Okay, I'm starting with the freebie totally hoping you don't go running from my blog, clicking like mad to get away from the crazy piggy before reading my tail, er, I mean tale. Anyone who's been here before knows I run the Freestyle Challenge over at Stone Accents Studio. Every month I come up with a little something different, a little something creative to help liven up those layouts.
This month my challenge to all is to use styles. Add in that our theme this month was My Funny Valentine and our palette:Wellllll, I struggled a little with my portion. Thank God for the Scrappin' Cop! I don't know if y'all have discovered her, but if you haven't run on over & take a look. Especially if you are dabbling in designing. She's got some awesome tricks up her sleeve she shares incredibly kindly & freely. I wuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvv her!
Anyway, I found some beautifully photographed candied hearts free for Commercial Use on her blog (here). And that got the ball rolling. I had a great time making funny hearts for my funny piggies. Take a look:
Anyone who participates in February's Freestyle Challenge will receive the posting bonus free (including the bacon bows & ribbons). I do, however, realize not everyone will want to clutter their LO's with piggy hearts. I also realize not everyone has used styles. So as part of my challenge I am giving away the engraving styles I created to write on my hearts, and for those who aren't into hearts, LOL, I have also included a basic frame from my new Basics collection (CU okay), shameless plug:
You can get the freebie here or by clicking on the preview way above. Please be aware that while her heart is CU, and it is pictured in my preview, I have not included it for download in my freebie. I respect Deb & her work too much so please, go to her blog to download those marvelous, amazing hearts!