I can feel it...here is comes....I feel some rambling comin' on. I can remember way back about 7 years ago (insert wavy foggy flashback image) when I signed up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Oh wasn't that a HUGE decision for me. I had never done any direct sales, didn't really ever WANT to do direct sales. But this was different, this thing called Stampin' Up! it was creative, it allowed me to use my teaching background to teach women (mostly) the fine ART of rubber stamping. Yes, I could use my love of all things creative and my gift of teaching and put them together to share my love of rubber stamping with others. I'll do it!
I can remember when my big brown box arrived on my doorstep. It was like Christmas looking at everything in that box. I remember inside was a magazine which featured some of the demonstrators in the company and as I paged through that magazine full of wonderful ideas and inspirational demonstrators I stopped on a page of a family from Mahomet. Hey that's right by me! The featured demonstrator was Kim Peck, hey I knew that name. Why did I know that name? My new upline told me that her upline (all new terminology to me at the time) was a lady named Kim Peck from Mahomet. AH yes, that's right. As I read her story I was inspired and then realized I think, shearly by luck, I was born into a great group. Kim was a top demonstrator in the company 7 years ago and still is and I was going to learn from her.
Well, my upline Meg Loven, who really at the time was a new acquaintance of mine, also has been inspired by Kim and she also is one of the top demonstrators in the company and although we live in a rural area of central Illinois and our group is quite large I still run into many, many women who have never heard of Stampin' Up! <gasp> So why are you rambling about this M.E.? Because today I am sharing a card that I am doing in my Forget Me Not card keeper class this week and it comes from one of the many talented women that we have in our group. Everytime a mini catalog comes out our group of demonstrators (now from all over the country) does a swap. We each pick a stamp set and create a card and share them with other demonstrators.
Todays card is a modification of this card by Tracy McCrae a talented demonstrator in our group.
Here is my version. My modifications are few. This card featured the Stamp Set Elements of Style from the Summer Mini Catalog. I changed one of the colors from Close to Cocoa to Bravo Burgundy. (sometimes you have to use what you got ;-) I have the beautiful new smooch spray but not enough for this size class. I can sometimes have upwards of 25 women come of the course of 2 days and I would have run out of spray fast when they are each making 2 of each card. But I do love that spray!!
I also eliminated the ribbon although I really loved the ribbon in Tracy's original design. Just coming back after surgery I was going for simple but elegant designs when I put this card together a few days ago. Now that I am feeling better every day I might add that ribbon back in before tonights class if I am feeling especially peppy! (you'll just have to wait and see girls)