So Much Inspiration. . . Plus a Holiday Photo Card Idea!

I want to share some great creative ideas with you, but first I would like to share much of the how and why I stay inspired!  (I firmly believe you must first be inspired before you can turn around and inspire others.)  Having just returned from a great trip to Utah for the Founder's Circle Retreat (top 100 US demonstrators and top 20 Canadian), I am overwhelmed with inspiration. . . overwhelmed in the best way possible!  What I was able and blessed to experience was absolutley amazing!  I can't express that enough! 


Sure, I was privileged to see some new and exciting products coming and tons of creativity. . . of course I would, considering the company I was keeping!  While the fun and thrills that were planned for us were spectacular and I enjoyed every one of them thoroughly, what has remained with me and will continue to inspire me for a long time was and is the blessing of the relationships with so many women of integrity and substance.  During our one business event (yes, only one), three of those amazing women were selected to speak about their personal business experience of finding balance.  They each challenged us by beautifully sharing their journeys to find balance in their business and placing what is most important in its rightful place. (It's so easy as women to get those things out of sync!)  And it doesn't end there!  God so beautifully orchestrated the timing of a Bible Study that many of us in this group of leaders have chosen to participate in and of all things. . . we're doing it through Facebook since we live in all parts of the US and Canada!  And again, no coincidence, the book was chosen before we attended the retreat. . . it's called No Other Gods, by Kelly Minter.  Hmmmm. . . so Who is tying to get our attention and and be at the top of the priority list?  Just sayin'  Again, I'm so grateful that my experience with Stampin' Up! isn't only about stamps, but about things that will outlast my stamp collection!


Okay. . . I had to go get a Kleenix before I could continue to post something that I've been waiting to share with you. . . my Founder's swap and Christmas card!

Founders swap

Tah dah!  But I have to show you the inside. . .

Founder swap open half

. . . because it's a flip card and there's a surprise inside!  My awesome guys!

Founder swap open full

I love the new thinlits!  It has taken card making to a whole new level for me. . . especially since I like to do them fast and quick!  The thinlit allows me to make this flip card in one roll through the Big Shot!  (Of course, I had to go one more time to do the embossing!)


What do you think?  I love combining my love to send a handmade card combined with a photo!


Stampin' Supplies:

Stamps:  Festive Flurry (#131781, clear mount) (#131778), wood mount)  I used the Bundle (stamps and framelits) to save 15% (#133285, clear) (#133284), wood) ; More Merry Messages (#126402, clear) (#126400 wood)

Paper:  Pool Party cardstock (#122924); Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005); Shimmery White cardstock for the stamped snowflake (#101910); Winterfrost Specialty Paper (#132341)

Tools: Festive Flurry Framelits; (part of the bundle listed above); Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (#120902); 2 1/2" Circle Punch for silver glimmer paper and photo (#120906)

Accessories:  Basic Jewels Rhinestones (#119246)


Order Stampin' Up! product here!


Okay. . . I would love to help you design your holiday cards!  Really, I would! 

Join me for my Holiday
Card Design Studio ~


4:00-8:30 pm, Tuesday, October 15th


  • Would you like help designing your
    holiday cards?  I can do that!  I have hundreds of sample
    ideas to choose from and we can customize any of them in your
    personal color choices!
  • Would you like someone to help figure
    out the quantity of product needed to make the number of cards you send .
    . . like how much cardstock or ribbon?  I can do that!
  • Would you like someone to do the
    measuring and cutting of your cardstock for you, so you can simply enjoy
    stamping and assembling?  I WILL do that!

So how does this work? 
Simply call me to make an appointment to come at a specific time
during the Holiday Cards Design Studio.  Figure on approx. 30-45
minutes.  I'll help you design your card and make a supplies list.  


To thank you for ordering your
supplies from me, I'll cut them to the correct specifications for
FREE so everthing is ready for you when you pick up your product!


Please RSVP HERE by October 14th
  FREE with purchase ($25 minimum that day) 


the time you'd like to come on your RSVP or you can email or call me.)


Can it get any easier than that?  Whatcha waiting for?

Happy Stampin'


One Comment

  1. Oh Georgia – your card is amazing and your story is touching. If I was able to only provide one reason of how Stampin’ Up! has affected my life, it would be the relationships. Without Stampin’ Up!, it is possible that I would not have met you. Thank you for sharing the highlights of founder’s circle with us. You are an inspiration in so many ways. Looking forward to a fun weekend of stamping with you!

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