We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome. ~ Isabel Allende
I really love the new Basic Grey Origins paper. My favorite things about Basic Grey are their subtle patterned paper that I can stamp on (there are great grid papers in four colors) and that sort of grunge distress look they do so well ... this collection is full of both. I used this week's Get Sketchy! sketch to create a masculine Valentine (they're going to give away the entire Origins collection if they get 700 followers).
When I was trying to decide on an image for my design, I saw this fun pocket from the Pocket Full Of ... kit from Unity, and remembered the Stitching challenge from Just Us Girls. Their is faux stitching on the pocket stamp, but I also added faux stitching to my patch (which I used scissors to fringe along the edges and my fingernail to distress). I tucked two hearts from the kit in the pocket & finished with ruffled ribbon and copper brads on the pockets.