So, I’m off with my hubby on an amazing adventure to the Mediterranean – the Stampin’ Up grand vacation cruise! The grandparents are staying at our house to watch over kitties and kiddos, and I’m so excited to be headed off on this adventure!
PS – I don’t expect to have much access to the internet so I probably won’t be on email much for the next week and a half. But when I can, I’ll try to post pictures of our adventure over on my Facebook page – so I’d love to have you come join me over there! Visit my Northwest Stamper Facebook page.
Ok, but back to where I was going with all this – aside from being really stinkin’ excited to get to see cities I’ve only read about AND get to stamp with some amazing folks ON A BOAT! For reals! Yep, they will have a hospitality room on the cruise ship and we’ll get to see project ideas and even stamp a little I’m hearing! Ok, bring it back….
You see, I wouldn’t be on this trip if it wasn’t for my AMAZING Fun n’ Crafty Stamper team. They are the coolest, most supportive group… and I’m so lucky that I get to share the fun demonstrator experience with them. So, today’s card is one that I created for them!
You see, at the beginning of the year, I posed a challenge to them. I had them set a resolution and goal for something they were going to do to improve their business or their enjoyment of this fun hobby. They had to track it and report back how they were doing. And they could earn prizes along the way. So, this card was for all the folks that completed the challenge – because WOW they rocked it!
I used scraps to pull it together and some fun collage-y pieces from the Butterfly Basics stamp set to create the background elements. I love how you can get lots of fun different layouts and look from these stamp pieces.
I wanted to experiment too with my Wink of Stella and getting cool glitter drops on my page. I think they turned out really cool – and they are easy to do, the only thing you run into is that if they are extra big or juicy, you get a little bit of staining on the inside flap of the card where it soaks through a little. But I didn’t mind, and hopefully they didn’t either.
Making the Glitter Drops with Wink of Stella
- Start by unscrewing the brush tip from your Wink of Stella brush. This should expose a black flat circle with a small hole in the middle
- Make sure you have shaken up you pen too before you start!
- Hold the pen upside down over your paper (I held mine pretty much vertically) and then squeeze the barrel
- You can tap the barrel (kind of like you might with a ketchup bottle) to get more of a splatter effect, or just squeeze to get different sized droplets.
I love finding ways to use up scraps and I especially love getting the chance to cheer and celebrate folks on my team. Something I plan to do more of going forward! Because really, they all deserve way more happy mail hand stamped cards coming their way, don’t you think?
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There are so many great perks and fun reasons to be a demonstrator, from 20-25% off all your purchases to the amazing community and stamping friends you make – especially on our Fun n’ Crafty team facebook page. Plus the opportunity to start earning money or even trips when you share your love of creating with others!
If you’ve been thinking about it, we’d love to have you join us on the Fun n’ Crafty Stampers team. Check out some of the fun and perks here.
So you know… just sayin’ Only $99 to pick out your starter kit of $125 worth of products, PLUS right now you’ll even be able to pick out new catalog Sneak Peek items! Yahoo. Oh, and did I mention shipping is free too? I can’t wait to welcome you to the fun side.