Hello stampers! I think it was meant to be that my blog post was delayed today. I have just heard the results of the top achievers for Stampin’Up! This is like the Oscars of the stamping world. My heart overflows with thankfulness and joy!! It is really nice to be recognized by your contemporaries for your hard work. It doesn’t change anything about who I am, how I run my business or my overall worth, but it sure does make a girl feel extra special.




Today Stampin’Up! recognized its top achievers, both globally and nationally. It is important to know that there are over 50,000 demonstrators worldwide. Stampin’Up! just released the top Global 100 and I am number 49 on the list!! Seriously, how awesome is that? Last year I was dumbfounded to be number 55. The year before that I was something like 167. You never really know how you are going to be rated. I simply do my best and share what I love. I know that is what everyone else does too. The simple truth is that you can only do your best, you have no idea how everyone else is doing, and you pray for a blessing on your work. In the end, it is all a gift from God. And I am grateful, humbled, blessed.  In the national awards I was happy to maintain my place at number 4. I am in the presence of many talented and inspiring people!



Thank YOU!


A huge thanks to each and every one of you. You must know by now that you ALL contribute to my success. Without my loyal followers, team members, customers and cheerleaders I would not be a successful demonstrator. Above all, God has blessed me richly. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


Rooted In Nature Cards


Are you like me? Were you all excited when the Rooted in Nature bundle came out last year? It embarasses me slightly to admit that I have hardly used this stamp set. I think the reason for this is that I really didn’t like the coordinating paper that came with it last year. In the annual catalog this year I saw a beautiful Christmas card made with this set. This weekend I finally had a chance to make my own version of it.  Here it is:



I decided to make it in traditional colours as well.



The large trees on these cards are from Winter Woods as is the framelit that cuts the card front in half making a “hill”. I popped the bottom half of the card up to give it even more hilly effect.  The trees were inked up in one colour and then sponged on more colours afterwards. I really like the effect. I will do a video on these cards on my Pampered Stamper Elite group on Facebook. To be a member of this group you either need to be on my Pampered Stamper training group or be a customer of mine.


Just as an aside, I do offer a training group on Facebook for a very nominal fee of five dollars a month. I love to train my fellow demonstrators in an affordable way. If you want to learn from my 14 years of experience this is the place for you! Here is the link for this group.


I hope you have a super day! Thanks for joining me, I’m so glad you did. My heart overflows with joy that I can not only do what I love, but I get to share it with you, call it work, AND get recognized both nationally and globally. A good day indeed.


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