Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Use It! #6

Hi everyone! First off, I want to thank everyone who left condolences and kind messages for me, I appreciate it more than words can express. Your support certainly helped eased the pain of my loss, so here's a huge HUG and sincere THANK YOU to all of you. :)

Now on to more fun topics! This week's Use It! challenge was perfect timing- my mom needed a card to send her cousin who just had quadruple bi-pass surgery. He's in his fifties or sixties, so I didn't want to do anything TOO cutesy (but I couldn't help making it just a teensy-weensy cutesy- that's just my style!) so I knew the challenge would help me make this card.

Regan asked us to:

1.Go out of your comfort zone: check! Masculine get well card.

2.Use something you’ve been hoarding for a while: check! check! check! I'm counting the beige grid paper by Provo Craft that my super generous aunt sent me, the American Crafts ribbon (I only have 6 inches or so left- yay!) and the vellum sticker by K&Co that I put on the inside of the card, all as hoarded items. It feels SOOOOO good to use stuff- lord knows why I've been saving it! And there was a bonus too w/ the paper- it's a bit older, so for some reason I had tucked it away, thinking it wasn't really my taste, but I really wanted beige paper, so I begrudgingly took it out, and to my surprise all of the patterns are totally useable and fun! Yesssss :D

3.Use some of your new favorite things..paper, embellishments whatever: check! I've been obsessed w/ the DCWV Green Stack papers and chipboard.

4. Heat Embossing: check! I don't do this as much as I should, but I used white embossing powder on the Hero Arts sentiment. I think it looks really fun on the woodgrain background :)

If you are interested in playing along, I know Rae would *love* to see your entry! Please check out the blog: http://useitchallenges.blogspot.com I hope you all like this card as much as I do, and thank you to Regan for a fabulous challenge!! :D

-Suzanne :O )


GiftsByHeidi said...

Your card turned out great! Love it!

willow said...

Love your background paper, great card

Regan said...

this is simply fantastic, thanks so much for playing my challenge!!!

Deanna said...

Awesome job! Lovin the little birdie in the tree!

rae said...

Your card is just tooo darn cute Suzanne, I L♥VE it!!! Thank you SO much for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge (and for the blog shout-out, I appreciate it!!)

Lea L. said...

This is so cute! I love the little birdie in the tree! Great job with the Use It challenge!


Tonya said...

I LOVE this card! Job well done!

Anonymous said...

awesome card Suzanne. I love the birdie in the tree too! actually . . I love it all!

Alicia said...

Great card! I want the Green Stack!! I wish I had bought it when it was on sale now~

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