February 16, 2015

Painted Petals Card Class Creative Blog Hop Pick of the Day


I wanted to thank my demo friend KERI for choosing me to participate in the Creative Blog Hop! Also thank her for the kind words about my business in her post last week. That was so sweet of you! Oh, and a cool thing we actually graduated from high school together! I saw a post on her Facebook wall last year and we realized that were both Stampin!Up demos! How cool is that!

So this is the way the blog hop works. I share a few projects I am working on and answer specific questions. Then I choose 2 more demos to participate for next Monday February, 23, 2015. Be sure to read at the very bottom who I have chosen from AZ and the UK! 

So on with my projects featuring the Painted Petals stamp set. These are the cards that I have designed for my upcoming D's House of Cards. More info can be found HERE if you live locally.  On with the cards.

Pear Pizazz, Rose Red and Daffodil Delight

Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky
Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
This card was inspired by stampingschool.com

Now for the questions and answers for the last part of the blog hop.

What am I working on.
I keep very busy with my business.  So, right now working on some more prepping for upcoming events such as a party this week. finish prepping for this card class that I shared,  Making my hostess club members cards they missed at club last week. 

How does my your work differ from others in your genre.
I just put passion into everything I create and I sure hope that comes across when someone receives a handmade card from me! I put my heart into whatever I am working on. As I prep for events that passion I have for teaching others and inspiring others has to be a part of that process too.

Why do you create what you do.
I have been stamping for 16 years! Been a Stampin!Up Demo. for 13 years! I think for me is true still today as why I love stamping! It's instant gratification for me! I love taking a peice of Whisper White card stock and just simply adding an image with an ink pad how it changes the look of the plain peice od card stock. I love to say that when I am creating its my stress reliever! I can be having a bad day for whatever reason it might be. I start stamping, or prepping or cleaning my stamp cave that stress I was feeling starts to go away. 

How does your creative process work.
I get my inspiration from so many different sources! I LOVE to watch videos! I use to watch them all day long and get nothing done. LOL! Now, with my growing business I watch them and actually will come here into my stampin cave and recreate the project and putting my own touches to it. 
One last tip for my creative process when using Designer Series Paper as i have used in the cards above I always get my color combos from that. It makes it so easy. I love how Stampin!Up takes so much guess work out for us in this way! Next time your stuck on what colors go together dont forget my little tip.

OK.... Drumroll please for my 2 picks for next Monday February 23, 2015 are

Sharon Armstrong. Sharon inspires me in so ways! Honored to call her my friend!

Caroline Hallett all the way from the UK! We have gotten to know one another online! Honored to call her my demo online friend!

5 comments:

Carrie Rhoades said...

Great cards Darla!

Stampin with Darla in AZ said...

Thx so much Carrie!

Rhonda Madsen said...

I love the pacific point floral card.

Stampin with Darla in AZ said...

Thx Rhonda! I hope you will come make it for my card claaa next week!

Lisa Bradford said...

I have been so inspired by you and the sisters...it has given me my mojo back, through chronic pain, my husband's cancers. It lifts my spirit to be able to stamp again by having access to the kits. I've been stamping 25 yrs and it feels great to have my creativity flowing again, instead of sleeping or wallowing in my own misery. Thanks to all...and keep up the good work!

Lisa Bradford