Thursday, March 19, 2009

USE IT! #2 Challenge

My sister, Kristen Swain, from Blankety Blank Blank hooked me up to this website the other day, called USE IT! and their main purpose it to help us use up the tons of supplies sitting in our scrapping area/room.

I have decided to accept this weeks challenge, and this is the card that I made. The challenge was to:
-use spring colors (peach and light green were my choices from the Tea and Silk collection from Prima, very oriental in nature)
-use 4 flowers, any size or any material (I have so many of those danged prima flowers in the oddest color combos sitting in my stash from an ebay purchase when they were the hottest trend item around!)
-finally, use a tag (I cut one from my wonderful fantastical cricut machine!)

I also used vellum, which has been in my cardstock stash for about 2 years. My printer won't accept it, so it is just sitting around. I used grograin ribbon, new purchase but alas, the wrong size, my bad! And, when I first started as a consultant with CTMH, I purchased these beads. They have been around for 5 years now, so I added those to the top of my tag, which can become a bookmark. So, my effort to going "green", using up, and following my mothers adage "waste not, want not" ---by the way, what does that phrase REALLY mean???? Oh, I digress....I love how this card turned out! Thanks for stopping by today. So, I challenge you, stop by the site and use up what you have to create a wonderful piece of art, today!

supplies: CTMH stamp "Aspirations", Tea and Silk collection paper, ivory grosgrain, CTMH beads, ivory brads, prima flowers, vellum, desert sand and sorbet inks, waxy flax.
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7 comments:

dannisdoodles said...

this.is.beautiful! oh the vellum, love, love it!

Colleen said...

Pretty card and don't you just love using stuff you've had for ages!

Regan said...

really cute card!!!

Sarah said...

This is sooo pretty. Love the colors, beads, vellum, and flowers. I have to check out that site!

rae said...

Way to go Kelly!!! I am soooo impressed how you used your stash o' products on this fabulous card!!! Thanks SO much for playing along with the Use It! challenge this week!!
rae

Kristen Swain said...

this is so beautiful! it was incredible in person! I love the tag and quote!
kris

Basement Stamper said...

Love the vellum pocket! Great card.