Those hopping today are all Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who met the requirements to earn the amazing 2019 Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to the Greek Isles. While every demo can work towards and potentially earn the trip, only a limited number of demos reach the level required to earn the trip. Of the more than 50,000 demonstrators from throughout the world – 445 achieved the level required to earn the Greek Isles Trip.
As Achieving Demonstrators, we hop together once a month to show you ideas and design using “current” Stampin’ Up!® products – and as September is the end of our Stampin’ Up! year – this is our last hop together as the Greek Isles Achievers!
Keep an eye out for the Maui Trip Achievers’ Blog Hop starting in October.
I am delighted to report that I have reached the level required – and can now say “I’ve earned Maui”!
Thanks to everyone who has helped me reach that goal – family, customers, team, upline, and many others.
I won’t actually be able to go on the trip to Maui next July for several reasons. However, it is exceptionally satisfying to have met the criteria and to stay part of the small group of achieving demonstrators throughout the world who reach at this level. And I get to hop with the group for another year!
My Blog Hop Project for September is a trio of cards I made at my recent Creative Escape (weekend craft retreat)
Project – Let’s get dotty with masks!
The three cards made using the backgrounds created during my demonstration of using the Basic Patterns Decorative Masks with Embossing Paste, Pigment Sprinkles and a spritzer.
Here’s me in action doing the demo – and getting a little messy!
All were made on shimmery white cardstock using the dotty patterned mask This is the order the patterns were made.
“Life is so good with a friend like you” (Sentiment from “Friend Like You”)
Embossing paste spread thinly over the mask, Pigment Sprinkles sprinkled over the paste which coloured the paste. Run the palette knife over the mask again and the mask removed.
The result – coloured paste dots
“Happy Day!” (Sentiment from “Friend Like You”)
Without cleaning it from the previous pattern, water was spritzed onto the mask.
Place wet side down onto shimmery white cardstock and press gently. Remove mask.
The result – solid colour with white dots.
“You paint my world with Happiness” (Sentiment from “It Starts with Art”)
Place the mask with the “wet” side up on a third piece of card stock.
Use the palette knife to spread the remaining water/paste over the mask. remove mask.
The result – splodgy colour pattern with some circles.
The colour of the Pigment Sprinkles is very vibrant – and the little jars they come in are very user-friendly!
I used the dotty pattern in my demonstration and resulting projects – but there are another three fabulous patterns in the Basic Patterns Decorative Mask set.
I sure had fun demonstrating the masks and sprinkles to those attending my Creative Escape – and then more fun creating the 3 projects – pairing the samples that created during the demonstration with other bright products that co-ordinated so well.
Thank you for joining us today – we are so happy that you are hopping our blog hop.
Make sure that you visit each of the blogs – don’t miss one as there are incredible projects to inspire you.
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