Elzybells! I have the new Elzybells!

Don’t know what Im talking about? Well look ———->HERE You can view the Winter and Holiday collection by clicking on the sidebar to the right. BEWARE!! The money will fly out of you PayPal account once you enter. LOL!

So, what do you all think about these adorable images? I want to know.

I LOVE them. Like, love them so much I would dream of them, before I finally put in my order. I initially tried to resist.

Pricey?Yeah, that is my thought too. I have been spoiled (and loving it) with unmounted/acrylic images. Or buying in sets (like from Stampin Up!). The good thing about not buying in sets, is I don’t get stuck with the price of  a set of wood mounted stamps, with images I dont like, just because its in the set. Acrylic and UM are cheap enough to me I don’t mind getting a set, even if I don’t LOVE every image.

Sentiments-YIKES! That is quite expensive  IMO. BUT we all tend to LOVE the A Muse sentiments.

THAT being said, Kim from MFT is releasing on Nov. 1st, a new sentiments set, called Essential Sentiments. It has 28  sentiments in the set-awesome font-for a huge fraction of the cost. Let me tell you this is going to be a MUST HAVE!!!!!

 I only ordered 2 sentiments from Elzybells. One was because I forgot about the set I had coming from Kim! LOL! The other-as you will see was just perfect for my image. Sometimes you just gotta fork over the dough.

Size-Let me say they were smaller than I thought they would be. I KNOW they do list the sizes online-but still, they were tiny. Much more tiny than expected. BUT, in the end, after actually using them, I LOVE the size they are. Really perfect for us cardmakers. Sometimes images (like Rubber Romance) can be too large IMO.

Shipping-yeah, WHAT shipping method isn’t pricey these days? I paid $5.50, and let me say it was WELL worth it. When it’s sent Priority I’m very happy to pay.

WHY? Because I’m very impatient! I don’t mind paying for shipping when it arrives just a few days later! I ordered on a Tuesday, and had them in my hands on Friday! I’m on the East Coast, so that is awesome! I was very happy.

When I order from a company, and I get my stuff days later, they have a customer for LIFE!!!

So A PLUS for customer service. I also say A PLUS for quality! You all know A Muse has wonderful quality products. No I’m not affiliated with them-just giving my opinion.

All in all, yes I think they are worth it.

To sum it up-if I love an image, I love an image. I don’t care if its from the dollar bin, or a $40 set. I buy what I like. As long as I get use out of it, then to me its worth it. Like any purchase, you need to evaluate if you will USE it.

What difference does it make if you buy 8 dollar bin stamps, and never use them, or buy one $8 stamp but use it all the time?

Do you see how I justify stuff? Sick huh? BUT, it makes sense doesn’t it?

Now onto my wonderful Elzybells creations!!!

juggling Grateful Penguin

How cute is this??? SERIOUSLY! I’m in LOVE! you know I had to get at least ONE penguin didn’t you?

As said before penguins are my butterflies of winter! Meaning I LOVE butterflies, and in winter I LOVE penguins. Cannot resist butterfly, or penguin stamps!

The penguin is stamped on the white card base, and the circle punch out is layered over him.

See that sentiment? THAT is from Kim’s Essential Sentiments set! OMG! Isn’t it fabulous? I’m so loving it.

I love this layout, its so great for those smaller images, that can get lost on a card sometimes.

He was colored with Copic’s, and of course has stickles on the snowy ground, and the juggling snowballs. There is a pierced line under the sentiment. Really CUTE! I LOVE HIM!

Another thing I LOVE-Angels!

angel of stars Angel Awaiting

So THIS is the sentiment I got at Elzybells. Isn’t it so pretty! I used the stuffing you would put into a quit or pillow for the “clouds”. I knew my old sewing obsession would come in handy SOME DAY! LOL!

 I added some glitter to them, by rubbing on my glue pen. Its very pretty IRL. SPARKLY too.

There is a dry embossed star behind the main image-using Cuttlebug star folder. The tag is by Making Memories. I made it with my Tag Maker. Cheap adhesive star stickers  complete the look. A Muse twinkle stars on her skirt bottom.



Another image I love-Ice-skating stuff. She is the cutest!

I coluzzled my circle, then framed it with my Making Memories tag. She is stamped on a white layer. Colored with Copic’s, and stickles added.

See the dimension?

elzy close up Clcik for larger view.

I just LOVE her! See she is perfect size. I still have ONE more image I haven’t used yet-I think its the most popular-Winter Song.

Again-sentiment is from Essential Sentiments by MFT!

I used my Fiskars plate for the embossed Polka dot layer, and my Snowflakes folder from Cuttlebug. Paper was from last year Stampin Up! I thought the polka dots were like snow-and the swirls were like ice-skating patterns! LOL! LAME I know!

So I hope you enjoyed my samples today.

Please let me hear what you think!

On a family note: Thanks for the prayers for Jason. Some of the tests were good. His symptoms have settled down a little, so that is promising. He will see a specialist soon, to see what they think, and if they should do more tests.

So thank you!

Alexa has cold, and has Chemo on Halloween! No trick or treating for her! Plus she misses her class party! BUMMER!

She will probably get to trick or treat in the hospital though? I think?

Anyway-have a great day ! Tomorrow I’ll have more to show.

Don’t forget to comment on THIS post for MYTIME MAIL!!! Time is ticking!

Till tomorrow-