Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kilts and Cards

You may have been wondering why am I called the Celtic Stamper?  Well wonder no more! Several years ago, my husband and I decided to embrace his passion of bagpipes, kilts and all things Scottish (no, he's not from Scotland, but is of Scottish descent). Friends of ours owned a Scottish import shop and when my husband approached them about carrying on the tradition after they retire, they decided to retire right then! Three months later we were the new owners of the Blandford shop.

The same year we made the decision to buy the shop, I signed up with Stampin' Up!. Who knew way back then that both our passions would collide? Fast forward almost 9 years, and here we are... both businesses (thankfully) thriving! I'm grateful we have a shop that gives me a location to hold stamping classes and where my hostess club can meet (not to mention our semi-annual kiltmaking workshops, where you can learn to make your own authentic kilt!).

Last night I decided to make some Christmas cards to sell in our shop. Naturally they had to be Scottish-themed, so I rummaged through my tartan scraps from kilts past, pulled out my stamping stuff, and went to town!

All supplies, with the exception of the Gaelic greeting and tartan, are from Stampin' Up! - even the adhesive! Using the new square Framelits made the window for the tartan super easy!

I remember the day my husband approached me about us buying the shop.  And I remember his asking, "In a year, will you be tired of looking at kilts?" I can't imagine a more perfect marriage of kilts and cards.

As always, thank you for stopping by. Now go stamp (or make a kilt)!

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