Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Christmas to all....

Hey Stampin' buddies!

I'm getting to my blog a little late today... I had a planned day of all sorts of activities and that went by the wayside again. The details only matter to me and my dad, but suffice it to say, I was tied up all day.

I have to say how heartwarming it is to see how many of you are checking out my blog!  This week I passed 10,000 views and tonite it's up to 10,300!  That blows me away if it is true, haha!  I am not completely sure I trust the stats on my blog traffic, but it sure is encouraging. I am so grateful that so many people think my designs and ideas are worth a click of the mouse!

Today, I have what turned out to be a very favorite card. I bought a full stamp set because of one tree. Have you ever done that? Had to have one stamp even if the rest were only okay. Well, I'll show you the card and then the stamp set that I'm talking about:

The stamp I "had to have" is the tree stamp. It's a single tree and I triple stamped with it. What you do is ink once and stamp 3 times, moving your stamp up and down just a little bit to get some height variation. You can see the color variation as more of the ink comes off with each succeeding stamp. I love this look!  I then added a spectacular elk/deer (I don't know which but either is awesome) and a great saying.   Curious about the stamp set?  Here it is:

It's called "Greetings from Santa" and is a wonderful addition to your Christmas stamp collection. I decided the background paper needed a little something and so I added washi tape. The saying used to be "when in doubt, add glitter" but I've changed it to "when in doubt, washi"...

Hope you like the card and find some inspiration here!  We are getting that much closer to Christmas!
Happy Stampin'!

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