Monday, March 21, 2011

Grand Opening! The Craft's Meow!

What gives a stamper more pleasure than new toys to play with?

A good friend of mine is not only opening up a brand new online stamping store, TODAY, but she is introducing some special new stamps that I think you're going to love. You don't want to miss the grand opening of her new store right here at The Craft's Meow! The proud owner is none other that Lisa Hjulberg, who I met through Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

First I want to give a warm welcome to a new little girl on the block called Frieda. When I saw the stamp and heard her name I immediately had a soft spot in my heart for this little image because I had a Great Aunt Frieda while I was growing up, my dear grandmother's sister, so I just squealed when I heard that Lisa was going to call this little girl Frieda.



I have to say that coloring her was such a delight, she just came to life on my stamp table one little bit at a time. Not to mention that I gave a shot at coloring skin tones and hair with my copics for the very first time instead of running back to my prismacolor pencils. There are three sets with Frieda being introduced at this grand opening, Little Frieda's Flowers and Little Frieda's Daisy (the image I used) acome with sentiments. A third is Little Frieda and Lulu. You can find them all in Lisa's new store or read more about them on her blog.

There are three other stamp sets being introduced that were designed for Lisa's new store by Claire Brennan of Waltzingmouse Stamps and each of these will come with its own paper kit! Again, for details, visit Lisa's new storefront or her blog.

There are quite a few of Lisa's friends who have created cards or projects to celebrate her grand opening. You don't want to miss the new images and the inspiration!

Stamps: The Craft's Meow Little Frieda's Daisy
Ink: Brilliance black
Paper: Basic Grey Olivian, and matching colors in CS pulled from my stash
Other: lace ribbon from Mark's Finest Papers, PTI buttons and ribbon, Spellbinders nestabilities

I also am entering it into the following challenges, what a way to get your mojo going!

Use aquamarine--If the Shoe Fits
Something sweet--Stamp something
Paper Piecing--C.R.A.F.T. challenge
Nestabilities--Stamping Vacation
Die cuts or punches--Ginger Loft

26 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

so adorable! I love these new stamps! :)

shelly said...

this is so sweet, lovin the frieda stamps :)

Auntie Em said...

I love your colouring and paper piecing on your little girl. Such fresh pretty colours on your card!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Kim Y. said...

Simply adorable! Great coloring!

Amy said...

I love how you've done her dress, the paperpieced skirt looks so perfect and cute! Awesome card!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet! lovely card!

Grace said...

Peggysue this is just adorable! LOVE the colors, papers and how you pieced her dress!!! So clever and I love the little touches of lace and buttons! Too cute!!!

Miesje said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Her dress is so cute! I love the Dp and the lace - so girly! Great card!

Sharron said...

Wow, love your choice of colors. And what an adorable image. You did a great job with the coloring and I love how you paper pieced her dress. SWEET, SWEET card!!

Terri said...

Very sweet! Love the colors and all the different elements you used too!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is just adorable!
xXx

Traci M said...

Aww...so sweet!! And I have an Aunt Frieda too. Must have been a popular name. Pretty colors and great lil image!

Becky said...

This is so cute Peggysue, love how you paper pieced her dress.

E.T said...

so adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe, what a sweet card! Great job coloring Little Frieda :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

She is a cutie! Fab card, just love the DP & LO!

Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

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Gemma said...

whata beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along with our Paper Piecing at CRAFT this week! Gemma :)

Kristine said...

Hi Peggysue! LOVE this =) Your paper pieced dress is so cute!!

Stephanie said...

I think the skin tone & hair looks fabulous! And that paper pieced dress is sooo cute - LOVE the plaid :)

Laura said...

She is adorable! Your coloring is amazing, and the embellishments are perfect!

On a side note, I am so glad you came to the Mingle. It was great getting to chat a little.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Awwww, Peggysue, Little Frieda has definitely come to life in your hands! Your card is absolutely adorable. This particular image is perfect for paper piecing. Thank you soooo very much for your friendship and support and prayers. I appreciate it more than you know.

Hugs!!!
Lisa

Paddington fan said...

This is lovely, great colours and layout! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this time for our paper piecing challenge and good luck, hugs Jacky x

Gina said...

Wow, it is great! You did a fantastic job coloring her. Gorgeous!

lesleyworth said...

great job! love the doily effect and the lace is a fabulous touch! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!