Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A little something new, a little something old

Good Afternoon everyone,

Today was a fun crafting day.  I got caught up on a couple challenges, and started one more.  I love all the inspiration out there.  If you haven't checked out the new Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge blog started by the fabulous Gloria Stengel - get on over there.  Such a talented design team - it will blow your socks off.  The latest challenge provided us a fun sketch as well as a 'twist' to use something old, and something new.

Here is my entry for this challenge:

So...the 'old' was Graphic 45 Botanicabella paper.  I had totally forgotten about this pad, and found it in my hoard.  This would be one of those items that I have kept around for a very long time and haven't used it, because.....I can't bear to.  Oh come on -  you have done that too.  Something you cannot get anymore, so you hold onto it, pull it out once in a while to look at it, but can't bear to use it.  I know, it's an illness.

More old:  A Stampin up stamp that is one of my all time faves.  The banners were stamped with another stamp from the 'stash', by Hampton.  It is a fun word collage stamp.   The Spellbinder Circle and Scallop Circle dies were my very first thin die purchase.  I use them all the time.

The flowers were a wonderful find at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago.  Not only did they come in many colors and sizes, they were on sale!  I bought every package of the white ones they had!  I love making my own flowers, and heaven only knows how many dies I have, but it's always fun to have some you can pull out and easily dye to match your project.  I spritzed these with Dylusions Squeezed Orange and Lemon Zest.  I also added a bit of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pumpkin Spice.  I love the way the flowers soaked up the color.

I hope you enjoy my entry - I can't wait to get on over to the site and check out everyones creations!

Supply List:
Spellbinder Dies:  Small Circles and Scallop Circles
Pattern Paper:  Graphic 45 Botanicabella
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Spritz Dyes:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pumpkin Spice, Dylusions - Squeezed Orange and Lemon Zest
Stamps:  Thank you (stampin up), Text on banners - Hampton Arts
Flowers:  Spare Parts, Paperstudio Hobby Lobby
Paper:  Worldwin - Dark Spring, Deep Coffee, Spice
Markers:  Tim Holtz Distress Markers


  1. Oh yes, I have done that too. . you've done nicely pulling from your stash and it was only just a little painful. . .right? This reminds me of some of the gardens that I've been in that are so filled and lovely! The diamond cuts give the impression of a picket fence and yet so much texture! Thanks for twisting the sketch with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. Great use of items from your hoard! Love that you dyed the flowers to match your very pretty card. The pop of yellow really grabs my eye, too! Thanks for joining the fun at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #6!

  3. Nice card, the pad of paper you have been hoarding is very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

  4. So pretty, love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. I am cracking up because I also have that paper and cannot bear to use it up. And I am sure I have that stamp, too! This is a great job of combining the items. Sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. such a nice card! I love the stamp on here!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!

  7. Very nice card, love all the details... Thanks for taking part in the Hoarders Craft Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  8. Lovely take on the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  9. I love that G45 paper! So pretty and your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!


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