HAPPY GNOME YEAR!

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Donna’s Valentine Gnome

Happy New Year everyone!  And, oh my gosh, the first month of 2020 is nearly gone!  I don’t know about you but, the older I get, the faster time seems to fly by.  And, have you also noticed that gnomes have “sprouted” everywhere?  🙂  I have to laugh because I have never been that fond of gnomes and I’ve never wanted one for my garden!  However, the stand up gnome above is one I made from a wood kit I purchased recently from a very talented crafter, Julie Johnson (Paisleys & Polka Dots). I ended up using LI paper to cover my wood project and I think he turned out so cute!  Last year, Lasting Impressions came out with their adorable gnome template and suddenly I couldn’t get enough of gnomes!  WHAT?  It’s crazy how quickly they become addictive and thank you Julie for the wonderful inspiration above!

As I mentioned, with gnomes everywhere, LI has now made available a couple of Cut-Outs with gnome “pieces” so you can simply cut-out and create your very own gnome!  Here are two very similar gnome cards from LI Design Team Member Barbara:

Barbara’s first gnome.  The XOXO background paper is brand new and available for purchase!  So clever how Barbara used another new paper for the tabs on the side of her gnome and the new sentiment, “There’s Gnome one like you.”

Barbara’s second gnome.

Thank you, Barbara, for your wonderful inspirations!  Please stay tuned, in the weeks to come, because we have some amazing examples I will post before that all important “sweet day.”  And let me remind you that Kaye has a wonderful and inspiring class coming up, using the latest Heart Explosion Kit, on Thursday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m., if you are in the area, or you can buy a kit and some of the beautiful new papers LI just released. Please go to LI’s home page to see this beautiful kit and LI’s new release.

Until next time, happy embossing!  🙂 Donna