Saturday, March 31, 2012


I'm so excited! I admired a sweet stamp on Squirrel's blog and she informed me that it came from a freebie sent with the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft.  Oooh!  I immediately dispatched the hubby to the bookstore across the street from where he works.  Those UK craft magazines can be slippery to find here in Tucson--you have to catch the right store at the right time, but Barnes & Noblel usually has them. I looked up the latest issue but couldn't tell the month or issue number, so I described it to him: overall pinkish look, cards along the bottom, big card on the right side, and a large 173 on the left side as it says 173 fresh ideas.

Meanwhile, the lovely and gracious Miss Squirrel offered to pick it up in the UK and mail it to me all the way across the pond.  The hubby came home with the March issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft.  He noted that it wasn't the one I had requested, but it was the one they had and he wanted to bring me something.  Such a sweet guy!  The issue in question is the April issue, so it hasn't hit the stores over here.  Concerned that we wouldn't catch it at the right time (sending the hubby to the bookstore every week could be expensive even if they don't carry Boom comics there anymore), I took Squirrel up on her offer to send it to me.

Yesterday a package arrived from the UK and the hubby asked, "Hey, is that the magazine with 173 things that you asked me to look for?"  Dang!  He remembered.  Indeed it was.

And here are two cards I made with the free stamps. Oh, never fear, there are several more stamps to play with. The set is so sweet and fun.  I can see that I will be playing with it a lot.  Thank you, Miss Squirrel, you ROCK!

The Fine Print: Stamps by Adam Prescott, papers by DCWV, happy birthday greeting by Hero Arts, punches by Marvy and EK Success (scallop circle), flourish die by Quick Kutz, pearl "bling" by A Muse Studio.


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh I love a happy crafting tale of kindness. Well done Squirrel and congrats to you PJ on getting the stamps you fell in love with. Sweet cards too! xxx

Squirrel x said...

Yay for the postman!! Glad it got to you in one unshredded piece, and what fabbie cards you have created. Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Off to polish the halo before it slips around my ankles and trips me up. Again. Sxx