Thursday, February 23, 2012

Here's the dirt!

Hello all ....long time no see! Today I have another High Hopes "oldie but goodie". I treasure all my High Hopes stamps -- I amassed quite a collection in the 3 years I was on the dt -- & have been slowly revisiting them all. 

This is "Tidy Up Tillie" -- with her matching sentiment. But here's the funny part about the sentiment -- I printed this one on the computer. I don't think I have the sentiment -- although I was on the design team at the time of this release, so I *should* have gotten it -- but I sure can't find it. Well, I used the same font so you probably never would have known if I hadn't told you :)

Tillie is colored with pencils -- the papers are Basic Grey Marrakech - lots of punched flowers & that wonderful crinkle ribbon. Here's something funny - the corner die is from Quickutz. It's discontinued. I paid more than I should have to get it on Ebay. Guess what? Whimsy Stamps just released a set of 4 dies --- for $8!!! For crying out loud --- that's way less than I paid for the ONE flippin' die! Argh --- I should have known to wait -- but I had to have it & caved. Ah well -- if you like this die & wasn't dumb enough to pay way too much on Ebay -- go check out the NEW Corner Dies Set HERE.

I really needed something for the empty spot UNDER the die -- & as usually I thought of brads AFTER the card was put together -- so instead I punched 3 navy circles -- & added Clear Glaze -- VOILA -- faux brads :)

I'm entering this into the following challenges: 

Allsorts --Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge -- Use a die or punch
Simon Says Stamp -- Use 3 papers

One more thing before I go ..... I've been really good with not buying anything new...I figure if I don't have time to use it why should I buy it? Then I went in search of a Doohickey die I *had* to have -- a lot of my usual online stores don't carry them anymore. So I went to Stamp & Create. Lacey & I have been friends since we were on the High Hopes dt together -- she is such a sweetheart! And while I have perused her store many times, shamefully, I've never ordered. Well I ordered this week because she had the die I wanted -- & while looking around at the Magnolia stamps I decided to splurge a bit. A belated Christmas gift to myself, lol. She had things in stock everyone else is out of. And -- the best part -- I ordered on Sunday. Monday was a holiday so she shipped it on Tuesday & I got it TODAY. I'm so thrilled & can't wait to play ...let's see....according to my schedule I should have 20 minutes of free time next week Tuesday! Seriously, though -- I hear so many complaints about prices....customer service....shipping....& I just want to say that Lacey has awesome prices & FREE shipping over $55! Check out here store HERE! PS --- she carries High Hopes stamps :)

Thanks for visiting & I hope you have a FAB weekend!!!


Tricia G. said...

So cute!!!

Linda Palmer said...

It is a darling card Michelle. I've always loved your HH cards. This one is as always beautifully colored and a fabulous card. Love it!!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous with gorgeous colours, loving this creation :0) hugs Pops x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Awesome card! Your coloring of that sweet image is amazing!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Laura Evangeline said...

I always forget I can use my computer... :-)

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