I love to take a bit of time out of every day and sit down to create. It’s my break from cleaning, cooking, and caring for children. Might I say, it’s a much needed break every day!!! I have got to have that time for the sake of my sanity.
What do I like to create? Lots of things! I enjoy scrapbooking a lot. The other day I made the first page based around our family tree. I never thought I would scrapbook our family tree, but I do want the boys to have some special pages in their scrapbook telling them about there great-grandparents, grandparents, and probably even their parents. I want them to have something to look back on later.
Another thing I enjoy doing is making my own handmade cards. Cards are a great way to express creativity and share it with others. I personally love to send my cards in clear plastic envelopes even so that the mailmen and sorters can also enjoy it. I’d imagine it has to lend some excitement to the normal white envelopes!
There are tons of other things I enjoy creating including stamped 3D items. I can’t even say what all they are because the list is always growing. It’s not unusual for friends to hand me something that they think perhaps I can be creative with. I enjoy taking these items and seeing what I can come up with. Recently a friend gave me little syrup bottles from Cracker Barrel and I turned them into little bud vases. You just never know what can be made out of a piece of “trash” until you sit down and give it a try. I probably would never have thought of using those little bottles if Linda hadn’t given them to me!
I enjoy making all these things enough that I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! I have been a demonstrator for three years now and just love it! I love having an excuse to be creative and being able to support what I love to do! Of course it’s great to have an excuse to get out of the house once in a while too, and I’m not even spending money when I do get out! Last month I started my own Stampin’ Up! demonstrator blog where I have lots of samples and ideas. I try to write in it every day and post a sample using Stampin’ Up! products. I hope you will take a minute to visit my blog and even leave a comment.
If you like to be creative as well you may find you would like to attend one of my stamping events in York County, PA. There is a contact form on my blog where you are welcome to contact me if you would like more information.