I started my blog with The Greeting Farm stamps and now I'm starting the year with them too - it's such a pleasure to be on the team as a guest! So check back tomorrow for another preview and a chance to win an adorable Oliver & Amelia set!
DT Preview: The Greeting Farm - Preview Week
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Challenge: Allsorts - Week 83 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Die cut Dreams - Challenge #70 (Girlie)
Main Stamp: Cheeky Cheery Naughty or Nice (TGF) and Butterfly Swing (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea (TPS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, E13, R12, YG93, YG95
-hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
-clothes/wings: E93, E95, E97, BG01, BG000, BG0000
-other: YR20, YR21, YR24, E93, E95, E97, BG01, BG000, BG0000
Did you know? The Lincoln cent (or penny) has been struck by the United States Mint since 1909. When the US entered into World War II in 1941, copper and tin, which were both used in the cent, were in short supply. Production of bronze cents was cut back drastically in July 1942, and was ceased in December. On December 18, 1942, Congress gave the mint authorization to change the composition of the cent for a three-year period, and five days later, it was announced that the coin would be made out of zinc-coated steel. After the war, the Treasury quietly retired as many steel cents as it could from circulation, while denying it was doing so—no public admission of the program was made until 1959. A few 1943 bronze cents and 1944 steel cents are known to exist, and are valuable. Only one 1943-D cent in bronze is known; it sold in September 2010 for $1.7 million.