Hello! And it's a Sketchy Thursdays kind of day. Remember to stop by and check out the blog today to see the sketch Heidi made and the amazing prize from WeScrap Kits up for grabs. You won't be sorry!!
Today's page is made using what was a very cool surprise happy mail for me. I got an e-mail from Kim J. at Creating Keepsakes telling me that I was one of a handful of people about to receive a box of the latest & greatest. Yippee!!
Inside the box was a great stash of papers and stickers from American Crafts and Bella Blvd. I hadn't previously worked with any of these papers, so I was quite excited. So, a big thank you to the Creating Keepsakes people for sending this out my way.
And that "You are my Favorite" sticker from Bella Blvd—I just had to use it. I say that to Nate every morning when I hug him goodbye at school before I head to work. Brad thinks it's silly, but I know Nate hears me and knows that he means the world to me when I say that to him.
The pictures and story on the page are about Nate's Valentine's Day experience this year. His handwriting was good enough that he was able to write out his own valentines for his class. All 18 of them—plus teachers. It took him 2 days, but he did do it. All by himself! I was so proud.
While I was working with those papers, I also whipped up this card. I used the sketch challenge at Skipping Stones, as well as the stamp set Funny Coffee.
I was also inspired by the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I used patterned papers to make the to-go coffee mug look designed and with a matching recycled materials sleeve. I actually wish this was a real mug! I would totally buy it! :)
Thanks for stopping by to see my page and card today.
I hope you'll play along with us at Sketchy Thursdays. (And just a hint about ST, you may want to swing by tomorrow, too. There may be a certain kind of "call" to action there for you all on Friday. Hint, hint...)