Thou Shalt Use No Other Stamps Until THE Box is Empty!!
This is a worthy goal but, of course, completely unobtainable. Right now, I have orders coming from three places. But maybe if I stick with it this week, it will no longer be an irritating, overflowing mess!!
FYI: These are stamps that are new to me - not necessarily brand new products.
As soon as I saw this week's Freshly Made Sketch, I knew that I had the perfect fit in THE box.
I used some shimmer paint dabbed randomly on the berries. Not only does it add shimmer, but it slightly lightens the color, so IRL there is some very nice berry varieties!
This is a new challenge - it's only on sketch 2. The goal is to be clean, but not necessarily simple - this totally works for my style! Although you can use any product on entry, the design team uses Stampin' Up. Generally, I would use Stampin' Up because they use it - but...remember...I have THE box staring at me!
I entered last week's challenge and was thrilled to be named a Perfect Princess!! Who would have thought that this slightly-more-than-middle-aged, a little more than slightly-over-target-weight, bespectacled mom would be a Princess??? It made my day!!
- Stamps: Papertrey A Wreath for All Seasons, Stampin' Up Cute Converse (sentiment)
- Paper: Papertrey Fine Linen, Vanilla Cream, Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
- Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler
- Accessories: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler ribbon, tag punch and Frost White Shimmer paint; Papertrey buttons, Cuttlebug embossing folder
This is fabulous, Kim! Love those buttons! I really like how you tied all the dots together with your image and embossing! This really makes me think of fall! :)ReplyDelete
So happy you enjoyed being a Princess last week!! Way to go! Your card this week is so pretty! Love the shimmer on the berries and all the white space! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!
This is gorgeous, Kim. I love your colors and the shimmery berries are so great. This stamp set is on my must have list. :) AnnReplyDelete
Love your new motto! Good advice for me as well! This is such a pretty wreath - especially with the extra bit of shimmer !ReplyDelete
What a fabulous wreath. A beautiful card. xxReplyDelete
Well done on your win! Love your card is so tastefully executed. xReplyDelete
Beautiful color combo...love that wreath!ReplyDelete
This is so gorgeous Kim, love the buttons placed as decoration on the wreath :)ReplyDelete
Well, princess, this is really pretty....and another reminder that I have this set (just thinking about it the other day) and it hasn't seen ink for a while!ReplyDelete
This is an absolutely perfect card, Kim! Clean, classy, and oh, so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
Kim, this is so pretty. Cherry Cobbler is such a great color and I how you used it on your card. The buttons and tiny tag are perfect for the "any shape" portion of the sketch. Congratulations on being a Princess last week and thanks for joining us again this week at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
You go, Princess! Congrats on the win and I'm sure there will another as this wreath card is gorgeous! Use It Tuesday's challenge this week is to use uninked stamps. Sounds you you'll have a few cards to enter there! :)ReplyDelete
Such a lovely, elegant card Kim!ReplyDelete
Kim this is stunning. Simple and elegant at the same time. Your ribbon detail is the perfect touch.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your sweet comment this morning--I laughed out loud at your comparison of my youngest to Tim Holtz! He would eat that attention up and grin the whole time.
Wow ... this is super gorgeous Kim ... love this combination of colours I love your super clean design ... oh, and that ribbon is so classy looking ... love it!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!
That wreath stamp is a pefect focal point on your card. The shimmer paint adds some yummy sparkly goodness. Thanks for joining us again at Freshly Made Sketches and so glad you enjoyed your princess status!ReplyDelete
That is one gorgeous wreath! I love the shimmer detail you added to the berries. It definitely looks like the iced cranberry wreaths one always sees around the holidays.ReplyDelete
I love the wreath on your beatiful card. Love how you paint the berries.ReplyDelete
Wow! This stamp is sensational. I don't know why it was sitting unused in your "box". Good on you for setting yourself a goal. I hope you get to the bottom of the box ... before you add anything new to it!!!!! Hugs xxaxxReplyDelete