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Monday, February 7, 2011

From Our Heart to Yours

It's time for a new challenge and a new feature on the H2H challenge blog. Remember a couple of weeks ago when we introduced From Your Heart to Ours and asked you to share your organizational ideas and tips as well as photos of your stamp room. Well now we have a new feature that will be called From Our Heart to Yours. This challenge will pop up every other month and it will focus on a technique that we will share with you - not only in artwork but also in tutorials. And while these might be techniques you know, it's time to dust them off and try them once again!

So since February is the month of hearts and love, we thought a great technique to try in our challenge this week is Kissing and Kiss and Twist. Possibly you saw the post at Jeanette Lynton's blog a few weeks back about Kissing. You can check it out HERE. We are also thrilled to include a video tutorial from our "Guest Expert" - Tresa Black - take a peek below or click this link.



And now for some fabulous artwork, starting with our Guest DT member for February, Aaron K Brown:

Aaron also has a tutorial to share with you on her blog! Thanks Aaron!


Mary






Well, there's plenty of inspiration for you! Now we want to see your Kissing and Kiss and Twist artwork. One word of caution - it seems that all the members of the DT had trouble finding enough solid stamp choices in the current CTMH Idea Book so feel free to dig out some older stamps and give them some kissing love :)

Don't forget - you have the entire month to play along with these challenges. Deadline to enter all February challenges is Feb. 26th at 10 pm EST. The more you play, the more chances you have to win the prizes from our fabulous sponsors - Sandra Strickler and Shirley Ross. Thanks ladies! Have fun creating everyone! We can't wait to see what you Kiss!


18 comments:

Shalini said...

this video is totally awesum and rocking... love it... am amazed at the possibilities in the world of stamping... i am new to this technique and am loving every bit of the learning... thanks for sharing this...

also, love Aaron's card.... its gorgeous...

Linda w said...

Fabulous technique, and love the artwork samples. Found this through Feline Playful. Hugs lin

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Kissing is a very good idea with the right people - H2H seems to be the right people to be with for some kissing this week!

Gina Brandstetter said...

Great Video Tresa! I always enjoy watching your tutorials! I love all the cards by the Design Team!

Laurie said...

Thank you for reintroducing a technique I don't think of using very often. Tresa's video is awesome. And as usual, the design team's cards are fantastic.

Bernie Bolton said...

Such an appropriate challenge with Valentine's Day right around the corner! I've been wanting to try this technique with our larger alphabets - thanks for inspiring me to do it! As usual, the DT cards are amazing!

Tammy said...

This was a fun technique to try out, especially once I found the stamp set I wanted to use for my kissing.

Thank you for the inspiration week after week and the chance to share our own creations as well.

Queen Bee said...

I'd never done this before but will certainly be doing a lot of "kissing" in the future! Thanks for the push to try something new!

Jody Gustafson said...

It's been fun kissing!

Joelle H. said...

The tutorial was great...inspired me to try out this technique, which I've never done before. Thanks!

Deanne J said...

I love this technique

Mandy LaCroix said...

I really should use this technique more! It's classic! Love all the example cards!

Jane said...

What a fun challenge! Tresa's video is great! It took some practice, and now I've learned a new technique or two! Love everyone's great posts!

Lela said...

More great inspiration from the Design Team! I really enjoyed that all of the cards were very different. Fun technique, I forget about that one

Melanie said...

This was a great challenge, Loved the video tutorial!!!!

Sheila H said...

Something else I had never done before! I had a bit of trouble finding suitable stamp sets because my supply is limited, but I enjoyed it very much.

stampmom said...

I did another, way improved post of my little card! It is a good lesson not to take pictures at night LOL

Carol Labuski said...

meant to post my artwork last week but totally forgot. hope you like!