Sunday, November 4, 2007
I love November, so happy it has arrived. It means the beginning of the holiday season to me. I'm ready to start thinking about Christmas shopping, card making, cookie baking, and all that good stuff. Not ready to do it yet, but thinking about it makes me smile.
This fun card was made for a Stamp Shack challenge. Jan challenged us to use direct to paper with our ink pads to make a background. She recommends starting with the lightest color in the middle, then use the next lightest in 3 places in a triangular fashion around the middle color. Lastly pick a smaller inkpad and fill in the empty spots. I did a few cards for this, but this one is my favorite. Thanks for a fun technique, Jan.
About those Fiskateers I mentioned yesterday. Fiskars has a wonderful setup for crafters that is celebrating it's one year anniversary this weekend. There are crafty women from all over the world who are Fiskateers. If you love Fiskars products, you can request to become a Fiskateer. I joined in about 8 months ago when I met Cheryl, one of the lead Fiskateers, at an event at the local scrap store. I think Fiskar scissors are amazing, and that's why I joined. Most of the ladies in the group are scrapbookers, but there are stampers and seamstresses as well. There is a message board, gallery, challenges, monthly swaps, and some prizes along the way. I've found it to be a fun group with no drama, which is a big deal to me.