Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Some new stuff for a Sunday Sketch Challenge!

It seems kinda sad when every one of my posts lately seems to begin the same way...."It's been so long since I've participated in ______". But that's just been the case. So it's nothing new, that it has been a very long time since I have participated in one of Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges. I was so excited to be able to play this week.

I got to use some new stamps and a new gadget I bought last night! I bought one of those mini staplers....I love it...the staples are so tiny and cute!!! I'm probably way behind and all of you out there probably already have one, but I am just so excited to have found this new toy!!!!
I got a whole load of new stamps on Monday! Most of them are the new Clear Mount Stamps from Stampin' UP! I have a love hate relationship with clear mount/ acrylic stamps. Its hard enough for me as it is to keep all my wood mounted stamps straight (I'm not good at putting them away where they belong when I'm done with them.) And I'm even worse with my acrylic/clear mounted ones, because I rip 'em off the clear blocks to use with another stamp, and before I know it, I have like this HUGE pile of acrylic and rubber that need to go back to their homes.

Anyway, enough rambling. I absolutely love the new clear mounted stamps from SU! The cases they come in are awesome....I love that the images are on the front cover as well as the spine of the case....have you ever been looking at stacks and stacks of stamp sets and just can't remember exactly which set the stamp you're looking for is in? Well, they are all mounted on the spine now!!! I think someone made these just for me! And the acrylic blocks that they have are the BEST I have ever used. I have clear blocks from many different companies, and these ones are hands down the best ones ever.....well there's my plug for Stampin' UP.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, all SU; PP from Bo Bunny, Persuasion Stripe. Inks: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Regal Rose. Stamps: I {heart} hearts, Fox & friends, Bodacious Bouquet, Ali Edwards Loving Words. Extras: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Chocolate Ribbon, Mini Stapler!


Karen Giron said...

This is adorable! I love how you puckered up the ribbon -that is fabulous!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Awesome card Amanda!! I need to use my newly purchased tiny stapler to make that ribbon too! You are not the only one who just discovered it! :) I am sooooo excited about the new SU stamps! They are rubber, right? Just they mount on an acrylic block? I am way excited over this new SU step!!