Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas Friends!

As the year draws to a close (can you believe it's almost 2014?), I want to say  how happy I am to be a part of Stampin' Up!  As a demonstrator for about 3 years now, I have made so many wonderful new friends, both in person and in blog land.  This year has been great for me.  I got to attend Stampin' Up! convention for the first time, and for their 25th Anniversary, where I saw first hand, what a wonderful company this is.  Shelli Gardner, her family and friends, as well as the staff, made us all feel like we've known each other for years!  We had a blast, and I look forward to going again.
While I am still new to blogging myself, I always had good intentions of posting more frequently than I've been able to.  Darn full time job!  :-)  If I had my way, I'd be playing with stamps and ink all the time, but that's not going to happen any time soon.  We must earn a living, and although I am doing more stamping that I used to, it's still not enough for me!  I have learned so many things this past year, both personally and professionally, and I am anxious to continue this in 2014.
I would like to also take this time to thank you, my blog readers, for all your sweet comments and support. It's been a pleasure to know you and I hope that you have enjoyed some of my posts and creations, just as much as I've enjoyed making them.  I love what I do and am eager to learn new techniques and show them to you when I can.  For now, here's some cards I made but didn't get a chance to show them to you.  Please note....not all of these cards use Stampin' Up! products.  The first 3 cards are techniques I learned when I attended a Rubber Stamp Convention here in Arizona. The result looks like an oil painting, but is done entirely with stamps and sponging ink and blending the colors. I love the look and I hope you enjoy them.  Merry Christmas to you all....and my very best wishes for a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!  See you in 2014 !

Stamp 'N Hop Blog Part 2

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