Hey everyone and happy Valentine's Day! I hope you all had a wonderful day on this Hallmark holiday, lol! I was sooo happy to finally hand out all of the Valentine creations I've been holding onto and creating for the past couple of months. Whew...a minor de-cluttering there. :)
Every Valentine's brings a special day to our household as our eldest son celebrates a birthday the eve before! Yesterday, we celebrated Harrison's 7th birthday and he spent it exactly the way he wanted...with his closest friends exploring the Texas Inner Space Cavern. It's a pretty large cave system with a great history and story. I think they most enjoyed seeing bats and having a "friendly" bat doing his occasional dive-bomb on us, LOL! Then we got to celebrate at school today with cupcakes with the class...perfect for Valentine's too!
So anyway! The real reason you are here probably... :) A little shabby creation, shall we? The latest challenge over at the Play Date Cafe is to create a project using this inspiration.
I seriously couldn't resist playing along after seeing all of the shabby gorgeousness.
And I was inspired to create this...for someone who recently moved into their new home...for new beginnings...home is where the heart is after all.
I used the recently released set from Taylored Expressions called Cozy Cottages...which is a set whose partial proceeds go directly to the Habitat for Humanity! I went without coloring this time (whoa, I know!) and just stamped to some Snow White cardstock in Tuxedo Black ink and then die cut with the Take Note Die 2. I love layering dies upon dies, so I die cut the accented black patterned paper with the new Frame it Up Die 1 die. Wow, I'm realizing I used a lot of dies here! I also die cut some muslin fabric with the new Banner Day 1 Die and then stamped the border and greeting from the It's a Banner Day 1 stamp set. Whew! There's actually a lot going on here! I grabbed some buttons, a chipboard heart, and Maya Road flower to add some pretty accents. :) The fun glitter is a Martha Stewart tinsel glitter I'm still smitten with from Christmas...I'm not sure I can stop using it any time soon!
Ok, back to the evening grind of tornadic weather in my stamp room as I attempt some submissions. :) Until next time!