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100 Day Destash Challenge-Day 14-Forgotten Stamps & Sequins

One thing I have realized during this personal challenge is I do not like sequins 🙄. I think it’s the hole in the middle…it just seems like an unfinished embellishment. If you make shaker boxes they are great but I am not a shaker maker. Except for today.

Once again I was inspired by the awesome Mary Gunn and Craft Roulette Challenge. Her challenge takes place every Friday evening at 6:30pm CST on FaceBook and YouTube. Four parameters are set and away we go. Tonight’s wheel choices were:

  • 5 x 7 card base (my least favorite)
  • Colors chosen were Blue + 2 (and neutrals)
  • The element was balloon
  • Pencils had to be used somehow someway

Here’s my card I encourage you to come and join the group and join in Mary Gunn’s Funn!!!

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100 Day Destash Day 8-Backgrounds and Old Stamps

Do you have those certain stamps that you will probably never get rid of? How about embossing folders? These are two of my favorites. The little bear is from a retired Stampin Up baby set and the the paisley folder is an old Cuttlebug folder.

When I saw the AAA Inchie Challenge this week I went straight to that stamp set. Although the optional twist was black and white I just had to add a pinch of pink. Hope you enjoy and if you want to join in on AAA Challenges start here.

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Better Late Than Never

Ok…..I haven’t posted in a loooong time. This doesn’t mean I wasn’t being creative. I was just in a bit of a slump. Christmas cards took over my life I was doing a few orders and sending batches out to organizations to be passed out.

When the new year hit I took a look around and decided that my New Year resolution was to use what I already had. Of course I mean those items that cost the most and, quite frankly, get used the least. So for this year no new stamps, dies, or other major purchases. I will continue to purchase ink, neutral papers and adhesives (once I use up what I have).

I know you are all laughing yourselves silly but I am really going to try. I will be posting card creations a few times a week made with stuff I already have. I am going to try and get through ALL of the stamps I have purchased in the last 10-15 years. It has been reassuring to see people like Justine Hovey and Ingrid Blackburn doing this as well! I feel that’s pretty good company to keep.

The above card was created using two old Stampin Up sets:

Gorgeous Grunge & I Heart Hearts

The technique used for the background is probably one of the first ones I learned. It is called the “Masking Tape Technique. Basically you rip strips of masking tape (cheap tape) then ink up the sticky side and place where you want it. I then stamped and embossed (Nuvo Classic Gold) over the background and added an embossed heart from the heart set. I had forgotten what a great stamp set the grunge set was and will be using it more often.

I hope you enjoyed this project and get ready for more. If there is anything YOU want to see drop me a comment. As always THANKS!!