Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Introducing Rose Marie Diehl

Rose Marie’s interest in stamping and Stampin’ Up! began in 2000, when an office mate brought in a Stampin’ Up catalog.  This person had attended a party and was talking about how much fun she had at the party!  She was showing off the cards she had made, which definitely intrigued Rose Marie.  At the time, Rose Marie was planning her wedding and saw the hydrangea stamp in the catalog, a perfect accessory for her tables at her reception.  It was the first stamp set she ordered, and it wasn’t long after that when Rose Marie signed up to be a demonstrator!  This November, she will be celebrating her 10th year with Stampin’ Up!

RoseMarie finds that she has been inspired by the many crafting blogs that she visits, but also is able to find inspiration in a variety of magazines or catalogs for fashion or furniture.  She enjoys participating in sketch and color challenges which she finds help her to “think outside of the box” and push her out of her comfort zone.  She tells us that we should participate in challenges as well to help encourage our creativity! Once Rose Marie was able to find a healthy balance between her crafting and her “day job”, she really feels that her stamping has moved to a new level.  Her crafting room is what she calls an “organized mess”.  She’s often accompanies by her cat, Oliver, which enjoys visiting with her and laying on her designer papers and card stock!

Her favorite stamping experience that Rose Marie recalls was a volunteer event that she did with a local organization which helps Women and Children in Crisis.  The ladies had a lot of fun creating the projects which Rose Marie prepared, and their hearfelt thankfulness to Rose Marie in helping them escape for a moment with handmade stamped items made the event so worthwhile to Rose Marie. 
Rose Marie remembers that she used to be an accessories hoarder – she loved buying all of the new, gorgeous accessories and stashing them away, but has discovered in the last few years that using the embellishments really does add to the pizzazz of her projects!  She recommends to us that we find a way to use these embellishments which truly look better on our creations, rather than stashed away in a drawer where it can’t be appreciated!  Besides the embellishments, Rose Marie’s other favorite product is the Big Shot which she turns to often for die-cutting and embossing. 

We can’t wait to visit Rose Marie’s castle during the Royal Blog Hop to enjoy some of her absolutely fabulous creations!

1 comment:

Lucia Kaiser said...

Rose Marie is one of our computer techs, and we are so happy to have her on board. Like so many of our committee members, she's so generous with her time and talents. And speaking of talents, I think we'll love what she'll do for the tour!