Take the "bull by the horns"

Happy Monday morning everyone!

To start the week off right... here is a beautiful card from our Guest designer Jen J. and a FUN project from Lori R :)
At first, I was taken back by this months challenge. I didn't feel like I was artsy enough to create something that would do the challenge justice. Soooooo, I decided to take the proverbial "bull by the horns" and embrace my artsy side. Which in all honesty......isn't much. But I gave it a whirl anyway! That's the joy of challenges. They get you out of your comfort zone and make you think, think, think!!! That's what I love about them!

Without further ado. Here's a little tutorial I created with directions on how to draw a Russian doll and create a template by hand. I hope you enjoy!!


Supplies: cardstock: stampin up (white, pacific blue), Patterned paper: artsy urban (gcd studios), Punches: 2 and 1 1/4 inch (stampin up), rhinestones: zva creative, alphabet stamps: just rite stamps, ink: stampin up, sentiment: SRM stickers, other: scalloped scissors, flower


  1. You are incredibly artsy!! This is soooooo fabulous! Great template!

  2. I love your little tutorial and all the layers in your first card!

  3. Great projects! Jen's card is just beautiful and I absolutely LOVE Lori's adorable nesting doll!!

  4. I love each and every moment of my life but in the studio this is happy Monday morning everyone. So enjoy it.