Hello dear blogging friends: I'm always looking for a good bargain when it comes to my crafting supplies, I've had a self imposed monthly budget for a few years now that I seriously try to follow, although I must confess sometimes, I've gone a bit crazy and.....well.....you know, right?
Some of this great bargains come from other crafters who sell their stuff, mostly stamps sets that are discontinued or that they can't use anymore on their blogs because they are retired, this stamp set from "There She Goes" is one of them.
The SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge's theme for this week is BIRTHDAYS, you can use balloons, cake, gifts, etc. Here's a great chance to start on your stash of Birthday cards for 2018.
The images are so cute and so darling, this little girl, with her stack of gifts is just delightful and the best part is that all of this images can be used for Birthdays as well as Christmas.
I stamped this sweetie with Stazon black ink on a die cut piece of watercolor paper and colored it with Sakura Koi watercolors and a few Prismacolor pencils for shading, now that I'm looking at it on this photo, I think I went a bit overboard with the coloring, there are so many different ones on this small image, I just couldn't stop.
The balloon was die cut from pink Vellum and tied with embroidery thread, I still can't believe I was able to actually tie a knot on the tiny end of it.
The sentiment is from the set and the pattern paper from my stash.
This is a picture of the inside of my card, I've been finishing the inside just to save time when I mail them.
All of the images here are also from the set.
So come along and play with my teammates and I in the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery and start your birthday card stash for the year.
Stop by our blog and check out my teammates wonderful creations for more inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.
Such beautiful bright colors!!! She is a cutie and she would also make a cute Christmas card, as you said!
super cute card, love that the image has a dual use. I love all the different colours, they are a good thing to see on this dreary damp day. P.S. I love getting hand-me down stamps too.
Fab job teammie!
Love that vellum balloon!!
The bargain you found is adorable! Wow, lots of stamps in the set, and versatile. Never too much coloring. I love it! It makes no nevermind to me whether a stamp is old or new as long as it appeals to me. It's interesting to read about how you manage your craft budget. I'm still plugging away at all the not yet used stuff. It really added up when I was working and didn't have as much time to stamp. It was great to see this, Maria. Good luck building up your birthday card stash!
The perfect feminine birthday party!
LOVE this colorful birthday card! Such a cute image!
omg, YES, that is the cuuuuuuuuuutest set of images!!! :)
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