Well, it was a little hard for me to find a stamp set that I could still use. Out of the several hundred (yes, you read that right) SU sets that I own, I only have 26 sets that will be in the new catty. Granted, that is still a good number of sets to work with. But, 4 are Holidays, 3 are sentiments with no images, 2 are alphabets, and 3 were sets I earned free that weren't necessarily my style. Now I am down to 14. Still a decent number, but I had challenged myself to use a set that I had either never used or had only been used once or twice. That didn't leave me a lot. To top it off, almost all of the embellishments and ribbons that I own are retiring.
I do want to say though, that having the limitations actually made me think more creatively.
The celery piece was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. To give a little feminine charm to the card I punched the Early Espresso mat with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. All of the pieces were sponged with their respective inks. The focal piece was lightly sponged with Early Espresso and then I re-sponged it with Pink Pirouette.
I wanted to use the Happy Birthday from Bring on the Cake, but the stamp was too big for the Modern Label punch. So, I used MDS to create the sentiment in the size I needed, printed it on Baja Breeze and then punched it out. That was then popped up on dimensionals also. To add just a touch of bling, I placed two small pearls on the sentiment.
ETA: How about some Blog Candy!!
I thought I would celebrate my birthday today and Mother's Day tomorrow-crafter's style-with some blog candy. :)
It's kind of a weird mix of items, but I have been cleaning out my craft room and of course finding multiples of some items. Plus it's FREE stuff. :) Included in the package are: 4 gift card holders, Red Riding Hood wide striped ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, a package of Carousel Notes, Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons, Blooming With Happiness stamp set, Deck the Halls Fabric, a covered notebook, and Butterflies and Rings Sizzix Die.
But that's not all...
What's a celebration without a few surprises! The winner of this Blog Candy will also receive a few surprise goodies in the package. Party!!!
For a chance to win, just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite birthday or Mother's Day present has been. Leave the comment by midnight Sunday, May 13th. The winner will be selected by Random.org on May14th and posted that evening. If there is no contact info with your comment, I will have to move on the next person.
Make it a great day!