I've always said that I'm "just" a hobby demonstrator, because TBH I joined for the discount. I was buying a lot of stuff and it seemed that I should take advantage of the no-strings attached bundle which is the starter kit ($125 in products for $99 with NO shipping or tax) and take advantage of the discount for as long as I was "just" a hobby demonstrator. Well, here it is 12 years later--and I'm still a member of the Stampin' Up family thanks to my fabulous friends/customers!
A while ago I started this little blog--mostly for my own enjoyment--but I was hoping to gain an online customer base. I also post to Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. I have had a bit of luck there, nothing huge, but always exciting when I get an online order from someone who has liked my creations on one of these social media sites!
But one of the best things that happened recently is that a friend of mine reached out via social media and asked to order some greeting cards! Not only did I get a sale--but I reconnected with my friend, who had moved away. What a wonderful gift this little not-a-hobby has been to me...in so many ways.
My friend wanted some cards using the "Just Breathe" sentiment from the "Colorful Seasons" stamp set. I was happy to oblige. Here's the first of four cards I made for her. (I'll share the others in the next days, so come on back!)
I used the "Waterfront" stamp set to create this cute little beach scene onto a Whisper White Card Stock circle that I cut with the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits collection. I used Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, and Daffodil Delight Inks. I backed this with a Crumb Cake Card Stock scalloped circle that I cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. PROTIP: I cut the Crumb Cake Card Stock scalloped circle from the center of the Crumb Cake Card Stock mat.
Next, I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy Ink onto a 3-3/4" by 5" Pool Party Card Stock panel and then embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Crumb Cake Card Stock mat. I adhered the stamped circle element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and wrapped a length of Braided Linen Trim. And then I adhered everything to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.
Come back tomorrow for another "just breathe" card!!