Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shopping our Stash #166 - ABCs


This week at Shopping our Stash, we're celebrating the start of school with a return to ABCs - we want you to use something that starts with each of those letters! Here are some ideas:

A: ant, anchor, arrow, apple, arithmetic, animal
B: bee, button, bow, bonnet, ball, brad
C: candy, carrot, car, corn, curtain, cow, comet, chipboard, chalkboard

Of course you aren't limited to those ideas, but you DO have to tell us what you've used!

I had a particular stamp set in mind that I wanted to use, but do you think I could find it? NOPE. So then I was stuck. Finally I went ahead to work on something else, and found this paper pad, and it all came together. *whew*


Supplies: Papers from Simple Stories; Buttons from Basic Grey; sentiment from Paper Smooches; Memento Tuxedo Black ink


Simple and straightforward! I let the paper do the heavy lifting. I've gone with 
A- apples, alphabet
B- buttons, black
C - chalkboard

Check out the design team creations & join us before next Monday, September 1st!

17 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

HA! An alphabet for an ABC challenge. LOVE it!

Now that you've made this card, you know you'll find the missing stamp set.

lauren bergold said...

ok, leslie took BOTH of my observations, i clearly need to get up earlier to be FIRST! love this, brilliant adaptive skills in the face of frustration, too!!! :)

jimlynn said...

Perfect and so cute! That's a great idea for a challenge too....and it'd really be a challenge for me. Love your card.
Lynn

Carol L said...

You made this challenge much too easy with those great papers! LOL I love the alpha paper - I used to love to practice writing when I was in school!

Greta said...

What a great card, Jessi!

Chana said...

Jessi, this is so nicely done. I like the clean look and the great colors!
Hugz,
Chana

Debbie said...

Fun back to school card! I love the DPs! I'm sooo not ready for school to start this year! :O

(FYI your TMS link goes to the TMS blog not your post)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous back to school card, love those papers and the buttons are a perfect finishing touch.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Asha said...

LOVE this one, Jessi. It's unmistakably school-like. Sorry I'm late commenting ... I've missed so many of your wonderful makes. You take care, friend!
hugs, Asha

Chris D. said...

I bet you found that stamp set you originally wanted to use, after completing this awesome card! LOL!

Lindsey said...

I love the challenge premise, and the card you ended up with! Have you found the hooky-playing stamps yet? (Keeping with the school theme...) I found a die cut square today I lost last week...

Jeanne said...

Your ABC card is adorable! Reminds me of my teaching days... :-} Is August/September hard for any other retired teachers?

Colleen Dietrich said...

Eeeep! This is SO. SERIOUSLY. CUTE. Givin' me inspiration for an upcoming challenge I need to create for, too. Thank you, ma'am!

Donna said...

Smarty pants! Using the alphabet for your ABCs..why didn't I think of that??? I couldn't think of an A for the longest time so I went back and added an arrow lol

Barbara Godden said...

Wow what a great card, you ABCs are super creative. I was guessing before I read and I thought Calligraphy so you really had two ideas for each. WOW

~Tammy~ said...

Love this school themed card!

Dana said...

Well you pulled it together nicely!! Love the mix of pattern paper!! Love it!!