Yes, I'm sorry, I've been taking time off. One of the things I sort of promised was that I would attempt to make the holidays stress free. (Notice, I said attempt, LOL) We had a lovely Thanksgiving with stuff done at a reasonable time and a quiet day yesterday. However, I've been itchin' to craft and finally managed a cute little card for the current Whimsical Wednesday Add Texture challenge. I used the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Layered Basket die and made a shaped card by folding the card stock and placing the handle of the base die just above the crease. It's tiny, but oh so cute. I ran it through the Cuttlebug Plaid folder to give it more of a woven appearance, and hey, that is the challenge after all.
The adorable little Snowman tag is from Dilly Beans. I was able to print it small enough for the little basket and then colored it with Copics, backed it with card stock and embossed it with Swiss Dots (inspired by my dear friend Carole, the embossing queen!) I love the added interest the texture adds to the stamped image. This brings me to my exciting news!
I'm honored to be a part of the new Dilly Beans Design Team! The first challenge will be Friday December 2nd, but there just may be a little something before that that everyone will be able to participate in, so stay tuned. In the meantime, Megan has been drawing up a storm so you just might want to check out the Dilly Beans Shop to see all of her new designs (and check out the super sale only through midnight tomorrow!) and visit the Challenge Blog to take a peek at my fabulous DT sisters.
Here's one more pic of my little basket card. Maybe you can see the texture a little better here. I've added a few punched snowflakes and pearls and there ya go. Stephanie has some exciting news as well. The sneak peeks for her fabulous new stamps will be next Thursday and Friday Dec 1 & 2) with the release on Friday, December 2nd at 7:00pm EST. I'm sure you all are as excited as I am for Stephanie and can't wait to see what she has in store. There will even be a blog hop with her fabulous DT where you have a chance to win ALL 4 SETS! I KNOW I'll be seeing you there! I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Tag You're It Challenge. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!