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August 26, 2007



Cool idea Erika. :) I didn't read through all the responses so I apologize if I repeat a question.

How did you first get into Stampin' Up? Were you a big fan of stamping before you became a demonstrator or did you sign up for the good deals and end up loving it?

Kim Leach

As a mom with a child with autism, what do you wish people would understand about your son without your having to explain? I am a speech path who works with children with autism and I teach graduate classes of speech pathologists. The classes are focused working (speech therapy) with children with severe disabilities and their families, and providing augmentative communication systems for kids and families. The parent perspective is so important and I want to share that with my students...it is so precious for you to share with us!! (oh, with blog candy, too!)

Susan T

What great blog candy!

How do you get started on your card creations? When you start, do you already know how the final card will end up?

Liane Donovan

Awesome! Do you keep a calendar and schedule your time? What is your favorite movie? Where is your favorite place to shop? Do these things offer you inspiration?

Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen

I love Paper Crafts magazine, but I don't have a subscription yet. They have some awesome ideas in there! Since I'm an engineer, I want to know: what do you think is the best invention of your lifetime? Thanks!


Thanks for the chance on this awesome candy!! My question is what inspires you when you have a block???


Where do you begin when you sit down to stamp? Do you have a lay-out in mind. Do you start by picking a color combo or a stamp set first. I check your blog everyday. Thanks for sharing your talent. Sometimes my creativity is elsewhere when I need a quick card. I would love to know the process that gets your creativity going.

Angie Warren

Wow, this is awesome! I know you have been with SU! a long time. Over the years what has been your very most favorite stamp set and color from the company? Thanks for making such a great giveaway!

Tracey Bower

Hi Erika,
Firstly you have an awesome blog with all your wonderful creations you share. Thanks so much for that.
My question would be how much time would you spend creating a day??
Keep up the wonderful creating and your cheery spirit.
Take care


Erika, I love your blog and subscribed to your newsletter also. Do you slap cards together fairly quickly or do you labor over them meticulously? Also, if you have any great organizing tips, could you share them? Crossing my fingers that my name gets picked....

Sara S

I was wondering where you get your inspiration from? I usually have an idea of what I need to make, but when it comes to cards - esp male cards, I have a hard time picking out a colors mostly to use. I always feel like I'm picking the same stamp sets too.


Great Groovy Giveaway Friday! What is the one stamping tool that you could not live without? Do you have a favorite stamping publication that you would recommend? Any tips for staying organized in the craft area? Thanks for sharing!


Cheryl Arnold

I am a fairly new repeat SU demonstrator, and I am wondering what your start was like, how long did it take you to develop a steady clientele for workshops and classes. What IS your secret to sucess?

Erica T

Wicked blog candy from an awesome stamper!! What is the biggest must have 1. stamp set 2. tool - for any stamper from the "newest SU catti?"


What a generous give a way! :)

What tools do you reach for over and over again? What or who is your inspiration??

Where would you like to visit that you haven't been yet?

I noticed you knit. I would love to see some of your knit creations! :)

teresa chapman

Great magazine and great give away! My question - Do you block a certain amount of time each day to work with your paper arts proejects?


teresa chapman

Great magazine and great give away! My question - Do you block a certain amount of time each day to work with your paper arts proejects?



What a great and GROOVY give-away!

With all your supplies and possibilities around you- how do you narrow your ideas down to a specific project? Do you preplan everything or does it just "come" to you.

Here's hopin' I win that amazing prize!

Pat S.

Hi Erika!

You're right...what an absolutely groovy prize...thanks for the chance to win!!!

Earth Elements + Soft Subtles...who would have thought? :)


Thank you for the opportunity for the nice prize. How do you keep your stuff organized?

Geri K

Do you ever go through your stamps and have a sale on the ones you do not use anymore?


Erica! Great Give Away! I love your blog! Thanks for all of the inspiration. I know that you are a paper and craft item 'hoarder'....I was wondering how you organize all of your paper, stamps and embellishments? Thanks for all you do!

Alison Snow

My question would be - how do you find time to do it all??


Heather the Mooselover

How do you decide which projects to work on?

Excellent giveaway!


Hi Erika..I'm from Vermont too[southern] Nice to meet you.
What are some of your favorites things to work with when doing crafts ?
I'm a craft junkie..right now i'm crafting with some big ole Florida pine cones.
Have enjoyed reading your blog. You are having a great give-a-way and I thank you for a chance to WIN.


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