Wednesday, May 29, 2013

As One Journey Ends… A New Beginning

Have you noticed the lack of daily posts here at Created By You?  Life takes different twists and turns… an mine has lead to a new beginnings.

During the past year or so, I became a Copic Certified Designer - in both Beginning and Intermediate levels.  I also began working part time at a local boutique.  Still actively involved with my clubs and stamping groups, it was a challenge to continue with daily blogging as well.

Earlier this year, I accepted a full time management position at the boutique which attributed for my lack of blog posts… something had to give… and it was me!!  Imagine my surprise when I discovered the toll ‘doing it all’ was taking on me! 

During the past few months, I’ve used my free time to engage in creative exploration and pleasurable activities unrelated to blogging… and the creative juices are flowing full speed ahead!  The creative exploration has me wanting more freedom in my art… and effective May 23rd, 2013 I resigned as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator to pursue a new venue.

Today, I’m happy to say I’m one of the newest A*Muse Studio Consultants!  I plan to start a new blog soon and bring you fresh, fun and new ideas featuring the wonderful A*Muse Studio products…. stay tuned for the new blog, coming in the next couple weeks!

Hugs,
Sharon

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March ATC Pretty Poppies Brightness

Yesterday was a crazy, crazy day… packed full of fun and friendship!  I started early… picking up my car from the service department at the local Honda dealer before 8am.  Then off to the beach, where I visited for a while with my friend Catherine.  By 9am, I picked up my friend Tee Thompson and off to Panera Bread Company we went for breakfast!1marchatctobemailedbrightcolorssharonfieldLOL, often our ‘breakfasts’ at Panera last for hours… but around 1030am the phone rang and it was our good friend Eva who was at a nearby surgical center with one of her DD’s.  So… we got a little snack for Eva and went off to meet and support her.2marchatcbrightfocalflowerimagessfieldBy 11am Eva’s DD was out of surgery, so I took Tee back to her house and left for a scheduled meeting with a new friend ‘Kina’ at her stamp room and store.  As we were wrapping up our visit… MY DD called and we agreed to meet for lunch at European Street Cafe (yum)!  3marchatcjolenesbeesharonfieldcbyuBy 230pm I was back home, and although I should have set down to stamp, Instead cut out several new stamp images including the one used in today’s March ATC from Chocolate Baroque Rubber Stamps!  Well, time flies when you’re admiring new stamps… right?  4marchatcsudahlianadjoelenebeesfieldIt seemed like just a few minutes before DH walked in from work at 5pm!!  LOL, so it was leftovers for dinner!  And… of course my apologies to Esther as I’ve ruined her morning cup of Joe once again;)5marchatcdarkenedbackgroundsfieldChocolate Baroque is a stamp company from the United Kingdom if I remember correctly what Kina told me… and they’re great for coloring with Copic Markers or re-inkers and blender pens. This one is called Pretty Poppies.

Today I’ve colored them using Copic markers to achieve very brightly colored floral images.  I’ve also added Bee accents from Jolene, Dahlia’s, rhinestones and polka dot brads from Stampin’ Up! and Signo White Gel Pen dots in the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I look forward to reading your comments!

Hugs,

Sharon

Shop my online stampin’ up! store for exclusive stampin’ up! supplies used on today’s March ATC Pretty Poppies from Chocolate Baroque

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