Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Sad Farewell...

It's hard to believe, but Michelle, owner of Stamper's Dream, is closing her on-line store. I've been one of Michelle's original Design Team members, so it's hard for me to even imagine Stamper's Dream not even being there anymore. Owning a store, whether it be brick and mortar, or on-line, is a huge undertaking, and Michelle has been running Stamper's Dream, and working full time. I don't know how she's done it as long as she has. She's decided to focus more on her family and take some time to enjoy life for a change!! You go girl!!

Michelle, it's been an honor to design for you, as well sharing some wonderful memories at CHA. Although I will miss your store, I know how to find ya, so ya can't get rid of me that easily. *grin* Love ya my friend!!

Anyway, as a farewell, Michelle is putting everything in the store on sale, and is having a final Stamper's Dream Blog hop with the current DT as well as some of the past members.

Everything in the store is 20% off with the coupon code Farewell2U. Just enter it on the checkout page in the coupon section and it will take 20% off the lowest marked price of the items in your shopping cart! There is a $20 minimum to activate the coupon. Sorry, but there will be no free shipping during the liquidation.

Now, for my card:

I've always been a fan of JustRite images, and have used them often. So of course, for my last SD hop, I had to pull some out. I used two different sets: Be Strong, and Christmas Trimmings for the sentiment "Believe". Christmas is not an easy time for everyone. There are some who have suffered recent losses, or are struggling with an illness or disease. So I though making an ornament with the sentiment "Believe", and including a little "Hope" tag at the top might fit well to remind some that they can believe in Christ and have some hope.

I used the small oval in the Be Strong set to frame the sentiment "Hope". The little butterfly also comes in this set.

I think the oval frame fit beautifully in the new 2011 Heriloom Ornament die by Spellbinders.

To finish off my card, I added some lace, a bit of sparkle with some rhinestones, some seam binding ribbon, and a little button.

That's it for my card, be sure to visit the other Stamper's Dream hoppers. There's a lot of inspiration to be had today.

Michelle Rodgers
Becca Feeken
Tosha Leyendekker
Denise Marzec
Laurie Schmidlin
Carolyn King
Amy Sheffer
Arlene Cuevas
Teresa Kline
Jessica Diedrich
Mariana Grigsby
Lea Lawson
Jo Thompson

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I love visitors. :)
Happy Stamping my friends!!

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Be Strong, and Christmas Trimmings
Paper: Printery Collection (Prima), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine) and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: 2011 Heirloom Ornament die (Spellbinders), Border Punch (EK Success), Seam Binding Ribbon (MemrieMare), Button (PTI), Rhinestones (I-Rock), Sewing Machine


Michelle said...

Thank you, my dear friend. I love you so, so much! xoxo

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! I love all the swirls and the pink bow on the black and ivory.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Michele said...

Beautiful card! Love the vintage look of it!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful card Tosh! Love it!

Bernie said...

Stunning card! Love the vintage feel.
Blessings Bernie

Pet73 said...

What a gorgeous card!

DooDuhh said...

Hi Tosh!!! Such sad news for everyone, but such a marvelous new chapter Michelle is beginning!!! All the best to her!!! Your card is wonderful...Love black, cream & pink!!! Loves & Hugs

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! I love the thought you put into this! The ornament is beautiful!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! I love the thought you put into this! The ornament is beautiful!

Denise Marzec said...

The colors and ribbon are STUNNING!

miatagal said...


What a beautiful card, simple, but oh so elegant. With the closing of Stamper's Dream, I do hope we will still be able to view your amazing creations.

Jo said...

beautiful card Tosha.

Susan said...

Lovely card!

Luanne said...

How pretty! I love this color combination, and that bow is the beautiful! Super great card!

laceyrane said...

This is super pretty. Love it. TFS

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful.

Olga said...

Just so pretty and beautiful !!!

Becca Feeken said...

Tosh, this is amazing!! I love every morsel of this scrumptious card - especially the color palette and how you pulled so much stunning detail together.

Steph Zerbe said...

Goodness, I could stay here all day, Tosh. I love this color combo and the vintage feel. Yummy!

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