Saturday, November 20, 2010

Abundant Blessings and TSB

And my blessings are abundant! I have a wonderful family, a VERY supportive husband, a gracious and understanding set of best friends, I live in a beautiful historical neighborhood in the middle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I am on this wonderful Design Team for The Stamping Boutique (TSB).  What more could I ask for? I do count my blessings everyday.

For this blog hop here are the participants and their order:

Melissa (this is where you came from)
Aletha (this is where you are, and my letter is "H")
Debbie (this is your next stop)
You need to visit each blog, leave some love, collect the letters from each blog, and when you get to Amanda's blog, leave her some love with the secret word. After you have completed these steps, you will have a chance to win two images from The Stamping Boutique.

This project was another fun one. Everything feel into place again. The finished size is 4¾” x 4¾”. I really like this size for a square card. I do think I am going to do more.

The image I used is Audrey the Pilgrim from The Stamping Boutique. Tracey, artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique, is one of my very best friends and her illustrations are to die for. I am so fortunate to get to use her imagination with my imagination. Thank you, Tracey!

The copics I used are:

I did purchase a supply of these ready made cards from Envelopper, Inc.  In fact, when I purchase ready made cards, I purchase from them. They have the envelopes to match. This base card is the Stardream Copper

The sentiment is from a Verve stamp set, “Bountiful Harvest.”  You gotta love those Verve stamps!

I also used Spellbinders dies in the Eyelet Circles and Scallop Ovals. You can find these from StampingScrapping. And talk about friendly and another best friend, Cindy is the best. Oh…her service and loyalty to her customers…well you won’t find this kind of quality anywhere else. Yes, this is a biased opinion. The inks I used are Memento Tuxedo Black and Cantaloupe. I accented with Smooch Ink in Illuminate and Spica pens in Black, Lipstick, Orange, and Chocolate. The white accents are done with a Sharpie poster paint. The punch work is done in SU’s copper cardstock and was completed with Martha Stewart punches which I purchased from Michaels.

Thanks so much for checking out the blog hop. Your next stop is

If you have any questions, or I left something out, just email me at

Aletha Jane

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