"Today," Friday 15 February 2008, is once again FreeBee Friday. Just as last week, we'll send you a free bee stamp in your choice of unmounted or wood-mounted rubber with a minimum purchase of only $10. This offer is only valid on Friday and will expire at midnight. Instead of giving away a free Queen Prudence II of Cloverfield stamp as we did last week, this week you'll receive a free Beatrice stamp (the full-size Beatrice, not the Baby Beatrice). In order to receive your FreeBee, first place the Beatrice stamp of your choice (mounted or unmounted) in your shopping cart along with a minimum of $10 in other merchandise. At checkout, enter the coupon code FREEBEE2-15 in the appropriate box and we'll include your stamp in your order. Our 25% off space bugs promotion is still running through the end of the month, so if you buy space bugs, you can get a deal and a free stamp.
In honor of FreeBee Friday, I made a new Beatrice card. This card also uses the Good to Bee Home sentiment. I wanted the card to have a homey feel so I used some striped DP (Berry Bliss from SU) that reminded me of wallpaper. As you can see in the stink bugs post below, I'm on a wallpaper kick this week. For some reason I find the idea of wallpaper inspiring at the moment. That is only in theory though. My house has no wallpaper and if it did, I would tear it down. I really mean take it off the wall by whatever means necessary-not paint over it. I have very strongly negative opinions about painting over wallpaper. (They're just as strong as my opinions about painting over wood-paneling.) Back to card talk . . . I thought it would be neat to make Beatrice look like she was framed in with one of those twig frames that you see on Home Sweet Home plaques. Of course, I don't have any twigs in my stamping cabinet and since we do live in the Seattle area and it is rather wet outside at the moment I decided not to go foraging for some twigs in the backyard (which would probably ruin my paper anyway). Instead, I decided to use hemp twine and achieve the same sort of look. For the entire recipe for this card, you can look in my SCS Gallery or the Eccentric Images VIP Gallery at rubberstampchat.net
Carol and I are taking Oblivianna and Miss Moo home to Colorado next week for a little visit with the parents and a our two sisters. I'll take this card with me and give it to my mom. The Good to Bee Home sentiment is perfect for this occasion. So, Mom, if you're reading this blog, try to forget that you've seen the picture of the card.