Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Sorry to be running a bit behind schedule today and I hope I didnt stress too many of my Diva's out! Its so good to be part of the Diva's as I had one check in on me to make sure I was ok so that was nice.

Its a gorgeous sunny day here in Sydney Australia and I do hope that where you are the sun is warming your back too!

Today it is my pleasure to introduce to you our Diva, Jaynell Giliberti from Pennsylvania.

This is what Jaynell says about Stampin' Up! and Utah Diva's International ...

The very first time I picked up and used a SU Stamp was in Feb of 2002, after my youngest was born. I said I would never be a demonstrator because I hate pushy sales. But on Oct 4, 2002 I decided to be a demonstrator.. not for the sales aspect, but for my discount mostly and secondly because I would rather consider myself as a teacher verses a sales person.

I joined UDI in January 20
05 and was invited by Max herself when we ran into each other on the Stampin Discuss. UDI is sooooo supportive and such a loving group.... so without UDI, there is NO Stampin Up!. They just go hand in hand :)

Stampin has been the one creative outlet I could use and feel good about it. To this day, my youngest is the biggest admirer of my work.. she will just sit down and look through the scrapbook pages that I actually accomplished and just stare at them... just loving the books. Of all the books we have in the house, she loves to browse my scrapbook pages the most.

I originally started only doing cards.. then got into gift items.. I was terrified to do scrapbooking thinking it was harder than it really is. But, one day I sat down and realized how similar a card and scrapbook page is similar and only difference is one is bigger and put on the front of one page verses creased and opened... read then thrown away. The scrapbook pages are kept and valued more.
So to this day.. I remain a demonstrator for ideas and discounts so I may catch up on my scrapbooking. I have slowed down quite a bit as a demonstrator since I started but one thing has not changed - I have tons of pictures that need a home on a page that I can create with all the Stampin Up! supplies I have.
Jaynell created this lovely framed Family using the Simply Scrappin 'At Home' kit. These kits are such good value with 18 sheets of coordinating products including patterned papers, cardstock and self-adhesive diecuts. She has combined this kit with stamps, twill and brads to enhance her finished frame.

This kit is one of the kits that will be retiring here in Australia at the end of March so if you would like one you had better email your friendly Australian demonstrator quickly!

I think I need one of these kits myself to do something similar to Jaynell's gorgeous frame!


Max said...

Great post today Leonie.;)
I have been a fan of Jaynell's for a while now so it was so wonderful to see one of her creations on our blog. (Hi Jaynell!;)

Jealous of the weather over there in AUS ;(

carolm said...

i've heard of this diva before. :$

nice that you could come out of the woodwork and join us honey. miss you!

love your project!

xoxox ~ carol.

EdieB said...

I LOVE Jaynell's scrapbook creations. Great post and beautiful work by Jaynell. TFS, EdieB

Elizabeth said...

Jaynell- What a beautiful piece of art! I need to get busy using the frames I have stashed away. Thank you for the inspiration!

Tracey said...

Onie, I have that kit still (well most of), so you're more than welcome to bring a pic next time and CaSE this gorgoeus frame