I've thrilling news to report again! lol ;) I've been invited to be a Guest Designer for November and December at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog! I told you! Thrilling! :) Right? ;) My first project is for Challenge #157 Anything BUT a Card. Grab your HM stamps and join in on the fun!
Here's my first project:
Here's a close up of the image because I think I totally rocked those bows! :)
I used a tutorial from Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog for the box. When I first reviewed it, I thought it looked pretty straightforward and easy to complete. I didn't read it in depth, instead, choosing to be lazy and kinda just skimmed the tutorial. Halfway through cutting and measuring, I read these dreadful words:
"This next part is a little tricky..."!
I almost started crying! But I've often said, my momma didn't raise no quitter and I'd already spent so much time on it! Total project, including photographing it, took NINE hours! I don't dare tell my friend, Maria. She doesn't let me live down it ONCE took me THREE hours to make one card! ONCE!
I did love making it though! I think next time, I'm opting for painting the base rather than layering it with paper. It might be a good idea to follow her instructions and decorate each section before gluing it together. *teehee* *blush* I liked this project so much, I'm thinking of making one for each month of the year! I've chosen to use it as a desktop calendar.
These are the items I used:
House Mouse Wrapped and Ready Stamp
My Mind's Eye O Christmas Tree paper pad
Doilies and red glitter star from Michael's Bakery Department
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Paint in White
Number and Alphabet Stickers and plastic Christmas tree from my long hoarded stash
I do thank you for stopping by! I hope you'll leave a comment so I'll know you did! :) Be sure to pop on over to the HMFMC blog and join in on the current challenge!