My CTMH supplier and friend, Jean is going to totally LOVE this post. Well Jean, this one's for you babe! You've waited and waited, and I've put it aside for a long long time now. Gee gosh.... well - you all know I'm a collector right?! I like to collect things. Especially when they are cute and something for stamping, or scrapping. So, I think sometime last year (was it last year, or the beginning of this year, Jean?)...anyways, Close To My Heart came out with these very cute alphabet sets - called, "Solo A", "Solo B", and so on and so on... I wanted the whole set - but I only got 1/2 of the set - I think most of the letters that I thought I'd used. That was about 6 months ago....or more... so what gives?! Why use it now?! Well... a little after CTMH came out with these cute sets - Hero Arts also came out with cute clear alphabet sets. I said, "Forget it! I'm NOT going to get it - cause I'm going to get the ones from Jean", and I did get the ones from Jean. But then, just a few days ago - I came across the Hero Arts catalog, and those letters appealed to me AGAIN. I'm pretty sure it was appealing to the "collector" part of my mind. I broke down.... Headed over to my girlfriend's hubby's store - J's Knicknack's... and he had them there. I was a happy Mama. Bought every alpha, except B, S, T, M & N... so if any of you know where I can get these letters for cheap - please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). So back to my card... anyways - thought I'd break into my CTMH sets prior to breakin' into the HA sets, cause that just wouldn't be fair to my CTMH sets if I didn't used them first, would it?! Plus, it also eliminates the questions of "what is she doing?! she already has the CTMH sets - what for does she need the HA sets for?!" LOL!!! They are totally different... see, if you are a collector like me, you'd know the difference. Uh, hey Jean, I think I need to complete my CTMH set now.... LOL!!!! Oh, and by the way - I also created this card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. Thanks for the sketch Beate!! It was simply fun to create!!! I really enjoyed using these clear stamps - I didn't have to fret about where I'd have my images...you bet I'll be using more of these now a days. Yes, I'm a stamp whore - maybe if Stampin' Up! were to start creating clear stamps I wouldn't have to "stray".... oh well, in the meantime, Jean will just have to feed my fire....bwahahahahahhaa!!!!
Card Info: CS and DS Paper - Stampin' Up!, BG designs are SU!'s "In The Spotlight", Bee stamp from Stampendous, "F", "Forever Friends" square stamp, "favorite" and "friends" stamps are from CTMH, Red w/White polka dots sheer ribbon is an Offray ribbon I bought from Walmart.