Thursday, July 28, 2011

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

I have spent the last 6 months hemming and hawing and have finally come to a decision, I am no longer going to be an SU! Demonstrator.  Technically I am, for the next four days, but after that I will be no more.  I can't tell you for certain what made me come to this decision, I absolutely love SU! and their products, but...the time for change has come.  I suppose this has actually been transpiring for some time.  it was a hard decision and I will miss it, but it is time to focus on new things and I am going to think of it as an opportunity.  I will still be crafting, because that is the part I really loved, so don't expect all the lights to go out on you, I will just be using a wider variety of products with no affiliation to anyone.  When I was thinking about this yesterday, as another opportunity came up to continue my demoship but at a lesser degree, I came accross this quote which I quite liked:

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
~Bruce Barton

So there you  have it, I am moving on to the next stage in the evolution of my life.  I hope you'll come back and visit and have some fun with me.  I'll still love getting your comments of encouragement and suggestions.

Just so this post isn't all seriousness, I'd like to share the card I gave my Mommy for Mother's Day. :)

Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm Ba-ack!

Did you think I was never coming back?  Well you are not so lucky, I am here.  I have been very busy with work, outside obligations and more.  Not to mention that I had misplaced my camera cord for about 1.5 mos.  I finally found it though and am soooo happy about that.  I didn't really want to go through all the online ordering from the camera company for a new one.

So not that I am here I am not sure what to update you on since it has been so long and so many things have happened... my little girl got her first stitches, we took her on her first camping trip, I took a trip to visit one of my BFF's in MN, the summer in Seattle is making me depressed, I won't, I'll just give you my card and the process by which I made it.

This card was for a friend's wedding shower at work.  Her wedding theme is blues and some green's and some hydrangeas (her fave).   This card, was fun and took me quite a while to make.  It is 6X6, I usually make work cards this large so the whole office can sign them.  Obviously, I found some beautiful hydrangea DP which is what inspired me.  I ran the Marina Mist through my Elegant Lines embossing folder.  For the center hydrangea I used my Because I care stamp set from SU!.  I stamped it with brown Staz On onto some watercolor paper.  I then took various blue and green inks (Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Ballet Blue, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, and Wild Wasabi)  starting and applied them with my blender pen.  I started with the lights and went to darks until I was satisfied with the colors.  Then I used some blue and grreen stickles to highlight a few areas on the flower.  Once all was dry, I cut it out, tied a little twine around the bottom and assembled the card. 

In conjunction with a few other crafts that were made for the shower, it was cute and fun.  She liked the card and I hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by!