It's been quiet here in StampNStuffland, but I assure you I am still alive and well! I officially left Stampin' Up! January 31st, 2013. It's been a great 5 years but I really felt like it was time to let that piece of pie go uneaten. I've been picking away at it for quite some time now and I remember October 2011, when I was busy with the wedding and I let my demonstrator status fall into pending, I panicked. I had thought about quitting but when the decision was sprung on me by me not meeting my quarterly minimum, I realized I wasn't ready. I couldn't put my finger on why I wasn't ready but fast forward to October 2012 and I'm still wavering about my decision. It was finally December when I made the leap and told my amazing group of stamping friends that I've called it quits. It really has given me me peace of mind and allowed me to pursue other things with my papercrafting. One of those new adventures is signing up for a monthly card kit from Studio Calico with my good friend, Jinnee. I am really enjoy the new challenge of creating something with items I didn't hand-pick. Below are some photos of cards made using December's card kit, 34th Street. Some of the cards used Stampin' Up! and Smash Book products and some of the cards are Jinnee's!