Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CSL of the Month

Hi All - Today I'm starting a new monthly feature - CSL of the Month. Each month I plan to profile a different one of my Crazy Stamping Ladies in my Stampin' Up! downline. The first lucky lady is Lisa. This month we celebrated her 5 year anniversary as a CSL. Lisa is one of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet - she is caring and giving - and always there for anyone that needs her - I am so proud to call her friend.

I asked her to share a bit with us through these questions -

1) Tell me a bit about your family.
I am a wife, mother, daughter of Christ. I have been blessed to be married for 17 years now to Joe, (the man who has been pretty good about dealing with my addiction to paper crafting). We have two beautiful children (although they are entering into that very icky teenage stage): Josh, 16 years old and Marissa, 14 years old. Both kids are quite artistic, however, Marissa is the only one who will actually sit and scrapbook with me.

2) What's your favorite stamp set in the current catalog or mini.
My favorite stamp set at the moment is Elements of Style – however, you will find me using all of the extreme sport stamps, and stamps such as Greenhouse Garden, and Fifth Avenue Floral. It is hard to “pick a favorite” that is for sure. And I am absolutely, positively in love with Stampin’ Up’s new Idea Book and Catalog – it is SO my style! You all are going to love it come July 1st!! Trust me!

3) What's your favorite color family (current).
My favorite color family in the current catalog has to be the Rich Regals; however, those new color families are fabulous!!! I’m so looking forward to the fresh new collections!

4) Why do you love stamping and Stampin' Up!
This question is easy and simple to answer: I love stamping because I love the friendships that I have made! And Stampin’ Up is just such an incredible company – so creative, so “hip” and so generous with their incentives and promotions!

5) Anything else you'd like us to know about you.
What else is there to know? My first love is scrapbooking, but card making became so desirable because I could actually create something – start to finish – in less than the time it typically takes me to simply organize my pictures for a scrapbooking session! I still scrapbook, and I have discovered that my stamping style has started to creep its way into my scrapbooking style. I use to love clean and simple scrapbooks, but I’m now wanting to add more dimension and lots more color! Hmmm… maybe I will need to start adding photos of my scrapbook pages to my blog!

Lisa also shared five cards that she has made that she feels reflect her style -

You can check out her blog - to see more of her work.
Here is what I gave Lisa for her 5 year stamping anniversary - It's one of SU's simply adorned bracelets and charm - here is the box decorated with a belly band -
Here is the bracelet and the back of the charm - and here is the front of the charm. I added a row of our rhinestones to the front for some bling. Hope she liked it!!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I LOVED THE CHARM BRACELET! Love it, love it. And many have already complimented me on it! Thank you so much Maureen for all of your continued support and for your most genuine friendship!