Who are the Blogging Friends? We are a group of Stampin' UP! demonstrators located all across the United States and Canada, who have never met before. Well, actually, we still have never met (in person anyway). . . But, through our common bond of Stampin' UP! and a love of papercrafting we have created a fun blog hop.
Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!
In case you have never done a blog hop before, it's really easy! At the bottom of this post, you will see another image similar to the one above, and when you click on it, you'll be taken directly to the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you'll "hop" through all of the participating hoppers, back to where you started! And, along the way, you'll see so much diverse talent and many amazing projects created for your inspiration.
We are super lucky to have another guest blogger with us this month. C
Welcome Brian King of Stamp with Brian!
Brian just earned his spot at #34 Stampin' Up! demonstrator IN THE WORLD!
About me. I have always loved paper and ink. It all started with notebooks and office supplies – I was a very organized child. It all quickly evolved to stationary and stamping. I am happy when I’m stamping, thinking about stamping or talking about stamping.
My History with Stampin’ Up!. I was invited by a coworker to my first Stampin’ Up! workshop in December 2002. I signed up with Stampin’ Up! on the spot and was excited to fill my craft room (a small, spare bedroom) with Stampin’ Up! supplies at a discount. I quickly ran out of space and dropped after about a year-and-a-half. I boxed it all up. When I moved in 2011, I unpacked my boxes of stamps, inks and paper. I now had space so decided to join Stampin’ Up! again. I re-joined in 2012 because I knew it was the best way to earn free products and to earn the privilege of products at a discount. I had no desire or intent to build a business out of this.
Accomplishments. I am an accountant and a businessman. My college and graduate studies were focused in Accounting and Business Administration. As a manager in Corporate Accounting, I honed the skills to support a stamping business.
For this month's hop, we are focusing on the holiday/winter season. I'm SOoooo excited to share with you my project! I will caveat this by saying I was totally inspired by this project created by Michael Trent and I have been planning to create this winter stamped scene for months now!!
You can see where I have placed the frame in my craft room (above), but here is a closer look at it:
This 11x14" stamped scene may look very intimidating and difficult to create, but I assure you, it really was rather simple. It just involves a lot of dedicated time to the stamping, heat embossing and die cutting of each individual element (all the trees, mountains and houses). Once all the pieces are cut, it's essentially about placing the pieces together to create the desired scene.
List of Supplies:
Paper: Soft Sky cardstock//Island Indigo cardstock//Night of Navy cardstock//Crumb Cake cardstock//Whisper White cardstock//Silver Glimmer paper//Dazzling Details glimmer paper//
Ink: Soft Sky ink//Island Indigo ink//Night of Navy ink//Crumb Cake ink//Versamark
Stamps: Peaceful Pines by Stampin' UP!//Mountain Adventure by Stampin' Up//Winter Village by Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Big Shot//Stampin' Trimmer//Paper Snips//Snail Permanent Adhesive//Stampin' Dimensionals//Heat Tool//Embossing Buddy//White embossing powder//
You don't want to miss out on the rest of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop adventure, so click below to advance directly to Anna's website and see was she has fabulously created for you! Or, you can click below on any of the other names to be whisked away to enjoy their amazing talents too!
Be sure to leave lots of love and kind comments for everyone.. They are the highest form of compliments to any blogger knowing that people read and enjoy their posts.