Happy Monday my friends,
I spent some time this weekend updating my blog. I have separated all the categories on the side so that it will be easier for you to find promotions, catalogues, Mini's and so much more. This way each one is under it's own title. I also added two new items to my side bar. The first one is you can sign up for my monthly newsletters. This will tell you what's happening in my studio that month, upcoming classes, crops and promotions. The other feature is that you will be able to click on my Studio calendar and seeing what's happening that month in my studio. I hope you like the new features and let me know what you think.
I have decided that one of my stamping goals for the New Year is to challenge myself with card sketches, layouts sketches, new techniques and to try out new things. I feel that challenges are a great way to add to personal growth and it makes you think outside your creative zone.
So the first challenge that I'm going to try out this year is Our Creative Corner weekly challenges. OCCC's challenge this week was to add something clear to your project. Since I need to work on some Valentine's Day cards for my display board in my studio, I thought this would be a great start.
First, I stamped the mouse image from Happy Heart's day set onto Acetate and onto a piece of Riding Hood Designer Series Paper scrap. I then cut out the heart from the Acetate, flower and shirt from the Riding Hood Red piece.
I was so excited to find out the I could cut and emboss my Nestabilities die with my BIG SHOT machine. This just opened up a whole new world of possibilities!! I'm so excited. After, I stamped the mouse image on my Very Vanilla piece of card stock. I paper pieced the shirt on the mouse, using the Riding Hood Red. I glued on the Actetate heart to the Very Vanilla card stock and then the paper piece flower onto the heart. I added a dot of crystal effects to the center of the flower. Let me know what you think??
Recipe: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red card stock, Riding Hood Red Prints paper, Scallop Square Nesties, Square Nesties, Happy Heart's Day stamp set, Acetate, and Crystal Effects.
Have a fabulous day!!