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!
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!
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com - #126 "Double Trouble"
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!