Sunday, November 26, 2006

It's a Good Thing!

The name of this stamp set cracks me up. It makes me think of Martha Stewart saying "It's a good thing."

Anyway, the simply sent kit that I ordered arrived on Wednesday as I was in the middle of Thanksgiving pie making. It's been a busy couple of days, but I finally had the chance to open the box and play today. Let me tell you, I am loving these kits. I have a funny feeling I will be ordering at least one more of them during Sell-a-Bration. I haven't made the cards that came in the kit yet, but popping out the die cut rubber was like heaven. It was so easy to mount the stamps since I didn't have to trim the rubber myself.

I have a winter mini swap due with a wonderful group of demonstrators and I was determined to use my new kit (or at least the stamp set from it). I wasn't feeling the earth element colors today though, so I decided to try something different.

This is my favorite color combination from the Color Coach. (Best tool ever!!) Whenever I get really stuck, I just give the wheel a spin and see what comes up.

I used the word stamp from the Good Things stamp set to stamp the 6 words over and over again on the whisper white cardstock in Stazon Jet Black ink. I used Stazon instead of Basic Black to ensure that it wouldn't bleed on my markers later. To make sure everything lined up correctly, I used my Stamp-a-majig. (Second best tool ever!!) Then with markers, I highlighted some of the words to make them stand out more. I saw something similar in a Hero Arts catalog a few years ago and I guess the idea just stuck with me. The layer with the heart is popped up with a dimensional to help complete the look.

Finally, the layout is from sketch challenge number 68 over at splitcoast stampers. I wish I made time to do the challenges every week, but I usually don't. However, I do go back and use old challenges quite often. I think they are a wonderful resource to get your creative juices flowing. This layout in particular is one of my favorites.

Stamps: Good Things Simply Sent Kit
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Cameo Coral
Markers: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

1 comment:

illustamper said...

I LOVE your is sooooo cute! Welcome to the world of stamp-blogs! I look forward to seeing more of your great stuff soon!