Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Anything Goes
Sorry for my long absence; as usual, once the school year started, work took over and crafting took a back seat. I will also say that having our house on the market really put a spanner in the works too. With all the showings (keeping the place in staged mode) I wasn't able to craft. We finally sold our house in September, and found a house we love in Perth, Ontario in October. We moved here mid-November and are finally really feeling settled. Between teaching and moving, there simply hasn't been a lot of time to craft. I wasn't even sure that I would Christmas cards made this year ... however, I got my new craft space set up and managed to get them done.
So, the first challenge I am going to enter this year is the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. I have to say that I Love me some Paper Smooches. I created my first Valentine with their Love die. This is a very CAS card - I used the die to cut the word love out of the focal panel three times. Stamped the "i" and "u" (Hero Arts Alpha set), mounted the whole thing with foam adhesive on a Kraft base. The hearts are an old punch I have had for years. Finally, I used my trusty uniball white gel pen to add a little faux-stitching and Voila! I love this card because it is pretty gender neutral. Anyway - I hope you like it.