Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Surprises in the Mail

Some of the best things about cardmaking are the feelings of excitement when something comes in the mail!  It's so great (and increasingly rare) to go to the mailbox and find something other than junk mail, catalogs, and bills.  Cardmakers usually send the surprises to their friends and family, but sometimes we get to receive surprises in the mailbox, too.


My recent surprise was an issue of the brand new The Stamper's Sampler Summer 2013 issue which hits newsstands on June 1st.  This issue has three of my recent cards inside!  Two of them shared the same color scheme, and I used pieces of the same single sheet of brown & blue spritzed cardstock in their designs.


This card features stamps from Unity Stamp Company. The spritzes used are Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and Denim Adirondack Color Wash Dye Spray from Ranger.   I wish the sparkly background showed up better, but it's nearly impossible to get fine details like that to show up in print.

The sentiment on this card really speaks to me.  I can almost hear U2 singing it as I read along.  If there were an album of my life, that song would certainly be on it.

Happy Stamping!   And I hope you receive a happy surprise soon!
 


17 comments:

Kary said...

Kim, congrats on being published!! So happy for you :) Your card is Gorgeous!! Love the sweet colours and the stamps you used.

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on being published, that is so exciting!!!

Martha said...

Kim, what a lovely card. Love the sentiment!

Congratulations, on being published!

Angeline said...

wow!! congrats!! lovely cards :)

Ruby said...

This card is lovely. Congrats on the publications.

Gwen said...

Way to go! Love that magazine! Love those stamps!

Marsha said...

Congratulations on your cards being published. Very pretty card, BTW.

Julie Odil said...

Congrats on your beautiful card being published! Love that song, too.

marilyn said...

Congrats on being published---EXCITING! Great card....love the spritzing.

Gaylynn said...

Congratulations. What a nice surprise. Beautiful design with those pretty butterflies and wonderful sentiment. :)

Linda said...

what a neat backgroud. I loveit!

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on being published in Take Ten!! I love those pretty colors you used (a fave combo), and that stamp is one of my fave Itty Bitties. :)

Kris B said...

Congrats on being published! You deserve it, your card is beautiful! Love the spritzed background! Love this Unity image! TFS

Beejay said...

Congrats on your publications! Love the the card and the spritz !

Julie Short said...

Now that is a lovely surprise and it is for a terrific card too! The sentiment is such fun!

JPScraps said...

Terrific card! Congrats on being published!

Miwa said...

Congratulations on your publication! It's a beautiful card! :)