Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog! For those of you that stop by regularly, you may have seen the posts over the past 6 or 7 months that revolved around being a part of the Collected Crafty Collabs hop with my Squirrel Sisters; Karen, V, and Anna. We made some awesome new friends, and the bond among the Squirrels became stronger. Because of this, we have decided to continue hopping, but with a bit of a different plan in place...AND a fun new name: SQUIRRELS GONE NUTZ! A few of our newfound friends wanted to join in to be "Honorary Squirrels." So please join me in welcoming Bory, Lounon, and Natasha to our crazy group! We are 7 "NUTTY" Squirrels, out to have a good time making pretty things!
For our first monthly installment, and in keeping with the start of a new year, we are concentrating on all things "NEW." New house, new baby, new ideas; wherever the thought of something new takes you! And, to be difficult, I suggested the supply of "leftovers." No, not as in last night's supper, but the leftovers we have laying around in our crafty areas. You get the idea.
I decided I wanted to find a quote that spoke to me about new beginnings, so I scoured the internet. I finally came upon one that fit the leftover image I planned to use, and here is my card:
This cutie from Simon Says Stamp's Snow Much stamp set was one of the many snowman images I had stamped and cut out with my Brother Scan N Cut when I was prepping for my last Collected Crafty Collab project. At the time, I had GRAND PLANS of making a boat-load of cards for the occasion; but time got away from me, as it often does. When I found this quote, I knew they were the perfect match! The patterned paper was left sitting on my desk from another project, so it went onto the card too! I found a nice piece of pastel blue glitter card stock to mat the paper with for some subtle sparkle. I typed the quote into the Silhouette design program using the Amarillo font, and used the offset tool to create an outline to cut out with my Cameo. Both the snowman and sentiment were popped up with Scotch foam tape. As a final touch, I added Crystal Stickles to the edges of the snowman.
CHN Patterned Paper: ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #54: ATG (4/5)
Mix It Up #45: ATG (4/5)
Cutie Pie #155: The Boys are Back in Town
Moving Along with the Times #126: New (1/3)
Craft Rocket #77: For the Boys/Men
613 Avenue Create: ATG (3/5)
The Paper Funday #25: ATG (3/4)
A Place to Start #1: ATG (3/8)
Jan's Digi Stamps: ATG (3/5)
The Creative Crafters #36: ATG (1/3)
Let's Craft and Create #167: ATG (3/3)
The Corrosive Challenge #1: ATG (1/4)
Gem of a Challenge #2: ATG (1/2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #150: ATG (3/3)
Word Art Wednesday #475 - #476: ATG (1/5)
Aud Sentiments #266: ATG + a sentiment (1/5)
Through the Craft Room Door: ATG (1/2)
The Paper Shelter #453: New Beginnings (1/3)
Digi Choosday #3: ATG (1/2)
Thanks for stopping by! If you are hopping along, that means you came here from my Squirrel Sister Karen's BLOG, and you will want to continue on to dear V's BLOG. Don't forget to leave everyone some love along the way! 💗
Until next time,
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