Friday, June 21, 2013

Get Your Ducks in a Row

In the beginning of June,  I got an e-mail from a K K Yuen in Hong Kong who has two fairly new Etsy shops - Stampcow where he sells hand made rubber stamps and Craftpon where he sells craft supplies.   He said he had seen my blog and he asked me if I would be interested in receiving some items of my choice from his Etsy Shops at no cost if I was willing to post creations that I made with those items on my blog.  After looking through the shops and finding some fun things- I said 'Yes' - I'd be happy to! 

So with that full disclosure - here is my first post using a sweet little duck stamp I received from Stampcow.

The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions - from a stamp set that I just won when I guessed Taylor was having a second girl!  How lucky am I?!

I used this weeks Cas(e) this Sketch for my card design today.
And just for good measure -  I made a second card in blues for the boy babies!
These will go into the box of cards I keep under my desk at work - I have several co-workers who buy my cards - and it's usually for birthday, baby or sympathy!
Today is Kent's and my 16th wedding anniversary and tonight we're going out to dinner and a play with my college roommate and her husband.  We made the plan to get together coincidentally but it will be a nice way to celebrate!

The play is called "These Shining Lives" - here is a brief description of this true story - " In the 1920s, The Radium Dial Corporation employed some 4,000 girls and produced watches with brightly lit dials. These were jobs for girls that had never worked before. They didn't just make money; they made friends. But the radioactive paint they were using made them terribly ill. These Shining Lives tells the story of four women who rejoiced in their new-found camaraderie and found the courage for each other to stand up to the employers that endangered their lives."     Sounds interesting doesn't it?

Stamps:  Duck - etsy shop, Sentiment from Welcome Little One Set -Taylored Expressions.
Paper:  white - PTI, DP Sidewalk Paper Pad - October Afternoon.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Mountain Rose - Adirondack Brights, Memento Teal Zeal
Accessories:  black rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, foam tape, blue Adonit Gems, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.


Annette Allen said...

how totally fun..those ducks are too cute..

Sharli Schaitberger said...

First, Happy Anniversary to you and Kent! Isn't it wonderful being in love?!!

I love your ducky card! They are so sweet and would be darling for Easter as well as welcoming new babies! Nice work!


Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Pure cuteness Julia! Reminds me of the BIG ducky ferry in Hong Kong right now! If you haven't seen it, I think you would get a kick out of it :) Happy Summer!

Ellen said...

Your ducks in a row are super cute Julia! Love the sentiment!

Dianne said...

Well happy anniversary, and that play looks wonderful, now what sweet card you've made, and congrats for the fellow contacting you how special is that.. Thanks for sharing and have a FANTASTIC weekend...

Vicki Dutcher said...

How validating to have someone ask you to design! {WTG} Very cute image and cards!

Mary Marsh said...

really cute card Julia-and a big congrats to you and Kent on #16-wishing you many more-enjoy the play tonight it sounds really interesting

Beverley said...

Super cute cards :) congrats on your anniversary too. Hugs Bev x