Grand Opening Blog Hop!

Today is the day!  

Catherine's online store is opening TODAY which means all of those wonderful Stamp of Approval goodies that you missed out on can now be purchased!

Myself and some of my favorite crafty friends are hopping along in celebration of the grand opening using product that will be available for purchase later today.  (To be notified of the store opening, sign up for Catherine's newsletter, she will be sending an email as soon as the store is ready!!)

I pulled out lots of Stamp of Approval goodies for this card!

Um, hello!  How much do you love the Geobuilders stamp set?!!  I have a feeling this is going to be loaded into many shopping carts today.  It's definitely one of my favorite and one of the most versatile stamp sets that we've had in the SOA collections to date.  Use it as a border, an accent or build a background like I've done here.  The possibilities are endless!

To make my card, I started with a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of white card stock.  I stamped the background using the Geobuilders stamp set in Silver Lining, Raspberry Fizz and Tuxedo Black inks.  The centers of the larger gem images were stamped with a small accent stamp from Snowy Sayings.  Next I die cut the medium sized tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-die set and added a thin strip of black card stock to the bottom.  I die cut the Friend Fri-die twice from white card stock and once from Raspberry Fizz.  I layered and adhered them for some added dimension.  The sentiment from Girlfriends was stamped in black ink and then I assembled the card.  I stamped a few little accent pieces and finished off the card with a twine bow.

Time to start hopping along.  Make sure you leave comments along the way, Catherine is giving away THREE - $25 gift certificates to her online store.

Stamps:  Geobuilders (CP Designs) Girlfriend, Snowy Sayings (CAS-ual Fridays)
Ink:  Silver Lining (WPlus9) Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink) Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White (SU) Black (WP9) Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Tag Buddies & Friend Fri-dies (CAS-ual Fridays)  Twine (Timeless Twine)

Heat It Up! #12 - Layered Heat Embossing

Our Summer-long heat embossing event at StampNation is in full swing!  I just posted our 12th tutorial using Layered Heat Embossing.

Pop on over to the Classroom to view my video tutorial and to stamp along with us!

Not a member yet?  What are you waiting for?

I hope to see you on the other side :)