I'm sure any demonstrator that does in home workhshops will understand this story I have for you today! Yesterday I was super excited to share Stampin' Up! with new friends! The hostess of this workshop is super special and had such a GREAT workshop. I think she is extra special because she reminds me of myself 8 years ago when I decided to become a demonstrator. You are probably thinking, huh? When I met her at a previous workshop she was pregnant and excited to bring her third child into the world. We decided since she had lots of excitement going on in her life and was due in January we would wait to have her workshop once she established routine. I remember telling her before I left that workshop she should have that baby on January 10th. She DID! LOL! That's Alexis birthday! Anyways, she was a gracious hostess yesterday and we all had a great time laughing and I love, love, love meeting new friends. I just wish my new friends lived closer. They are just amazing but live about 1.5 hours away from me. This is why my sweet hostess reminds me so much of myself. I think she would make a GREAT demonstrator!
Anyways, as always I had a few bloopers that occurred. These ALWAYS happen! It never fails that I forget something but I love being able to figure it out and fix the problem. We did just that!
The first blooper was when my hostess rolled her Naturals Ivory cardstock through the Big Shot using the Textured Embossing Folder Framed Tulips and miraculously squished a bug on the paper too! That was the FIRST big laugh! If you look really close at the picture below you will see a black dot on the cardstock in between the two flowers! That is our new squished bug friend! I gave my hostess my sample.
The next blooper was completely MY fault. I forgot my Decorative Label punch. I'm sure my face turned a few shades of red and as we passed the cardstock around the table getting ready to make the card I was frantically coming up with the next step on how to fix the problem.
DING DONG! I had a light bulb moment! This almost had me doing back flips across the table but I knew they would throw me out quickly! While the Decorative Label punch was the ideal solution instead we just tore the Newsprint paper instead of punching it. I was happy with the result and the card came out very nice. Check this out:
You can see all the products I used on this card on my previous post HERE. Overall it was a great workshop despite the bloopers! If you've ever thought about becoming a demonstrator I encourage you to just DO IT! Regardless of the mistakes you will make along the way (and I make TONS of them) it was AWESOME to be with friends stamping. If you want more information on how to become a demonstrator click HERE. It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration!
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Let me share one last card with you that I demonstrated yesterday. I wanted to demonstrate the beauty of the Create A Cupcake stamp set and the Build a Cupcake punch. Two great products that coordinate so well together. It's one of the greatest things about our products. Coordinating stamps, punches, papers, inks and embellishments. It's a beautiful thing.
Below is a list of the products used. You can find all of these products in my Online Store! Tomorrow I will share the last project that we created!
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Naturals White
Ink: Early Espresso
Thanks so much for stopping by today! It's going to be a GREAT week! I know many of you are enjoying Spring Break. I'm super jealous! What are your plans? I need to come up with something spectacular for my gem blossoms during our Spring Break in April!