Saturday, February 10, 2007

A new BUNDLE of ...stamps

I don't know why it is but any time anything new comes into my house it is MY FAVOURITE! (insert *chuckle* ). I remember back in the day when I did demos every week I would always tell people about my favourite stamp sets and products. If you ask my stampin' girls, they'll tell you there are two words I always use "favourite" and "challenge".
So here I was this evening, tidying up my disastrous stamp room and I thought I should challenge myself (right girls???!!!) I picked up a new stamp set and went to town. I love Bundle of Joy, oh and just about EVERYTHING else in the spring mini CHA-CHING $$$$$$! Oh right...the stamp is the cutest stamp set. I am not a cutesy kind of girl but I have to say this stamp set is a must if there are children in your life. I think that there is a reason I am about 4 years behind in scrapbooking (my son is 4 and my daughter is 3)'s because I was supposed to use this stamp set for their scrapbook pages. Ya right...but it was a good excuse anyways.
As you can see, I had Cutty on hand as well as my watercolour crayons and aquapainters. If you have never used these products before, I can't tell you enough how they should be added to your wish list. We all know I LOVE Cutty, but aquapainters and watercolour crayons are my next favourite things. They take a while to get used to but they are must have products. If you don't like these products it's because you haven't played enough. Being the "non-artist" type (SERIOUSLY), it took me about a week of playing before I felt comfortable with the watercolour crayons, not to mention the aquapainters. There is nothing worse than sitting down to play with your new aquapainters and having them leak all over the place. The perfect amount of liquid will get you far!!! If you have too much, paint off the excess on your scrap paper. If you don't have enough water at the tip, squeeze the tube and then wipe off some of the H2O to avoid pooling.
As you can see, my creative juices (maybe it was just the clean stamp room?!) were flowing tonight so I will be sharing two cards with you!

Baby Teddy Bear Card Recipe
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Watercolour
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set(s): Bundle of Joy (Spring Mini)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, Bella Fibers, Aquapainters, Watercolour Crayons, Cutter Kit
Technique: Watercolour, Masking (post it notes)

Baby Giraffe Card Recipe

Paper: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Watercolour
Ink: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Stamp Set(s): Bundle of Joy (Spring Mini)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Crafter's Tool Kit, Aquapainters, Watercolour Crayons, White Gel Pen, Sponge, Sanding Block, Cutter Kit
Technique: Watercolour, Faux Suede, Faux Stitching, Masking (post it notes)

These cards are dedicated to my friend Kerri! She is due on February 20th and I am awaiting her baby announcement. I made a card for a baby boy and a baby girl just in case. Kerri, if you are out there (*waving*) I am thinking about you!!!!

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


Kevin & Amy said...

Hi Alli!

I just found your blog through Cindy Keery's. Love the samples you created with this set. I used to be a demonstrator, but had to drop last summer due to an insano pregnancy so I have to wait to get the Spring mini items:( I'm really looking forward to it though, especially after seeing these! Thanks for sharing.

~Amy H.

Allison said...

So cute...the bear stamp looks like he is doing the splits!