Happy day everyone! Remember those FAB goodies Elemers sent me? (Don't forget that 3 of you still have time to win a prize pack from Elmers & Xacto yourself! Go HERE for details!) In the case you don't I'll throw up a refresher pic :) Maybe b/c I am still excited :)
Anyways! The challenge issued was to create something that reflects us, our blog, etc. using these great goodies!
So, while brainstorming I knew I
*wanted to make something that:
promoted learning (since I LOVE to learb new things and teach what I know)
*had a little flair for the country since that is where I was born and raised
*something new to me!
*could be displayed and enjoyed (That's what I LOVE for all my creations to do!)
and of course- USE all these great goodies!
So I started with a blank 16x20 canvas and gathered some of the goodies from the box I knew I would need! The glue runner (OKAY folks- I use MORE OF THESE than I can even tell you. I order the refills cases at a time. I am NOW a HUGE fan of this brand. The sticky is crazy good. Better than any other adhesive rummer I think I have ever used. Seriously. It's that good.) Anyways!- I also grabbed my Xacto craft knife and the swivel knife, the self healing mat, the adhesive sqaures, glue pen, gel pens, ruler, trimmer, scissors, and circle cutter!
Next, using my circle cutter I cut circles out of some denim paper, bandanna paper, and red/white gingham paper!