Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Stampin Up Adventure

I was introduced to stamping by my friend Amy who took me to a Christmas Stampin Up! workshop in 2007. I had such a great time making all types of Christmas gifts and cards; I was ready to do it again the next day!!! In fact, I was sooo excited about the items, that I took a picture that night to show some of my internet friends what I had made. I couldn't believe what I had actually accomplished in a couple of hours and I'd never stamped before!! The recipients of these gifts all Oooh'd and Ahhh'd and wanted me to make more :)

In the last year, I've discovered that I LOVE stamping. And I love the sense of accomplishment I get. Most crafts or hobbies take MANY MANY hours before you have a finished product. That's why I have lots of unfinished neddlepoint, crochet, sewing projects and sooo on!! But stamping is different. You can make a simple card in UNDER 10 minutes. Yes!! 10 minutes!! I can make the CUTEST candy filled gift bags (that are ALMOST too cute to eat) for a WHOLE classroom in an hour!!

This is why I've decided to become a Stampin Up! demonstrator. I want to share my love of stamping with you, all my friends. I want to show you how easy it is. Those projects you see that you think, "Oh! I wouldn't be able to do that!" YES, you CAN! It's easy, and I want to show you how.

There's no better time than now to start stamping! Stampin Up! has just released their new Fall-Winter 2008 Catalog and Idea Book. While I'm waiting for my Demo kit with the new stamps and ink shades, I'll be posting some pictures of other Stampin Up! projects. So stay tuned, and check back often.

Lisa :)