Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy Saturday!


Hi Everyone!

Well school is done for another year! The kids are truly enjoying their first day of summer vacation. It's a lovely 25 Celsius with sun and a light breeze and they've been in the little pool already. I'm just happy to have the break from packing lunches and hurrying them to get dressed and out the door to the bus on time! *sigh* It's too bad summer break is so short...
OK, enough of that! What a great mail day I've had the past 2 days! On Thursday I got my box of NEW Stampin' Up catalogues! And then on Friday I got my box of sneak peak goodies with all the new In Color inks and papers and ribbons, and the Lots of Bots (#115293) stamp set! WooHoo! So you know I HAD to play with them! LOL! It's too bad that the box didn't arrive so that I could have made the Teacher's cards with the new colors. Oh well, there's always next year.
Perfectly timed, my son's friend's Birthday is today so I made his card using the Lots of Bots set. I went with this weeks Stamping 411 sketch #105. I used the new In Color Bermuda Bay for the base and ran it through the Big Shot with a Happy Birthday embossing folder. For the band across the front I used a strip of Whisper White and stamped it with the nuts-n-bolts image from the Lots of Bots set using the Crushed Curry ink and sponged around the edges with it as well, and layered it on a piece of Crushed Curry that was sponged on the edges as well. For the greeting I used the Birthday Bot from the set. I just love the "Happy Birthday Human", it's too cute! I stamped the Bot with the Basic Black ink and layered him on the Bermuda Bay cardstock and adhered him to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. For a bit of color I used my blender pen in the Crushed Curry ink and colored in the balloon, his eyes and the heart on the treat bag. There! My first card with all new products! Quick and easy and passed inspection by one of my toughest critics - my 7yr old son, who said, "Ah cool Robots Mom! Nice!". Whew! Guess I can safely use this set for his other friends Birthday cards now! LOL!
Well I'm going to head back to my stampin' room to see what else I can come up with. Enjoy your Saturday, and as always, feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Until then...

Happy Stampin'!




6 comments:

Cindy Rio said...

I've been wondering how to use this set. Thanks for the inspiration!

StampingSelene said...

I've been on the fence about this set and i might be changing my mind now... Great job with the sketch and thanks for playing along!

Patti Chesky said...

Very cute boys card. Thanks for playing along with us!!

Sharon Carr said...

This card is so cute. Maybe I'll be needing this set after all. LOL

Connie said...

So cute...I didn't think I needed that set, but I'm fast changing my mind! Great job with the sketch challenge this week!

Sue Duffy said...

Thanks for the cute idea - I just pretty much case'd for a get well card for my downline - I don't see this set as just for kids!