My friend, Helen, came over to join me in my craft room this afternoon. What a joy it was to have her over. Not only did her sparkling personality really give me a lift–her visit forced me into getting back to paper and ink–and embossing powder, and "real" stamps, and adhesives and…
Well, you get the picture. I was back in my craft room, and away from my craft computer (but not toooooo far! Had to show Helen My Digital Studio!)
I managed to send Helen home with the samples we made today to demonstrate some great stamping techniques. But, once she left, I decided to stay in the paper and ink mode, and try one of today’s SUDSOL challenges. Now, SUDSOL is just for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. But one of the guiding philosophies behind the group is to provide us demonstrators materials that we can share with you, our friends and customers!
So this is the card I made based on today’s challenge in the SUDSOL "Chat and Challenge" classroom. The challenge was to make a card with some square elements turned onto a diagonal. The original "inspiration" for this challenge also had the photo corner punches on it. So I decided to stick with that, as I made changes elsewhere in the card.
The Designer Series Paper that I’ve used here has come to be a favorite of mine–but not because of its original purpose. This, you see, is the paper meant to go with the Build A Bear stamps and Sizzix Die cuts! It’s "Pawsitively Prints." But what fun it is to use just as Designer Series Paper with any kind of card! The colors in this DSP are So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Ballet Blue (oh, with some Whisper White in the background). I tried to use all the colors; but the Ballet Blue was just to "in your face" when I tried it with the other DSP colors.
I have become so thrilled with the idea of challenges–to get my creative juices flowing!–that I’m going to start putting one in each newsletter that I send to my customers. And I’m going to be starting a contest each month. The winner each month will receive whatever items I’m offering for those who place a $50 online order through my Stampin’ Up! website. If you do both–submit an entry AND place a $50 order online, you’ll receive an extra benefit.
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