Frosted Floral Birthday

I remember the day like it was yesterday, I was a new demonstrator about to start my second workshop. I had all my supplies spread out on a tiny table top where I was about to begin my stamping demonstration. There were only a couple people there, but I didn’t mind, because I was a little nervous.

Suddenly, the front door burst open and in walks this beautiful gal with a big smile, big hair and an even bigger personality. The hostess introduced her to me, “This is my friend Laura”, she says. Laura plops down in the chair and looks right at me and says with a smile, “you’re gonna have to forgive me if I fall asleep during your presentation lady, you see I’ve worked all night and I’m tired and the only reason I’m here is cause I told my friend I’d be here to support her”. She then folder her arms and leaned way back in the chair and it seemed she was about to drift off into a deep sleep.

I took a deep breath and began the workshop. I pulled out the set Button Bear and was about half way through the first card when I noticed Laura’s eyes getting a little wider. The more I demoed, the more awake she became. Laura who I now know is a very artistic and creative person, was discovering stamping for the first time and it was a beautiful sight to behold. Forget the nap she was planning to take. Laura became “alive” and was excited to start creating with stamps, ink and paper. Laura got to work creating a Button Bear birthday card and had a lot of fun doing so.

By the end of the class Laura was still so excited that she booked a workshop and then shortly after her own workshop she signed up to be my second recruit. Of course if you ask her, she’ll be sure to tell you she’s my number one, but that is a whole different story!!!

Now almost 19 years later Laura is still a part of my team. In fact recently she sent me a photo of her stamp room and on her desk was this photo that brought back such fun memories. It’s a photo of Laura, Berd (my third recruit) and I. As you can see Berd has beautiful hair too and when I’m with these two I suffer from major “hair” envy!

Berd, Cindy and Laura

Berd, Cindy and Laura

I had no idea that being a part of Stampin’ Up! would lead to me making so many lasting friendships. I am so thankful that after 19 years, Laura and Berd are STILL with me as a members of my group, Stamped With Aloha and we have made many wonderful memories together.

Laura just celebrated a big birthday, she turned 50. Here is the card I made for her using the First Frost Stamp Set.

Frosted Floral Birthday Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Frosted Floral Birthday Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This card displays two pieces of the gorgeous Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. This shimmery paper is so beautiful. I can’t get enough of it. I cut a circle with my Stitched Shapes Framelet to act as the focal point where I would stamp the word “Happy Birthday” and add some additional flowers, leaves and branches. I added three jewel rhinestones to the center of two of the flowers to add shimmer.

Frosted Floral Birthday Card (inside)

Frosted Floral Birthday Card (inside)

On the inside of the card I created a “pop-up” section that featured the same Stitched Shape Circle but this time it had the number “50” on it that I had die cut from the Large Number Framelits.

Although I couldn’t be with Laura on her special day I am happy that next week I will be reunited with her at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Convention in Orlando. I already know that my cheeks will hurt from smiling when I am around her and I’ll probably get a stomach ache from laughing because she is one funny gal. I just love her to pieces and I cherish the friendship that has grown as we’ve enjoyed inspiration, creativity and sharing these past 19 years.

I am grateful that Stampin’ Up! not only has amazing products such as those found in this Frosted Floral suite, but in addition to the fabulous products, I am thankful for the amazing people who have become a part of my life because of my connection with this amazing company.

One of those special ones is Laura!! I would have never thought that gal who wanted to take a nap would become one of my closest friends, I am truly blessed.

Happy 50th Birthday Fulana! May you continue to be the bright light that you are. I love you!

Let's KIT Together!

Oh my goodness, just look at us. Here’s Berd and I at one of the Stampin’ Up! Managers Receptions back in the day! We’ve both been Stampin’ Up! demonstrators for just under 20 years!!!

Berd and Cindy

Berd and Cindy

This year Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 30th anniversary! I am preparing to be in Orlando this November to celebrate with thousands of others who are blessed to be a part of this incredible company.

When I signed a contract to receive a discount on stamps, ink and paper, I had no idea that this decision would lead me to meet so many amazing friends! When I think of my friend Berd, I think of how different our lives and interests are! We’d probably have never crossed paths, if it hadn’t been for Stampin’ Up!

