Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friends of Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday Blog Hop
Good Morning Sweet 'n Sassy Fans. Welcome to their 5th Birthday Blog Hop. It's so hard for me to believe that it's been 5 years already.
I had been on the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Team for about 2 years before my life got crazy. I was so thrilled to have been asked to participate in this blog hop.
Korin and I have been dear friends for probably 10 years now. I have to tell you a story about our relationship because it makes me smile just thinking about it and is quite funny. I am a Close to my Heart Consultant and about 10 years ago I did a home gathering for Korin's sister Casey. Korin told me right out that she was only there for her sister and she had no intention of getting into another hobby. 2 hours later, I had her hooked!!! A year later she became a CTMH consultant. She loved what she did so much that she decided to leave CTMH & design her own clear stamps. And, here she is 5 years later with an extremely successful and growing business.
My card today is using one of my favorite SNSS stamp sets, Chritsmas Joy. I actually purchased this set last winter and never got around to using it until now. I then decided to use this weeks Sweet Stop Challenge Sketch and make an Easel Card with it. I find it fascinating how sometimes paper, a sketch and a stamp just fall right into place. This sketch reminded me of a window frame. So, I used some old papers with trees and gifts for the background which makes it look like you are looking through the window with the Cardinal outside. The Cardinal was colored with Copic Markers.
Even though I own 2 sewing machines, I LOVE the look of hand stitching since the embroidery floss seems to give it a bit more dimension. Actually, I LOVE doing the stitching by hand. It's therapeutic for me.
Make sure you leave me a little lovin in the comments for a chance to win a supper prize.
There will be 4 random participants from whom I will choose 1 commenter to receive a $15 store credit.
To be included in the drawings, comments must be left by midnight EST Friday, November 30th.
The winners will be announced on the SNSS Blog on December 1st at 8am EST
Other Challenges for this Card:
Cards for Men - Christmas
Scrap Creations - Christmas
Use It Tuesday - Ink it up-Finally
Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of Layers