Snuggles and Smooches. It’s a bit of a silly name, right? I think it’s a fun, new way to say “hugs and kisses.”
The sentiment was inspired by my love of snuggling my two pups, Hammond and Penny, and giving smooches to my hunky husband, Joe.
At first glance, this month’s new photopolymer release may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love.
Two of my favorite images in the set are the swirls. I’m sure you’ve noticed how trendy it is to wind up some Linen Thread or Baker’s Twine and use it as an element on cards and other projects. You can see on this card how the large swirl image helps accomplish a similar feel.
The swirls also create interesting background patterns that can be used with a technique like emboss resist—as shown on this adorable little card.
Or simply stamp—as I did on this tag. The “Love” sentiment works great for creating a chalkboard effect.
My name is Sandra Grimes and I have been a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator for 14 years. I also co-own a commercial casework company with my wonderful husband Richard. When I am not helping him create beautiful cabinets in our cabinet facility, I am planning and organizing paper crafting classes for you to enjoy. I have my own studio located on top of LeHeup Hill just south of Dade City. My studio offers a laid-back atmosphere where you can enter the wonderful world of creativity. I am here to assist you with projects from beginning to end. I would love to meet you so please book a workshop in your home or sign up for one of my classes. Hope to see you soon.