I enjoy crafting- stamping, sewing, embroidery and jewelry making! I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator and I love sharing what I love! I blog about my favorite stamp sets & techniques. I have an online store at http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx
I have an Etsy shop online (link is here). All prices reflect material used and time spent constructing. You may notice that one card may cost more than another- likely because one had more materials put into it than the other.
One big thing that I have struggled with these past few weeks is budgetting. It's easy to open the new catalog and say 'Oooh, thats it! Thats the one I'm making!' yet with me, theres always something to tweak. I have put myself on a Stampin' up budget. That means I only spend the money I earn through Stampin' up for SU! products! Its a good idea to keep the bills paid and the savings on track, but it means I can't buy the six new stamp sets featured in the new Stampin Success, the magazine (and idea book!) mailed out to demos.
So when I open the SS (Stampin' Success), I search for that 'WOW!' project that I know my friends will love. Then I tweak something about it to fit something that I already have. That stack of new in colors? Thats my color base. That brand new stamp set that I HAD to have last month and haven't even used? Thats also brought out. Its a good system to show people what works and what is versatile!
A hobby stamper might be okay with buying something and then not using it again for awhile, but for me - everything is going to be used again and given a fresh new look. Most of my friends work at the same company as I do (not SU!) and I know exactly what they earn. I want to show them how you can make pretty things all over and through out the year without spending an entire paycheck! I haven't been near my Stampin' spot today ( a full day at the day job!) but I'll have to do a shoot where you can re - use your fave items for fresh new looks from the catalog! Friends, stay tuned for the July 14th party because I want to WOW you with my new product and the new catalog!