Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shopping our Stash #229 - No Stamping?? TWO WEEK CHALLENGE!

With Thanksgiving this week in the United States, we have a two-week challenge for you at Shopping our Stash - lots of time to link up. We want to see you create without stamping - and that includes no digital stamps (mwahahahaha). It's easier than you think!


Supplies: Papers from Simple Stories; holly leaves & brad from Making Memories; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies

The most challenging part for me was not to stamp a sentiment - several times I *almost* had a card for this and then whoops. Stamped sentiments count too. 

I love these holly leaves & the single brad with three berries - they've been kicking around my stash for a few years. This year I have found zero embellishments for Christmas - I did find bells at the dollar store, but otherwise? No packages of die cuts. No little assortments of odds & ends. Mind you, I'm talking just about brick & mortar stores, but still, NADA. I've been relying heavily on stitching and buttons and sparkle - and stash - but I am frustrated because I'd like to shop locally (which for me is an hour drive in one direction, 45 minutes in the other for the two craft stores nearby).  Harumph. 

OK, ok, rant over! Go see what the rest of the crew came up with:


11 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely card - I especially like the stitching detail, Jo x

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card, love how you did the sentiment. I haven't found anything interesting either Jessi.

Leslie Hanna said...

More sewing. You have the patience of a saint.

And what's up with no Christmas bling in the stores?! Weird.

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooooh! once again you've used the "cross stich highlights" and once again my brain goes, "AHA!!! lauren you MUST do that!!!" & then goldfish like i will forget in 15 seconds. which is a shame b/c this is a fabbbbbbbbbbbbbulous card & i'd love to be able to send one as wonderful as this! ♥

Donna said...

Fabulous...I did the same thing with a sentiment and then went ack that's stamping LOL
Love your stitching!

Chana said...

Love your solution to the "no stamped sentiment" conundrum! Great job! The stitching is definitely an elevating element!
Hugz,
Chana

Tenia Nelson said...

So so awesome!!

lostinpaper said...

I always struggle with the 'no stamping' until sometimes I make a card without any stamping and I haven't noticed until I've finished lol. Loving the holly! I don't really have any brick & mortar stores near me, and sometimes you just need to see 'stuff' before you commit, I totally understand, good luck with your search!

Lindsey said...

Ooh, I can do this! Even though it always feels a bit like cheating. ;) Your version is awesome.

Chris D. said...

I thought you squeezed 3 separate brads together, but that's ONE brad?! Fabulous! Love your card and the touches of stitching. And WTH about the no embellies to be found?! That must be remedied stat!

Debbie said...

Sweet card! It's nice when the DP does the work for you! (Especially when you're not allowed to do it! LOL)