Friday, June 2, 2017

Birthday Delivery for As You See It Challenges

This is a bit of a tough couple of weeks for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators! First there is the disappearing inventory, as retiring products really start to disappear and we have to keep our eye on the discontinued list to keep ahead of what is still available. Then we have to weed out all our retired products, but that leaves us with only a little to work with until our own order of new products come in! I'm always short of Designer Series Paper and ribbon and embellishments at this time of year because all of last year's DSP retires and I'm left with only what I could get in the pre-order, which is limited! It makes you creative though! Oh, well, only a week to go before my new stuff arrives!!

It's time for another As You See It Challenge and this time around it's a sketch challenge. It's obviously a sketch I loved because I came up with no less than 3 different designs for it. It was hard to decide which would be the official Design Team sample but with a little advice from the rest of the team, I decided to go with the fox design from the Birthday Delivery stamp set!

Here is Amanda's sketch:

and here are the other two cards I came up with:

I didn't care as much for the flowery one that uses Birthday Blossoms, a stamp set that's a couple of years old already, but I really liked the wood grains and textures from the card that uses the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and the High Tide stamp set, but I think that the fox card just has more pop to it, so I'm using that one!

  • This card has Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper in the background and a Daffodil Delight banner, made the same way as the one above. I added some retired Pool Party ribbon to dress it up though.
  • I stamped the sentiment first so I could fit the images around it. I stamped the full blossom first, then stamped another on a post it note and punched it out with the Pansy Punch to use as a mask before I stamped the other blossom and the leaves. They are stamped in Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive. A little splatter is added with the stamp from Timeless Textures.
There is a new promotion for the month of June. Host a Stampin' Up! party of some kind and you could win an extra $40 in Stampin' Rewards for qualifying orders. You can do a regular stamping party where you invite friends to your house and we can do some creative projects together and you will earn benefits when they order, or we could do a catalogue party, where you distribute catalogues to your friends and they submit orders, or we could do a Facebook Party, where you invite your friends to join me online on Facebook for a couple of hours for some fun interaction, games and information, with ordering incentives and you will get the rewards from all the orders placed that night. Call me to book a time in June now!  Here's how the benefits are calculated:

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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  1. What pretty cards you created!! I LOVE your watercolor on that fox!!

  2. Thanks, Nora! I find watercolouring very soothing!


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