What a treat to be the eP friend today. I have *known* Joy Kennedy, eP c0-owner, for several years. I’ve always admired her stamping talents in a swap group that we both belong to and her business savvy approach to securing the most ‘hip’ stamping tools. For example, several years ago, Joy (joyofstamping) was the go-to girl for rubi-coils when everyone had to have the rubi-coil binder. I have oodles and oodles of colors & sizes thanks to her efforts to bulk buy and distribute. I was super excited when she joined forces with Daisy Sparks (laterdais) to open what you know and love as eclectic Paperie.
eP always strives to carry the hottest new stamping and scrapping items, and they put their crafter’s heart into their business with special promotions (many of which come with a small hand-stamped token of appreciation) and wonderful customer service. It’s been delightful to watch their business grow and to be able to build a friendship with both to these cool chicks on my SoCal trips in the last year.
Of course, one of my favorite things at eP is their line of Lizzie Anne Designs stamps. This card is with the Gettin’ Hitched set. With 2 posts this morning, I’d better get to the laundry, but if you got a little time, check the chicks at eP and see the fun stuff that’s ‘in store’ for you!
Stamps: Gettin’ Hitched – Lizzie Anne Designs
Cardstock: Cryogen White & DCWV – Posies collection patterend paper
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber – Stewart Superior & Brilliance Pearlescent Dew Drops
Accs: Copic Markers, Scalloped Nestabilities, Ribbon
Sketch time! I loved this sketch from Beate! The open canvas was great for this Far East – Lizzie Anne idea that I have had for a while. My lanterns are embossed on Cryogen White cardstock in vibrant colors and clear embossing powder. Then, I covered the bulb portion of the lantern with scratch paper and stamped the leaves over the hang loops to give the appearance of the lanterns hanging on the reeds. The flowers are accented with faux pearls. And, thanks to Cami, I was able to re-work a little issue I had been having with my Sew-Mini and it seems to be fine, now. Hmmm, yeah, you have to thread it right in order for it to work properly. <duh>
I’m going to check out the other sketch cards this week. You can see Beate, Cambria, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, MaryJo and Sharon by clicking their names. I’ll be back later this morning with a bit more *news* and such. Thanks for stopping by!
It’s Sketch Time! Here is my take on Beate’s sketch this morning. Why have I waited so long to work with these colors? Tell me why? This came together very quickly this morning. And, that’s good as I have a long list of to-do’s today. Mainly, wait for the phone to ring so I know if I have a new niece or nephew as my precious sister-in-law has her baby today. It was all about excitement when I dropped the girls at school. They can’t wait to go see that new baby tomorrow!
I’m gonna scoot off and check out the other samples. You know that Beate, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Sharon, Mary Jo and Cambria won’t disappoint you!
Editted to add: A sweet little niece arrived at 1:12 this afternoon. Woo-Hoo! I am an auntie again! Have a wonderful week everyone!
Stamps: Far East – Lizzie Anne Designs
Cardstock: River Rock – SU!, Desert Coral Medium, Suede Dark Brown – Prism and Cryogen White, Patterned paper – K&Company
Ink: River Rock, Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip – Stampin’ UP!
Accs: Hardware and Ribbon – Stampin’ UP!
Another card using Floral Frenzy from Lizzie Anne Designs. I put the smallest flower with the birds and swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder for a fairly quick birthday card. The embossed folders work so well with the Shimmery White/Cryogen White cardstock that I love. The flowers are colored with Copic Markers and embellished with bling, then cut out and adhered to the swirls.
I’ve been stamping all day and I’ll be up late as Elvis premiers tomorrow. So I’ll see you then with some fun, samples of the King of Rock N Roll. Have a wonderful evening.
I about fell out when I saw these Chocolate Blossoms by Bazzill this weekend. I had been looking for plain chocolate paper flowers for a long time. They go perfectly with Floral Frenzy from Lizzie Anne Designs, accented here with ivory and pearls.
This is Meridith (left) and Tricia and I at CHA. They had an adorable booth at the show! One of the neatest things about working with Lizzie (Tricia) & Anne (Meridith) is that they were friends long before they started a stamp company, and they totally respect each other’s strengths in the business. It’s very cool to see them realize their dream together, and it was totally cool to meet them in real life.