Berd is about to celebrate a big milestone. Sometime, this month, she is aiming to hit her $200,000.00 in career. This is really exciting! I am so proud of all she’s accomplished.

As we brainstormed ways to help her reach her goal, we were reminiscing about the good old days! Berd and I used to host a very popular class together called Ladies Night Out. Do any of you remember that class? Ladies Night Out was usually held on a Friday evening once a month at a restaurant.

So, if you loved Ladies Night Out or just love getting together for some creative time shared with friends, we have an opportunity just for you! Berd and I will be co-hosting a product based class featuring the Christmas Project kit called Timeless Tidings. We are calling this gathering, “Let’s Kit Together”.

Let’s take a look at the cards you’ll make at our class.

Timeless Tidings card

Timeless Tidings card

This first card has a beautiful poinsettia flower on it. It’s hard to tell from the photo but the little scalloped border is made out of super shiny gold foil paper. The other embellishment I love on this card is the green rhinestones. The only stamping you do on any of these cards is the sentiment. On this one, it simply says, Merry Christmas.

The next card is this beautiful Cherry Cobbler color. It features a festive arraignment of leaves, branches and holly. The sentiment is stamped on a circle that has a shiny gold foil circle on it and has been placed directly on top of a super shiny gold tag. This card also has been adorned with gold rhinestones.

Timeless Tidings Card

Timeless Tidings Card

The next card has this gorgeous holly featured on the front. It has a super shiny foil scalloped border on the side and is also adorned with colorful rhinestones. The sentiment is stamped on a tag with a gold border. Have you heard me say, “there are no mistakes in stamping”. Well, I accidentally stamped the sentiment in the wrong direction. The gold edge of this tag is supposed to be facing the other way, according to the project sheet. However, that is the beauty of creativity. You can absolutely do it anyway you want! I think it looks fine this way and I bet no one will even notice!

Timeless Tidings Card

Timeless Tidings Card

The final card features this beautiful forest of trees. Can you see the teeny tiny star on top of one of them? It’s made out of super shiny foil so when you move this card, it sparkles. This card also has gold rhinestones and you can place them just about anywhere and they’d look great.

Timeless Tidings Card

Timeless Tidings Card

The icing on the cake is that this kit comes with fancy foil edged envelopes! They coordinate so beautifully with all the gorgeous gold elements on these cards.

Timeless Tidings Project Kit

Timeless Tidings Project Kit

If you want to order this kit, it is item number #148028 for $20. The kit comes with everything you need to make 5 of each of these cards, so 20 cards in all. The only thing you need to add to finish these cards, is a stamp pad color of your choice and the stamp set, Timeless Tidings #148936 for $20. I’d be happy to help you order these items if you’re interested but there’s another option that you may think is even more fun. That is, if you live on Oahu.

Berd and I will be co-hosting a new class together.

Timeless Tidings Card Kit

Timeless Tidings Card Kit

We are going to call it “Let’s KIT Together” Let us know if you want to come over to my stamp studio in Kapolei the first weekend in October. For a $30 class fee you receive the Timeless Tidings Project Kit, A Tombo Liquid Glue, An Air-conditioned Work Space, Food, Fellowship and FUN! These cards are easy to put together and you can complete all 20 in less than an hour. You can plan on dropping by whatever time is convenient for you! Class times are as follows: Friday, October 5th from 7pm to 9pm or on Saturday, October 6th from 9am to 11am.

You will not regret purchasing this kit. It is so beautiful in person. If you don’t need Christmas Cards, you can stamp a “Thank You” sentiment on these and use them for after the holidays.

If you are unable to attend this class you can order these items from Berd and I at our online stores using the following Hostess Codes.

CINDY’s HOST CODE: M7DAEG96

BERD’s HOST CODE: TFQWFBAM

To go to Berd’s online store, click here and you can help her reach her milestone!

In order to get your class kit ready, please let us know if you are able to attend class before Thursday, September 27th, 2018 or place your on line order before the end of the month.

We really hope we have the opportunity to stamp with you, so don’t delay, sign up today and Let’s Kit Together!