Sunday, July 5, 2009

Grab a chair ...

My honey got a brand spankin' new shiny motorcycle and to make the first ride extra fun, my honey took me an hour and a half away to a fabulous stamp store called Papertrix! They have thousands of stamps (but who's counting!) and the owner, Cindy, knows me by name (okay, so I've been there a few thousand times!). But the point is, she recently had Karen Lockhart teach a class in her store and even though I wasn't able to attend, she let me in on the "deal" which was buy 10 Lockhart stamps, get 1 free, and get 10% of all of them, and (yes, there's more) ... all stamps signed by Karen Lockhart herself! So, grab a chair and let's visit my first set of cards!

I have wanted this beach chair stamp for like-ever and it did not disappoint! Karen likes to color with Prisma Colored Pencils, but I prefer Copics and boy, did I have fun with these shades! I just gathered up all my favorite Copics and went to town! The flowers are highlighted with a White Inkessentials Pen by Ranger.

Get a load of these kites on the envelopes! Flying by to say "you've got mail" - how cute is that?! {Note: the kites are from a Unity KOM}

Each Kraft card is stamped with PaperTrey's Polka Dot Basics in Fresh Snow Ink, then I chose assorted sentiments from various sources, just whatever struck my fancy. If you're interested in a particular one, just let me know! I particularly like the inside of the cards below:

Everyday has the possibility of a miracle! (Like when your honey gets a shiny new motorcycle and you get an unexpected trip to the stamp store! "R-e-l-a-x" is on the inside of the "Summer Days" card ... to remind me to enjoy the lazy hazy days of summer! I'll be sending these out to friends this week! I hope you had a beautiful Sunday!


Janine said...

WOW!!! Kay you lucky girl you!! I love Karen Lockhart stamps!!
Have a great day!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Wow ... I just had to pop on over and comment on these awesome chair cards!! How fun! You've done a fantastic job here and how how lucky are you to "know a celebrity" and have her personally sign your stamps ... cool!!!

lauren said...

ok, if i knew where to purchase a motorcyle which automatically takes its riders to the nearest (or FURTHEST!) art supply store...MY HONEY might be allowed to get one, also!!! :)

holy mackeral these cards are COOOOOOOOL! i am loving the combination of images and *especially* the colors and coloring! i think you may have single-handedly sold me on the idea of COPICS...provided of course that you will guarantee i can use them as well as YOU DO!!!!! ♥♥♥