Garden from the Heart
And the winner is......

A Hobby Can be Good for You!

Hello Stampers,

Samples_jan2010 026-1This dog needs a hobby!

Much has been written about the importance of maintaining balance in our lives.  It's important to work hard but it's just as important to find time to "play".  If you're reading this post you've probably chosen stamping and/or scrapbooking as your hobby.  Our hobby provides an outlet for our innate need to create.  Stamping can uncover and nurture talents you didn't even know you had - remember when you started and thought "I'm not creative" but now you wouldn't dream of buying a card (and you'd never hear the end of it from your friends if you did!).

Taking time to stamp and create allows my mind to escape the stresses of everyday life and have our fast-paced society take a backseat for awhile.  By the time I've spend an hour in my studio all those problems and challenges don't seem quite so overwhelming.

And don't you feel a great sense of accomplishment when you've created something with your own two hands?  A hand-made gift says to the recipient that you you care.  You cared enough to take the time and make the effort to create something truly unique for them.  That gesture says more than any expensive, store-bought gift ever could.

6a00d83497876553ef012876c331bf970c-800wi If you want to combine your love of stamping with a way to make some money or at least a discount on your own product I'd like to invite you to my Opportunity Night on Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 pm - both of our Starter Kits are on sale for 15% off plus you can pick any stamp set from the catalogue for FREE!  Come find out more!

So now....I have to find Cooper a hobby?  Any ideas?


In the meantime....here's what I created in my studio today.

Samples_jan2010 023-1Stamps: Garden from the Heart

Cardstock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DP

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence

Other: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Curly Label Punch

Big Shot: Movers & Shapers Die, Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder

Notice how the image from the set works perfectly with the Curly Label Punch and the Movers & Shapers Curly Label is a perfect layer for the punch! Ahhh....

Happy Stamping!

Alison

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