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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I want *my* fairy godmother!!

I found this sentiment in a $1 clearance bin at Michael's many moons ago and had to rescue it! I've been waiting and waiting to get a fairy image to go with it, and finally I have one! I found out recently that my LSS will special order AMuse and Elzybells stamps for me!! This is not a good thing for me to learn. You may recall I am not supposed to be buying new stamps... well I'm not doing very well with that....!! Ok actually this time it's all Geeta's fault (it's never my own fault!) - she teaches classes at my LSS and I learned on her blog that they carry these stamps. I don't usually go to this particular store because it's in another part of town, but I found myself in south Austin for postnatal yoga class, without Carter (this is key for enjoying my shopping experience at a scrapbook store!!) so I just *had to* pop in and see what they had! They didn't have much left in stock (since Geeta convinces people to buy up everything they have during her classes!). I couldn't leave well enough alone and just walk out of the store - oh no - I had to ask the salesperson about them. That's when she cheerfully said "oh here, look at the catalog, we can special order any of them for you!!" - I tried, I said "oh no, that's ok..." but then Courtney started fussing, wanting to be fed. They have a couch right there in the store that I could sit and nurse her on. So if I had to sit there and nurse, I needed something to occupy my time... so I took the catalog... and the rest is history! I've never been tempted to order from AMuse online because I get overwhelmed by how many stamps are on the website - but something about a hardcopy of a catalog... I like it much better...! The order came in yesterday. I did ask when I went to pick it up if I could change my mind about a special order, but they said no, once I ordered it I had to buy it. So alas, I am stuck with this stinkin' adorable Elzybell fairy (among other things!). What's a girl to do? :-) I decided to ink her up tonight (who needs sleep anyway??) and try out this week's color challenge on SCS (CC162) - Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom & Basic Gray. I've never ordered the SU Basic Gray paper, so I dug through my 12x12 Bazzill stash and found what I hoped is a suitable substitute. Then I realized I had some Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, and it matches really well, so the Bazzill definitely worked! The sketch is Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for this week (MOJO33) - I think for once I didn't break any of the rules of the sketch?? That's a rare occurrence! Ok I better hit the hay....... oh but I meant to mention, I made this card tonight because I want *MY* fairy godmother, to either come and wave her magic wand and make my house suddenly neat and clean and ready to sell - or to just take me away for a little while. Tomorrow I get to unload everything from my stamp room - we're having the carpet replaced. I am SO not looking forward to that...............! So until we meet again.... may you stamp happily ever after....... :-)
  • Stamps: Elzybells Fairy Girl, Sentiment from ???
  • Paper: Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Bazzill gray, Neenah Solar White
  • Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Versamark
  • Accessories: Copic markers, Silver EP, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, silver brads, Stardust Stickles, Marvy punches

9 comments:

  1. I rescued that stamp at Micheal's too! I love your fairy stamp that you got to go with it. I haven't used mine yet. Cute card.

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  2. Cute card. Love the colours and the stamp. Perfect for the challenge. Nikki x

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  3. This is adorable, Libby! Hope your fairy godmother cleans everything spic & span! ;)

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  4. You are too funny, Libby! Your card is very cute, and way to nail two challenges in one!! I love your coloring and the sparkle too!!

    (I would be so in trouble if I had a hard copy of the A Muse stuff).

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  5. Another great card Libby! The colors worked really well with this image, and you used a great layout! So glad the baby and toddler are still allowing you stamping time lol. It is always great to check out your work!

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  6. Definitely cute! I love the sentiment! Gosh, your house is going to look so pretty when you're done fixing it up you won't want to move. Sounds like fun, though!

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  7. Don't you just hate it when you get stuck with several adorable stamps!! NOT!! *chuckle*
    Well you certainly made the best of it. Darling card, Libby.

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  8. I'm glad it's "MY" fault :D Cute card!

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