Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hello Tote-ally Tess!

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend--and even more if it happens to be a long weekend! :)  An extra day to spend doing what you love!

This is a card I made for a Leadership swap a few months ago...  Don't you just love Tess?!  It's was so funny because when were at Leadership on the bus going to Kanab, Shelli was asking everyone to give her suggestions on what kinds of stamp sets/products we wanted.  Some suggested a revamped "Stella Stamper".  For those of you who have been around a while, you know who I'm talking about, for you 'young uns', Stella Stamper was actually a little scary looking, but she had some great accessories!  A stamp, stamp pad, roller wheel, some cute phrases... 

Stella Stamper retired quite some time ago.  Anyway, Shelli was very good at acting like this was a great idea.  She asked in what style we would like this proposed stamper to be and what types of accessory stamps might be included.  Then voila!  Here comes Tote-ally Tess--modern, stylish and with all the necessities every stamper needs--laptop and My Digital Studio not included (yet).  I know Shelli is good, but to go from idea to stamp set in a couple of days, boy-oh-boy...that is definitely awesome!

This is the stamp set I chose at our Founder's Circle farewell dinner.  We were all able to chose any stamp set we wanted from the (at that time upcoming) mini catalog.  Sworn to secrecy and banned from taking photos--it was hard to contain our excitement!

So here she is...drum roll please...Tote-ally Tess! I know, not so exciting since by now you've probably already seen her in the Occasions Mini catalog... (And if you haven't, click on the link in by side bar, you'll find oodles of fun, new things!)

The how...
I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock with black Staz-On.  I stamped her blouse on Pumpkin Pie card stock, her tote on Pink Passion card stock, her pants on designer series paper from the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit and the accessories on scrap pieces of card stock...  Ok, now the crazy part... I cut out all the pieces and "pieced" them together... Thank goodness for our super paper snips that allow for very detailed cutting! Uh not something I'd like to do for a huge swap, but it was fun and I got some great swaps back!  Somehow I ended up not keeping one for myself and did not get my card back with the rest, so I have to thank Kristyne Brandt for posting this on her website!  Thanks Kristyne!

I had a fun time Friday night with some ladies in Pacific Stampers and today with some of the Rainbow Stampers--how can it not be anything short of fun when you're stamping?! :)  (Missed you ladies who weren't there...)

Got some great things to share...gotta take photos and upload them...stay tuned!

Thank you for visiting!  Happy Stampin'!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jane!!! How are you?! Missed you at Leadership! I saw Naoko though (sorry if I spelled that wrong!) and I told her to let you know that I said hi! I'll be seeing you on the cruise though right?!