When you join Stampin up as a demonstrator, You have the amazing opportunity to reach out for incentive trips. I haven't ever really considered going on one of these trips, because I always thought it would be too hard-out of my reach-as someone who already has a full time job.
Late last year, as I'm getting close to finishing up my diploma of remedial therapies course, I thought I might take back on a more consistent role with Stampin' up! (I'm making cards any how, so......why not?) because of this decision, I joined a group my up-line, Kylie Bertucci started, to teach us all how to see the incentive trips as a definite possibility.... and I'm starting to see that this is the case-even for me! The group is an amazing amalgamation of people from all walks of life-some demonstrators who work their demonstrator ship full time-but others, like me, who have other jobs, and responsibilities. I can see that it IS possible to achieve the trips-all the while enjoying the journey along the way!
The Blog hop today is a celebration of everyone TRYing to achieve more-whether it be in their working life or otherwise. Growth is So important in life.
The blog hop theme today is ALASKA, the current incentive trip Stampin up is offering.
I didn't know much about Alaska-so (of course) I googled it. Here are some photos that inspired me...
Holy Moly-what a beautiful Place!!!!!!!
The Always an adventure stamp and die bundle has so many of the elements in these pics at first I thought that the blog hop today would pretty much ALL be using the same stamp set! (on reflection, I did think of a couple of others that would really work well-But the outdoor adventure set was the first thing I thought of, so I went with it!)
Here is the card i made to fit todays theme-
|Always an Adventure slider card|
|Always an Adventure stamp set, Outdoor adventure framelit dies|
|Heres the card I rejected (with the die cut snow tops) |
and the mechanism for the floating feature technique
Tips and tricks:
To make todays card you will need: Always an adventure stamp set, ( it also comes as a bundle) Labeler alphabet stamp set, weather together stamp set, Outdoor adventure framelit dies, Stampin Chalk marker, Linen thread, winkastella. Card stock: Whisper white, Early espresso, Soft sky, Garden green, mint macaron. Inks: Early espresso, soft sky, craft white ink, garden green. Adhesives: Tombo liquid adhesive, Foam strips, dimensionals.
- My Chalk marker is pretty old now, and is running out. I was bummed because I had tried the die cut snow tops for the mountains, and it looked a bit too harsh, and a bit too busy. I wanted a softer look. I had the brain wave to use the chalk marker as a blender pen, and dip the end into the craft ink pad and transfer the ink that way. IT WORKED A TREAT!
- The slider is hidden beneath that garden green panel at the bottom. I "extended" my bear on a strip of garden green that is then attached to the pull tab, and that enables him to move when it is pulled.
- You cant see it in the photo, but I applied Winkastella to the clouds...they now shine brightly. It's such a shame Winkastella doesn't photograph well.......
Like the idea of an incentive trip?
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I hope you enjoyed my post today-I LOVED researching Alaska. I hope to definitely to go there one day!
There are some AMAZING demonstrators that are participating in todays Hop, and I hope you take the time to visit them-they would love to her your comments-as would I!
I hope that YOU are able to squeeze in something creative into your day as well!