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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Card Class - February 17, 2015

Here are the two cards that were made in my 
February 17, 2015 Card Class in Whisper Creek.

Card Class - February 10, 2015

Here are the two cards that were made in my 
February 10, 2015 Card Class in Whisper Creek.

This card was made with the The Open Sea
and the Express Yourself stamp sets,
Pacific Point, Early Espresso, Real Red and White card stock,
Early Espresso Ink, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon,
Spiral Border Punch, and Modern Label Punch.

The second card was made using the Birthday Bash Stamp Set,
Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and White Card Stock,
Pointed Blooms Designer Series Paper,
and Pacific Point Ink .

Version 2 was made using the Birthday Bash Stamp Set,
Basic Black, Rose Red and White Card Stock,
Pointed Blooms Designer Series Paper,
and Rose Red Ink.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Creative Crew Blog Hop

Last week I was nominated to participate in the Creative Crew Blog Hop by my upline Jessica Brigden.  At the 11th hour I jumped on board as I think this is a great idea.

The challenge of the Creative Crew Blog Hop is:
1 -  To create a project exclusively for the hop
2 -  Answer a few questions regarding my creative process
3 -  Nominate two other stampers whose work I admire

Here is the card I decided to make.  This is a take off of one I made last year, but I wanted to use paper from the DSP I got at Leadership. This is a Gate Fold Shutter Card and I just love the color combination.

This is the front of the card

STAMP SET:  Petite Pairs
CARD STOCK:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
INK:  Calypso Coral

This is the inside of the card.  
The shutter opens as the card opens
and closes as the card closes.

Now to answer a few questions

1:  What am I currently working on:
I have been busy making cards and projects for my upcoming craft show on February 26th.  So much to still do and so little time.  I just want to make more and more but now I am down to the wire and have to get everything ready for this big day.  I am very excited!

2.  How does my work differ from others in my genre?
My creativity does not always come easy to me, but I like to make cards that are sometimes a real challenge.  I usually make cards that are a step or two up from the average make and take cards.  I am very detailed and sometimes I am my own worst enemy.

3:  Why do I create what I do?
I started stamping as as hobbyist as I enjoy the satisfaction of making my own cards. Then I decided I wanted to share my love for stamping with other people.  When I started classes, I had a student who was shy and lacked self confidence.  She touched my heart week after week with the joy she received from my classes, which made me realize that I can make a difference in someone else life.  In my classes, I like to challenge myself and my stampers, beginners and advanced, with embossing, texture, die cutting and stamping.

4.  How does my creative process work?
This is where I am week so I search a lot on Google, Stampin Connection, Pinterest, blogs and you tube till I find something unique and different.  Then sometimes I will case but usually I change it up to what I like.  Last fall I started a couple of weekly challenges, which made me think outside the box and I was impressed with the cards I came up with.  It also forced me to make two unique cards each week.  

Since I waited till the 11th hour to participate, I did not nominate anyone at this time.

Happy Stampin, Diana Buckingham

I am linking this to my upline Jessica Brigden at

Friday, February 6, 2015

Stampin' UP! 2015 Leadership

I returned from Stampin' UP! 2015 Leadership in Orlando with a sore throat, head and chest cold, but had a great time.  Here is all the things I got at convention along with all my swaps!