Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let's Get Organized!

I feel so great now that I am back in the crafting mode.  Though I still have daily pain from my rotator cuff and tonotomy surgery, I am working hard in physical therapy and moving forward every day.  A week ago I gave some weekly planners to my top group of ladies, each customized with Field Flowers stamped in their favorite Stampin' Up colors.  I received so many compliments back that today I disassembled a monthly planner and customized it for myself.  I only wish that my photo abilities were much greater as the planner is so pretty up close!  Now when I am sitting in a meeting and we are looking at dates to schedule follow-ups or pulling out my planner to schedule a workshop I have an easy way to mention what I do!!  
Recipe:  CS and Ink- very vanilla, artichoke, razzleberry, wisteria wonder, pool party, cherry cobble, garden green, concord crush
Stamps:  Field Flowers


Sunday, February 19, 2012

First workshop ...

It's a CASE success!
I spent many weeks sitting at the computer drooling over photo's of craft projects waiting patiently for my shoulder to heal.  I read everyone's emails talking up Leadership.  It felt as though I would never be able to dust off my Stampin' Up supplies and put them to use.  It took just one visit to Tami White's blog to motivate me to get my arm working again!  Though I have been a demonstrator for a little over two years, I had never tried the water color technique.  Tami posted a tutorial on her blog stampwithTami.com.  It was a love connection!  I decided to bring this to my first workshop of 2012 and it was a huge success!!  I wrote a thank you to Tami thanking her for inspiring me.  Now understand, I am just a little, never heard of demonstrator in a very tiny town in Northern Vermont.  I struggle just to stay active and if I have half a dozen workshops a year I am happy.  Can you imagine my reaction when I received a response from Tami White, the #1 Demonstrator of 2011!!  For someone of her statue to take the time to send me a message meant so much to me!  I'm ready to tackle 2012!!