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Sunday, November 13, 2011

sifting supplies adventure

This started out to be quite a different card for me, but now that it's finished, it looks similar in style to many of my others, doesn't it?
BOTH Jingle Belles and Shopping Our Stash challenge blogs prompted us to use stickers this week, isn't that funny? I have a few Stampin' Up!® stickers left from a retired Simply Scrappin' kit, but they're flowers and birthday sentiments, and only someone far more imaginative than I could turn them into a Christmas card.  So I sifted through my old supplies and found some clear stickers in miscellaneous shapes, which I thought I might be able to adapt to a Christmas theme.  I used my Stampin' Up!® Naturals Ivory card stock for the base, and Chocolate Chip classic ink with a Christmas Greetings stamp for the sentiment, but all the other supplies are of unknown origin.  Oh, I used Sticky Strip to hold that gold paper ruffle down, and of course Multipurpose Liquid Glue holds everything else together.

Yesterday, there was another RC swap meet that Tom wanted to attend, and all of his buddies were there all day with tables, so I accompanied him for the drive and went off to Jo-Ann's to look at fabric and patterns.  I'm hoping to do a little sewing before Christmas, since I have that amazing new grandson who will look adorable in anything, even if it is made by someone with long-unused skills.  My "thank you" gift this weekend was lunch at Fazoli's - the one in Elkhart serves dine-in patrons on ceramic (stoneware?) plates with real flatware!  As we were pulling out of the garage, I had to jump out of the car to take this shot, since the moon was totally glowing:
I hope you all see something equally beautiful somewhere this week - please share it with someone when you do!


Barbara said...

Cool how you put those clear stickers to use! That gold ruffle frame isbeautiful, too.

P.S. I have some candy if you're interested!

SmilynStef said...

What a beautiful picture of the moon ... love that ruffled frame ... and what a clever way to use those stickers ... so very glad you got *sticky* with us at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

if by "similar in style" you mean that you have a beautifully consistent and brilliant take on the C&S vibe... then YES, i agree! but also i'd stipulate that every single one of your cards is unique and a great example of whatever the prompt or challenge you're aiming at might be. this card, for an example is a very clever and very cool use of stickers... and a FAB reason for all of us to make glittery gold paper ruffles!!!!!!!!!! :)

Debgem said...

I like your card - the paper ruffle is just fab! Very creative way to make stickers too!

alicaz said...

great card - very creative! Love the ruffle too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Lorraine said...

What a sweet card. The border is wonderful. Now about that jumping out of the car - sounds like something I would do! Gorgeous moon shot.