In January I started my Weekly Creative Therapy class on Tuesday evening to help my customers get some creative therapy time in during the week. I purposely keep the class to an hour and the format is simple so that participants can relax and just enjoy chatting and creating.  I am so thrilled at not only how inspiring it has been for everyone but also how much fun it has been.  There has been a lot of ideas shared, social time, and a fair amount of laughs.  I don’t know about you, but I think we could all use some more laughs.

In keeping with the pattern set in January, I picked another card layout that we can use throughout the month of February.  This keeps things easy and simple so that we can focus on just having a fun relaxing time creating and chatting.  Below is the card inspiration for the month and the sketch to help you get ready for our zoom class.

This card was created using the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Touched by Ink.  This lovely set caught my eye right away and I couldn’t wait to play with it.  I used Pretty Peacock, Flirty Flamingo, and Mango Melody because I love how bright and happy these colors are together. I will let you in on a little secret…I used the colors listed with the stampin’ kit “You Are Amazing”.  Anytime I need a jump start I like to surf through our catalogs and try out the sample color combinations.  This takes the guess work out of what colors work well together, and saves me time.

Below is the card sketch where I list the measurements.  This sketch will be used throughout the month of February so you can cut all your card stock at once or cut as you go: all up to you.  If you don’t have the exact stamp set or colors I used I encourage you to look at what you have on hand and use your stash. This not only saves you money but also can help you stretch your creativity.  At the end of each zoom session we do a show and tell…and boy is it a lot of fun to see all the different versions of the monthly sketch.

I did a January recap of all the cards submitted to me from our zoom classes and you can check them out by clicking here.


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