Jan 23, 2009

New Spring ~ Summer Catalog stamp sets & accessories *Good Friend*

Isn't this the cutest ensemble of cards and stationary?  It was made by fellow SU demo Kim Wilson, PhD.  (Please check out her blog CraftDoc!)  
This sweet stamp set is called *Good Friend* and comes with 8 pieces of flower and bird elements!  There are also 2 matching wheels and another matching stamp set available that compliment this set.  The other set has small trees in it.  All of them are on pp. 90-91 of the new catalog.  

--And if you like rub-ons, SU has also added a new package of colored rub-ons called *Bright Delights* on p.172 which has some of the same designs as found in these stamp sets!  

--Don't forget the matching designer paper as well!  You can see a bit of it in the photo.  It's called *Good Morning Sunshine* and has little birdies, pears, tress and flowers on it!


Kreativ Blogger Award - Time to Name Them Blogs!

Hey y'all!  Does anyone remember that I received this award from Juli Smith in November?  Well, I said I would soon choose whom to give it to and it's a little later than sooner -- but better late than never, right?

So here are the rules as I've received them from Juli!

1. The nominee may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs. (Juli wrote: *Heck with it - I'm changing this a bit - nominate a couple more if you like!*)
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Drumroll please ........ I nominate:
1) Brenda Keenan : Keenan Kreations
2) Tracy Bollinger : Tracy's Art & News
3) Charibel Wszelaki : Me, My Stamps, and I
4) Mel McCarthy : Mel Stampz
6) Dina Kowal : Mama Dini's Stamperia
7) Cindy Haffner : Cindy Haffner's Corner
8) Suze Weinberg : SuzeBlogz
9) Claudine Hellmuth : Hip Art for Playful Hearts
10) Pat Huntoon : The Technique Trail

--I hope this wasn't too many!  But Juli did say to throw in a couple more!

So, check out their blogs everyone!  These are some of the best paperarts bloggers in the US!

Jan 22, 2009

OSA (Oriental Stamp Art) Yahoo Group RAK

Isn't this card beautiful?  I received this lovely RAK (random act of kindness) from Yvonne Jenks who is also in the Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo Group.  Thank you Yvonne for this gorgeous card!  I love the colors, the washi paper, and the stamp art.  Isn't the Japanese lady with the fish tail cute?  I think it's really clever and artistic!  And I love the ancient coin accent too.  I think I might just have to copy some of the elements in this card!  (I'm really glad I keep all my Asian papercrafting stuff in one case).

Anyone who likes Asian style cards and papercrafts is welcome to join the group.  The main site is called *Oriental Stamp Art* and can be found at:  http://www.orientalstampart.com/  and the Yahoo Group is at:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OrientalStampArt/  -there's a fairly large gallery too, it's filled with tons of great Asian stamp art, check it out! (Click on the link on the left-hand side of the main page).