It's time for this week's For Fun Challenge and, of course, my featured Design Team assignment. Whoo hooo! Or perhaps "Ho ho ho" this time?
(This card is being entered into the Craft Your Passion "red" challenge, and Top Tip Tuesday, "T is for..." (Tea!) challenge. :))
Can't you just see the snow sparkling already? I love the silence of snow and the cozy feeling of a cup of hot tea while reading under a blanket, wearing my fuzzy slippers. I put on my favorite video firelog and hum along to the Christmas carols...and then I open the front door and I'm blasted with hot air and dank humidity. Oh yeah, it's June. Oh well. I can still enjoy the festive fairies cavorting in this digi stamp by Michelle Perkett.
Here's a tip: while this stamp came with a sweet friendship sentiment, don't feel like you're caged in thematically when choosing holiday themed stamps. In this case I chose to use a holiday cling stamp by Stampin' Up as the sentiment matched with the Perkett image, and a lot of red, green and icy blue to take an everyday image and make it appropriate for a special occasion. When you look at your stamp collection this way, you can likely find ones that will work for all sorts of holidays and occasions that you'd never thought of using them for before. It's like having loads of new stamps! (Well, sort of. It's an exaggeration, but it's still pretty cool.)
For Fun Challenges takes us back to December for winter fun cards with help from one of my favorite digital stamp shops, and fellow Etsy shop, Michelle Perkett Studio. She has some adorable images, like the ones I'm interspersing here. These are all available for purchase at her shop, and most are darn cheap at around $3 each.