Stamped Background

You’re trying to escape the winter blahs and have that stack of last year’s vacation photos sitting in front of you — but you’re not quite sure which beach scrapbook paper to use with them. If you missed out last time them, don’t delay on grabbing today’s steal, Nantucket by Pink Paislee. Not only is this collection filled with the perfect white-washed, weather-worn papers that are really full of versatility, but you’ll also be treated to honeycomb embellishments, stamps, gorgeous trims and more!

I was actually pretty thrilled when I found out that I would be able to make today’s cards using this collection. I had such a great time using them on the Mid Week Mojo Garnet 5 layout even though I’m pretty much short on beach photos! But isn’t that the sign of a wonderfully versatile collection? :)

The card maker in me was absolutely in love with the little honeycomb embellishments that are a part of the collection so I decided to use them as the emphasis of the design of this weeks card.

Pink Paislee Nantucket

I even got a little crazy (for those of you that know my fear of stamping) and stamped backgrounds to a couple of the cards. I have to admit, I adore how it turned out.

Stamped Background Stamped Background 2

I flipped the orientation of the sketch and even used a stamp for the sentiment on this card.

Stamped Sentiment

And on my final card I used one of the wooden embellishments and lightly inked it to give it a little dimension. A splash of yellow ribbon to the top and my card was complete!

I adore these papers, embellishments and trims and can’t wait for spring to finally arrive so that I can take some photos specifically to go with these papers.

Another month has passed and that means it’s time to announce the random winner of the January Monday Card Madness participants. A huge shout out and thank you goes out to Kelly Marks!

Kelly, thank you so much for sharing your cards with us so often. It’s always a treat to see what you create. If you will please send an email with your address to customerservice@stealnetwork.com we will be happy to get a prize sent out to you.

As far as being eligible for the February random Monday Card Madness drawing, all you need to do is complete any (or all) of the Monday Card Madness sketches, post your creation to our fan page or your own personal blog, then leave a link on this blog to that creation no later than 11:59 PM MST on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.

We are nearing the close of our current card swap. There’s still time to participate so hopefully you will be able to find the time to squeeze out 1o cards to send in and in return you will receive 10 different cards from various participants.

Here are the details just in case you missed out:

  • This card swap will not have any particular theme.
  • The only requirements is that you send ten cards with envelopes to be received at the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by February 16th.
  • Cards can be sent to this address:

ScrapbookSteals
ATTN: Card Swap
2181 California Ave., #400
Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • After sending your cards please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, letting me know to be on the lookout for your cards.