Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #133 - Use something new

Good Morning and Happy New Year my friends! Today marks the beginning of my new term with the Shopping Our Stash crew! I'm so excited to have been invited to be on this design team! Since it's the start of a new year, our first challenge is about using something new on your project! Perhaps you received some crafty goodness from Santa - now is your chance to stop admiring and petting the pretty packages and actually USE what's inside! LOL!  Here's what I came up with:

the finished inside:

My new supplies (new to me, at least ☺) are the stamps and the bling. I covered the card base with some DP from my stash. I took some white card stock and stamped the word bubble repeatedly in gray and once in purple then added the additional sentiment. I lined both sides with the bling strips and adhered the panel with foam squares. It still needed something to me, so I stamped another word bubble in purple, fussy cut and adhered it over the original one with more foam squares. Me likey much better! LOL! A bit more DP and another sentiment on the inside, some corner rounding, and I was done.

I hope you get the chance to play along this week at Shopping Our Stash and use some of the new goodies you have! Please be sure to also stop by my teammates blogs to see what crafty deliciousness they came up with!

Thanks for dropping in, now go forth and get your craft on!

Stamps Mama Elephant - Hello 
Ink: Ranger DI - Dusty Concord; Memento - Gray Flannel
DP: Teresa Collins - Sweet Afternoon
CS: Darice
Accessories: Recollections - rhinestone strips; Fiskars corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


Barbara Godden said...

Awesome job, me likey the popped up word bubble too.

lauren bergold said...

awesome stamp + purple bling?! pretty much the DEFINITION of fabulous! love it! :)

Lisa Arana said...

Stampy fun! Love that purple bling!

Lindsey said...

Great use of that stamp set! Which I own, too, and have yet to ink up. Hmm.... ;)

Leslie Hanna said...

Your "admiring and petting the pretty packages" is "fondling" in my world, and it's a daily occurrence here.

I love the popped-up bubble - just perfect!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH Chris--- this is a fabulous card! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you used that stamp set and those gems! FABBBBBBBBBBY beyond measure;)

THANKS for the advice on the photo backgrounds---oy! I wish someone would just take my photos for me;) LOL!

Audrey Pettit said...

Totally adorable card, Chris! Brilliant design and I LOVE how you used this speech bubble stamp! Adding the one in purple on foam dots was such a great choice! Congrats on your new design team, my friend! They are lucky to have you!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! I love the strips of bling. Great design girl ;)

Jessi Fogan said...

Love the popped up bubble - it's the little things that make such a difference. ALso, OOOOH SHINY!

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