It's nearly the end of the week I gave myself to get you to fall in love with Gorgeous Grunge, Stampin' Up's trendy new stamp set that has given a few of you pause as you wondered what kinds of uses it could be put to. I hope I've convinced at least a few of you that this is a set you need to have in your repertoire! Click here to view it in my online store.
I had a lot of fun on this card. It started out the same way as this one, but then I added in Pool Party to the Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla color scheme. I used a Vintage Designer Button and added a 1/2 inch circle punch which exactly fit the center. I edged the round focal point piece with Baked Brown Sugar ruffled stretch trim--my favorite new ribbon!! It's so versatile and pretty. We also have faux stitching, Vanilla seam binding, the emboss-resist technique, and of course, lots and LOTS of sponging. The Gorgeous Grunge stamp set comes into play again as a background for both the focal point circle piece and the card base.
So that's the card.... now for my undying gratitude. Yesterday all the little pieces fell into place, and I promoted to Executive with Stampin' Up. For those of you to whom that doesn't mean anything, to give you an idea, it is seven levels up from where I started. Each level's requirements are more difficult to acheive, and involve a combination of my own sales, the number of people on my team, and the leadership makeup of that team. It's fairly rare for demonstrators to get to Executive, and I have been working on this four years now, so it means a LOT to me to have finally acheived that dream. I also get a big free product bundle with each new catalog that comes out, and I got a one-time cash bonus, and my Convention and Leadership registrations are free now, too. Amazing perks from an amazing company!
I love, love, LOVE what I do.
And it's super fun to have a"shortcut" title that tells other demos at a glance that I've put in a lot of time and effort building my business.
But my favorite title of all is still just "demonstrator."
I am honored to be yours.