Well, the weather outside is still frightful (ie. covered in snow... blech) but inside it has been quite delightful with all sorts of fun things rockin' my world. Yesterday the 12 BRAND NEW Copic sketch colors arrived in stock at Oozak and I jumped all over that! They weren't due to arrive until March so I was shocked when I got an email notification so early. I've been totally geeking out over some of these new additions because it looks like they will help me better color match to some of my fave papers that have been quite tricky, especially the new blue greens! I've already gotten a shipping notice (LOVE how quick they are) so hopefully I'll have them in my hot little hands by Monday at the latest! It's ok, I admit it... I'm a complete marker nerd! ;)
Then if that wasn't enough excitement, I noticed that ATS is now carrying the Ketto stamps and some of the super cute pixies by Christy Croll from Stamping Bella! I've never seen these available anywhere but at SB before and I jumped on the chance to fill out some of my collection. So if you are here in the States and have wanted some of these cute stamps but the shipping from Canada was holding you up now you've got a whole new place to get your Ketto fix!
And in honor of this news I decided to use lovely little Madeline Ketto on my card today. I also made this for the Magical Monday challenge to use lace on a card. I thought this antiqued looking crochet lace was a nice match to the ever fabulous Stella and Rose papers that I still can't get enough of. I was even inspired by my bloggin' buddy, Lisa, to take some of the crochet lace and create a little flower out of it too... what a cool look!
Alrighty, one last bit of news before I head off to work... for this weekend only, Tickled Pink Stamps is giving away FREE Christmas Frankie digis to celebrate the kicking off of their monthly Christmas challenge! So if you don't have this cutie yet, get him quick because the giveaway ends this weekend! :)
cardstock- Jillybean Soup kraft and PTI
paper- My Mind's Eye (Stella and Rose)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Ketto Madeline), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown and Tim Holtz tumbled glass
Kaiser Craft pearls
skin- E21, E11, E15, E37, R20
hair- BG11, BG18, BG78
clothes- Y11, Y26, YR23, W5, W7, W9, G0000, G000, G00