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Crafting Video Tutorial

stampin up field flowers

Along with my love of modeling and presenting… I am also very crafty.  I own a craft studio and host classes and charity events monthly.  I love to inspire the ladies to create and share.

I am also growing my online presence by creating and editing my own video tutorials.  Check this one out!

This card features the Stampin Up Field Flower stamp set. It’s so pretty! I needed another card for my Stamp Camp so I turned to my handy Stampin Up catalog for ideas and inspiration. As I was flipping through I saw this card. I decided to give it a try. For the most part I C.A.S.E.D. (copy and share everything) it as is; however, I’ll share with you a couple changes to make it my own.stampin up field flowers

The base of my card is actually chocolate chip. I also used whisper white and primrose petals. To make the two tone primrose petals flowers I inked up my flower and stamped it off and then onto my good card stock. I did the same technique with the lighter flower. The only difference is I stamped the flower off a couple more times before stamping it on my card stock. I used lucky limeade for the stem… Stampin it off first. I used early espresso for my So Sorry. After trying my sentiment various ways I ended up liking this way the best. With the “you’ve been ill” in primrose petals. I cut the sentiment and popped it up for interest.

The inside is my favorite part of my Stampin Up Field Flowers get well card. I tried all sizes of tissue boxes. I ended up really liking this one. 3″x 5″. You score the long side or 5″ side at 1″, 2-1/2″, and 3-1/2″. After I scored my card stock I stamped it with primrose petals. After you fold and prep your score line you must punch the hole for your tissue first. The punch doesn’t reach far enough to center your hole… so I fold a 1″ side on top of the 1-1/2″ side center and punch the top of your tissue box.

Glue two sides of your tissue box in your card so the your decorative punch section is on top and the other punched piece is against the top flap of the card. Add your tissue and you have an adorable Kleenex box inside your “Get Well” card.

That’s it! Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day and shine bright!

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Photo Plus Expo – NYC

Here are a few fun photos from Photo Plus Expo this past October 31st.  The picture above is shows Hanson Fong and I working the crowd.  I feel so honored and privileged to grace the stage with such talented photographers!  I am looking forward to seeing all my Canon family and friends in March… WPPI!!!

This picture above is my dear friend Castine.  Castine also attends the photography shows representing Tamarac.   I just loved this picture!  I am so grateful for your friendship Castine.

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Miss Blossomtime 2012

Thank you Blossomtime Festival for all your love and support.  In 1994, I was so blessed to have been crowned Miss Baroda.  I then went on to be crowned Miss Blossomtime.  My experience was amazing!!!

I was raised in a small town… had never put makeup or heels on and I was going to run for a pageant.  Lol!  It was such an incredible experience!  It wasn’t about who was prettiest or who had the best grades.  The winner was chosen on drive, personality, spirit and dedication.  I couldn’t believe I had won.

From that day forward I attended many parades and events.  I was one of the lucky few to have a pace car with Fabio in the Indianapolis 500!  I had my own police escorts… Thank You Bret and Terry!  So awesome I can’t even explain.

Through this experience I grew from a bud to a rose.  Learning so many things about myself.  I realized that God has a plan and that I can be who I want to be.  I can rise above challenges and create my own destiny.

Thank you Blossomtime for changing my life and for loving me and supporting me.  You guided me and showed me that there was a way.

Today I love going back and visiting everyone from Blossomtime!  They are like family to me.  From my first judges to my mentors and dear friend Anna, Heidi, Dave and Anne just to name a few.

Thank you for letting me come back and judge the Showcase of Queens.  I just love it and look forward to it every year!!!  I love you Blossomtime and all you stand for.  God Bless.

Below you’ll find my two biggest fans… mom and grandma!