Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Just dropping you a line...

Hi everyone. I'm leaving today for a couple of days for my grandmother's wake and cremation service out on Long Island. Last night in between packing I just had to find a little creative time. My mom wanted another card to send to my cousin, and since I'm short on time this week, I combined two challenges: Use It! #5 and Card Patterns #9.


1. Dig out those OLD scrapbook die-cuts. The green square is a Colorbok die-cut (I have a HUGE stack of them) that I punched with my EK Success border punch.
2. Here's another OLD challenge.....
scrounge around and find a piece of patterned paper that you've been hanging onto for a minimum of two years. The yellow paper is by Provo Craft, one of the first pads of patterned paper I ever bought.
3. Think back to that tool or technique you used to use ALL the time.....
Bring it back to life. I'm not sure I ever had a technique I used ALL the time, but I haven't paper pieced in a while- the fish AND the bowl are both done using that technique :)
4. Have you bought something recently that was on clearance?
Let's incorporate that into this challenge too. The Amy Butler die-cut was bought on clearance ($1.97?)

I bought the fishbowl stamp at Goodwill some time last year for $2.99 and this is the first time I've used it- I KNEW it would come in handy :) I finished off with some buttons and Target ribbon. I also used Colorbox chalk ink for the sentiment and inking around the die-cut and some scalloped-edge scissors- haven't used those in a LONG time. I really like how this card turned out, I think that fish is super cute! Thanks for checking in... I'll be back to posting more frequently once this week is over :)

-Suzanne :O )

11 comments:

rae said...

I'm so very sorry to learn of your loss Suzanne, I'll be keeping you & your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Your card is absolutely darling, I just adore your paper pieced fish/fishbowl... thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!
hugs to you~
rae

whoistracy said...

Suzanne, this is beautiful! I love the image you used. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Suzanne I am sorry to read about your grandmother. My condolences to you and your family. I find that a little creative time during difficult times can be relaxing and soothing to the sole. A release. Your card is really cute and great use of both challenges.

Thi P. said...

My condolences to you and your family. Your cousins are going to love your card. It's so fun.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Hi Suzanne, I love that fish, your card turned out perfectly! Hope things go well, I'll be thinking of you!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Darling card! I love the fish in his little bowl!

My sincere condolences on your grandmother.

Tonya said...

Your card is cute! I like that red ribbon popping out on the paper with all the other colors used. Great take on that sketch, too.

Annette said...

Adorable card Suzanne, love the little fish. I'll be thinking of you and your family.
Annette

rubberstampinzone said...

what a fantastic card Suzanne. That was a great find ( the fish bowl stamp )

again, My condolences to you as well as your family .

Lisa

KimmyS said...

Loving it! Such a great take on the sketch

Jess said...

Such an adorable little card, Suzanne!

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