Friday, June 20, 2008

A True Friend is You Friend

Happy Friday to you. I had a wonderful week. How about you? One of the exciting things I did over the past week was a shopping trip for me. Me, me, me. It was all about me! With all the excitement, I'll bet you are saying, "oh, that must mean she went stamp shopping." Yes indeedie I did! London (one hour from me), has the nicest rubberstamp store I have ever been in, and I only discovered it 1 1/2 years ago. I won't even begin to tell you how much moola they have graciously accepted from me--LOL.

The first thing that greeted me at the door was Suzy Toronto. Well, not Suzy herself, but her stamps. Her slogan is "...feel the tingle." I don't need to tell you I was feel'n just that! Suzy's style is funky and happy -- just like me. Can't you see how nice her stamps are to use with Tombow markers? I can see a lot of watercolouring going on in my studio over the next while.

I finally got to meet Janine, who works at the store. She doesn't work weekends, which is when I usually visit Stamp Art. Janine's cards are pretty creative. She just announced her acceptance onto the American Art Stamp design team. Lucky them!

Guess I got off track a little bit. I'm really talkative today, aren't I?! So--after I watercoloured my image, I painted the image with Twinkling H2O's.

This was an image that spoke to me (shhh)--perfect to use on my girlfriend's birthday cards. You may recognize the sentiment from Stampin' Up. It comes from the True Friends set.

Okay, I best get going. I'm on my way to meet up in Michigan with my girlfriends from the Stamp Shack. Every six to eight weeks we get together at a scrapbook store to create cards and scrapbook. If I'm not too tired, I'll stay until the store closes at midnight. It's an hour drive back home, and to stay awake I go through Starbucks, crank up the tunes and bee bop all the way home.

Have yourself a fabulous weekend. Enjoy the first weekend of summer.


Penny said...

Oooh nice, what could be better than a stamp shopping trip? Janine's store looks amazing - I only wish we had one down here but I am working on my LCC!!

Anyway, I love that stamp, very hippie-chic and your colouring is spot-on!

Silli said...

very very nice Beth! The image is sooo beautiful. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Adorable stamps - glad you got to go on your shopping spree just for you!

Linda Stamps said...

I LOVE this stamp. It's very "me" as well. Just one question...where can I buy these? Thanks!

Kim H. said...

Oh my heaven and stars this is just the coolest card! You did this image so proud with the way you colored it! I love it!

Alexandra said...

This is fabulous Beth!!! How fun, a new store....lotsa shoppin' too!!!! Have a great time croppin - remember, tomorrow is scrapbook Saturday, are you in??!!


Corie said...

I love this card -- so colorful and BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kimmy said...

I LOVE IT! I can't believe how well the ribbon matches your coloring. I'll let you know when I make something with this stamp.
HUGS! Loved seeing you last night!

LaurenceB said...

Some great cards since my last visit !!
I've made the shirt with your tutorial and my dad loved it !! I will take a photo to show you .

Stamping hugs

Anonymous said...

I have always love Suzy Toronto and you did a GREAT job with her stamp!!! Can they be gotten on line??? Would love to see more of them.
Rockin Robin Scianna

malieta said...

I LOVE your card Beth and that stamp rocks!!!!

Ila said...

Gorgeous card!! love the way you colored this wonderful image!! You lucky girl having a stamp store so close...I go to the US in late August...I can hardly wait!!