Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Positive Things

Hi Bloggers! I have been involved in a recent situation that really has me thinking about society and how people react to things. 
So here's the background... Our family and some others made a recent decision to leave an organization that we had been a part of. This was not an easy decision but the circumstances really didn't leave us a lot of choice, especially if we wanted to feel good about ourselves. So we left and actually formed a new organization. We have just started and it has been a wonderfully positive experience for us all. We have enjoyed new friendships with other families that we knew a little or didn't really know, but we now feel like a big "family". And we have decided that this new beginning will be the start of something positive. This past week we have been notified of a complaint from the previous organization that we couldn't operate in the same town. We were forced to take down our facebook page and put a stop to an article that we had been writing for the local newspaper. I have also become aware of some personal rumors being started about one of our "family".
Now eventually this will be solved and we will move on. We are very confident about this. But I'm just digusted that we haven't even mentioned this previous organization and yet we are being attacked. And let me mention that there are children involved who are also being affected. And I just started to wonder about people who are so insecure that they need to tear others down in order to build themselves up (a weird coincidence that an article about them appeared in the paper and a new facebook page was created at the same time that ours was required to be taken down). I am teaching my children that in the end things will work out for us and we will forget about them and move on in the positive manner that was our intention to begin with. I hope that my situation can encourage others to live their own lives and build themselves up by positive energy and living a good life instead of creating discord. 

Okay enough of me! Today's card is a small sneak peek at a card that I will be making with my Stamper's Club in October. I'm not going to show you the full card today but I will be unveiling it after my club. What a teaser! LOL

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Stampin' Up Tulle

Hi all! It's been awhile....unfortunately I have had some back issues and have not been able to get downstairs into my craft room to create anything so I haven't been posting lately. 
But I missed my bloggers! So I decided to post other ideas, other than my own that is. I thought it was a great way to get some fresh ideas and promote some products that you may not have put much thought into. 

So today I wanted to focus on Tulle. I had a Jingle Bell Card Creations class recently and the ladies were almost scared to use it. They didn't know what to do with it. And it shouldn't be so intimidating because it's such a simple product and actually very versatile and easy to use.

So here are some cute ideas that I found showcasing the Stampin' Up Tulle from the Holiday Catalogue. 

So my first share is from Celia. And I love what she did with the Tulle which showcases a very simple technique for using the Tulle, just gathering it behind an image. 

Next up is Ann, who created this very cute rolled flower using the Tulle. 

Ribbon Flower 60D Canon

And finally Kimberly, who created this great vintage style card by wrapping and tying the Tulle. 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up Demo

Okay so that's it for today. I hope that you have found some ideas to get you inspired. And I am placing an order this weekend so email me to order your Tulle so you can start playing!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spring Color Trends

Pantone has announced it's color trend forcast for 2013 and Stampin' Up is right on track!

Colors like Midnight Muse, Wisteria Wonder, and Lucky Limeade seem to be the trend. The scrapbooking industry seems to be moving more towards the brighter colors also this year. 

So pull out those color pallettes and start creating!