Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ahhhh, NEW STAMPS!!!!

I have a fantabulous friend and she just happens to be an SU demonstrator. So, this friend went on vacation so I could feed her cats and bunny. Not really...I think they wanted to go to Disney and I just happened to be available for pet feeding. So anywho...while I feed her cats and bunny, I typically get "paid" with an awesome priviledge of using her stamp stuff while she is gone. And wouldn't you know she had just taken delivery of a new SU hostess set called The More the Merrier. Oh my gosh! This is a great new set! It pains me that it is a Level 3 hostess set which means I will have to place a bajillion dollar order to earn it but oh, how I love it. I stamped many copies of each image on a variety of card stock colors and finishes so I would have a few stashed to play with over the next few months which brings us to today's card.

I decided that my favorite image is the snowmen. They are quite similar to the snowmen on an older, retired set but they are a little more refined this time around. Did I mention that they color like a dream? I decided that getting started on winter holiday cards had to be a good idea so I could justify making a card with snowmen in July. So, take a look...

Please pardon the "new look" resulting from my photo editing. We got a new computer and it uses Adobe. Can I just say the creator of Adobe needs to have a knot jerked in his/her giddy up? That program is the farthest thing from intuitive that I have EVER used. I am familiar with MS Picture It/Image Pro and know it backwards and forwards. I am less than happy that it is no longer made or supported and can't be loaded with Windows Vista. So, you'll just have to bear with me as I learn this horrible product since I have no choice if I want to continue my scramping endeavors.

I bet you didn't pop in to read about my computer issues so let me tell you about my card. Like I said before, the stamp image is from a new SU hostess set which also includes pumpkins, love birds, an acorn, a dotted border heart, cupcakes, and 4 adorable sentiments. I love it and I can promise that you will see more of it here. I'll list my supplies below and I don't think any of my technique is too hard to figure out so I will leave you with fond wishes for a lovely Tuesday and sincere thanks for reading my blog everyday. This is my 100th post! I can't believe that I have stuck with it and that I actually have people that read what I write on a regular basis. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Papers- misc CS by DCWV from stash; DP by Imagine That (from Walmart). Stamps- SU The More the Merrier. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- EK circle punches (1 3/8 & 1 1/2 in); Martha Stewart snowflake punch. Embellishments- Michael's ribbon (white 3/8 in grosgrain); Offray 1/4in aqua satin; The Beadery 5mm round lt turquoise stones. Pens- Zig (chocolate, pure orange); BIC (hot aqua, lime sherbet, oceanview) Copic (BV00, B000, C1, C7, B91, BG02, B23)


  1. Holy cow Kyla, this is just drop dead gorgeous!!! I'm lovin' the colors on this card sooooo much! Those snowmen are adorable and I'm such a sucker for snowmen. I need a friend like yours:)))

  2. Love this card! The way the layers blend together is great and the colors just whisper "winter" and "cool snowmen" to me. Your friend must really think a lot of you to let you raid her stampin' stash while she's gone! ;-)