Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One Thousand and Still Counting .....

Free Stuff!

Do I have your attention now?  Yesterday was a big day for me - I had my 1,000th visitor to My Paper Paradise!!!  When I started this blog less than three months ago, I was worried that the only visitor would be my Mum - indeed, I think for the first few weeks she WAS my only visitor.  With the help of my Amuse Studio friends though, I reached this marvellous milestone - 1000 visitors.

I want to share my excitement with you so I will be giving away some wonderful Amuse Studio goodies* to one lucky visitor who posts a comment over the next week. (Closes Tuesday 6th September 11.59pm PST, US only I'm afraid).  I really love your feedback, so give it to me straight - what was your favourite post?, what would you like more of?

* The goodies will include the new Holiday Catalogue, a sampler of the three bakers twines, some gorgeous buttons and some 'bling'

The Best Laid Plans

Anyway, onto today's post.  Tomorrow is Makenna's 2nd birthday, I don't usually leave things to the last minute like this, but sometimes things just get away from me.  I included the Amuse Studio the mighty jungle set in my last A|S order with Makenna in mind, it didn't arrive until late on Friday and I didn't get a chance to create until today.  It took two attempts to get it right (and I was definitely feeling the time crunch for the second one!)

I don't know what happened here - I have such a problem making boy cards, then, when I'm feeling time constrained look what happens!  I'm actually really pleased with the result, just not for this occasion.

I cut 1 1/2" squares and stamped the images, coloured with Copics, mounted on 1 5/8" squares of Bermuda card stock and then assembled the whole thing onto Ocean card.

I really like the front of the card - but wait till you see the inside ...

Isn't it perfect?  I stamped the grass and lion from the same set in Fern and Papaya (using a post-it mask to cover the grass before stamping the lion).

All the supplies used to create this card are from Amuse Studio and can be purchased at my online store here

Stamps: the mighty jungle
Paper: ocean,sugar, bermuda
Inks: memento black tuxedo, papaya, fern

As I said, I'm delighted with the outcome but ....

Come back tomorrow to see what I eventually came up with for Makenna, and in the meantime don't forget to leave your comments and win some wonderful blog candy!


Susie said...

congratulations! I am a big A Muse fan too and enjoy your work! It's a lot of fun to share and see your creations!

Babe O'Mara said...

Congratulations. I'm fairly new to A Muse products, but the ones I have I love. I adored your Paris anniversary card. Just beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


kari bell said...

woo hoo! i love the masking on the inside.

Shari B. said...

Congrats on 1000 visitors! I try to check your blog regularly - I love seeing your wonderful projects!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I really like the way you stamped the inside image.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tami said...

this is cute! My set should be here on Tuesday!

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