Deputy D and I were talking about New Year's resolutions, and how I never, ever keep them. Without fail, I have forgotten them by February or March.
So instead of making resolutions this year, I am issuing myself a challenge. We'll see how this goes. Been a year since I blogged so obviously sometimes I have trouble sticking to things.
The past year, I have tried my hand at decoupage, vinyl application, rhinestones, and heat transfer vinyl. I just recently got into card-making and stamping. So my challenge to myself is this: I want to make one card every day in 2015.
Before you keel over in laughter, let me point out that we have decided to turn off the cable for a while and focus on things besides television and that some cards only take a few minutes to put together. So I might have a chance at this.
Anyway, as I have been researching card-making, I have come across some amazing companies that I am sad I am just now learning about. One of them is Paper Smooches. I also discovered that they have Paper Smooches SPARKS projects with themes, so I decided to go ahead and make a card and submit it, since I received one of their adorable dies this weekend. It was an anything goes challenge, and here is what I came up with:
For this card, I stamped Impression Obsession's Dotted Arglye background stamp in Simon Says Stamp's white pigment ink on kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I cut out the "hello" from the Silhouette Online Store (Design #60752) on orange cardstock and then heat embossed it with Ranger Enchanted Gold. I cut out the glasses with the Glasses Dies from Paper Smooches and cut out glitter paper hearts for the eyes. I heat embossed the glasses with Ranger Enchanted Gold and Black Sparkle and covered them with Glossy Accents. I adhered the glasses and sentiment to the kraft cardstock and then adhered that down to a white card base.
I can't wait to order the matching stamp set and make more fun cards!
Please be sure and check out Paper Smooches at http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/ and keep checking back here to see if I stick to my challenge!