Stamps: p.s. i love you, p.s. je t'aime
Paper: cherry cobbler CS, whisper white CS, basic black CS, vellum CS
Ink: basic black, whisper white craft
Accessories: rhinestones, cherry cobbler baker's thread, crop-a-dile, modern label punch, cherry cobbler button, water colour pencil crayons, black journal marker, cobbler marker, dimensionals, Adorning accents edgelits die
Keywords: CCREW112HF, SUO or SUM, CreativeCrew
Big Mama is back from vacation! Didja miss me? We got back last night after having spent close to two weeks in Québec City with my in-laws. For the last 3 days, we stayed at Auberge Lac à L'eau Claire in St-Alexis-des-Monts. Gorgeous just doesn't quite cut it as a descriptor. We had an amazing time and the boys were ecstatic to spend time around all the love. We had a 5 room condo and there were 23 of us so they were loved on a lot! One of the running gags of the weekend was that we were only supposed to have 18 people in the condo so whenever a truck from the site stopped by to drop off firewood, we all joke that 5 people had to hide. We've already reserved for next year.
I had the best intentions of pre-posting before I left but I quickly ran out of time to create as the holidays approached. At least I got the January Monthly Squareheaded Pinterest Challenge posted. I'd love to see some of your creations! There hasn't been much participation so far so I'd be grateful if you'd spread the word to your pinhead friends!
I mentioned a few weeks back that I had been selected to be part of the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew SU Design Team. The Crew was created to entice demos on SCS to partake in challenges thereby keeping the gallery chock-full of SU samples. To see the actually challenge posts, you have to be a demo but to see the gallery, you need only to type Creative Crew in the gallery search box. This will bring you to the gorgeous gallery and then you can participate in the challenges by adding the keywords provided here on my blog (or possibly on the blogs of other Creative Crew DT members).
I made this card using the Holiday Focus challenge: Valentines Day. Make a card or a decor item using hearts in a new way to you—something you’ve never done with hearts.
I used the Black Magic technique using craft white ink. I've done something similar using acrylic white paint and classic in on sponges seen here. The one shown here with the hearts was quite time consuming as I had to individually colour each heart. The results were worth it, I think. You can't really see the strip of cardstock vellum on the card but in real life it adds a neat bit of textured layering to the card.
You are cordially invited to participate in the Creative Crew Challenges:
Catalog Focus: My newest stamp set. Use only stamps from a new stamp set on a non-traditional card. Keywords: CCREW112CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM
Color Focus: Use a color combination that you’ve never used before. Make your card with this color combo using the attached sketch. Keywords: CCREW112DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM
Holiday Focus: Valentines Day. Make a card or a decor item using hearts in a new way to you—something you’ve never done with hearts. Keywords: CCREW112HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM
SB inspiration focus: a past holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas) SB page or decor item. Use your newest dies, texturz plates or embossing folders to create this beauty. Use one or use many big shot items. Keywords: CCREW112SB, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM
SUO just means Stampin' Up! Only and SUM means Stampin' Up! Mostly.
I hope you can find the time to participate! I'll be back in a couple of days to share my other projects. Ske-doosh.