They had every month except January (which I have now ordered online and should receive early next week). I wanted these sets when they first came out, but at $15 each and the need for all 12 months for scrapbooking purposes, I never thought I'd get them. That's a ridiculous amount of money for stamps when I could use my alphas to spell out the months and have quite enough stamps for each month's theme anyway. I was so logical and cold about not buying them. Then, on Friday at United Art and Education, when I realized I could get 11 months for just $55, well, it seemed PERFECTLY SILLY not to snap those babies up immediately.
They are MINE. ALL MINE!
I think you'll agree with my decision. Still, I must once again put a spending freeze on stamp purchases. I think I'm good for a while, but you just never know what PTI will throw at us next month. Help me be strong, please.
And now, today's cards. Hero Arts Clear Stamps October set contains two fab Halloween images that worked perfectly for my niece and nephew. This witch stamp actually reminds me of my niece, in a good way. She's going to love this green and purple witch. And I want it noted for the record that I COLORED IN a stamped image. It felt so strange, but I did it, and she didn't turn out half bad.
This card is for my nephew, who loves every single card I make for him. He's the only dude in my life who appreciates stamping, and the fact that he's seven doesn't dampen my pride in his adoration in the least. He has excellent taste. I honestly don't think the card needs the bling but I added it because I didn't want my nephew feeling slighted.
Now, aren't these cute enough to justify my weakness? *wink*
Supplies for the Witch Card
stamps: Hero Arts
paper: green galore, eggplant, white
ink: palette noir
accessories: Bic Mark-It Markers and Sharpies, rhinestones, dimensionals
Supplies for Trick or Treat Card
stamps: Hero Arts
paper: PTI white
ink: Palette noir, only orange marker
accessories: ribbon, rhinestones