Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Shopping our Stash #151 - Sing it To Me!


This week's challenge at Shopping our Stash is one that I absolutely love - love - love! We want you to create something inspired by a song. (Now, no Happy Birthday! C'mon!) I am always listening to music while I create - and usually singing along too - and to me music & creating just go together like peas & carrots :)

Here's my card, and then I'll tell you my song:


Supplies: sentiment from MFT; sun from Market Street Stamps; cloud dies from Paper Smooches; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; paper from Basic Grey; buttons & embroidery floss from stash

By now you know I love that sun - I could just about use it on everything :) 

The song I was inspired by is "Brave" by Sara Bareilles - it's not only a beautiful song, but I love the message. "Say what you wanna say & let the words fall out" is something I've really come to embrace. Of course, my brain-to-mouth filter fell off long ago, but in this sense I mean expressing my feelings openly & honestly. It catches people off-guard, because I don't play games any more - if I love you, I tell you. If you hurt my feelings, I tell you. A lot of people just don't know how to respond to that, and that's ok - I can live with setting my own precedent for openness!



The design team has rustled up a great variety of songs & creations for you - make sure to go check them out! And join us, won't you? You've got until next Monday, May 19 to play along! 




18 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous job on the card, love all the sewn on buttons and that sun is awesome. I think being able to express yourself is a great thing. I think honesty is a good trait you know where you stand then.

~amy~ said...

LOVE this.

lauren bergold said...

holy *MACARONI*!!! i loOOoOoOOoove this card! magnifique, mon amie! magnifique!!! <3

Leslie Hanna said...

I LOVE that song. Never heard of her before, but what a great message. I waited until I was 50 to let loose, and it's really quite liberating.

Oh, and I love the message & the buttons - super card!

Chris D. said...

I love your card! That sun and button rainbow are perfect paired with that quote! And what an awesome song to be inspired by!

Annette Allen said...

oh my heck... this is adorable.. love the buttons..

Donna said...

Lovin' everything about this card!
The buttons, the clouds, the sun!
Love your choice of song too...awesome message!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I don't know the song but that's a gorgeous card. I love the happy sun and the rainbow of buttons. Very cool!

jimlynn said...

LOVE your rainbow of buttons!!! So cute and the sun just sets the whole thing off.
Lynn

Lindsey said...

Great card, great sentiment, great message. :)

Greta said...

Super creative & wonderful, Jessi!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous rainbow buttons Jessi!

Dana said...

Holy Cow!! LOVE this card!! The button rainbow!!!! The sun!!!! The clouds!!! The layout is just spot on, everything is in design harmony with each other!!!! I LOVE it!!!

Angela said...

Such awesomeness, Jessi! Amazing card and great theory on life! You go girl!!!

Asha said...

If this card doesnt brighten your day, I don't know what will. That rainbow of buttons is AWESOME!!!
hugs, Asha

Patti said...

I have never heard this song before. I love the message about being brave enough to wear your red socks and let go of what people might think : ) Sweet

Your card is wonderful! I love how you stitched the rays of your sun.

Patti

Katie Melhus said...

OMG - adorable and obviously made with love!

Debbie said...

I love this card!! Cool stitched sun, and awesome button rainbow!!

We'd all be better off if we were more honest!!!