It’s a BIG milestone to commemorate: Today is my 30th Stampaversary!
That’s a looonnggg time to have a hobby AND a career that I love, and every day has been a joy!
I had just given birth to my second child when I joined Stampin’ Up! in 1992 and while I strongly feel Motherhood is a noble calling, I REALLY needed some adult conversation and a talent that made me feel validated. My babies were wonderful, but they never said, “Good job! You are so awesome!” (until they grew into adults).
That’s why I started… and I stayed because I found a family of other creative people who loved making and sharing pretty things: Some are part of my team and others are life-long customers, and some go back-and-forth from one to the other. It’s a privilege to help others discover their inner artist, and to find validation and joy in their talents.
What makes YOU happy and brings you satisfaction? If you are looking for a purpose and passion which spreads sunshine to others as well, there is a place for you with Stampin’ Up! Come sit by me.
Now, about that “Celebrate You” card… I gave my team a challenge to make a project inspired by sunflowers, and this was mine. The supplies will be listed below, and to make the background, I spritzed a piece of Fluid 100 watercolor paper with water, then used my clear blocks to pick up ink from my stamp pads and rubbed onto the wet paper. Once it was dry, I cut out the sunflowers and frame from Soft Suede card stock that I had pre-adhered adhesive sheets to, then they stuck to the front of the watercolored background. Trim around the edges and adhere it to a card base!
I’d like to think it’s because of my Stampaversary that SU! is having a 24-hour SALE on all stamps excluding hostess sets) in the Annual Catalog tomorrow (9/15/22)
If you choose to take advantage of this and add your favorite stamp sets to your cart, don’t forget to:
- Stack on the savings by including some of the September Weekly Deals to your order (new deals arrive on Thursday)
- Add your Perfect Partners bundle or dies to match a set you already have ~ these exclusive dies are only available in September (while supplies last).
- Want to craft with us on World Card Making Day? You can add the Warm Welcome bundle (or one of the other suggested sets) to the same order. It’s a brand new set that will be in the 2023 Jan-June mini catalog!