I was impressed with their supply of both clear and clings; they have quite a few that Archiver's didn't stock. They didn't order any woodblock stamps this time though. Here's what I brought home from Anchor Paper:
The garden clear set looked like a winner. I saw the birthday candles used by Jennifer McGuire in this post - she colored them in such vibrant hues, I was inspired to get that cling set! Thought the thanks postcard would be fun and I liked the flower background and leafy vines too.
Of course, there's an Archiver's not too far from St Paul in Roseville so I stopped in and picked up a few more 2013 Hero Arts stamps from my wish list:
A coworker's wife just had a baby so I couldn't resist the new baby background stamp "Our Baby". Then I decided to pick up the new chevron cling called "Edgy Background" and a valentine/love stamp that I don't seem to find in the catalog. It's styled like several of the new K size woodblocks. Huh - I'll check with someone from Hero Arts - it's H5669 - they don't put the names on anymore, just the number. I miss the name and have taken to writing it on the end with a Sharpie.
This morning I was up super early (3a.m.) making cards I need to mail by Monday. Made an anniversary card for my sister and brother-in-law but forgot to photograph it. Oh well... Then I played around with my Silhouette SD and cut some fun elements from a digital file called "Assorted Gentleman Dress Up" by Totally Jamie. It reminded me so much of my friend Doug who has a birthday coming up on January 2nd. I made him this card:
He has that kind of handlebar mustache and sings in a comedy quartet that wears hats like these. I had fun inking the white digi cuts with various Distress inks, stains and markers. Love those new metallic stains - the eyeglasses have silver overlaid with bronze, nice shimmer in real life. The hat texture is a fun basketweave and the bowtie is stamped with the new Hero Arts pinstripe.
Now I'm off to make a birthday card for my great-aunt who'll be 96 next week! Thanks for stopping by - hope you're enjoying the weekend!!