I am sooo excited to be a part of the Krafty Girls Design Team. This is really significant for me, personally. I am not a seasoned crafter, and I really have only created a dozen or so projects. I needed validation. I needed to know I wasn't terrible at this, and wasn't wasting all of my husband's hard earned money. I actually have a confession to make (This is beginning to be a habit here). Until I was selected for the DT, my paper crafting was a SECRET!
When I received the e-mail telling me I had been chosen, I was so excited I squealed. (Mind you this was 11:45 pm my time) I immediately got quiet, not only so I wouldn't wake my sleeping husband, but I also wasn't prepared to explain. I was soo not ready to confess my (almost year long) secret of having a blog. I don't think he has ever even seen something I have created, other than home decor items. I'm not sure what I was so afraid of because he was excited for me, and he couldn't understand why I would hide it.
WOOHOO! THANK YOU KRAFTY GIRLS!
Now I have a confidence I didn't know I could, just from professing my love (passion!) for paper crafting. I'm sure you crafty people out there hear me huh? Now how this ties into my Krafty Girls Challenge for the week. Well... I was LATE making it. SHHHH!! I know.. I should have been prepared. I didn't forget or anything like that, I just didn't know where to look. I should have done more exploring. BUT but but.... I finished. It's not my best work, but I actually like it. Without my new confidence I would have cried and given up, but NOT THIS TIME SON.
The Challenge is to use a "face", which is something I really don't use, (in Tay-Swift voice) LIKE EVER! Though I received some awesome stamps from Unity Stamp Company in the mail yesterday. I picked my favorite sentiment, and I let it be my inspiration.
Here is the Product :)
It really is a great sentiment isn't it?
I really think it turned out alright. I really hope you all enjoy it! Now to get an envelope made and put this baby in the mail.
Here are the supplies I used:
- The patterned papers are from Michael's they're from Recollections Simply Pastel.
- The solid papers are just basic Recollections cardstock.
- The sentiment is a Unity Stamp Co Itty Bitty Stamp called "being kind strengthens others".
- I also used my Cricut, for the frame it was "Elegant Edges" and animals were from "Give a Hoot".
- I used a Sakura pen for faux stitching and to darken the eyes, nose, and mouth.
- The velvet ribbon is from the dollar section at Michael's.
Thank you all for coming by to see me, and my no-longer-secret blog. Be sure to submit your "face" projects over at Krafty Girls! Can't wait to see you all there! Thanks for Reading!