Thursday, March 19, 2009

3CTC#5: Laugh!

Stamps: from the Magnolia Spring Stamp Club; Sentiment by SU!
Paper: Wild
Wasabi; Basic Black; Papertrey Ink White; Red DP from Michaels' The Stack; Wild Wasabi DP from SU!
Ink: Memento Black; Real Red; Copics:
Other: Red Kaiser Pearls; Red Gingham Ribbon; silver charm from AC Moore; Nesties
*based on a sketch by Suzanne Dean*
Card Measures 5.5 sq




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Yippeee Kai YAY! I have been eagerly awaiting 2 packages: A High Hopes order that I placed over a month ago. I don't have any "High Hopes" of getting it soon, though. >:(
And my very first Stamp Club Kit from Magnolia. The latter came today! I just about danced back from the mailbox! What is the Magnolia Stamp Club, you ask? It is a sheet of "rubber only" that contains 12-15 images. 5-7 of them are Tildas/Edwins. It costs about $40 US dollars. (If you buy Magnolias, you know that the Tilda's/Edwin's are anywhere from $7 (unmounted)- $11 (on foam). So $40 is a pretty good price! The catch: You don't know what the stamps are going to look like. They are a surprise until they arrive in your mailbox. Or you find a blog of someone in Europe who gets their stamps first and kindly shares them with the rest of us who are jonesing for a peek! :) It has to be "pre purchased" as a kit for this price. Now that they have been mailed the Spring kit is no longer for sale. You will be able to purchase them individually for the normal prices soon.

A few years ago, I use to buy these packs of 12x12 paper from Michaels. It was called "The Stack", I believe. It would have 180 sheets of paper: 60 designs/3 of each. So I would split them into 3 sets of 60 and sell them on Ebay. Eventually I got sick of it. But I have had this one "Stack" left for years. YearS. About a month or so ago I cracked it open...I had certain colors in mind for a card, but didn't really any paper that I was looking for. I thought maybe this "OLD" (aka now ugly) paper would have something. I ended up with this card. And I was even pleased with the finished card. Even if it did have "OLD" paper on it. ;)
So that got me thinking that OLD can be new again. That just because it isn't the prettiest paper in my stash, didn't mean that it couldn't make a pretty card. And with this card pictured above, I was also pleased. That red paper (also from the Stack) isn't something I would probably buy these days. But you what? I like the way it looks on this card. I used up most of the green paper from the stack making projects with my Brownie troop...and I now I wish I didn't! LOL! So for the green I used this retired DSP from SU!

So are you going to challenge yourself this week to go back and re-evaluate that "old" paper?! Give it a go...you might be pleasantly suprised! I can't wait to see what you made!

PS- like Copics? check out this awesome blog candy HERE!

Have a Spectacular Thursday!

35 comments:

Craftyanny said...

gorgeous card Kerry

southernscraps said...

Great card! I have that paper too, and much more like it that is old, aka ugly, LOL. And I'm waiting on my month old High Hopes order too. We can celebrated together if they ever arrive.

Sally said...

Great card and I am sure I need to go back and reevaluate my old paper. hummmm.

Kathy W said...

super cute, love the boots!

we all have those purchases- such a deal but only if you ever use it!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Kerry, I don't think there is anything ugly about that red paper! I love it! It is perfect for your card.

Summerthyme Studio said...

She is gorgeous Kerry, the layout, your colouring the ribbon treatment!!! Perfect!

Vicki

Lisa Somerville said...

She's too cute - love the paper piecing!

Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely adorable Kerry! LOVE the bright, cheery colors! I've been too busy to play with my stamp club stamps yet! I can't wait for this weekend!

Kristine B. said...

GORGEOUS!! Love that Tilda, and your papers are so yummy ☺ Awesomely decorated inside as well. Great card Kerry!!

Basement Stamper said...

cute card, I love the "old" paper.

Elena said...

Poor little paper was laying without attention ;)
I like this paper, Kerry! How perfect it fits to this stamp!!! Love the layout of the card, your beautiful coloring and inside too!

mamichelle said...

Very cute! Love the "old" paper! That's what I did for last week's challenge. I'm really trying to get rid of the old.

Candy said...

Great card, Kerry! The paper makes this stamp look wonderful.

Ila said...

Your new Tilda card is Gorgeous(you are so fast..cardmaking I mean..lol)...and those old papers look fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Oh Kerry! This is wonderful! So colorful and fun! And how fun to get all those stamps as a SURPRISE!

Danni said...

This is just the cutest! I love how bright and cheery this is! Wonderful job!

Wendy said...

a great card, nice and bright love the red papers, tildas are so cute, just bought a few at the craft fair, took me a long time to decide, i wanted them all

My Angel said...

Great job on the card. Love the red, it's very bright & beautiful.

Super work....

Heidi Walczak said...

I simply LOVE this, those ladybugs are just too precious. Fabulous as always.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow what a fabby card I love Tilda and boy does she look great here you have done a wonderful job and I love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Sally said...

Fab card, I am loving that magnolia stamp!

Jessica G. said...

This is such an amazing card, Kerry! Just goes to prove you should never, ever throw away any cardstock, right? Maybe not always true, but definitely in this case!

Ida P. Krause said...

Fun, Fun, Fun! Love the papers you used (not ugly at all). You do such a fabulous job coloring all your images.

Sorry I wasn't able to get a card ready this week.

Suzanne J Dean said...

So cute Kerry--I just love the bright colors & that image is too cute! Wish I had ordered this kit, but I was so disappointed w/ the Winter kit that I skipped it. Oh well, I'll get them sometime, hee hee!
Great job w/ my sketch!

hugz,
Suzanne

Kristen said...

Super cute!

Julie said...

So Cute! I got my kit the other day and was dancing back to the house as well. I love the new kit! I love all the bugs, and the Tildas are great.

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful card, love the cute Tilda and springy bugs. Fantastic!

nicky said...

omg wonderful card! hugs nicky

Pia said...

Beautiful Kerry! I do not have any paper that I buy and never use! Good thing I volunteered at the Teen Center and got rid of most of it!

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Really cute card! The little details are so sweet and the paper just fits the stampmotif perfect :)

I'm waiting for my High Hopes order too... I placed it excactly a month ago - but I've gotten an email that said among other this: ..."Any orders that were placed through the end of Feb. will be processed this weekend and shipped out Monday..(16th)..Any orders placed throughout March will be done throughout next week but I cannot give an exact date as of today."
And ofcourse mine will get to me even later since I live in Norway :( But it's super for them that they've had a boom in their business! That is why they're late - lots of stamps 2 do and few employees :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Kerry...I love this card..wonderful, wonderful...the bright colors are so eye catching!

~Christina~ said...

Wow...this is really stunning!!

lenislenis said...

Such a lovely card!

debra said...

Another spectacular card from you Kerry
hugs Debra xx

Karen said...

Lovely card and the paper doesn't look old! It's perfect with the ladybird's red.

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