Friday, August 6, 2010

I feel like celebrating

The site meter there on the right tells me I am almost to my favorite number 6665. Why is that my favorite number you ask. It's my birthday, yes I am that old or young depending on your perspective, and I am in the mood to celebrate. What could be a better way to celebrate than to give gifts, goody bags, treats to my friends.

Here's what I'm going to do. If you become a follower of this blog AND leave a comment on this post I will enter your name in a drawing for a prize pack that includes a Stampin' Up! stamp set, some stickers and embellishments plus a couple of handmade items too.

I will contact the first 20 people who comment and each of you will get a snail mail thank you gift.

I will give you one more way to win the stash. I will enter you name in the drawing a second time if you refer someone to this blog. That means if someone comments saying, "[insert your name here] told me I should follow the Katemade Designs blog so here I am," you will get a second chance to win.

Easy peasy huh.

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Now on to today's card.

At CHA I purchased the Little Loveasaurus stamp set from My Favorite Things. Apparently I got the last one because it's not listed on their website and I took the last one off the hook at the show so I am even more stoked that I got it. I have wanted to try MFT stamps for a while. I love what Mel M. M. McCarthy did with this stamp on her blog, Mel Stampz. Why didn't I just get it back when? I've never seen MFT stamps in local stores and I don't buy much online. Old fashioned I know (see birthdate above).

The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was the strong chemical smell. These are different than other acrylic stamps I've used. When I inked it up and pressed it down I saw just how different they are. What a beautiful impression. There are small dots of detail and they were beautifully clear on the paper. There will be a lot more RAWR coming because I love this little guy.

I colored him in with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits (remember that technique?) and I couldn't resist adding the googly eyes. Instead of letting him sit I made a card immediately, I'm trying hard not to let the stash of pre-stamped items get out of hand.
Of course now the stash of cards is growing so the Etsy shop needs to be stocked.

Happy Crafty and don't forget to follow and comment to enter the drawing.

Katie

1 comment:

Donna said...

what a cute card-MFT stamps are awesome, you'll get hooked, so much variety!!! Happy Belated Birthday to you *smile*