Friday, May 16, 2008

Thanks for the memories...

It's official -- I am no longer a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I had decided to retire from official duties once the baby came since I had to go back to work full-time. As it is now, I only see him for 3 hours a day (1 before work and 2 after work) before he goes to bed and I couldn't imagine missing 2 of those 3 hours on a regular basis to do workshops. I did think that I would hang on as a hobby demonstrator for a while, but that made less and less sense as time passed as well. So, I will go back to being a happy customer and now I feel my stamping options are a little more open as well. No more guilt for buying other stamps & supplies.

Aside from the discount, which was nice, the thing I will really miss is hanging out with all of my demonstrator friends at convention, local training meetings and online swap groups. I was lucky enough to be in Christina Crawford's 5th level. Over the past few years, I've gotten to meet Christina and I am happy to call her my friend. She sent the cutest little summer outfits for the baby last week, so I need to whip up a thank you card.

Okay, on to the card. At this point, I am sick of baby themed cards and I wanted to use all Stampin' Up supplies. So, I pulled out my new Prehistoric Pals set and grabbed the thank you from Family Phrases. I used Amy's Friday sketch #17 for this card, but I had to drop a layer since my card is only 3.5x5" and my focal image was a little large. The colors were inspired by one of the baby's new summer outfits. I like the contrast of the night of navy & green galore.

Stamps: Prehistoric Pals, Family Phrases
Ink: Night of Navy, Green Galore, Creamy Caramel, Palette Noir Black
Paper: Whisper White,
Night of Navy, Green Galore, Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Coluzzle Circle Cutter


Lorie said...

That is a super fun card! I just love it! I'm only a demo now until the couple of customers that I have just don't order enough to keep me a demo...then I can finally be done. I'm actually looking forward to it! :o)

amycara said...


I hope you'll keep posting your creations for all of us to admire and enjoy...we'll miss you! Best wishes and stampin' hugs,

:-) Amy

Allison said...

This is terrific...that sketch is pretty cool (I may just have to try it!). Great subject matter and perfect complimentary colors!

Robin Merriman said...

Gosh, Stefanie - we miss you. I'll still keep up w/you thru the blog. Your work is amazing. Best of luck always!
Stamped hugs,