So, I have a little confession to make. Some of you already know what I'm about to tell you, and to some, you'll be shocked!!! What's my secret? Well, I'm infatuated with another stamp company and it's designers. I'm obsessed! I love most things Papertrey Ink. There. I said it. Are you happy?? In fact, I love PTI and their designers so much that I often find myself jealous! I love their stamp sets. I love the designs. Their designers just rock my world. Dawn McVey, Betsy Veldman, Maile Belles, Lisa Johnson, and of course! Nicole Heady!!! I keep a file on my computer of cards that I love and I have to admit that most of the file consists of cards by these fab ladies. However, being in love with PTI is NOT good for my business. I really do try and resist purchasing things from them. Now, that's not saying that I haven't, or that I won't buy certain things from them, I just don't want it to get out of control. So, what am I getting at??? Well, my love for these gals' creativity and my jealousy to own all things PTI got my brain storming. I can't always justify buying PTI stamps (or any other company for that matter), and so I need to look to SU to find similar stamps of theirs and then CASE (Copy and steal everything). That leads me to this new little segment I'd like to start - Makeover Monday. Each Monday I'm going to take a card from my file and make it over using Stampin' Up! products. Now, there may be times that I'll have to sneak in some other products - like dies or something, but my goal is to stick to SU only!!! We'll see how I do!
The first card on my line up - one by Dawn McVey. She's a peach - I love her blog, and find her work pure inspiration! She's got it going on! Her style is pretty clean and simple, and she does wonders when it comes to layering dies. The card I opted for here is one she actually did for her Studio Calico design team. I'll be honest, sometimes I feel that the Studio Calico designs she does is a little more busy than her typical vibrant work, but none-the-less, this one pulled at my heart strings. Here is her card: