Thursday, September 23, 2010

Introducing Laurie Gibson

If you visit Laurie Gibson’s blog, it won’t surprise you one bit to discover that her favorite Stampin’ Up! Sizzix product is the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I am just amazed at what she has done with this fabulous product, and I will definitely be visiting her blog regularly to see what new wonderful project she has to share in which she uses it.  Who knows!  We may even see it in her castle on this fall’s Royal Blog Tour!

You’d think by looking at all that Laurie has done that she’s been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for years and years.  In fact, Laurie’s just been with us since 2006, when some coworkers brought in some cards that they had made to share at work.  Hard to believe it’s been just four short years with all that she’s accomplished.  Her latest accomplishment is that she’s been chosen by one of Stampin’ Up!’s top demonstrators to be on her personal design team.  Go, Laurie!

As I write this, Laurie has recently relocated and is living with her mom, who is also (ta da!) her downline!  Oh what a trip it must be to live with your downline, who is probably one of your most enthusiastic supporters (as mother’s tend to be).  So, even though Laurie still doesn’t have most of her own Stampin’ Up! supplies with her yet, she’s definitely got a place to be creative.

Being creative with Laurie right now means that you’re going to learn a lot about how to create using lots and lots of layers.   She really shines when it comes to laying out a project and getting those layers to look oh so effortless.  And it’s not just that they line up so beautifully; Laurie’s sense of color helps ensure that every layer really adds character as well as dimension to her projects.

In learning about Laurie and her creativity, my smile was the widest when I read what she had chosen as the name for her stamping team.  It’s the ATT - Always Thumpin' and Thwackin' team.  Can’t you just hear her stampin’ team just thumpin’ on those stamp pads and thwackin’ on their paper?  I certainly can.  And I definitely can hardly wait to see her blog on the Royal Blog Tour in November!

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