I finally had some time to play with my Time Well Spent set! This set (a level 3 Hostess set in the upcoming Spring/Summer catalog) has such a different feel than the hostess sets in the past. This makes me very excited to see what the whole catalog looks like! I'm so glad that Stampin' Up! chose to have two new catalogs a year verses the past one catalog per year. It's about this time that I get "antsy" for new stamps and fresh ideas. Just a few more weeks to wait!
I came across an amazing "find" the other day. One of our local stores (mainly a drugstore but they also sold some gift/scrapbooking supplies) is closing out everything in their store except the pharmacy. As I was browsing around, I spotted this HUGE box of K & Co. patterned paper! Yes, I said 'box'!! There is something like 200 sheets in there. Woohoo! Being the paper "junkie" that I am, I just had to have it (after all...it was on clearance)!!!
I started with a Cool Caribbean 5 1/4" square card base (am I the only one that misses this color???) and layered some black, old olive, & K & Co patterned paper on it. The scalloped rectangle was made with my rectangle Nestabilities (Debbie Olson is SUCH an enabler )!!
I just had to get me some of these after seeing all the amazing stuff she has done with them!!
The main sentiment and flower are both stamped on Shimmery White c.s. and colored in with ink pads and a watercolor brush. I added just a little bit of Stickles to the flowers.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! ~Laurie
Recipe Stamps: Time Well Spent Paper: Shimmery White c.s., Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Basic Black, K & Co. Patterned paper Ink: Palette Noir, Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive Other: Black organdy ribbon, Black buttons, Rectangle Nestabilities, Stickles, Black Sakura glaze pen, Crafter's Tool Kit