It's here! It's here! It's here!
Actually, this is one of FOUR new sets being released this week at STAMPlorations. They are all super awesome and the cool thing is we are giving them all away!!! That's right, one lucky commenter on the release posts will win the whole kit & kaboodle - all four sets!!
I designed three cards for the release. The first two were more clean and simple, and I decided to try my hand at the pop up technique (which I've never done before.) I'm pretty chuffed at how they turned out.
Both of these cards were colored with Faber Castell Gelatos and smudged with my finger.
Then I embossed the sentiments.
My last design is a COMPLETE departure from the first two arsty beauties, but more in line with my love of all things shabby chic & distressed.
I layered a bunch of BoBunny papers and added a swath of flowers. A gold ribbon from Paper Temptress finished off the look.
A Bit About the Inspiration for this Stamp Set:
I thought about all the women in my life who've helped me to become who I am. My sisters and my cousin, Amber, who've been with me through highs and lows. My friends who've endured my craziness. My aunts and my grandma who helped to shape me. Shery from STAMPlorations, who has given me an opportunity I've never dreamed of having.
I am so blessed.
I want to give a special shoutout to my momma and the ways she's always enabled me to be a strong, independent woman.
My mom (much like myself) is a wee bit of a workaholic, often spending 10-12 hours a day working, if you included her commute times. While she had 4 kiddos, she went back to school full time and double majored in 4 years. She's always been driven and strong and I know those qualities are what inspire me to be who I am today. She never blinks twice at saying what needs to be said (and some things that don't) and I love her so, so much.
One of the sentiments in the set is "I Hope You Dance Like No One is Watching". This is my mom's song for all of her children. She's so proud of all of our successes, and I'm so proud to be able to admit that dreaded event: yep - I am turning into my mother. Happy (early) Mother's Day, momma!
And now - back to the regularly scheduled programming. Strong Women is now available in the STAMPlorations shop at a special discounted price!
I hope you'll go stop by the STAMPlorations blog, leave a comment and try to win the release for yourself! Plus I LOVE reading your comments cheering me on. Because, after all, YOU are all strong women in my life, too!