challenge for cards featuring love and hugs. Using OWH sketch #127, I came up with this idea, about which I am pretty darn tickled (click on the photo to make it bigger, if you wish). The paper is by Close to My Heart (retired), the teddy stamp is by All Night Media, and the saying is from Darcie's. Using a suggestion I found both on the OWH website and on the (incredibly fantastic - go visit her, especially if you like beautiful digital images for your cards - she's got freebies) blog Handmade by Paula, I went ahead and made as many duplicates as I could get out of the 12 x 12" paper I used (in this case five, because a corner was missing). More on organizing my paper in a future post... These went into a small packet of cards that I wrapped up today for OWH and hope to mail tomorrow.
I finally broke down and started using the tip I've read and seen on videos for years: if I can find a suitable container with a lid, I empty my little jars of embossing powder into the containers as I use them (white in this case). What a huge difference it makes! No messy, gritty powder everywhere any more. I am very happy!
Another thing that makes me happy today is that most of the Christmas cards I needed to mail out are now in the mail. Just a couple left to write and send. That is a big relief.
I have lots more to share and may make multiple posts over the next couple of days...consider yourselves warned!