Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Stamps

Hi friends! How are you this week? I don't know about you but it has been tough for me to go to work this week. Maybe I have the blues after so much activity during the Christmas season, or maybe I am a little sad because my pants are fitting a little tighter after Christmas. Either way a little sunshine would help! Sheesh it has been so cold here, but I hear that we should have some nicer weather this weekend and I plan to get out and enjoy it a little bit.

What do you do when you are blue? Me, well I hop online and look around at the fun crafty sites. I hadn't been to Papertrey Ink in a while so I thought I would look around. Yep, I know I don't even have to finish my already know I bought some new stamps. I thought I would take one of the sets on a test run last night and the card above is what I came up with. I got my inspiration from Amy at Prairie Paper & Ink who used to design for Papertrey Ink...the girl's got talent! I need a little more practice with this set but over all I am happy with the way it turned out. This is a fun little set that Papertrey Ink sells called Guidelines. This is what the stamp set looks like...

Or you could go here to get a better look (yes you are right, I am enabling you right now to spend a little money *wink*). You stamp the Guideline stamp on your paper then you use the other little stamps to make a fun pattern. I usually buy Stampin Up cardstock but since I was buying stamps from Papertrey I thought I would try out their white cardstock, so that is what I used on this card. I really liked the weight and it was a little cheaper than SU *bonus* The sentiment is also a new stamp from Papertrey and the name of the set is Signature Greetings. To simplify my posts a little bit I am going to try something a friend of mine does on her blog and put all the information about the card at the bottom of the post.
Because of the weather our daughter Whitney and her baby Angelina weren't able to make it for Christmas so they were in last weekend and we got some of these pictures while they were here. Angelina is into everything and loves putting things in her mouth! We got to help feed her. That was so much fun for us! Let me tell you there is nothing like lovin' on a little one in the morning. It was so hard to see them go but we all had a great time.
Thanks Grampa for my Christmas presents! I love you!
Thanks for peekin' in! Hope you're having a great week! Valentines day is not too far away so I am sure I will start working on some fun projects soon! Take care of you!
Here's the scoop:
Stamps: Guidelines (Papertrey Ink), Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: SU Perfect Plum & Pale Plum
Accessories: SU ticket punch, SU key tag punch, purple flowers (Walmart), brad


Whimsey said...

Woot, woot, you rocked the card. LOVE the colors you used. I "think" I have this set but I haven't done diddly squat with it. Of course, I haven't stamped in over 2 weeks...maybe I can sneak in some time this weekend!

I love, love, love, Angelina's kiss for Grampa, doesn't get any better than that. And wasn't her face orange-ish after feeding her? LOL I so remember those days but I cannot believe how big she's getting!

Thanks for sharing the awesome pix!!

Lynette said...

That is a great card. I haven't ever looked at any Papertrey stuff. I love the pictures of Angelina, I suspect she knows she rules the world.

Michelle said...

Love the card! And love the picture of Angelina kissing Grampa!

Nikki said...

Love the card and the colors! I also love the pictures of Angelina.

Whimsey said...

I had no idea Hanna Stamps had gone out of business.

I have to say - I've really become a clear stamp geek - Verve Visual, PTI. I LOVE Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps...but they are red rubber and not my 'fave' anymore. :(

You might be able to find Hanna Stamps online at other places *if* you really want them. LOL

Have a great week!!