In fact, I feel thankful every day, not just because I get to enjoy my work and also be available when my family needs me, but also that I get to be creative, that I work with lovely people who share my passion, that my hobby is all paid for, and that I get a huge sense of achievement from what I do.
Lots of my downline have told me the same thing: they're having loads of fun as Stampin' Up demonstrators and only wish they'd joined earlier!
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Now, how about a card? Here's one I sent one of my downline ladies who was holding an Open House event over the weekend:
I am head over heels with my Borders scoring plate and the pretty scored border on this card is just one of hundreds of different variations you can add anywhere you like on your projects. I masked it off before adding these pretty flowers from Stampin' Up's Easy Events stamp set.
The flowers were coloured with markers and I added a shadow with my Sahara Sand Watercolour Wonder crayon - I love the 3D effect this gives. The Beautiful Wings embosslits butterflies are such gorgeous little embellishments. I like to make up a bunch of them with scraps of card stock so that they're always to hand when I want them.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes which contains 24 sentiments that pair perfectly with the Word Window punch. I attached it to my card with a couple of brads in Certainly Celery to match the butterfly.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Easy Events, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black stazon, subtles markers
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Pink Pirouette
Other: Simply Scored, Borders scoring plate, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits, Subtles brads, Word Window punch, Neutrals Watercolour Wonder crayons, stamp-a-majig
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It seems that my son has picked up a bug which, I have no doubt, found him an easy target after his sleepover at the weekend (or shall we call it a no sleepover?) Every cloud has a silver lining though and at least I get to be on snuggling-up-on-the-sofa duty!
See you tomorrow,