Sunday, September 26, 2010

Christmas Card Idea

This beautiful card was made by one of the talented ladies in my Demo group - my upline Suzanne Askey.  I love this group.  When I first became a Demonstrator it was my plan to use the discount and make a few major purchases and be "set for life" (if you are laughing as you read this then you are as hopelessly addicted to stamping as I am).  Anyway, my upline invited me to attend the demo group meeting and I can truly say that this great group of uber talented, super friendly ladies is the reason I am still going strong 4 years later.  If you are looking for a discount, a business opportunity or looking to be part of a great group of stampers just ask me for more details.  I'm happy to answer any questions you have about being a demonstrator. While you're thinking about it glance to the left at that beautiful supply tote.  Its FREE to everyone who buys the starter kit this month - but only while supplies last!  So if you are considering it at all call me soon.

We always do trades at our meetings and the trades have a theme.  This last meeting the theme was to re-do a card from the catalog.  This card is a remake of the card (seen here)  in the upper left on page 36. We could change anything we wanted:
  • change the stamp set
  • change the colors
  • rotate it 90o
  • change the sentiment
Suzanne changed the colors from Pink Pirouette to Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.  I think her card is darling and I'm ready to sing Christmas Carols and make snowballs!

This was a really fun challenge.  People often ask me where I get my ideas.  The answer is the catalog! It really makes sense that this book is called "the Idea Book and Catalog" - because it is full of so many great ideas for making cards. 

Many of the cards in the catalog are actually cards made by demonstrators (like me) who submit them to Stampin' Up!  The sample card uses a piece of real sheet music behind the little girl.  Now Stampin'Up! actually has a wheel that is Music Notes.  You can see it and all the wheels on pages 218-219 of the catalog.

Let me know if there is any way I can help you with your stamping.
Please contact me with any suggestions or questions. Your feedback is appreciated.
Be sure to check my class calendar for future events.

Happy Stamping --Katie

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