Monday, December 31, 2007

Confessions and Hanna Stamps

CONFESSION -- I admit it, I am stuck on sewing. I have an addiction and I am hoping that eventually I will be able to conquer it, but it is just so easy and the results are a lot of fun! My good old Singer machine has found a permanent home on my stamping desk . . . there I confessed (Jody would be so proud *giggles*)!

Now I can tell you my other news. I have been invited to be a guest designer for the months of Dec/Jan for Hanna Stamps. I absolutely love their stamps! Hanna is such a sassy and cute character to play with. The new set for this month, which will be released

Jan 4th, 2008 (FRIDAY)

is amazingly adorable and you are SO going to want them!!! Yep, so make sure you are saving your pennies. You can see more previews of this set on the Hanna Stamps Design team blogs.

Hope you like today's preview! Check back tomorrow for more fun Hanna antics . . . my favorite parts of this card are the kiss prints stamped on the patterned paper (I stamped off onto another sheet of paper first and then stamped on the patterned paper), the double stitched line of sewing (of course - read above about my addiction), and the layout which came from Jen's blog - her Saturday Sketch . . . thanks for the idea sweetie pie!

Stamps: Hanna Stamps - Celebration set (release date: Jan 4th/08), sentiment by Amuse Artstamps Paper: Cardstock by Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla), Paper Salon - Enamored: Iron Gates Accessories: Pretty in Pink and Blush Blossom Classic Ink by Stampin' Up!, Staz On Brown Ink by Tsukineko, Prima Flowers, Copper Brads by Making Memories, Pink and Red brads by The Paper Studio, Rick Rack and Chocolate Chip ribbon from my collection - I think the rick rack was from a Jody share, brown thread, and my good old singer sewing machine Techniques: Sewing on a card, stamping off, watercoloring with ink pads, Paper piecing

21 comments:

Karen said...

Very Cute Amanda! And Congradulations to you on your guest designer gig!

Anonymous said...

Great card! I love the paper & the kiss of course oh & the paper piecing on her dress!

Michelle
blog.michellescrapbooking.com

Helen said...

Wow, gorgeous card! And congratulations on your news!

Jeanne S said...

She's gorgeous!!! What a snazzy dress!

CindyB said...

This is one snazzy card, I love it! The sewing really adds the perfect touch to this wonderful design.

Laura said...

Hi Amanda! thank you so so much for the lovely message you left in my blog just now. The colouring was done with SU markers and hmm... also a bit of watercolouring with SU reinkers and aqua pen. :)

Sharon said...

Love it Manda! Love the black and white and the punch of color with the flowers. Very nice!

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous! The PP is perfect on the dress! Nice stitching too.

Teresa said...

Adorable card, Manda!!! Huge congrats on your guest design team gig too! You totally deserve it!!! ;)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Congratulations Amanda! I have long been an admirer of your work. Hanna Stamps is lucky to have you!

Thanks for sharing your art and creativity with all of us.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

~Meredith

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

So awesome, Amanda!! I just LOVE the Hanna stamps! I have two sets and they haven't even been outta the package yet!! It's a crime, I tell ya!!! Can't wait to see more sneak peeks!! LOVE the name of your puppy!! We are BIG HP fans too!!

AJ said...

Yea for you Manda!!! How exciting! This is a fun card too~ love how she matches the background!

laos348 said...

Congrats on being the guest designer!! Your Hanna looks so pretty.

Andria Werner said...

Oh, I love it!
I love the dress that is matching the cardfront.

Dari-Lynn said...

I love this! I can't duplicate the stitching (no machine and no patience!) but I'm sure going to try to recreate the patterned dress. Too cute!

-Dobby (yes, apparently the same as your dog!)

sewcrazy said...

OMG. Love this card so much!!! I have to get the j t'aime stamp (it's my name!).

Stampmouse said...

going to have see about this valentine set loving what you do on it

Aunt T said...

WOW - super card. Congrats on becoming a guest designer. I'll be back to see your creations.

Teresa

Carolyn King said...

ohhh this is so pretty. love all the stiching and those primas bring out the kiss so nicely!

Congrats on being a guest designer...they are lucky to have you!

Niki said...

Very pretty! Love the stitching and the flowers!

Dee said...

I love your paper piecing on this card! beautiful!
Dee