Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stampin' Up Sunday #1

After lots and lots and lots of thought, I have decided to sign back up with Stampin' Up within the next couple of weeks.

I know that I've been wishy washy with direct selling companies~~sold for TAC, then SU, then TAC, then SU, then CTMH but after thinking about it and seeing the new catalog (oh my goodness!) I decided that SU just feels like home. Although I don't use 100% SU products, I do use several products on every card~~ from cardstock to inks, to embellishments, punches, etc. and I do adore their stamps so why not! Plus they have changed many of their policies that limited me in the past.

I know many, if not most, of my friends already sell SU or have a demo, but if you don't....hope you'll consider me! :) I will have an online website once I get signed up so I'll share that when the time comes.

I thought it would be fun to have one day a week devoted to sharing something Stampin' Up so after thinking about my schedule and such, I came up with Stampin' Up Sunday's!! I hope you'll join me each Sunday to see one or a few projects using SU goodies.  Everything might not be 100% current at first but I'll work on that!

I struggle so much with cards that don't require coloring so I plan to focus on those type cards to help me improve and feel more comfortable with them. To help me get started this week I looked at some challenges and decided to try the current Color Throwdown's color challenge. Those that know me, know I usually run away from color challenges but I'm trying to turn over a new leaf! LOL!

Here's what I came up with~once I started I just kept going! 

On this first card I had a hard time getting the stamps/punch lined up but then Kristie shared this awesome "pin" with me so now my stamps are marked and ready to go from now on!

My second card I was too lazy to get my stamp-a-ma-jig down to line up the sentiment properly so it's a little crooked but I didn't think it turned out too bad.

My third card is probably my favorite. I took the reverse punched cardstock and made a mask--sponged on the Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky and voila', a pretty background. 

Thanks for stopping by!! I must admit I had so much fun with these cards and found that I didn't struggle as much as I use to so maybe there's hope for me yet!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~ SU Flower Shop, SU Express Yourself
Ink~  SU Tangerine Tango,SU Soft Sky, SU Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock~ SU Whisper White, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Soft Sky
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ SU rhinestones, SU dimensionals, sponges, SU Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, SU Pansy Punch


Heidi Brawley said...

Congratulations! !! Beautiful creations! !!

Stef H said...

good for you. i LOVE SU. have since my first SU party back in 2001. i loved being a demo too. i'd go back to it, but i just can't afford the monthly upkeep. absolutely love the cards. your work is always so professional and colorful.

have a great weekend.

hugs :)

Ruth G said...

How fun that you're going to be a SU demo! I hope you find that works well for you!
This color combination is very pretty and I love what you created with it! I think the last card is my favorite, too! Something about two of the colors being so very soft while the orange is bold and beautiful!
TFS! Have a great day!

janell said...

That is fantastic Danni, i have done the same thing and have considered going back as well. i sure hope it all works out just how you would like it too.

Jennifer Garvin said...

Yeah congrats welcome to the SU family. I love your cards you did a great job. Maybe I can get out of my funk and play along with work schedule makes it a little difficult but I will figure it out soon...

Anita said...

These are all so pretty Danni! I also struggle with cards that don't feature a colored image so I'll be sure to stop by to see what you've created ... maybe it will help me think outside the box too.

Jean Addis said...

I love your cards. So bright and pretty. I had a sneaking suspicion you might sign back up after my last visit to Pinterest. Enjoy.

Barbara said...

What a fabulous trio of cards! I can't pick a favorite--they're all gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Glittered Paws said...

I love SU too but then I love ALL stamps - good luck and you did a very nice job, looking forward to your creations.

Broni said...

Wow! 3 beautiful cards!! I'm so glad you chose our challenge to get you started on color challenges! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Kristie W. said...

Wonderful cards, especially the last one! Very creative use of the punch negative.

Shannah said...

These are so pretty!
Hugs, Shannah xox

Johnnie Sexton said...

Wowzer, love them all.

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my...all three of your cards are sooo pretty...I sooo love the flower stamp you used!!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Joann Burton said...

How wonderful you are going back to SU. I was just going to look for a rep for them this weekend. So now I don't have to....Love all three of these great cards. They are all wonderful. Hugs, and I am looking forward to your store online. Hugs, joann


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