Friday, April 2, 2010


I sometimes have customers ask me, HOW I come up with design ideas for cards or layouts for scrapbook pages. Although there's nothing I love more than sitting with my sketch notepad creating ideas; it's not a mandatory requirement to be a SUp! Demonstrator! SUp! produces a monthly magazine for Demonstrators called Stampin' Success which is jammed pack with ideas that are easily duplicatable. In fact, the card I posted here was inspired by a card that appears in the April issue designed by Nancy Thompson from New York! SUp! Demonstrators are the BEST! They are always willings to share their ideas and techniques with not only their customers but also with other Demonstrators! Isn't that Cool? But maybe you're not a Demonstrator and you wonder where you can get more inspiration. Keep in mind, inspiration can be found everywhere; gift wrap paper, bath product packaging, etc. Look around you; what color schemes do you see that would look great on a card? What shapes inspire you to create something? Inspiration is EVERYWHERE! Thanks for visiting!
Oh, I forgot to mention the product I used; the card is So Saffron c/s layered with Close to Cocoa c/s and dsp from the Sweet Pea dsp pack in the Occasions Mini. I used an image from the Friends 24/7 stamp set in the current Catalog. The butterflies were made with the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings embosslit die. Thanks again.

1 comment:

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi there! I am wondering ... is this the Jackie that visited my blog recently and left a lovely comment? I couldn't find your name anywhere on this blog ... but I did use the link you left on mine! Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you sooooo much for visiting and for taking the time to say hi! It is always nice to meet new blog visitors! I do hope you will visit again soon! I have been scrolling through your recent posts. Wow! So much inspiration here ... and I really feel inclined to CASE this card ... it is just such a simple but lovely design! Hugs, Andrea xxx
PS I have had an invite to join the SU! late night stampers ... perhaps I will see you there (if I ever get the time to join up!!!) LOL!!!