And really… THANK YOU…
I simply LOVE hydrangea… and I have one beautiful bush outside my stamp room window that I was inspired by.
The ‘Because I Love You’ set is a new Level 1 Hostess Set that you MUST have (book your workshop online with me for an extra gift).
All the coloring was done with an Aquapainter and four watercolor crayons – Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke and a touch of So Saffron. The front of the card has the main panel folded back in the center for a cool ‘stand up’ look. The set comes with the elegant ‘Thank You’ stamp, but I think this would make a beautiful ‘Mother’s Day’ card.
8 ½ x 5 ½ Basic Black cardstock
4 ¼ x 3 ½ inch Basic Black cardstock
4 x 3 ¼ inch Artichoke cardstock
3 ¾ inch Very Vanilla cardstock
2 x 5 ¼ Very Vanilla
6 inches Vanilla satin ribbon
Black StazOn™, Sticky Strip
Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke & So
Saffron watercolor crayons
Aquapainter, Bone folder
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Sizzix Big Shot, Multipurpose platform and clear cutting plates.
ON ANOTHER NOTE… I am sad I was unable to attend Stampin’ Up!’s convention this year but completely astounded that I earned the ‘Demonstrator of the Year’ (#52) award.
Well, somewhat astounded at first by a call at around midnight from a friend who was freaking out that my name was called and WHERE WAS I?!! Clearly I don’t completely understand the criteria because if I thought I would rank so well, I would have totally been there.
I DO KNOW THIS… it is an algorithm that adds up to being SO fortunate to be able to work with WONDERFUL people. And ‘work’ quite isn’t the right word… ‘If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life’ is so true. So, I’m not ‘top sales’ or ‘top recruiter’ nor are my sales in the stratosphere that some gals are… Stampin’ Up! is looking for a balance of these numbers and come up with the Top 100 demonstrators who achieve the balance they determine (READ: Okay, so I have no idea how).
So, I want to thank with all my heart fabulous gals who chose me as their upline and the amazing ladies who promoted this year as well as my awesome customers who chose me as their Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I’ve just been sitting here doing what I love to do… and I got an award for it.
On the other hand: laundry happens sporatically, dinner is on the fly and there is glitter on everything in my kitchen… my family tried to be happy for me, but the most I got out of my husband is ‘um, that’s great… but does this come with any money…?’