As many of you know, I had a bad fall exactly four weeks ago sustaining multiple internal injuries and a couple of minor fractures. While the bone-breaking was minimal, they were the “wrong” bones! I can’t do much without my hands and not being able to use them for any creative endeavors this past month has been a huge struggle!
So, I was thrilled to bits when I received Catch A Falling Star, the new Anita Jeram stamp and die set, the same day that I got the green light to craft again! Wishes do come true, you see 🙂
I love the huge mice in these 6×6 sets just as much as I love the mini mouse wishing upon a star and if you scroll all the way down, you could win this mini-cutie in a giveaway!
I made this book for my daughter and even penned my own version of “Twinkle twinkle little star,” inspired by the sentiments included in this set.
I just love how this book carries you through the story of this little mouse, encouraging her along the way to pursue her dreams. As you’ll notice in the flip-through, I used a couple of other stamps previously released in the Anita Jeram series as well as some tile background stamps that were released last year. It’s so fun to be able to combine different stamp sets to create a storyline and I love being able to do this in the form of mini-books. You might remember the watercolor pride book I had created a couple of months ago…
Given my injuries and current physical therapy regimen, I couldn’t watercolor any of these images…so, I got creative! I cut up a couple of my alcohol ink paintings and turned them into dresses for the mice on the front and back covers. I even added ruffles! And for all the mice inside, I simply stamped them in black ink and did a bit of light colored-pencil shading, so they would pop against the patterned background.
I also used star-patterned paper as one of my layers to bring this book together and printed my poem out on glittery gold-flecked paper for added oomph. And if you watch closely, the front cover has a repeat star pattern in watermark ink … it’s all in those little details, people!
I love how this book turned out and I CANNOT wait to see my daughter’s reaction when she receives it.
Check out the entire Catch a Falling Star collection here:
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I am giving away one Dream Big Mini stamp set to a randomly-drawn name from my comments section here on this blog! Make sure to type in your name and email address, so I can contact you! The giveaway ends on October 23 at midnight Mountain Time. Winners will be announced on the Colorado Craft Company Blog. Please also follow Colorado Craft Company: @coloradocraftcompany on Instagram. They’re very generously hosting this giveaway and would love your support!
Until next time,