I had such a great weekend . . . super relaxing, but lots of fun crafting took place, so that's always a bonus at my house. I hope you had a great weekend, too!
This is the card that I made when I was stamping with my chickies the other day. I've been in love with these sweet baby shoes ever since I saw them on Debbie Olson's blog. I have a friend whose first granddaughter was born this weekend, so this will be making its way to her house. I hope she likes it. I stamped the baby shoes and sentiment in Versamark on Kraft CS and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then colored in the shoes with my Lyras and Gamsol. The patterned paper is some that I picked up at Hobby Lobby many moons ago and knew it would make the perfect baby girl card. I also picked up the same patterns in baby blue . . . yummmm. The scalloped border was created using my new Papertrey Ink Medium Scallop Border Die and my Cuttlebug - I LOVE this die!! I really like the scale. The only thing I don't like . . . and it's a really small thing that I'll get over, I'm sure . . . is that when I run it through my Cuttlebug, it leaves an impression of the outside edge of the die. Guess I'm going to have to mess with it a bit to see if I can fix that. Added some stitching with my Janome Sew Mini, and some cute self-adhesive pearls. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!
STAMPS: Baby Stamp Ensemble (JustRite Stamps)
INK: Versamark (Tsukineko)
PAPER: Kraft CS (PTI), White CS (Neenah), Patterned Paper (Hobby Lobby)
ACCESSORIES: 3-D Dots (EK Success), White Satin Ribbon (PTI), Medium Scallop Die (PTI), Cuttlebug, Oval Classic Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Janome Sew Mini, Self-Adhesive Pearls (Hero Arts)
******* NEWS BITS ***********
- Many of the brand new Nestabilities are IN DA HOUSE at ABC Toys & Crafts. If you've been waiting for them to arrive, they're finally here! Julie also got a shipment of a lot of the new Slice products that were released at CHA - the Pink Bag, and several of the new design cards are now in stock!! See my next bit of news for a HUGE discount.
- The ABC Toys & Crafts Design Team are engaging in a bit of a friendly little competition with each other. Each of us has been assigned a specific discount code that we are to pass along to our friends and neighbors so that when you purchase any and all goodies at ABC Toys & Crafts, what you buy will be attributed to which ever designer code you use. This very generous discount code entitles you to 20% off your entire order!! You can use the discount code as often as you like from March 1 - 31, 2010. My code is KL20, and just in case you forget it, I've created a sweet little blinkie on my right hand side-bar. All you have to do is click on that blinkie and it'll take you right to the ABC Toys & Crafts store. Just sign in and enter the discount code upon checkout. I'm counting on you all to make me the winner of this competition!! I don't want to have to get the voodoo dolls out and start sticking pins in my fellow designers! LOL
- A little toot, toot - the flower basket card that I made last week for the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Customer Blog Hop was chosen as one of Paige Evans' favorites for last week's CARDS Magazine Gallery Challenge. I just love her challenges - this week's is to use eyelets - now THAT'S a challenge!