Monday, January 28, 2013

Who doesn't love Anything Goes challenges?


 
Hi Stampers,

I'm in the throes of  packing. It is anything but fun packing a craft room. I've been purging and giving away many un-used items to my grand-daughter's elementary school. They're very happy to get them. Among the many things I had were several dried out ink pads. I'm relieved that I have settled on only two brands of dye stamp pads with only the basic colors. (Stampin' Up and Memento).  I will keep only three craft pads...black, gold and silver. I had sooo much ribbon, but in the last two years, I've made few cards using ribbon. I do have to keep some, since I use them on 3D projects frequently.

And that brings me to the Simply Create Too second week of the Anything Goes challenge. My Oh my, are we getting some great submissions. Everyone loves these challenges as do I.

So, I submitted two projects...using ribbon. The first is an image by Sparkle Creations called Cupcake Ruby. Isn't she adorable. The sentiment is a Studio G dollar stamp. I think they are $1.50 now...still a bargain. Pretty dsp, Nestabilities mats and a Cuttlebug corner, Wild Orchid flowers that I colored up a bit, punched leaves (Marvy?),  some ribbon, bling and copic coloring finished it. I sent this off to one of my BFFs, El. She thought it was one of my best. SMILE!!

The second submission was a little ensemble I made for a young lady who with her Marine hubby had their first baby girl. It was touch and go for a while and the little one came early, so we showered mom with gifts after the fact. I slipped a few pairs of cute socks into the box. I stamped the image and sentiment in Memento rose bud. Cherry Lynn, Nestibilities, Cuttlebug and Lifestyle Crafts dies were all used, some SU pink ribbon, bling and very old dsp were used too. The new mom is a budding scrapbooker so she totally appreciated it. I love when that happens.

I have many cards to show you this week...but time may get in the way.

Blessings,
Erica

2 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Leslie Miller said...

Sweetness! So much texture and color and those beautiful dies. Packing up a craft room sounds like a daunting task and I don't envy you. As for the ribbon, I can't resist it and I keep buying it, but I don't use it nearly as much as I used to. Don't know if I could part with any of it. Good luck with your big job!