Welcome to my blog. Over the years that I have been stamping and paper crafting, I have so often been inspired by the ideas on other sites and blogs. I hope I can pay that back in some measure with my own. (In between laughs -- or cackles as my son calls it!)

January 8, 2012

Strawberry Kisses

Well, here we are, my first official post as a new member of the Crafter's Companion 2012 Design Team.

I wanted to share this Gorgeous image of a dog and his little suitcase, from the new Strawberry Kisses line.  For this cute image, I dusted off my colored pencils, which I'll confess I haven't been inspired to use for over a year.  Don't these images showcase your coloring to a tee?

This little pooch looked all set for a road trip - so I had the idea to use an old road map for the background. Once I started, I couldn't stop, so I'm sharing two variations on the travel theme with you today.  The trunk of my car is now short one Illinois road map, but hey, it was from 1989 anyway. 

I wanted one of these to be a Bon Voyage type of card -- so I took the words "Flower Power"  from the set with the adorable kitty in the flowerpot that you saw a few days ago from Tracy -- and cut out the letters for "explore".  Wait, no "x" in Flower Power you say?  Not to worry, take the stem from two of the "r's" and criss-cross them.  Nothing will stop a determined crafter!

You can see more great inspiration on this line of stamps, and other new releases, at the Crafter's Companion blog.   Hope you enjoyed these, and perhaps you'll be off on a hunt for crafting supplies in your own car, soon!

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to pop in and tell you how adorable your designs are. Love the map background with this cutie