Sunday, November 18, 2007

Membership has it's privileges

Being a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! that is. I had a stamping sensory overload on Friday. First I stalked the demonstrator web site all day to get an early look at the Preview catalog coming out. Those who have ordered from my within the last 6 months are receiving your own copy sent to your home with the next short time. They come from the distribution center, so I don't know the exact day they will arrive. It finally went online about 3:15 in the afternoon.
At that very same moment the UPS man arrived at my house. He had with him a small bubble envelope from none other than the CEO of Stampin' Up!, Shelli. This woman is wonderful. She sent all of the demonstrators a FREE stamp set.
Which one you ask? A brand new never seen before stamp set. It is called, "Time Well Spent". It is going to be a Level 3 Hostess set in the Spring/Summer Collection coming out in January. It is BEAUTIFUL!! The double line images make shading a breeze. The different flowers, leaves and sayings are perfectly matched.
Oh, I'm sorry, you want to see a picture of it. Well, I can't. Do to copywrite laws I can't show you a photo of the stamp set. I can do one better though. I made a card with it last night. I love the largest flower in the set. I also love the butterfly, but didn't want to overdo it on my first card. As a side note, the Designer Paper I used here was also free. Thanks again Shelli. She felt bad that all the demos had to deliver (newly corrected) and appologize to our customers for the misprinted Holiday Harmony DSP, that she sent us a random free pack of DSP. I received Fall Flowers. I didn't like it too much in the catalog, but LOVED it in person. I may have to order the other papers that I am not sure about. They are probably fabulous in person also.
I used a paint brush to color in the images with ink from the lid of my In Color ink pads. The slot punch made it easy to put some River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon on each side of the sentiment. Again, the Designer Series Paper is from the Fall Flowers Collection. I wasn't sure about Blue Bayou or Groovy Guava separately, but together they really work here.
Here is a stamped index one of the lovely ladies on SCS made for this stamp set. She colored everything in with markers. All of the images are double line and ready for your creativity of color. This stamp set is only available to hostesses with a $500 workshop. With Sale-A-Bration from Feb 1st - March 15th, this is the perfect time to book your workshop and earn one for yourself.

1 comment :

dasimonds said...

So pretty!
love the colors...great card !
I am still playing with my stamp set :)