Friday, March 9, 2012

Getting my game on for Stampin' Up

After building quite the collection of Stampin' Up tools, I have finally decided to join up and try to teach now and then. Mostly still a hobbyist as I already have a full time job. My dear friend and craft mentor Julia at has been a demonstrator for a few years and urged me to join but I held off. I also belonged to Lynn's club in Linden for nearly two years and my collection of tools kept growing and growing. So I finally decided it is time for me to sign up!
That being said, I have to get organized!!!! That task is overwhelming to me!
My husband hung a few shelves in the garage, so I have begun the organizing task.
Still have a way to go, but hopefully this weekend I will get it all done.
Here are the shelves loaded up with stamps and punches.

I saw an idea to use window shutters to display cards and I really liked that idea.
I had heard about the Habitat for Humanity re-store in Stockton for old windows, so we headed over there today and found this shutter for $5. Needs a little work, but nothing major.
I didn't see any old wood framed windows, but was told to check often, because they do get them in, they just sell very quickly. I love those old windows!!! I met a woman who refurbishes them and gets them ready to hang on the wall. I am hoping to purchase a nice 6 pane white framed one from her soon! Oh, the things you can do with those old windows, but I have gotten off track here. :)
I am planning my first workshop ons March 31st. If you are in the area and are interested let me know so I can have supplies for you. We will be making 2 cards and 2 non card items.
Wish me luck!
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the sunshine!


  1. So totally cool Tina, your shelves and shutters look great. You're going to love being a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator and sharing all your creative talents. Can hardly wait for your kick-off, it's going to be so much fun. :o)

  2. Hey Tina. This is the first time I've gotten an update in my dashboard. Glad to see you are back to blogging. Good luck with your class. I like the idea of using shutters to display cards. Getting organized is always an overwhelming task. Hope you have a great weekend. Tammy

  3. How AWESOME... Congrats, I was a SU demonstrator for 2 years in the 90's, I LOVE their products and STILL own them... My stamps are STILL in perfect condition after 19 YEARS... They are a GREAT investment... Love the shutter...