Friday, January 3, 2014

Fresh Squeezed Stamps: Hang In There!

I love the holidays - I really do - but I also let out a big "whew" when it is over.  It was a huge relief to make this non-holiday card. I actually made it before Christmas and the "hang in there" sentiment seemed particularly meaningful as I was entering the final stretch of baking, wrapping, rehearsing, etc. But obviously this card could be used for so much more than survival of the holidays - everybody needs a "hang in there" boost once in awhile!

Hang In There

The stamps come from one of my favorite all-purpose sets from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  It's called String Me Along and is full of a variety of sweet and unique images.  I've already used the Chinese lanterns and the high-top tennies (seriously!!!) but really wanted to use this cheerful little jar and lightning bug.

I picked the brightest paper that I could find - and the furthest from traditional holiday colors that I could find!!  I figured it had enough going on, so I went very simple for my layout!

I hope you all survived (and enjoyed) your holidays; that you have let out a big "whew"; and that you are looking forward to a new year!
  • Stamps: Fresh Squeezed Stamps String Me Along
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Studio Calico Printshop 6x6 dsp
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Hemptique Kraft 10-lb. twine, clear sequins, glitter pen (on light and bug)


Shannon J said...

Oh man, I am SO glad the holidays are over! Time to get back to "normal"!! But I did hang in there :) Glad you did too! Such a sweet little card with the perfect sentiment ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Left you some love at FSS! Happy New Year!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh my goodness, I love this card! Happy New Year dear.

Kim Heggins said...

Kim, this is just too cute! I love too love the holidays but when they are over it is a nice to start the year off with a clean house and non holidays cards. Happy New Year!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!

Lisa said...

CUTE CUTE card Kim!!

Marybeth said...

It's Adorable Kim! happy New Year!

Bobby said...

Not normally the image I get from "hang in there" but this is so much cuter.

Kigz said...

I absolutely adore your designs! That sparkle and shine is amazing...going to have to break some spending rules already this year, lol! ;)