Sunday, June 22, 2014

Be the Star!

  I received a large box of goodies on Friday afternoon so I have a lot of new stuff to play with.  My husband took the boys camping this weekend so I had some time yesterday to try to decide what new products to play with first.  Let me tell you, it was hard.  I want to use it all but then the card would look like a hot mess!  I limited myself to a few items and used 2 challenges to focus even more.  I haven't played along with any challenges in so long it was great just to stamp with no set purpose other than to just create.

  One of the things I was most excited to see in the new catalog were Star shaped framelits and a matching stamp set, Be the Star.

  Another thing I put on my wish list right away was the Backgrounds Rule large background stamp.  How cool is this large image??  And let's not leave out the GOLD! Glimmer paper.  Can't you just see the gorgeous Christmas cards?

  I used the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches  and the Friday Mashup Challenge which is to do a black and white/vanilla with one other color card or mash it up and add in a word bubble to the design along with the colors.  

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Be the Star, Backgrounds Rule

Ink: Stazon

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Gold Glimmer paper

Accessories: Stars framelits, Word Bubbles framelits, star punch, dimensionals




  1. Ohhhh that background! Love it behind the star!

  2. Love, love this! Awesome card Amanda!!

  3. You rocked all your new items! This is a lovely card, I just love the pretty stars framing the word bubble!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Great design! Love those gold stars and the sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Don't you just love getting boxes of fun crafty goodness? Love your card,'re a star! Hope you're's been crazy busy here! VBS started tonight! Hugs...

  6. This really caught my eye, Amanda! Great use of the sketch while mashing it up this week. The Godl stars are fab. TFS with the Friday Mashup this week:)

  7. WOW! Love the background and the pretty stars!! So pretty!! Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

  8. Amanda, your card is awesome! I love the colors you used, and your sentiment is perfect for your gold stars. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.


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