Up! and wanted to use it.

SU! Scenic Seasons Stamp Set
SU! Whisper White Card Stock
SU! Real Red Card Stock
SU! Markers - Handsome Hunter, Real Red, & the retired Forest Foilage
SU! Heat n Stick Powder
Crushed Glass Glitter

NOTE: When I received this stamp set I cut the sentiment apart from the image to make it more versatile and easier to use.

The last card I made last night is also inspired by Michelle Zindorf. I've found I really like using the large craft sponges and brayer to create backgrounds. If you haven't tried her technique yet you've really got to give it a whirl. LOVIN' IT!!!

Pumpkin Stamp
SU! Christmas Set (I forgot the name - Snow Swirls maybe????)
SU! Whisper White Cardstock
SU! Real Red Cardstock
SU! So Saffron Ink
SU! Pumpkin Pie Ink
SU! Ruby Red Ink
SU! Craft White Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versamark Pad
Versamark Pen
Detail Clear Embossing Powder
SU! Markers - More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
Hope you enjoyed the post today. I know there was alot to look at - guess I'm making up for the lack of recent posts.
Until Next Time -
Happy Stamping - with WHATEVER product you use!


kim said...

Your cards a beautiful and you don't need Stamp-n-up. It will be there loss. its a stupid agreement and if they don't watch out they are going to loss alot of the people. Don't change a thing you are great the way you are.


Susan Raihala said...

Love the purple mountains with the moon behind (lol, your first version was totally fab, too!). The Christmas card is so wonderfully CAS, and the pumpkin card is very festive and energetic. Great work on all three!