Thursday, March 13, 2008

Birds of a Feather

I've got a thing for birds . . . For the past few weeks, I've been on a search for a stamp set with a bird theme and finally came across this new set from Impression Obsession last weekend. The mailman brought them today, so now, I've got birds, branches, nests, leaves, berries, and a couple of owls to boot. I love the sentiments in this set, too.

Neither of my cards are probably as "springy" as they could/should be, but while it's warming up, it's been overcast and kind of gloomy in northern Minnesota for the past couple of days. I sometimes think the papers and colors I choose are in direct correlation with whether the sun is shining or not. Both designs are simple, which is all I'm capable of tonight. I am so looking forward to the workweek being over this week. Whether it's the weather, the fact that I haven't adjusted to the time change, emotional overload, or a combination of all of the above, I've pretty much been dragging my backside around all week.

Materials & Tools (top card): Retired CTMH Naturals cardstock; Cocoa and Barn Red cardstock; It's a Guy Thing paper packet; Barn Red, Cocoa, and New England Ivy stamp pads; Impression Obsession Birds of a Feather stamp set; 3M foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools (bottom card): Colonial White, Twilight, and Desert Sand cardstock; Simple Pleasures paper packet; Chocolate, Twilight, Garden Green, Olive, and Bamboo stamp pads; Impression Obsession Birds of a Feather stamp set; Pewter My Accents; Twilight Designer Ribbon Rounds.

I'm going to end this post with a little plug for Impression Obsession. First, there are a lot of stamps in this set for $14.50. I call that value. I placed my order on Saturday, the 8th. I received an immediate email receipt, which read, "Thank you for your order. Your order should ship within a week. If there will be a longer delay we will notify you. We are a small company and make all of our stamps as we get the orders so your stamps will be brand-new, just out of the vulcanizer. We really appreciate your business! Happy stamping!" It's the same message I get every time I order. Waiting a few days is not a problem if I know I'm going to wait, and I can certainly appreciate the fact that it's a small company and makes its stamps to order. With regard to "fresh" stamps, I don't mind that either. The thing is, I never wait a week. My order almost always arrives within a few days. As for quality, Impression Obsession's quality is as good as I've ever seen - as good as the quality of any deeply etched rubber stamp I've ever used. I like value, good service, and quality. If that's enabling, at least I'm turning you on to another good company . . .

Hey, thanks for stopping! I hope you had a good day and that your Friday is fantastic. I've got my subject for "Friday Favorites" picked out, and if I have anything to say about it, I'll be posting a card or two, too. Hopefully, they'll provide you with a little inkspiration!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Lovely! Just lovely! I will check out that site. A recommendation from you is a good thing because I know you don't make them lightly.

I hear you about feeling tired this week. You have much more reason than I, but I'm a little slow these days and I don't have the health or work issues. I can only blame it on the time change and so that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I look forward to your NEXT inkspiration project! :o)