If you're anything like I am, you're always looking for easy and cheap ways to relieve stress. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy (activities like coloring, etc.) is a mental health profession in which the process of making and creating artwork is used to "explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem
I know it's fairly premature, but it's been quite sometime since I looked forward to the holidays, so I decided to take full advantage of my Christmas mood in November =) Ever since Stampin Up came out with the Foxy Friends stamp set and punch, I've been in love with the little fox, so I of course had to get Cozy Critters too when it came out! I won't lie, I had a lot of fun making this piece, even if the background did take me a couple of days of working on it to get it to c
I don't know about you, but Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. There's a nice chill to the air, the colors of Fall are taking over the trees and you get an excuse to eat candy and dress up...what is there not to like?! For this piece, I used some understated damask paper and crumpled it up and then Mod Podged it to a frame. I used the SU stamp sets Toil and Trouble and Toxic treats, as well as the stamp set from the Paper Pumpkin Boo-Tiful Bags & Halloween Project Kit.