Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Shopping Our Stash" DT Announcement!

Yikes! This is the month for special announcements for me! I am pleased, honored and excited to say that I am now also on the Design Team at Shopping Our Stash! (That's two additional DT groups I will now be working with every month!) SOS has a weekly challenge and gives "Top 3" awards each week! What attracted me to this blog the very first time was the title because my "stash" of craft supplies has become embarassingly huge and I really need to just use what I have. At SOS we are encouraged to use things that have been sitting unused in our craftrooms for some time...as well as getting organized! Everyone has items that we are "saving" either for a special project or just because we can't make ourselves throw them away yet. So let's USE them!

This week's challenge:
A Sketch Challenge!
Use any sketch you can link to. It can be an old one you never got around to doing, or a current one! Just link to it in your post.
For this first challenge at SOS that I am participating in as a DT member I was quite happy to see the challenge was to be a "sketch". I love sketches! They make card-making so much easier!
Here is the one I chose to use:

It is an older one from Splitcoaststampers. I hope the link is correct!

Now here is the card I made from this sketch:

Long list of ingredients!
Stamps: HouseMouse*
JustRite - "Elegant Fronds"*
Stamping Scrapping Designs - "Frou Frou" (tiny tag)*
& "How Ya Bean?" (inside)*
Woodware USA - "Daisy" (inside)
Cardstock/DP:  Art Impressions, Inc. - "Lavendar Ivy"
Best Occasions - "Textured"
Markers & Inks: Memento* 
Flatback pearls & rhinestones: Pizzazz Aplenty &
(Olive "Dream String" is from there too)
Embossing folder: Tim Holtz -"Dot Matrix"*
Spellbinders die: "Anglaise Lace"*
Foam adhesive squares: Stix 2 Anything*
Ribbon is from my stash
I've colored the HM images with colored pencils.
* all starred items can be purchased at www.stampingscrapping.com

The two HM stamps are "Feeling Rosy" and "Contented Mudpie".
I gave Mudpie "open" eyes this time!

I've used the HouseMouse stamps because I am also entering this in their challenge this week!

The iside of the card looks a bit faded because I took the picture out in the bright sunlight.
My daughter Chris asked if she could have this card to give to a friend so I left some room beneath the sentiment for her to write a personal note.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this first SOS DT assignment as much as I have! Please stop by the SOS challnge blog or the other DT members blogs (in my sidebar) to see their creations too! Hope you are inspired to join us this week for a fun challenge!


lauren bergold said...

well, we're very excited to have you at SOS and this is a STUNNING debut card! looooooove all that gorgeous purple, my niece lindsay would SWOON over this!!! ♥

jimlynn said...

Awesome! LOVE all that purple and the way you did the little meeces is precious! Such a beautiful card -inside and out! LOVE IT!

Donna Hanley said...

Adorable card. Love the color scheme you went with on this one. Your inside is just as lovely as your card front. Thanks for playing along with House Mouse this week and I wish you the best of luck both in our challenge and on your DT spots. Enjoy your day.

downrightcrafty said...

oh gorgeous and love the extra little mouse at the side of the main image, just wonderful, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Jessi Fogan said...

LOVE the purples, and those mice, and the fab ribbons, pearls, & gems - such a sweet card!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Sandie - What a great card. House Mouse has been one of my favs for years and years! Those little guys crack me up! I love the sketch you used. I love lots of details! Glad to be on another team with you :)

CarlaKH said...

I love this! The colors are so pretty and the design is awesome!

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, those mice are too cute, and I love how you pile stuff on and it looks great. Mine always look ... piled on. Welcome to the Team!

shaz earl said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at House Mouse & Friends challenges for our * Double Trouble* challenge

Hope you will join us again, good luck
Hugs Shaz x

Linda said...

what a beautiful card! I love everything about it!

I'm a newbie on the DT too, so welcome :)

Sue said...

Aww, so cute. Love the purple and the embossing. Darling image and colored beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandie :-)the images are sooo cute and the layout and details are very pretty :-) Love the sentiment too ,,, perfect :-)

Congratulations on your DT post :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Bonnie said...

Awh! Sandie, these little guys are so sweet! Love all the purples!

Stacy Morgan said...

Hee hee Too cute, love the colors and great sketch. Thanks for playing in House Mouse and Friends blog challenge