A New Car and more importantly, NEW STAMPS!!!

Yesterday was a FABULOUS day!!! And I bet you are dying to hear all about it! And if you're not.....you're gonna anyway! hahahaha!!

Al and I got going early and he headed out to drop his truck off at the Ford dealership. I followed in my car a few minutes later as he was going to have to sign some papers and stuff...how boring! So I picked him up and then we headed to London. We went to the Nissan dealership and WOW was I impressed with the new car!! I was expecting a little tiny hatchback, you know the bottom of the line little car that's great on gas and just gets you from A to B. To be truthful I was expecting something like my very first car, which was a Ford Festiva (which they don't make anymore) and it was very basic. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is very snappy looking, white with dark tinted windows and awesome looking lights and exterior! The inside is amazing....lots of legroom, cool stereo system with a 6-cd changer, a plug to hook up your MP3 player, a feature to connect your cell phone to a handsfree system....it's super nice! So Al was really happy.

While he was signing the paperwork and stuff I headed over to Michael's in my car because I knew he'd be a while with that paperwork. I scooped a couple of cute things and then just as I was leaving, I noticed that the Martha Stewart stuff had some sale stickers on them! I rarely even give that aisle more than a passing glace, as most of it is really not my style and all of it is VERY overpriced!! Well, they had one of the acrylic alphabet stamp sets on for $9!! So I scooped that too. I also got a raincheck for an awesome white shelving system which I hope to get with my 40% off coupon when it comes in!! Heehee!

Then we left my car in the parking lot and toured around in the new Nissan Versa! It rides really nicely and it was fun to have the day off together!! Anyway, we headed over to this Rubber Stamp Store that my friend Heather has mentioned to me several times. It's called Stamp Art!! We walked in there together and .....well, put it this way....within the first 30 seconds, I told Al that he needed to go for a drive!!! I knew I was going to need to spend a good while in there!!! There were SO many stamps and SO much to look at!! I was greeted so warmly by Dianne and Nancy and they made me feel right at home!! I felt like a giant dork, because I kept gushing over all the stamps. I was so overwhelmed and Dianne joked that she was going to have to revive me when I passed out from hyperventilating!! They had Penny Black, Stampendous, Whipper Snapper, Hero Arts, Stampscapes, Magenta....you name it!! I was in Stamper's Heaven!! Needless to say, I came home with a few lovely new purchases.........wanna see???



Aren't they lovely?? And after spending so much time in that store, I decided to save the other stamp store for another day!! My poor little heart couldn't take much more excitement!!! And here is a card I whipped up last night when I got home!!



I have always wanted a stamp of a sheep and this Penny Black one just jumped right into my basket!! Isn't she just the cutest?? I can just see all the cute 'ewe' sentiments to go with her!! I stamped her in Archival Versafine in Black Onyx on shimmery white paper and used my SU markers to colour the image and I used Almost Amethyst to shade around the white part of her wool. I used some pink bazill carkstock to mat her (because that's what was handy in my scrap pile) and matted it on Square Scallop punches using Basic Black. The card base is also Basic Black and then I used the desinger paper in Almost Amethyst from my Palette of Prints pad and stamped 'Thank Ewe' on it in black using my 1/4" Karen Foster Snap Stamps! It was very simple but I can see whipping up a bunch of them for card sets or for when I need quick cards.

It's also one of my favourite colour combinations to use pastel colours, like any of the Soft Subtles with Basic Black. It just really makes the whole card 'pop', don't you think??? So here's a challenge for you......how about you create a card, any style any shape and layout....but you use a pastel colour and black!!! Then comment back here and link up your card, or email it to me! You have until midnight on Monday, June 25th to join in the fun. I have to head out to work now (all day on a Saturday...how rude!) but I will post the prize tomorrow. Happy Stamping!!!

31 comments:

Laura said...

i love that Penny Black stamp! i must dig up mine and make a card with it, too! :) Your card looks gooorgeous!

Michelle said...

WOW, nice haul! Love the stamps! Hurry, get creating, I wanna see more! LOL!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great day, love the bees, sheep and monkey, think I have a theme going here. I will work on something tomorrow and post it. Love challenges.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, sweetie, I'm glad you had a marvelous day. That Nancy has a gorgeous store doesn't she? I see lots more trips to London in your future. Hugs.

mimihas5 said...