Stamps: Floral Frenzy – Lizzie Anne Designs
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Poison Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accs: Bazzill Blossoms, Faux Pearls – Mark Richards, Corner Rounder for scalloped edge, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon – Offray
Here is a celebration card for Beate’s sketch challenge today. It’s the card that almost didn’t happen. 😉 As this post goes live, I’m in route to the airport and when you’re last minute like me, late night stamping can get in the way of late night packing. So, the blah, blah is short, but I’ll sneak this in… today is a special, birthday kind of day for someone you all love. (Was I supposed to announce that? hmmm) Leave her some love when you check our her sketch card today. Then check out the other samples from Beate, Cambria, Charmaine, Laurie, Mary Jo and Sharon.
I hope you enjoy! I have another post coming up in a little over an hour, and projects lined up for each day that I’m gone to CHA, and I’m sure I’ll sneak a few photos in over the show. 😉
Stamps: Floral Frenzy – Lizzie Anne Designs
Ink: Palette Noir, Soft Sky and Certainly Celery
CS: Black, Sky, Celery and Cryogen White
Accs: Water Brush, ribbon (Offray), brads from Paper Studios, white fine glitter – Martha Stewart line, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Thanks for stopping by!
The sweet, sweet gals at Lizzie Anne are finishing up CHA preparations, and that includes the new 2008 catalog. This is a sample that I made for the catalog featuring the set In the Meadow. I love the naturalist style of these images…so real. I can’t wait to get to CHA and hug Meridith and Tricia. So much fun to be had in the next 10 days.
Thanks for stopping by…with all of our trip preparations and deadline creating, I’m a Mess! Tomorrow, I’ll show you just how much. 😉 Have a wonderful Monday!
As I finalize most of my pre-CHA committments, we’re getting ready for another
cupcake birthday party… This will hold a fun gift card for one of the girl’s friends come the weekend. 🙂 See you tomorrow!
Stamp: Hey Cupcake from Lizzie Anne Designs
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Daisy D ~ Maybe Baby, Cryogen White
Ink: Palette Noir & Soft Sky
Accs: Ric Rak from Jacksonbelle, Copic Markers, American Crafts Glitter, Nestabilities and Mini Brads
I am excited to have the full week lined up with new projects to show you. Today, I have an easy, easy 6×6 scrapbook page of my youngest daughter, Courtenay. I have come to the conclusion that if any scrapping is going to get done, I need to actually start. 😉 This photo was taken over 3 years ago, but I think about this picture often. It was Halloween, 2004, and the four of us had such a fun time. The sentiment says, “all you need toe shoes, a tu-tu and a willing heart”. Actually, I’m not sure how ‘willing’ Courtenay’s heart is! She’s the stubborn one! Ha! The sentiment is a recent single release from Lizzie Anne Designs.
Stamps: Swirls and ‘willing heart’ from Lizzie Anne Designs
Ink: Twilight Purple Adirondack
Cardstock: Cryogen White & Pretty in Pink – Stampin’ UP!
Accs: epoxy, puffy embellishments from Making Memories, White Mini Brads from Paper Studio, Nestabilities by Spellbinders
I’ll see you tomorrow with a gift wrap and a card. Have a wonderful night!
My sweet friend, Jami is hosting a little challenge today to celebrate eclectic Paperie’s very first birthday party. You can read about the challenge details by clicking here. eclectic Paperie is one of those places that I like to shop. The owners, Joy and Daisy are great to work with (and also sweet friends). I am delighted to play along. Happy Birthday, EP!
A gift card was quick work with the help of a pre-stamped and colored (by me) enclosure cards with my youngest’s name on them. I used one here to accent a quick gift card envelope. Children *LOVE* to have personalized thing-a-ma-jigs, so Courtenay loves these.
Well, after several birthday parties and basketball games…(yep, little princesses do that, too!) I’m worn out! Hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend.
Stamps: Ballerina and Sentiment (singles) from Lizzie Anne Designs available at eclectic Paperie
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: Making Memories Noteworthy and Cameo Coral with Curious Iridescent Cryogen White
Accs: Copic Markers, May Arts Ribbon, Offray Coral Grosgrain Ribbon, Flame Dew Drops, Martha Stewart Chunky White glitter, white rub-on from SU! and a Making Memories button
editted to add: the white on the notecard is a rub-on 🙂
editted again: part of this complete project removed for publication 🙂