23.4 lbs. of Fun – Part 1

Brown arrived at my house last week with 23.4 lbs. of brand spankin’ new playthings from the 2010-11 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  For those of you who do not know about Brown, that is our nickname for the UPS truck.  I tore open the box and sorted through my order….16 new stamp sets, stamp pads, a zillion packs of new color paper, pearls, jewels, brads, markers, paper flowers, designer series paper, etc. etc.  It was like Christmas in July. 

7-17-10 A Little Bit CountrySo, my goal is to put ink to all the stamp sets so you can see what you can create with these gorgeous images.  Today I decided to play in Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge – IC241 based on this website.  I chose this interesting tea towel as my inspiration and used the new masculine stamp set, Countryside.

I sponges the edges of the outer layers and designer paper with Always Artichoke and Early Espresso and watercolored the apples and grass on the main image.  The twine is from my father’s garden stash- he uses it to tie up the tomatoes (which are just getting ripe and are de-licious!).

I will be working on Part 2 tomorrow, so stay tuned.  The new sets include:  Elizabeth, Simple Friendship, Tag Alongs, Come to Bethlehem and my favorite, Just Believe.

Stay cool and enjoy the weekend.

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