Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stamp of the Month - Clear and Simple Stamps

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Wow, huh? I can't believe 2009 is already over! Crazy!!

It's time once again for a fabulous new template from Clear and Simple Stamps, designed by the ultra talented Sue. I didn't get a chance to play with The Hatbox Template due to all of the Holiday Happenings around here, but check out this graphic:
And be sure to stop by the Clear and Simple Stamps website today - LOTS of exciting new things for you to check out!! This month's Copic Trio of the Month is Red Violet 1 {RV02, RV04, RV09}. And, the Stamp of the Month is the new Monogram 1 set.Use the coupon code CSS0110 at checkout to receive a special discount!!

So even though I haven't had a chance yet to make the Hatbox, I did get a head start on the cards I'll be making to put inside the hat box (making a lovely gift for someone special!!). Here's a little circle card I created using the new Limited Edition Thank You 2009 Stamp Set:

Stamps: Thank You 2009
Paper: Say Yellow to All your Fans, Glamazon Green, Dish all the Dirt Brown, Kraft Like a Rockstar CS (CSS); Lined DP (Scenic Route)
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Button (CSS); Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Flower Punches (Marvy Uchida)

Well, that's it for me today!! Technically, it's still 2009 in Hawaii as I type this up and I'm sitting here listening to the entire neighborhood trying to blow their faces off with about a gazillion fireworks!! (not exactly ideal for trying to get a 3-yr-old to go to bed at a decent hour!! LOL). And it's only going to get louder and crazier the closer to midnight it gets!! New Year's Eve in Hawaii is notoriously crazier in the fireworks department than the 4th of July. Our smoke detector (INSIDE our house!!!) goes off around 12:30 every year - I guess just because of all the smoke in the air from all of the fireworks in the neighborhood!! We had to go to Costco yesterday and you wouldn't believe the number of people with the GIGANTIC $300 Supersize Fireworks Mega Packs in their buggies waiting to checkout!! I don't get it. Personally, I'd just as soon light a few $100 bills on fire and watch them burn than spend it on fireworks, but whatever - to each his own!!

Here's wishing each of you a 2010 full of peace and happiness!!


Justine said...

Haoli Makahiki Ho,, It has been forever! What is wrong with us? The notecards are beautiful. Funny I was just talking about new years Hawaii style as I was watching the most amazing displays of Fireworks that surrounded me last night. American's got NUTHIN' on the Sicilians. These folks ALL have the giant firework displays. I am in a valley with mountains on ALL sides. Everywhere I looked it was the 4th of July. I don't think I have ever paid attention to that before! It was way better than walking back home listening to the Americans enjoying their nothing but loud lady fingers. LOL

Nicki (CSS) said...

Happy New Year!I think it is officially 2010 in Hawaii now :) Love the thank you card, the color combo makes it so universal - you rock Jen!

Basement Stamper said...

Happy New Year! Love the circle card! Perfect for the hatbox template!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Jen! :-) Love your CAS card - the flowers are too sweet!