Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Friday, September 18, 2015

adventure with something old, something new

There is currently a joint challenge at Shopping Our Stash and Jingle Belles - how fun is that? - to use something from our stash that's at least one year old.  I can do that!  In fact, everything I used on this card is older than one year, and retired, except the ink and the smaller pieces of card stock:
stamp sets - Perfect Blend (retired), Warmth & Wonder (hostess, retired), Christmas Cheer (retired); ink - Archival Basic Black, Versamark; card stock - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar (retired); designer series paper - Season of Style (retired)
The sketch is new, too - I used Tuesday Morning Sketch #318 - but it would have been fun to use a sketch that was more than a year old, wouldn't it?  If I feel ambitious, I may try that. 

Of course, that made me itchy to use something new, too, and Little Red Wagon is looking for just that - how convenient! - so this card is mostly new stamp sets & dies; only the ink and card stock are old ;)
stamp sets - Festive Fireplace, Hardwood; ink - Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry; card stock - Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz; Big Shot with Hearth & Home, Festive Fireside and Star Collection framelits
I started out thinking this would be red and white plus one color but no green for  the just-expired challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Yellow was going to be my plus one - I wasn't counting gray, as a  neutral.  I tried the whole thing with a red sentiment on a white base, but I didn't like it.  A white sentiment didn't work for me, either.  With no white, it wasn't really going to work for the challenge, so I gave up and added the green wreath.  It works for the Anything Goes challenge at Christmas Card Challenges, though - yay!


Brenda said...

I'm so glad the challenges worked out so well for you, your creations are certainly wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at LRW Challenge this week! Brenda

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooooh! i love BOTH of these, miss kathe! you have SO ROCKED the old and the new!!! (i kinda loooooooove that you "wrecked" the 2nd one-- in challenge terms, i mean-- b/c it NEEDED that wreath!) (& i'm notjust saying that b/c the story of my life is starting something specifically for one call & then letting it morph away; tho i do that. a lot.) perfection on all counts!!! thanks for shopping your stash with us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!!!

SmilynStef said...

I am lovin' that polka dot coffee cup ... such a fun holiday card ... so very glad you shopped your stash with us at Jingle Belles.

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are fabulous, I love the cozy feel :). Thanks for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Leslie Hanna said...

Oooh, holiday cheer? Might that be eggnog? :)

Thanks for playing our joint SOS & JB challenges!

Debbie said...

Wonderful cards! It is fun to use both old and new supplies!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
Monica - CCC DT