Self Appointed Queen of Pinterest

It would be a mild understatement to say I love Pinterest. Currently I have 173 boards, 5,957 Pins, 67 Likes, 3,638 Followers and Following 635 Pinners. Trust me, there are pinners that make my numbers look miniscule. When I opened my Pinterest account only a few years ago, I had no idea I would find it the amazing resource it has become for me and also give me such great exposure for my own creations.

Majority of my boards are about crafts and predominately Stampin’ Up!. We have an a wonderful expression a Stampin’ Up! CASE, in context it would be used as ‘Oh! I love your project and would like to CASE it‘. What does it mean? Copy And Share Everyone/Everything. Well, they do say imitation is the best form of flattery and I find it so true. Lets use my first YouTube videos as an example. A fellow Aussie Stampin’ Up demonstrator Jenny Van Dijk saw my first post of my Mother’s Day series and was inspired to make the Ceramic Tile Coasters as a gift for her hostess of a workshop she held.  I can not in anyway claim to have been the original creator of this project and possibly been inspired myself by another pinner on Pinterest. I did take it a step further with making a gift box using the fabulous Gift Box Punch Board, Stampin’ Up!’s Special Designer Series Paper and 12″x12″ Card Stock. Jenny did an amazing job. Thank you Jenny.

I was inspired to create something unique for a friend’s wedding when she asked me for some ideas. The first thing I did was to go through pins I had set aside for just this kind of occasion, I shared it with her and this set a general theme for me to work with. Photo booths are not new for weddings but when you are faced with strong southerly winds and a view to die for it had to be quite hardy and in contrast to the environment.

“I asked Sand June Crafts to do numerous items for my wedding in October 2014.  June was so helpful, efficient and the things she created were imaginative and beyond what I expected”-Renae Williams.

The bride to be had the frame made with wood and painted it white. I had recently acquired a Brother Scan N Cut machine and was dying to use it to cut self adhesive Vinyl with it. Using Stampin’ Up!’s MDS program (sadly retiring this year) I created the props on my laptop, printed, cut out and attached to balloon sticks. I love the finished project and more importantly so did the newly married couple and their guests.

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Pictures in this post are the property of Renae Williams unless stated otherwise. Thankyou Renee.

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