Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SSD035 Sweet Birthday

Hey there everyone!!! This is going to be a long blog post but definitely worth it. What's better than new stamps and a sale?

Welcome to Skipping Stones Design’s DT Blog Hop to celebrate the release of two new stamp sets, ""Friendly Fruit" and "Timeless Textures" (see pics below). If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived from Chelsea's blog.

If there is a break in the hop, go back to Skipping Stones Design to see the master list. Just to let you know, I'm the last on the hop today but I hope you enjoyed seeing all the amazing eye candy from our DT and our Guest designers.

Now, you're probably thinking... my card doesn't look like it's used the new sets and you'd be right...  Sometimes getting things from the US to Canada takes a little bit of time (it ranges from under a week to more than two weeks to get things) and my new sets are somewhere between South Dakota and BC.  Maybe the Customs agents are stampers? What do you think?  I bet they're having a stamp party with my new sets!!!

For my card, I've used today's sketch which you can find on the SSD blog.  I wanted to play with one of my sets I have that had yet to see ink called Buns n Crunches.  I thought about the fact that there is a chocolate chip cookie in the set and the sketch had a circle shape as the main part so why not make a chocolate chip cookie?  I've used some of my Circle shaped Nestabilities and then used my Scallop Circle Punch to create the part of the cookie that looks like someone has taken a bite into it.  All layers have been sponged with matching inks to the cardstock. I used some Cocoa colored half back pearls as my chocolate chips.  This card was a fun one to make!! And almost looks good enough to eat right?

Aren't these new releases great? I can't wait for mine to arrive as I have ideas floating around in my head for cards to make.

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great creation from Kim Kesti. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD035 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers and a DT calll soon will be going out so you never know....

Did I mention a sale? Why yes I did!!! Heather has PMS.... Hehehe... Actually she's having a PMS Sale! The more stamps you buy, the bigger the discount.

P.M.S.~ in this case~suffering from the NEED to Purchase More Stamps!

Here is how it works:
Buy 1 stamp set save 5%, Coupon code: PMS1
Buy 2 stamp sets & save 10%, Coupon code: PMS2
Buy 3 stamp sets & save 20% (total savings $8.70) Coupon code: PMS3
Buy 4 stamp sets & save 25% Coupon Code: PMS4 for a total savings of $14.49 ~that's like getting one FREE
Buy 5 stamp sets & save 30%, Coupon Code: PMS5 for a total savings of $22.10 ~that is like getting 1 FREE and another one half off!!!

What to do: Put the stamps into your shopping cart as normal. When you are checking out there will be a box where you can type in a coupon/discount code. This is where you type the letters PMS and the number of stamp sets you purchase. For example if you are buying three stamp sets type in PMS3 into the box.

*This sale will last until Monday August 2nd at midnight

On a personal note, this will be my last post as a member of the Skipping Stones Design "Stamp Tramps". I've loved being a part of this DT and will treasure the friendships I've made with the girls and the opportunities I've had to work alongside some of my stamping idols who have been Guest Sketch Artists and Guest Designers.  I love the stamping community - there are so many of us and it's amazing how many friendships can be formed through the use of technology. To my fellow Stamp Tramps:  I'll be gone from the DT but I'll be back to participate in blog hops in the future. It's been a blast with all of you!! I'm going to miss you all!! But don't worry... I'll stalk your blogs to see all of your amazing creations!!


Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh girl! This is brilliant! LOVE it!

Ugh, I totally feel for you and waiting on stuff. Darn snail mail and customs! I wait WEEKS for things too! Bummer eh! Hope your new goodies arrive VERY soon!

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

Your card is adorable regardless of which stamps you used! Can't wait to see what you do with the new ones. THanks for playing along with the sketches all month! -- Kimmers

Camishel said...

Love your card..way cute!

catnap said...

Too bad about the mail, but it's a great card anyway. I can envision one of the new patterns in the background, and a piece of fruit instead of a cookie... Great idea.

Barb's Boys said...

Angela, I've really enjoyed seeing all your great cards with Skipping Stones but I'll continue to follow along for inspiration! I love the colors you used with this one, and all the sponging.

Gailanne said...

It DOES take a long time for Mr Mailman to travel to BC from the US! I just got a birthday card from my MIL in WA state that took 13 days to get here! Love your cookie card...it almost looks edible. Well done!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love love this card!!!