WOW! Watch out Wednesday - Lori Tecler

I {heart} showcasing these amazing ladies!
Here is a little well deserved time to shine for
Inking Aloud - Lori Tecler!

PLEASE NOTE: Last week I did fancy pictures with my photoshop program - however THIS WEEK with the change over in computers we are down for a bit with PhotoShop! It shall return.
Lori has completed a TON of Unity Projects. I went into her SCS gallery and picked some of my favorites. Her clean, crisp simplicity is stunning and I enjoyed browsing around!
AJ asked the questions...
Lori answered them!
Enjoy getting to know Lori a bit more!
I live in Maryland with my 12 year old German shepherd/golden retriever, Cosmo. My best friend introduced me to stamping about 5 years ago and I haven't stopped since.
I work full-time as a specialist in the central office of a large school system, so I really enjoy (and need!) the creative outlet of stamping and paper crafting.
{Lovin from the Oven}
How did you find Unity Stamps?
On the SCS forums. I was intrigued by the stamp kits and tried to resist, but I couldn't.
What is your favorite Kit?
That's a hard question--it changes from day to day! I think it might be Giggle Grove, or maybe Cupcakes a la Yummy.
And I love the background stamps, too.
Do you have a fave color combo??
I like pink and brown together or brown and blue. Blue is my favorite color, so I love to add it to projects.

{Growing in Unity}
What inspires you??
I find inspiration in lots of places, like catalogs and magazines, stores, and most often, other stampers and crafters. We're lucky to be part of a community that is so willing to share their ideas.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Not so much a favorite quote, but sort of an essay called "The Star Polisher." I would find myself turning to it when I needed a little reminder about the reason I became a teacher.
The Star Polisher
Leah Becks
I have a great job in the universe of occupations.
What do I do? I'm a "star polisher."
It's a very important job.
If you want to know how important, just go out at night and look at the stars twinkling and sparkling.
You see, I'm a teacher.
The stars are the children in my class.
My job is to take them in - in whatever shape they come - and shine and buff them and then send them out to take their places as bright little twinkling beacons in the sky.
They come into my room in all shapes and sizes.
Sometimes they're bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly and broken.
Some stars are cuddly, soft and sweet.
Some stars are prickly and thorny.
As I buff, polish, train and teach my little stars, I tell them that the world cannot do without them.
I tell them they can do anything they set their minds to do.
I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky and the world will be a better place because of them.
Each night as I look at the sky, I'm reminded of my very important job and awesome responsibility.
I go and get my soft buffing cloth and my bottle of polish in preparation for tomorrow and for my class of little stars.

{Flirty Flowers}
What sort of music do you enjoy while crafting??
I usually don't listen to music, but I do have the TV on while I'm stamping.
Are you reading any books at the moment?
I read a lot, but right now I'm in between books. I just finished the last of the Twilight series--and wishing there was another one to start.

{October Kit of the Month}
Thanks Lori, for taking the time to participate in WOW! I am so grateful.
She has done the Wednesday Unity Challenge with my HIP HOP Girls!
{they are all listed on the LEFT side of my BLOG!}
Unity Wednesday Challenge!
If you would like to PARTICIPATE CLICK HERE!
It is an easy one!
FUN THING ABOUT IT this week???
I will give away Create Yourself to ONE LUCKY participant!
This week's challenge comes from Tanis and is to use the Primary Colors: Red, Blue and Yellow or tones of the three colors. Come play along with us and use keyword USC11 if you do.
Wonder what....? We are doing for HIP HOP?
Here is how it works. Treasure Hunt Time!
Figure out the answers as you go ALONG - Play along for a sneak peek of SOME of the HIP HOP SPECIALS!
No need to answer the questions anywhere - just follow along and find the hints and treasures along the way!
You can chat it up on this thread to get hints from one another.
It will be FUN!
Join in the Fun to sneak peek at some of the specials.
7-9 p.m. Central Tonight!
Unity Treasure Hunt
Simple Fun & Laughs.
Here is a SAMPLE of the FIRST HINT we will be posting this evening. Each HINT will lead you to the blog of a Unity DT MEMBER, A Customer Blog, OR a STORE that carries Unity!
First go to the DT Member that has a blog that represents what kind of “Season” it is. Think about it long and hard. Go to my BLOG to see the links to all my DT MEMBERS.
I know my BLOG POST was LONG ENOUGH ALREADY - However I found this on my DAILY Inspiration Search and I just NEEDED to share!

"If people offer their help or wisdom as you go through life, accept it gratefully.
You can learn much from those who have gone before you.
But never be afraid or hesitant to step off the accepted path and head off in your own direction, if your heart tells you that it's the right way for you.
Always believe that you will ultimately succeed at whatever you do, and never forget the value of persistence, discipline, and determination.
You are meant to be whatever you dream of becoming."
Edmund O'Neill

Happy Day!