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Monday, September 8, 2008

For those who think they "can't stamp"...

This posting is for the gals who have said to either Stephanie, my daughter, or to me...."oh your cards are so lovely, but I couldn't do that!" Well - I am here to tell you you can!! I have posted two cards below that I made eons ago with now retired sets - like 2003 or so ...and I don't know if you do - but I think they are pretty! And...Well ... no I didn't make them up....I "CASE'd" them (you know....copy and share everything!)....and where did I "case"them from? Why - our own Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! Eh hemmm..... get it....Idea Book?!?! LOL When I started I didn't know techniques or have any ideas of my own that weren't "oogly"(be thankful I didn't show you THOSE cards!!!LOL)... so what I did was I started to collect different years of the Idea Book & Catalog....I went through the books and marked which cards I wanted to recreate or CASE. If I didn't have the sets, paper or embellies...I used what I had and made it work to come as close as possible to the original. And, along the way of doing this, I learned how to put together colors, create different layouts and many different techniques, tips and tricks... This is also the time where I learned how to fix pretty much all kinds of boo boos - cuz I made 'em all!! And THAT is why I am a valuable demonstrator - don't cha think?!?!? LOL No really - go out and CASE a card today...if you send me what you did by email - I'll post your picture right here on my blog! GO FOR IT!!! YOU CAN DO IT!



7 comments:

Alexandra said...

Awesome post Reen - if I had a nickel for every time I had heard that.....love the cards!! And, thanks for the post below, you are a sweetie! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

gina said...

Beautiful cards, just catching up, keep up the good work
Gina xxx

Louise, that's me!! said...

Great post Reen! So true, as a demo I think it's the thing I probably hear the most.

Manna said...

Great post, Reen! I think you did great even they were your first cards.

Debbie Yates said...

Well of course you're a fab demo - aren't we all??? Your cards are beautiful - so inspiring!

Wendy said...

Wonderful, encouraging message! These were your first cards?? Holy cow!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Zarna said...

Do you know that it's a scarier concept for me to copy from the IB&C than to make one up??? I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it