Gnome Sweet Gnome

Last month, we had another “Book-a-thon” with Stampin’ Up!.  Any demonstrators who participated received a pack of brights brads, and because we reached the booking goal, we also got stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I was really excited, because one of the sets was “Gnome Sweet Gnome.”  I watched Gnomeo & Juliet with Rachel one night, and it was so cute.  When I saw the stamp set, I really wanted it, because one of the gnomes looked a lot like Gnomeo.

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Stamps:  Gnome Sweet Gnome*, Gnomenclature*, Bordering on Romance*, Full of Life (inside); Ink:  Jet black stazon; Stampin’ Write Markers – Riding Hood Red, Blush Blossom, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Basic Gray; Basic Gray classic; Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight classic ink refills; Paper:  Twitterpated designer series paper*, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red card stock; Other:  Dazzling Details+, word window punch, Big Shot, Framelits – hearts*, stampin’ dimensionals, blender pen (*available in the Occasions mini catalog Jan. 4-April 30, 2012; +available in the Holiday mini catalog through Jan.3; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)

I wanted to do a valentine, so I used the hearts framelits, then just added the gnomes and other images.  Inside, I used a stamp from “Full of Life.”  It says, “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.”  It seemed to fit this card really well.  I needed a little glimmer for the belt buckle and flowers, so I used Dazzling Details with Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride classic ink refills.  I love making my own colored details.  It’s always ready to go, and so simple to do.

I got some great ideas from Rachel about some other projects; she’s my gnome expert.  So tomorrow, after I finish up a little project for Mike, I’ll be in Gnomeland!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Gnome Sweet Gnome

  1. jlfstudio says:

    Wowzer Buffy. This is really sweet. Perfect colors and details for our new gnomies. You’ve enabled me right into the Bordering on Romance set too! It’s aces with this design. And after all the talk in various forums I really expected to see zombie gnomes for the first outing. Funny too…for all the things I’ve been thinking about putting in the boy and girl gnomes hands…I never pictured them holding hands with each other…brilliant my oh so wise friend. Love never fades…even for centuries old gnomes. Cute too how the girl gnome seems to be eyeing that frog. Who knew gnomes wore Mary Janes and ankle socks either? I guess SU did.


  2. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Jean! I think I really am going to use these for the blog hop, but probably won’t go as far as the zombies. Rachel painted some zombie gnomes over the summer, and they’re really cute. (Ok – they’re cute for zombie gnomes.) I may borrow one of hers for the hop, though. I was amazed at how well Bordering on Romance goes with the gnomies, too.


  3. Sandy says:

    This is really cute, Buffy. Wasn’t sure when I first saw the gnomes but they sure are growing on me! I like what you did with the cute scene. They look like they are having such happy fun. What a great idea for Valentines.


  4. Mom says:

    Ingenious, Buffy! When you verbalized this to me, I thought, “Yeah, right!!!!” But it is even dearer than your description. It brings back my love of magic……..and the ‘little people’!!!! As usual, your own creative mind conjured up the cutest way to put it together!


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