Welcome to this month’s Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! But, maybe you already knew that if you arrived here after visiting Janet’s or Jodi’s blogs. This month’s theme features a handful of stamp sets. I chose to use Touches of Texture. I thought it was a fun stamp set if you’re stamping a collage. Granted, that’s not what I did, but you could! Ha Ha!
Did you think I’d disappeared? You’d be right. I pretty much disappeared from the stamping world for a couple of months. It’s one of the things I love about being a demonstrator – I can do that and not get fired! I’m my own boss.
If you follow me on Facebook you probably saw that I was in Amsterdam for the semi-annual Stampin’ Up! global OnStage conference. Those conferences always give me a kick in the butt. It was a blast! Only about 830 demonstrators from around the world attended the event in Amsterdam so it felt intimate. However, there were lots of other “local events” in North America and the South Pacific. I think only about 20-30 of us were from the US which allowed me to make some new friends. I also really enjoyed getting to know a couple of demonstrator friends even better.
We had the opportunity to see the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog that I’ll be mailing out to customers next month. Do you want one? Just complete my catalog request form and I’ll be glad to drop one in the mail to you! If you’ve ordered from me in the past 12 months, don’t worry, you’re already on my catalog mailing list! I should be sending them out on or around the first weekend in May. I’ll be including samples of the 2017-2019 In Colors – you’re gonna love them! You can begin ordering from them in June.
Speaking of which. Have you seen the Retired List? A handful of items have already sold out, so I don’t want you to miss out on picking up some of your favorites. Click here to download the Excel version. Or, click here to download the PDF.
Touches of Textures Card
Okay….let’s chat about today’s card. The layout was inspired by Liane Binder, a demonstrator from Canada. I changed up the colors, added a layer instead of scoring, added some linen thread, and voila – today’s card! What I love is that I didn’t need to be perfect when stamping the yellow layer over the outline of the flower. I liked the messy look. Since I used Early Espresso for my outlines, I opted to use my Watercolor Pencils to color in the leaves so it didn’t bleed.
I grabbed a sentiment from a retiring stamp set, Greatest Greetings – LOVE that stamp set – it has SO MANY good sentiments! I also love the casual font. If you don’t own it, be sure to pick it up before May 22nd – that’s the date Stampin’ Up! is guarantying retiring stamp sets will be available. Accessories are only available while supplies last!
I hope you’ll continue to hop along through all of the blogs. Enjoy!