Valentine’s day card

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to another challenge at Wags n Whiskers (WnW). With Valentine’s day less than a month to go, the challenge this week is to make a Valentine’s/Love card. This is my opportunity to add all the romantic embellishments on my card – yippee!

I used He Loves Me digital stamp from Wags n Whiskers. Postage stamp sentiments are from Raindrop Echo Designs, Love Ticket is from Tim Holtz Ideology line and DP is from My Mind’s Eye.

One random participant will win a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber stamp! You don’t need to use a WnW image on your project to enter the challenge, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digital Stamp!! Two chances to win!! If you are in need of a WnW design, click here for Rubber stamps, and here for Digis!

Let’s see what you’re giving to your valentine!

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We need tranquility

Good morning everyone,

I hope your New Year has been going well. For me, most of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the clean up after that is done and some sense of normalcy and routine is coming back to our lives. Just at a right time for me, Crafter’s Companion has just released a new collection of Kanji stamps – lots of unique and meaningful Asian sentiment and images.

This collection intimidated me at first – I didn’t recognize any of those Asian characters and I have never done any Asian art – even if I am Asian! But as I was working through my supplies looking for Asian embellishments and papers to use (I have few of those too), my creative juices started perculating. I found in my supplies some mulberry papers, flowers and leaves looking like Cherry Blossoms and willow, bamboo skewers and chopsticks (those were extras from some takeout I ate at my desk), Asian images on Western papers like a trendy fusion mix (this I found in Basic Grey and Kaiser Craft paper collections), I even though of stamping these Asian characters as my background paper!

I was very excited about the possibilities this set was generating. Here is what I came with:

The unexpected can surprise you. I hope you will have as much fun with this set as I did.

Here’s wishing you tranquility for the New Year ahead.

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