This post is right up my alley these days. I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up demonstrator yesterday. I have spent more hours then I care to admit looking at other people’s ideas for cards and such.
I am so excited about this new venture. I’ve created a blog just for the cards, A Stampin’ Mama. I am ashamed to admit how long Blaise has tried to tell me that as much as I love stamps, cards and scrapbooking it just made sense to become a demonstrator. God was smiling down on me, by joining this month I was able to get 15% off my kit and a free stamp set. Anyone thinking about becoming a demonstrator that wants some info feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be happy to twist your arm answer your questions. Or anyone interested in being part of a “club” getting the benefits of hosting a workshop without cleaning your house email me for details.
If you’ve never browsed over at Split Coast Stampers you don’t know what you are missing. I could spend a whole day just looking. Ok, I admit it I have spent a whole day just looking. Thousands of cards what more could you wish for?
There is no way I could have a post about cards and not mention Jennifer Mc Guire, I really love this lady. Let’s start with the usual fawning at this ladies’ talent. Unbelievable. You can see a few cards I made at a class I took of hers last year.
I am one of the lucky people who has been blessed with her giving heart. Four years ago right after Baby James died I “lifted” a page Jennifer had at 2 Peas.
I sent her an email and told her what the page meant to me, she replied and asked for my address. I remember even in the midst of all that grief I was excited because I thought I was getting a “Jennifer card”, little did I know I was getting a Jennifer care package. I was obviously very sad I didn’t think to take pictures. It was a blessing like no other. I remember sitting in the living room floor crying at what a blessing this lady had sent for my broken heart. I’ve never forgotten it and “stalk” her blog on a regular basis. I’m hopeful I will get to take another of her classes sometime this year. She is a Cincinnati girl!
I first heard about Cards For Heroes at Jennifer’s blog, now with my new Stampin’ Up business I will be able to start a card drive for this great organization.