HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!! Did you celebrate too much or did ya keep it quiet? We kept it pretty tame with friends and had some fun and good food! I have lots planned for the New Year so I hope you will continue to visit me here on my lil "ole blog", LOL & I hope the new year is good to you all too! I've got a few projects for you today, so make sure you scroll down all the way!
The Whiff of Joy DT's Papercraft of the Month was to create candy wrapping/packaging. I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to create an early Valentine's Gift. I made a card and covered a heart tin from PTI that I filled with chocolate truffles.
My card uses the WOJ stamp "Teenage Lizzie w/ chocolates" which is a perfect stamp to use for Valentine's Day (and she's on sale right now too)! This yummy dp is by Making Memories "Love Story" and I love the black accents this paper had so I carried that thru my design. She's colored with Copics and I also layered on some Shimmerz in "angel wings" on her coat for shimmer. I used my scroll punch and added some red heart jewels (from Michaels) on the scrolls for more detail.
This is the heart tin from PTI that I covered with the matching dp and scrolls and jewels. The center of the tins are clear but I wanted to cover mine so I attached red Coredinations cs on the inside. Was pretty quick to do and I think it turned out wonderfully! What do you think? Make sure and check out all the WOJ DT's projects (on sidebar)--they are all fabby! The release party for the new WOJ stamps will be on PaperCraft Planet site tomorrow (5 pm EST)--please stop by and join us for lively discussions and prizes!! And the new WOJ stamps will be available for purchase on Jan. 3rd too!
My last project is for the Magnolia-licious DT sketch Challenge for January. This sketch is by Suzy this month and it was so fun to use. I picked this cutie pie Tilda from the "Pink Collection" called "Ice/Ballet princess"--my daughter has done ballet since she was 3 so I had to have this stamp when it came out. I found this beautiful K&Co. dp at Michaels from their "Hopscotch" line and had to use it. The cs is from PTI and I embossed it with my CB swirls folder---the sentiment is from Verve Stamps "Beautiful You" and I actually only used the first verse of it for this card (love it). For some extra bling I used stickles on her tutu & bow, Shimmerz on her socks and outfit and some lt. pink pearls around the sentiment. I really love how this card turned out---so soft & pretty!
Make sure and check out all the DT blogs (Claudia, Suzy & Cheryl) to see their take on this sketch and we'd love to have you try your hand out on this sketch too. I believe there will be a folder for January's sketch to upload your cards to on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo site and you can email it to Diana Crick at Magnolia-licious so she can put it in the store gallery too!
Hope you liked the projects today and please check back tomorrow cuz' I'll have some more announcements and projects for you!