Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Be careful of what you wish for... *sneak peek*

So the most votes today for sneak peeks went to "different." Now, some of these stamps are old, but can you spot the *new* ones in there? The story behind this card came from an A8MUSE A*PALOOZA event at my LSS last night. It was an "Open the box-First dibs-But you have to inventory the new stamps" night. It was a lot of fun and I was able to chat with some of the A Muse fans here. One woman, *hi Suzanne*, and I were talking about lining up all those pretty shops on a card. You know, how many can fit, how do you do it? (Have you done it before? I would love to see what you have done! Link it in a comment so I can see!!) It got me to thinking about it today - and I had ALL day to think about it. This is the result of all that thinking! It ended up a "surprise" card, where there is more hidden behind the opening. These are such fun cards, too. I should try this layout more often. Anyhow, the colors were inspired by a street in the Town of Herndon, VA that I happened to drive on this afternoon, when I took my kids to Great Harvest Bread Co. The store fronts have been painted fun colors, more muted than these here, but you get the idea. Here is the inside:

I hope you all enjoyed the sneak peek for today. The runner up in today's vote was winter holidays, so check back tomorrow. Hopefully the connection will cooperate and I will post earlier in the day!

card info: notecard, paper, images and sentiment by A Muse, Prismacolor markers, ribbon by May Arts.

14 comments:

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing, Elena! Love the card! I just got back from my LSS and my faves of the new stamps were "we're havin' a party" and the "Partridge in a pear tree." But I ended up buying "thanks snow much" and "you're cool." They were all soooo fun, though!

PennyH said...

Ohhhh! How I wish there was a store by me! What a cute card! I love all those little shops. And I love how you lined them all up perfectly! I can't wait to see all the new stamps. Thanks for sharing the sneak peeks! ~PennyH

Melissa said...

I love all those shop front lined up. Very cute card! I can't wait to see what you have to post today!

Ericka said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I don't have a LSS that carries Amuse stamps so I am blog stalking to see all the sneak peaks. I just LOVE the new stamp store... It's already on my 'To Buy' list. TFS, and please keep 'em coming!

Kristina Lewis said...

Darling card!! Totally clever!

Tisha said...

Love this card!! I thought I would be happy with just my brownstone and the stamp store - now I want them all!!! Keep the peeks comin'!! Thanks for sharing!

mj said...

Super cute! Shopper girl looks like she is ready for a serious spree. lol

Michelle said...

Adorable card. I can never get my shops lined up so neatly. What is your trick?

tracy clemente said...

Elena this is GREAT! Love it - love it - love it! TFS.

Michelle M White said...

Such a fun card! I just love all the little stores!!!

lexi said...

this is awesome elena! three little shops and shopper were my first a muse stamps. i added bistro and the brownstone when i went to new york and now i must have the stamp shop and book store, too!

tami wood said...

this card is so great.

Amanda said...

Hey Elena, which stamp "placer" do you use?

Rhonda Maynard said...

Whoa!!! This is amazing!! Absolutely awesome! LOVE it! What a cool way it opens too, to reveal all the other shops!!! Too cool!