Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Boxer Blue

There are so many bonuses and benefits to having friends that stamp. One benefit is that their stamp collection houses some different stamps than yours. Thank you for letting me play with your Kim Hughes stamps!

This Ocean Friends set of hers is at the very top of my wish list. These little sea creatures are melting my heart and the creative, sweet sentiments that accompany them are icing on the cupcake.

TIP: I prefer not to leave my buttons naked, but it's sometimes difficult to find threads/ribbons that match. This problem is solved by using thin strips of the paper & cardstock used elsewhere in the project.

Stamps: Ocean Friends (Kim Hughes Collection @ Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Smooth (Neenah); Boxer PP (BasicGrey)
Paint/Ink: Paris Dusk Memento Dye Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Large Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Buttons (Autumn Leaves)

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's Shaping Up to Be a Shiny Week!

This week's tidbits & goodies:

My good friend Lori Renn launched her very OWN LINE OF RUBBER STAMPS! I'm so completely excited for her... I'm having to fight the urge to add ninety exclamation points. The stamps are totally cute.

I'm hoping to hear from a certain SU Demonstrator and then find myself up to my elbows in the new catalog.

Oh, yes, and I have to make sure I answer the door when the mailman comes with my new Violet Cupcake stamp from Karen Lockhart. Can you imagine? Two of my very favorite things together. (So, all I need now is a pair of Birkenstocks with Swedish Fish depicted on them!)

Enjoy the rest of your week! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Fun News!

There's fun news on several fronts:

* Kim Hughes has FOUR adorable new stamp sets out. My favorite of the four is Ocean Friends, but all are must-haves! (Who am I kidding? All of her sets are must-haves!) Her next sets come out the first Thursday in March, and my calendar is already marked.

*I won a fun drawing from Making Memories! I can't wait to play with their new jars! I've just cleaned out my stamping stash (which included my stamp room, living room, dining room, garage, and dad's house!), and I definitely have the need for a few more storage solutions.

* The Re:Use Market in Boise has announced its January Open House! They'll be open on Friday, Jan 23rd from 2 to 5 and then on Saturday, Jan 24th from noon to 3. Be sure to bring a bag!

Hope you're having a great day!

Happy Stamping!