Friday, May 18, 2012

Swimming by... and the plight of the paper addict...

Hey friends, so have you picked up your own Sugarplums Beach Kit yet? They are up at the All That Scraps store right now and available for 20% off regular price until May 31st. 
We've got one more day of Beach Kit cards featured over on the ATS blog today and for this one I just had to use the fourth little Sugarplum and the cute crabby, star fish and shell. Because of the tropical print on the paper I pulled for this card I wanted to color this Sugarplum with a tropical island look. I think I hear her calling out "Aloha" right now! If only I could join her on a Hawaiian get-away right now. Instead I'll just have to look at the card and keep dreaming, LOL! 

Alrighty, now onto the plight of the paper addict part of my post title...

I recently found out that Basic Grey has released two paper lines exclusively through limited JoAnn's stores. They are called Shine On and Serendipity (I've included pics below so you can see the cuteness). Now before I even saw the pics I was hoping against hope that I wouldn't like them much at all and have no desire to get my hands on them. No such luck, I think they are both super cute! The problem? My closest JoAnn's is not carrying it... not a big surprise. And while I was seriously considering a 3 hour road trip to the next closest JoAnn's that does carry it but some things have come up that aren't allowing me to leave right now. So what's a pitiful paper addict to do? Well, I'm hoping that some wonderful fellow crafter out there might be willing to help hook me up with some. So if any of you were planning on making a trip to J's anyway this weekend I would totally paypal you the money for the papers and shipping and forever be in your crafty debt if you were able to help a girl out. My email addy is pete_danger @ and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that someone out there wants these papers as much as I do and has a JoAnn's close by. :)



Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Fancy Pants (Beach Babe), BoBunny (sand)
stamps- CC Designs (Sugarplums Beach Kit), Kraftin' Kimmie (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100
clothes- RV10, RV21, RV23, Y38, YR04, B00
crab- YR07, YR09, E08, E09
starfish- Y11, Y21, Y35, Y28
shell- YG0000, YG00, YG03


chrilvian said...

ooo really cute, love the paper

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE soooo Adorable!!!! I bought both those paper packs a week and a half ago. I will go back to see if they have anymore left! Have an Awesome day!!!
hugs, Heidi

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card!!
To cute paperpads! Totally see why you need them, wish I could help but I would guess my closest Jo Anne is like 10 hours plane..

Stephanie said...

I love your card! I can just imagine her waving and saying Aloha too! I have a Joanns near me but no Basic Grey.:( And they are just the cutest! So I understand your pain!

Mette said...

Fabulous card again Amy. Loving these super summer stamps and your card is full of warm summer holidays.

Sorry I can't help with the paper pads - would be too expensive with the plane trip lol. Hope you get some tho.

Hugs, Mette

gobeagirl said...

Amy your card is just adorable! I love that paper that you have used. I have it, but I think I've been saving it for somethins special. Hmmm, I guess I'll just have to buy those sugarplums.. Oh the injustice. lol.. I will texed my sister-in-law and have her check out the Joann's near her. She lives in Spokane, and I don't know if you've check there yet.. Hope you have a great day. Hugs, Lisa

Nancy Thomas said...

Too cute - love the sea creatures scattered at the feet of the adorable SP girl. We have a JoAnn's but I never go there - I'll stop by and see if they have the BG.

Mimi said...

oh she adorable! love the sea turtles on the paper too... perfect match for the little sea friends! I'll keep an eye out for those papers for you! Have a wonderful weekend! ;D

Is said...

That is so beautiful Amy!
Thanks for sharing
Greetings from Spain

Tracy said...

This turned out DARLING! Love these colors together. I have an awesome J's in my neck of the woods. I can check for you this weekend!

Danni said...

Wonderful card, so cute! If we're out and about this weekend I'll take a peek for you at our JoAnn's--there are 2 pretty close to me. Gotta help a paper addict out!

yvon said...

So cute.

Leanne said...

Super cute card Amy! It definitely screams Aloha! It's gorgeous!

I'll check tomorrow, we've got quite a few Joann's around. ;)

Mary J said...

As gorgeous as usual Amy!

RiNNE said...

I just love the way you colored her hair...and her tanned skin. She is beautiful and so is your card!