Technique: Crayon Resist with Stampin’ Up products

I had a great lazy weekend and for the first time in a long time, I’m feeling a bit rejuvenated and ready to tackle my Monday. I have to admit that I’ve fallen into the trap of working what feels like 24/7, seven days a week now that I work for myself. But this weekend I participated in an online class from another demonstrator – it was part business training and part creating and it was just what I needed. I spent the entire day in my pajamas being inspired and getting inky on Sunday. I call that a win. I also hosted a fun Facebook Live Catalog Launch party on Friday night (you can still see all we covered if you go to my By the Shore Stamping Facebook page and click on events and scroll to January 19 — it was the Sale-A-Bration spotlight event.) Anyway, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite techniques from the night. It’s called crayon resist and I learned it ions ago when I first became a demonstrator. It was a real “wow” for me, and showed me the possibilities with this “stampin’ stuff.” (wink, wink). You can watch the

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Happy New Year

I say it every year…. I love a New Year. You can get rid of any negatives from the previous year, build on any successes and best of all wipe the slate clean if you choose to! Of course, you can do this at any time of year, but for some reason for me I always find the beginning of the year very inspiring. I’ve been scouring all my favorite blogs this past week taking in others’ resolutions, “One Word” picks, and plans for 2011. I have to be honest that I haven’t really been able to pinpoint my thoughts on this year… so no real insightful thinking to share with you today… but perhaps in the not too distant future… 😉 I figured since I can’t really collect all my goals, aspirations and desires for 2011 yet, I’d share my favorite projects from 2010. Have a look back… January: While I didn’t actually create this layout in January… I made it to commemorate my first trip to Leadership, which was in Phoenix, Arizona last year. This was a big milestone for me for a couple of reasons — first it was my first flight alone ever! (Not necessarily something

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