Thursday, July 17, 2014


I received this stamp set some time ago.  I believe it was at Leadership in Houston, TX in January.   It just didn't inspire me.  I held onto it (of course since I knew it would be in this catalog) but just never did anything with it.  For my Catalog Extravaganza, where I only use new items from the new catalog as my focal points, I HAD TO USE IT!  I hadn't gotten around to placing a preorder...I can't believe it either.  So I had to use the items on my shelves that I had earned or received ahead of time from the catalog debut.  SO out came the "SO VERY HAPPY" stamp set.

I looked online for a few ideas and found one that I like and TWEEKED it.  I just wasn't having any luck with this set....not really sure why.  I think I may have just been stubborn in my own mind and just couldn't get past that.  But here's the finished card, which I LOVE!  Mr. Owl sure does look nice all colored blue.

The 13-15 In Colors got a make over too.  They're now offering this wonderful thick baker's twine in all those colors!  It's perfect for this banner to keep more thickness but not too much at the top.   I double knotted mine so that the "tassels" would go straight up instead of off to the sides.

And of course Mr. Owl.  I just used regular markers to color him in.  Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Pumkpin Pie were the colors I used.  I wanted to keep him the focal point and just add flare around him to make him stand out even more.  The banners behind the tag in the middle bring out just enough color.  And those banners were easy to make...just some Designer Series Paper...which is all on sale right now!

To see other images from this stamp set CLICK HERE