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!!!


5 comments:

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!

Hugs...
Melissa

Laura Evangeline said...

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

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