LOVE YA BUNCHES {february sfytt}
MY SWEETIE {tcptues145 - Inspiration Challenge}


Paper Smooches Logo HA!  How fun is a bat for Valentine's.  I love it!  I got my new stamps yesterday from KIM HUGHES' new company, PAPER SMOOCHES.  Her images have always caught my eye.  They're wacky and wild and just slightly not normal and I LOVE THAT ABOUT THEM.  And, her handwriting font is just fabulous.  I'm excited for Kim and I'm excited that her images are available again.

For this card I used the kooky bat in the FALLING FOR YOU set.  Cracks me up!  And I thought he needed a tree to hang from - and, yes, he is supposed to be upside down! - so I dug into my old Kim Hughes sets from CHF and used the big branch from THE LANDING PAD set.  These images make me giggle to myself...hee hee.

Batty In Love_Feb2011SFYTT
I used various papers from October Afternoon and my standard Kraft cardstock base.  (I know, I have issues with that freakin' Kraft paper.  I PROMISE - my next card posted will NOT use Kraft.  It's a challenge to myself!)  The oval base layer was airbrushed with Copics using a scalloped circle punch to create the clouds.  This is one of my favorite easy little techniques.  (Maybe I should make a quick little video turorial if I could figure out how...hmmm.)  Anyway, sewing and piercing and scallops and a bit of embossed woodgrain and then some Divine Twine finish it all off.

Oh, and lastly, this card uses Jen's February Sketch For You To Try sketch...see how easy it is when you have a good layout to start with! 


Jackie Pedro

This is freakin' cute, Leigh!! Love Kim's images!!

Suzanne Schmidt

this card is TOO cute! I love that you have your bat holding a heart, hehe!! I'm going to come back to your card once I get my stamp sets so I can copy your coloring- black is tough!


This is just TOO CUTE!!

Beth Norman

So cute. I love how you created the sky and added the branch.

I tried to figure out how to do a video tutorial. Still haven't figured it out. When you do, let me know :)



Charmaine Ikach

This is absolutely adorable, Leigh!

Karolyn Loncon

So stinkin' cute!! Now you need to bug her to re-release some of her old images in clear stamps, right?!! Brilliance!

Rose Kerry

OH MY GOSH this card is so stinkin' cute. I love EVERY single stamp and embellie. You have made this bat a serious Valentine icon. Adorable just doesn't say enough. Awesome work.

Amy Rohl

Look at you and those new KH images...a match made in heaven, I'd say! Your coloring is always so impeccable, Leigh, and how clever to use Kim's older set!

Tracy S

Oh my goodness this is TOO cute for words!!! Totally stinkin adorable! That bat makes me smile.

Tori Wild

Acckkk-- Total cuteness Leigh-- mine came in the mail yesterday and I hope to get them inky tomorrow! Totally love the whole thing!!

Jody Morrow

That is SO adorable! Love it!


O goodness, this is soooo adorable :D

Cindy Major

WOW! The details on this card are simply amazing. Love the sky. Love the double twine knot. Love how you pierced some holes on only part of the oval. Love your coloring. Love the cute images.

I'm super impressed. :)


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