Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2014?!?? I don't know about how you feel, but 2013 was definitely the quickest year of my life so far! As always, it wasn't the year I was hoping for, but I'm putting on my best forward-thinking attitude, and I know that 2014 is going to be awesome! :)
Anyway… It's a new year, but it's also a new month, so we're here with another Monthly Challenge from Catherine and Cathy Create! This month's challenge: "Doodle-ista." What's that, you ask? (Yeah, me too. LOL!) Well, here's the challenge description - "You can journal on a scrapbook page, doodle on a card, or actually write a message and send a card." So here's what I came up with…
My original idea for this challenge was just to create a card and actually send it. (I haven't written my message on the inside yet - but I will, I promise!) As it turns out, I actually need a card to send to a friend who moved to Washington, D.C. just before Christmas, because I didn't get her present together in time. But once I got going, I kind of got into the "doodle" theme. I also wanted to use a bunch of new product from the Occasions Catalog that just debuted yesterday :) Check it out...
The fonts are sort of sketch-y, plus the speech bubble image is very doodle-like. I chose the triangle pattern DSP because it reminds me of the patterns we used to color on graph paper in elementary school. :) Plus, I did technically doodle on my card too - I pulled out my best Kristina Werner faux-stitching!
Here's a close-up of the speech bubble sentiment… I think this is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog, and I love that it has the matching Framelits set! There are a whole bunch of really versatile sentiments, plus the speech bubbles are cute enough to use as a focal image on all your CAS cards.
I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope you found some inspiration from this project. Make sure you check out Catherine and Cathy Create for inspiration from the other DT members too! And if you want to play along with our challenge, make sure you link up your project for a chance to win something from Stampin' Up!
Happy Stampin! :)
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