Well, it is Tuesday again, time for another Shopping Our Stash challenge! This week's challenge is all about using really old DP (designer paper)...any paper or cardstock with a print on it. And not just OLD but the OLDEST in our stash!
Challenge #90: Use Your Oldest Designer Paper
I had to really dig for this one AND test my lazy memory! I chose an outdoorsy pine tree paper that I bought way back when I only did some scrapbooking, in my pre-card making days...I'm thinking around 1995 or earlier. Here's what I did with it:
My brother just retired from US Gypsum after 33 years so I sent him this card and it should arrive there today. Hope he likes it! The cute "guy" image is from Pollycraft called "Maurice-Ready for business". I colored him with Memento & Spectrum Noir markers. And that DOES kinda look like my brother! He was the IT guy (geek) at USG, has worn glasses forever and is definitely kinda pudgy! But the tie...nope, only at funerals!
The sentiments on the front and on the inside, and the Bible verse, are computer-generated (that font is called "Fineliner Script"), the old DP is from Hobby Lobby and the rest is just from my stash; the die cuts on the front are Spellbinders Labels 15 and the little sparkle dots are EK Success.
I'm entering this card in just a few challenges:
http://craft-roomchallenge.blogspot.com - "Something for a Man"
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk - #209 "Men Only!"
http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.com - #171 "For the Men"
http://guylousinimitability.blogspot.com - "bingo Card Challenge"- I used the middle row across: starts with a G (Guy in Glasses), *FREE*(bling), die cut
So, about MY retirement...well it is not from a job, it is from this DT! I decided to step down from Shopping Our Stash too. I left another DT last month and decided I needed to simplify even more yet. This is my last contribution to the SOS team. This has been such a fun design team to serve on! My fellow DT members are SO creative and witty and funny! It has been a pleasure to get to know these uber-talented girls! Thanks, Girls, for sharing yourselves a bit with me, especially the individual creative genius each of you brings to SOS! I will miss the weekly interaction but will definitely be popping in to check up on everyone from time to time. Thanks especially to Carla for her patience and encouragement as well!
And thank you, Reader, for stopping by today and diligently reading all the way to the bottom!! I hope you are inspired to join in this challenge that should certainly help you use up some of your stash!
Have a very blessed day, my friends!