Monday, January 4, 2010

Key to My Heart Release Day 3

Wow just two more days until you can purchase Key to My Heart. It seems like just yesterday I decided I was really going to try to do this! Actually after a year of always saying to Chase "What I'd really like to try is designing my own stamps" I read A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller and decided that living a better story would involve me following those dreams. After six weeks worth of design classes at a local college (during week four I almost decided it was too much), learning to work with local stores, manufacturers, paypal, taxes, shipping, etc. etc. etc. I can now say that I have done what I really wanted to do. And hopefully something I'll get to continue to do.

But let's get back to Key to My Heart. Another part of this set that I just love is the two background stamps that I included. They are basically 100% made for me because I adore argyle. really I couldn't not make these. I'm actually really looking forward to using them for a manly card. But here's a Valentine's Day card I made with them and the smallest heart:
Isn't it sweet?


Thanks for stopping by, and if you missed the past two days just scroll down and catch up on the fun! For all comments between now and January 5th at 10 pm eastern, I will give one commenter TWO sets of my new stamp set. One for you and one to giveaway!

Also, if you are interested in the blinkie you can get it from my sidebar. Thank you again to all of you that have already added it to your blogs.

Lastly, for those of you that are interested in purchasing on the 6th I wanted to let you know that shipping for this set in the continental US will be $3.00 and $5 for Canada.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see some of my friends cards using the set!

46 comments:

~amy~ said...

fantabulous girlie!!!

Julie Campbell said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I'm so glad that you're stepping out there! That's SO awesome! :) I just ordered some of the Origins paper yesterday. I LOVE how you incorporated your stamps with it!

Kelly Jo said...

I love it- adorable!
Congrats to you on living your dream and having a story to tell. I'm off to get that book at the library.

I'd love to be playing with your stamps.

Laurel said...

Wowza!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Fab! I love this set and you are enabling a very broke me! I am following what are you doing and you are so inspiring! THank you for sharing! I love love love argyle too!

Sum said...

Your yellow card is very pretty. I love those colors and patterns. You are so cool Courtney! Way to go on following that dream of yours. I hope it all turns out ten times better than you expected.

Deanna said...

Love love love all of this Courtney!

KAREN said...

Love the yellow and the idea to use your set in an everyday fashion.

Anonymous said...

So very proud of you babe. The stamp set is truly great and most of all, the heart behind the "Key to My Heart" set is great. You are creating a better story for yourself and that is the key to living a better story. Love You, your husband.

Winter said...

How cute! I love argyle too! I am in love with the colors on the last card, what paper is that? I love how you added the stamps to the paper! So proud of you! :)

emily said...

courtney! I can not wait to buy your stamps! I've absolutely loved getting into to stamping! The keys and the argyle...too cute! congrats!

naomi chokr said...

This is so amazing!!! Im so inspired by you!! i have to pick up that book...... i told myself that this year....enough is enough! i need to follow my dreams too!!! Im so proud of you....you're already there!

Stephanie said...

oh Courtney, this is just so delightful!!! I'm so excited for you & for me b/c I'll be able to order these stamps in just a few days! Argyle...now that's what I'm talking about :)

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

can't wait for the release- these are fantastic :D

Julie E said...

That argyle is PERFECT! My daughter has a dress with just a bit of argyle for decoration and I have been meaning to recreate it on a card.

Dana Gustafson said...

I am totally down with the argyle! Great choice! THanks for sharing some of the "how" you did this too. Totally inspired by you :)

Dawn-Marie said...

I cannot wait to buy your stamps Courtney! They are so gorgeous! :) I'm telling all my friends about your new venture! I wish you loads of luck!

Randee E said...

All of the sneak peaks and cards are adorable Courtney. Just love them!! Congrats on all your steps on making your dream a reality!

Ann said...

Flippin' fantastic, Court!!!

Laural-Lee said...

Courtney I am so excited for you and I admire your courage for following your dreams. I'm sure I would have given up long ago...or become distracted by something else. But this just proves how much you want it! Congratulations. I can't wait to see the official unveiling.

Taylor said...

really gorgeous!

Nancy L. said...

yea, amazing!!!

Lynnette said...

Totally wonderful. Gorgeous. I want the argyle stamps.... I will be placing an order as soon as I can :) Love ya

Summer Braxton said...

Ima likin' this set.... let me get my hands on it. I'll share it with my buddy Donna.

Helen F. said...

WOWOW! I say "Follow Your Dreams" girl! I am so in awe of your creativity and inspired by your talent. Looking forward to the release. All the best to you in the New Year! PS, these cards are fabulous.

melissac said...

I cannot WAIT for the 5th!! Isn't it here yet?? Thanks for sharing how to make the fab card!!

Maile Belles said...

Adorable cards! Love how you incorporated the stamping into the PP and that argyle is such a fabulous idea.

Krissy Christie said...

Wow gorgeous stamps and fabbo cards :)

Thanks for visiting my blog :D

Krissy xx

lynn said...

adorable card, courtney!

marianagrigsby said...

Congrats Courtney in your new adventure!!!! Love your cards and the ideas you are sharing!!!

Cindy Lee said...

Finally Courtney! What a great stamp set that you designed! I'm pretty sure you've inspired us to live our dreams! Way to go!

Tanya said...

You make such beautiful cards. Love the stamps too. Thanks so much for visiting me at my blog :)

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous cards, girl! Congratulations again!!

Alanna said...

So cute. Love the argyle.

jen said...

adorable!! :)

Martha said...

oh how nice, great card and how fun new stamps ;)

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Aimes said...

Such a versatile set! I'm loving the fresh, vibrant colours you've played with! Will you be shipping internationally?!
x

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Courtney, your key to my heart concept is great! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!!

sarahmartina said...

I *adore* the argyle stamps! So glad you joined us for the Embellish challenge!

Paloma Gomez said...

Congratulations!! I love the cards!

Heather P. said...

Oh, these are fantastic! Loooove that argyle pattern! :)

Hannah said...

I love the Key to My Heart design! Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Laura

Charlene Austin said...

Every single detail is so cute!!! How many more sleeps before we meet??!!!

marianagrigsby said...

I love your stamp set! Great card for the Embellish Challenge! Thanks for participating!