Monday, March 1, 2010

Bundle of Joy . . . and NEW Nesties In Da House!!

Happy Happy Monday!

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!
That's it for me today, friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll be back tomorrow with a sweet Sarah Kay birthday card for you, so I hope you'll stop by to see!  Hugs!


maddy hill said...

Beautiful card karolyn x
maddy x

Terri said...

Your card turned out darling (no surprise there), I did not get to see the finished result the other day. You are right, this is a super cute stamp, love it!

Congrats on your "shout out" for the Cards Gallery challenge...that card was amazing as well! You definitely deserve it!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

So, so cute! And now I want that scallop die!