It sounds as though both you and your husband had a wonderful day of shopping. :) I love stamps from Penny Black and own quite a few of them. I do not have the sheep though.Your card is adorable. You always make wonderful cards. Enjoy all of your new stamsp.

Mary

Crystal said...

What company is that adorable monkey? My 3 year old loves anything monkey and it is so cute!

Terry Molineux said...

Congrats on the new car...what color did you get? I was waiting patiently for the name of the car because I am waiting for the new Rogue to come out by Nissan. I presently have the Altima and have had two different models since 2002 so I want a change and would like to stay with Nissan...

Have fun with the new car and stamps...

lacyquilter said...

That is so adorable! Great selection of stamps you found.

Leigh said...

awww this card is adorable.

Colleen Schaan said...

Lucky, lucky girl! (and I love your new cartoon Kimmie today.) I just love that Whipper Snapper doggie!!! How cute! (Actually, they are all just sooo cute!)

Your card is adorable. I love how it is so simple, yet lacks NOTHING...it is perfect. I will TRY to come up with something cute for you for your challenge.

Linda Deline said...

Your card is so cute... so simple, yet so good. But, the best stamp I think is the quote "Let the early bird have the worm..... That is so me. Isn't that store the best? My DH just takes the newspaper with us when I go so he can read it while he waits. He knows it won't be a quick visit! God bless.

CAKVD said...

Hello! I must say that this is the first time I've used black in a card! I used my persian kitty stamp that I rarely use anymore, so that made me happy. Thanks for the fun challenge. Here's mine:

http://cakvd2.blogspot.com/2007/06/kitty-card.html

Cheryl KVD

Stampernmore said...

I love that sheep. I am so going to my lss to find it!

malieta said...

congrats on the new car...I luv the smell of a new car! And your card is sooo cute!

HeyHeyPaula said...

I love black on cards and especially with pastels. Here's my card
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/591878?cat=500&ppuser=18497
Thanks for the fun challenge.

GinaP said...

Well I'm glad you didn't pass out, and I'm super excited for you that you got some new goodies - good for "ewe!" lol Congrats on the car, too... sounds like you're going to have tons of fun tooling around from stamp store to stamp store in it from now on! Have fun!

Melanie said...

I took your challenge, and made a card with pastels and black. Here's the link to my blog where I posted it.
http://mholles.blogspot.com/

maiahs_momma said...

Love what you did with this card, too cute...gotta luv that sheep :)!

Andrea Hays said...

Here's my entry! http://craftsonawhim.com/node/81
You have some wonderful new stamps! How lucky. I am going to have to find some of those!

Donna (Sapphire1968) said...

Awesome stuff and I love the card. What a cute stamp.
I managed to get a card done. Youc an see it here:
http://sahmyapperscrapper.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the fun challenge Kimmie!

Tanis said...

Hi Kimmie!
Here's my card - seriously flashback to grade 9 with the pink and black theme!
Thanks for the fun!

Pastel and Black Challenge

Flossie's Follies said...

My card is posted, used your colors and someone's sketch. It was fun.

www.flofollies.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Pastels with black are a favorite of mine! Here's my card:

http://princessmsk.blogspot.com/2007/06/new-bingo-sketch.html

jodene said...

I love your challenges and this one was no different. You can view mine at SCS "adisneyfreak' splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=592163&cat=500&ppuser=118582
I really need to learn how to link.

Debbie G said...
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Debbie G said...

Opps, Trying to put a link here to my card for the Black and Pastel Challenge. Try again:
http://www.simplysentiments.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=35739&cat=510

Debbie G said...

Well that didn't work. Sorry!! I really need to learn how to link in this comments too.

Denise said...

Your blog is great! I check it everyday to see if there's something new! I finally got my card done.
http://waldeewee.blogspot.com

Debbie G said...

Here I am to try this again. You can find my card on my blog. Loved doing this one!
http://designsbydeb.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Dang me! I forgot to add the link on my blog, but have edited it so all of my readers will be able to come on over here and check things out!

Thanks Kimmie!

mustangsarah said...

I love your challenge and here is a card I did for it. Hope its ok with the colors I used.

http://creationsbysarah.blogspot.com/2007/06/black-pastel-challenge.html

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