Stamps: Time Well Spent, Sanded BG
Ink: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals, White Taffeta Ribbon, Signo White Gel Pen
Stampin’ Up! demonstrators received a surprise in the mail from our company! It was this Level 3 Hostess set Time Well Spent from the new catalog, which will be out on January 2nd. I used this set to make this card for my BFF Shannon. Since Justin has started Kindergarten, we haven’t been able to get together as often as we did when he was in preschool and I wanted her to know that I miss her.
This is a really fun set to color. I used my SU! markers to do all of the coloring on this card. The sayings that go with this set are so cute!
Speaking of time well spent….
***Edited to add:
I have had a number of people email me to find out where I purchased my tile. To make it easier for those of you who may also want to know, I’m putting the information here. Here is the link to the site I purchased from:
The tile I selected is the Giorbello Tesserae Blends (Amber Glow) and the item number is G2733. Here is a direct link to the tile:
I tiled my kitchen backsplash!! Ok, I have to give a HUGE shout out to my tiling mentor, Eric, and his lovely wife Shannon. Shannon helped me find the tile online and was nice enough to spare Eric for an evening after work so he could show me how to do this. Thank you both SO much!!! I also have to thank my mom who set me straight on choosing grout color. Thanks, Mom, for always having the best ideas. And of course, I have to thank my husband who was my assistant while I was grouting and helped me clean up everything. I absolutely *love* how it turned out. I am really proud of myself for tackling this. I know to some people it would be second nature, but not to me. I am NOT a handy type of person. I’m also a perfectionist, which prevents me from doing things like this myself because I know I won’t do it as well as a professional would. It’s amazing what needing to save a little money can do for that problem, though! I couldn’t be happier with it. Oh, and grouting is a yucky, messy job!
I am sure by now you’ve all seen the retiring list from Stampin’ Up! (especially if you are one of my customers, since I sent this list out to you on Saturday), so I am not going to post it here. I was a little surprised by some of the sets on the list, Bundle of Joy and the alphabet sets in particular. I am also very sad to see Frosty go. He’s such a cutie!
I hope you all have a chance to have some time that is well spent this week! And by that, I mean playing with your stamps, ink, and paper!