Sunday, April 22, 2007

Welcome to my world!

I told myself I would not start a blog - who has time? But I thought I'd give it a shot and see how it goes.

For those who do not know me, I have been stamping for about five years, and I have been a Stampin' Up! Demo for almost three years. I am addicted, as are most stampers, and I am weak. Fortunately I live in a very small place, so the lack of storage space directly influences what I can purchase and how far out I can branch (not far!)

I chose this name for my blog since one of the features of most of my workshops is the challenge of folding card stock I have pre-cut and hoping it is square. Or layering my pre-cut pieces of card stock and expecting them to be even. HA! We just think of it as an element of entertainment and move on. Hey, it's all about the "idea", right? I do provide a free trimming service, or the loan of a trimmer for those who need to fix it right.

Seriously, I do try! I think it is my cutter. I spent a ton of money on a Carl cutter. It was supposed to save me a lot of time prepping for my workshops, because I could cut multiple pieces of card stock at one time. Well, I can!! But if anyone expects the pieces to be straight (or square), I still need to do one at a time, or two at the most.

One of my fellow stampers tried my cutter and said it is not me, it's the cutter. I would dearly like to believe that it is not operator error. Yes, I change the mat and the blade. No, it does not help much past the first few sheets of card stock.

But my customers keep coming back, so I guess they are over it. I, however, have a dream that some day I, too, will create a really good card. For now, I must satisfy myself with "pretty good", and continue to plug on!

As time moves on, I will share some of my challenges and creations. Maybe my "coming out" will help me achieve my goal.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll chat with you again soon!


  1. First comment !!!!
    Hey Leslie
    Great Blog and Great name for it!
    we love our crooked stamper!

  2. now i have to figure out how to not be anonymous

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  4. Sorry about that.
    It took me a while to set up an id so I would not be anonymous and I accidently said something stupid.

  5. Blogs are awesome, makes your work better and makes you the artist more personable...

    TAG! your it...see my blog for the details


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