Tuesday, January 5, 2010

You're My Cup of Tea!

Happy New Year Peeps!

New Year, new blog banner.  I made it myself - pretty good, huh?  It's from a digi scrapbooking kit that I bought from The Sweet Shoppe.  I'm becoming quite the little PSE expert . . . at least I'm working towards that.  I also got a new watermark from Karen Giron - super fast service and inexpensive!!  You can see my new watermark in the photo below.  Isn't it cute?

Gosh, I can't believe I haven't posted anything crafty for so long . . . I finally got a chance to get some of my new stuff inky last week when a friend was visiting from Washington {waving "hi" Susan!}.  And luckily for me, my box of yummolicious crafty goodness arrived from ABC Toys & Crafts {thanks, Julie!} right in the middle of our stamping sesh.  Perf!!

Doesn't this just make you want to break open your box of tea and sit down for a
few to just "hang?"  Mmmmm . . . love the colors of this amazing designer paper (Bo Bunny "A Gift of Love" don'tcha know).  And this image - oh my gosh!!  It comes from this darling Hero Arts clear stamp set called "So Sweet."  So, true, huh?!!  Both the image and the sentiment are from the So Sweet set.  I also used my new Martha Stewart border punch called Doily Hearts.  Isn't it delish?!!

STAMPS:  So Sweet (Hero Arts)
INK:  Versamark (Tsukineko), Rich Cocoa (Memento), Pink Grapefruit (VersaMagic Chalk Ink)

PAPER:  Hot Fudge CS (Poptone), White CS (Neenah), A Gift of Love DP (Bo Bunny), Pretty In Pink CS (SU)
ACCESSORIES:  Teapot Charm (Whiff of Joy), White Satin Ribbon (SU), Square Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copic Markers, Doily Hearts Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Janome Sew Mini, Clear Self-Adhesive Gems (Hero Arts), 3-D Dots (EK Success), Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU), Espresso Embossing Powder (American Crafts/Zing)

I've listed all the products I used above.

Just a few more bits of news for you . . . first, ABC Toys & Crafts has received a huge selection of the brand spankin' new Hero Arts Clear Stamp sets and Clings.  You're going to want to check these babies out, especially if you've seen some of the samples out there in blogland.  These images are seriously over the top gorgeous.  I want one of everything!!  LOL  You can see all the new Hero Arts stuff HERE.

Second, the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border punch is on sale for $11.19 - are you KIDDING me?!  That punch is nearly impossible to find, and when you do, it's on eBay for $30 or more!!  Get it while you can, peeps!!

ETA:  This card also qualifies for a few challenges that I've been eyeing.  The first one is the Hero Arts Friendship and Valentines Challenge, and the second one is the Crazy for Challenges challenge, which is to use polka dots.  The third challenge is the Papercrafts January challenge, which is to use markers as a focus on your card.  Love me some challenges!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm sure I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness, as I'm stamping with my buddies Terri and Kim today.  If those two can't inspire a girl to stamp, then I don't know who can!!


Gwen said...

A-DOOOOR-ABLE!!!! Love Love everything about this!!! That punch...stinkin' cute!!! the papers & tea cup are cuter then cute! Have fun today you lucky crafter!!!! :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Karolyn very very SWEET card hun!!!! Love all the details, and I love the stamp set you used!!!! Super cute!!!

Piali said...

so pretty Karolyn!!! love the color combo & details. Great stamp set. I agree with you this punch is awesome...love it.

Maria Matter said...

Hi Karolyn!
This is such a fab card!! Love these colors together and you've added such lovely details!!! Only you can make whimsical look so elegant! lol
Have a super day!!!
Blessings, Maria

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Love the new banner, Karolyn, and that card is so sweet.

Danni said...

Your banner is awesome! Love it!
So is your sweet card, way too adorable!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Great card, Karolyn. I love that new Doily Hearts punch and your brown and pink combo is perfect for the images. Wonderful job!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous colors and design! Couldn't be more perfect! Love your new blog makeover!!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Great card, Karo! Thanks for the link to the watermarks. I bought a half dozen! Take care, my friend.

Poppy said...

I love your new banner, Karolyn! Great job! Thanks also for the link to the watermarks (which Jean forwarded on to me.) Your card is adorable too.

Justine said...

Girlfriend this is WOWtastic. I am so jealous, I totally want that stamp set. HMmmmm I guess I could buy it at ABC. Yea thanks for the enablement.

naturecoastcrafter said...

Well, I love the new blog heading and I'm very very very happy to know that you are becoming a PSE expert. I'm just starting! I can get my new watermarks onto my creations. That's a start. Great work, Karo!