'scuse my absence

Aaarrgghhh!!  That's the sound of me shrieking when I realised all my blog posts had gone missing :(

If you haven't met me, let me introduce myself.  In no particular order (in case I get in trouble for prioritising one over the other!!), my name is Carolyn and I am a wife, a mother of 3, a daughter & sister, a friend, a part-time employee, a Committee member x 2, craft-a-holic, a CPA, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and now a student (again!).  I'm sure that I've left a lot off that list, but the one thing that's causing chaos and stress in my life is the student part.  I'm studying my very final unit in my Masters, and in the last 3 weeks have had 3 days of university residential intensives, one closed book exam and this week, a three part assessment to be repeated again next week!

So I thought I would be clever and prepare some blog posts in advance, but not to be, they're gone and I'm wishing I had saved a copy!!  So instead, I want to show you one of the projects we made at the Stampin' Up! demonstration last week.  I met a lovely group of ladies, that wanted to learn something new.  As it's the last month of the current catalogue, I combined some new techniques with some old (well retiring really) stamp sets.  My hostess loves all things Christmas, so this was the theme of our first project:

This card used the very clever technique of embossing AND brayering!!  To give you an idea, here's what we used:

Stamps: Many Merry Messages
Inks: Poppy Parade Classic Ink & Whisper White Craft Ink
Papers: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip & Glossy White CS
Other: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Edge Punch & White Taffeta ribbon

If you would like to make a card like this, be sure to contact me for a demonstration or workshop!

You'll also want to keep an eye on the retired list.  Items are selling out fast now.  You can click on my link here at any time to view the most up to date list of retired available & unavailable items or join my facebook page (link is on the right).

Tomorrow I'll show you our second project (well we made that one first actually) and you can see how simple can be so clever.  Today's project was a case of this, (although I used a different technique) so be sure to have a look!

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