Is it Tuesday already? Holy smokes! I can't believe how fast this month is flying by - it's kind of freaking me out a little bit. I've been on a so-called "diet" since January 1st in an effort to lose a little bit of weight before hubby and I head to Cabo San Lucas at the end of this month. I really wanted to be able to wear a bikini. Unfortunately, I don't have a huge amount of will-power . . . in fact, my will-power is pretty much shot! I slipped up a couple of times this past weekend such that any headway I may have made is now gone! Ugh! Guess I'll be wearing a tankini in Mexico. It's probably just as well . . . nobody really wants to see a 50 year old body in a bikini! LOL
STAMPS: Hugs and Kisses Birds (Hero Arts), Clouds Background (Hero Arts)
INK: Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER: Pure Poppy CS (PTI), Pretty In Pink CS (SU), White CS (Neenah), Bitty Dots DP (PTI)
ACCESSORIES: Black and White Flower Ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Floral Vine Deep Edge Border PunchMartha Stewart), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), 3-D Dots (EK Success), Black Self-Adhesive Gems (Hero Arts), Janome Sew Mini, Black Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts)
Hugs and Kisses Birds," and I got it from ABC Toys & Crafts. They recently got a huge shipment of most of the newest Hero Arts stamp releases, so if you like this one, you might want to head on over there real quick as these babies are flying off the shelves. Just sayin'!
Embellish Magazine challenge, which was to use Red, Black and Pink, and to create a Valentine. Cute, huh?! I stamped the Clouds Background (Hero Arts) onto the pink CS in Versamark. I then paper-pieced the little birdies. The red border was made using a new Martha Stewart Deep Edge Border Punch called Floral Vine Border. Isn't it yummy?! I added a bit of stitching with my Janome Sew Mini, tied a sweet ribbon, and voila!! You've got yourself a Valentine! I'll also be submitting this for the Hero Arts January challenge, which is to create a card using the themes Valentines and Friendship. You should submit some, too! The challenge is running all month long! You could win a $50 shopping spree from Hero Arts - get all the deets HERE.
I stamped quite a bit this weekend, so I'll share what I made with you over the next few days. I'm hostessing my stamping buddies this coming Friday, so I should be able to get even more stamping done . . . or not. LOL Most of the time we spend more time yacking and laughing than we do stamping. But boy is it fun!