Monday, December 18, 2006

Yippie Yea!


Oh how I love it when the mailman brings me goodies! It's even better when it is a FREE goodie from Stampin' Up! Today I received a FREE stamp set called Polka Dots and Paisleys from Stampin' Up! They sent every demonstrator a set because they love us so much. They know just how to make our day! {big cheesy smile}! I ripped it open just like a kid and mounted that puppy quickly. Of course, most of you know I am knee deep in invitations, but this stamp set had to have ink on it right away. Chuckle! I just love paisleys. They are so pretty and so fun to stamp. I took Pretty in Pink Cardstock and stamped the bottom of it with the small circles in Chocolate Chip ink. Then I took Choc. Chip cardstock and mounted that. I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the paisleys using my Pretty in Pink and Choc. Chip markers. I just love pink and brown together! I inked the edges with some choc. chip ink and then took my paper piercer and did faux stitching all along the edges. This just gives it extra spunk. I also used that same small dots stamp over the paisley. I used my giga scalloped punch with the choc. chip cardstock and then the mega circle punch (both Marvy punches can be found at Joanns) with Very Vanilla cardstock and mounted it. I used that small circle stamp once again and stamped off on the Very Vanilla using choc. chip ink. Then I stamped the sentiment in the middle using choc chip ink. I took my horizontal punch and punched the edge of my scalloped circle to tie the ribbon on the edge. Then lastly I took my white gel pen and put little dots around the scalloped edge. This just makes for a very happy card.

Now, the big question to answer... Just where can this stamp set be found??? Well, I am afraid we won't see it until SPRING... in the SPRING mini catty! But it sure is a cutie. I'm hoping it will see more ink VERY soon!!


On a personal note... we had a little tragedy in our house today. Our bird Ollie died. He was a cockatiel and was quite talkative. He was a great bird! The kids woke me up this morning with the news. Once I confirmed that YES, Ollie had passed on to birdie heaven, Alexis had an idea. She felt we should try and feed the bird. Oh the sweet mind of a 3 year old. I explained that Ollie would not be eating the fresh bag of food that I just bought yesterday . Jeesh! We had our small funeral here at the house and the kids didn't see phased the rest of the day. Phew!


Thanks to all of you for your kind comments on the site. I really hope this will inspire someone to get those stamps out and use them!!


Smooches!

3 comments:

Robin Snyder said...

Kimberly, your site is great! Girl, I don't know how you do it! So sorry to hear about the loss of Ole. We love our pets very much and it is terrible when they leave us!
Thanks for your stampin insperations. Happy Holidays to you and your family and the best of luck on your new journey to Co.

Lisa said...

Hey girl! I love your site! SOrry to hear about the bird. I still haven't gotten my free set from SU! I love the card you made with it. I think my mailman is keeping mine to give to his wife for Christmas. I miss you! Only 3 weeks til Leadership!
Your best bud Lisa

Tanya said...

Okay, the card is ab-fab... but you already know that, right? :) Sorry to hear about Ollie... Alexis wanting to feed him is just priceless.