Sunday, July 22, 2012

My precioussssss.....

This week's challenge at Shopping our Stash #60 is to use something from your stash that you've basically vowed never to use. That item that you HAD to have, that you take out occasionally, pet, and lovingly put back in its place...use it. Take the plunge. Shed a tear or two, and USE IT ALREADY! I'm such a good sport that I did it twice.

Supplies: papers from Basic Grey "Little Black Dress;"
Labels 4 Nesties;
We R Memory Keepers washi tape;
Palette Noir ink & Barn Door distress ink;
girl stamp from CC Designs;
sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas;
twine from Paper Smooches;
ribbon from May Arts;
black Glaze pen (Sakura)
I've been hoarding that leopard print paper, using teensy pieces to stretch it out. Love. It. and I used every last bit of it. Yay for me! The black & silver ribbon is from May Arts. I bought 5 yards several years ago, and again, I take it out but don't use it. The heart charm has been in my stash for so long that I don't remember where it came from. This was to be my challenge card, but I'm tossing the kitty card in too because using the ribbon on the first card somehow gave me permission mentally to use it on the second card:

Supplies: papers from Basic Grey "Little Black Dress;"
stamps from Paper Smooches;
Palette Noir ink;
Fun Flock from Stampendous;
Dimensional Magic by Mod Podge;
pearls from stash;
ribbon from May Arts;
standard small & lacy circle Nesties

Fuzzy, glossy goodness...and the cat's head is popped up on foam tape, as is the grey circle.
Since the kitty is furry, that gives me a good reminder to invite you to check out my challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise this week - Soft & Fuzzy! 

And, since my next creation was inspired by Leslie, one of the design team members at Shopping our Stash, I've got to tuck my card for Crafty Creations Challenge #179 in this post! For CCC179, we're to  make a tag or include a tag on our project. Leslie inspired me to try the shaving cream technique - so messy, but so fun. And when I went to use the paper, I ended up being inspired to use the negative piece, and it all fell together from there:
Supplies: stamps from Inkadinkado;
Purple Twilight Adirondack ink;
shaving cream paper made with Ranger inks - blue & violet;
sentiment from My Favorite Things;
dragonfly button from Dress it Up;
label die from Sizzix;
Astrid's purple chalkboard Tattered Angels mist;
glitter from stash;
tag die from Cuttlebug; twine from Paper Smooches
I made several different colours of shaving cream paper, so you should see some more popping up as I get more opportunities to play with it :)

The Shopping Our Stash challenge is open until Monday night, and the Crafty Creations Challenge is open until Tuesday night. And, since all three cards use stamping, I'm entering them all in the Birthday challenge at Moxie Fab World, which ends tomorrow. 

I still have more to share - I'll be back!


Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, YAY for messy! All of these turned out great!!! Love the flocked kitty, too. I break mine out now and then for my critters. :)

Unknown said...

wow! these are awesome! I love that blue rocked these challenges Jess!

Lindsey said...

You are obviously on a card-making roll! I can see why you love and hoard that May Arts ribbon -- so elegant. Hooray for using some on two cool cards. And shaving cream paper! Totally awesome effect. And it's a Crafty Creations Challenge entry, too!

Annette Allen said...

girl these are adorable...I love the fancy little kitty...

Melissa Craig said...

Great stuff! Do you know I have never played with the shaving cream technique? Isn't that crazy, that's like a Stampin' Up! staple and I was a demonstrator for 10 years.

Dana said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love LOVE LOVE the cat!!! (i love cats anyway, but REALLY love yours!!! The eyes, the necklace!!! So cute!!!

Jen W. said...

Totally diggin' the leopard print paper and the sentiment! Love the sleek elegance of the second card goes perfectly with that sassy cat!
Gonna have to go check out that shaving cream technique because this look so darn cool!

jimlynn said...

ALL are fabulous!
Love the ribbon on the second card, leopard print paper on the first and the entire third card! Actually I'm thinking I like the entire card of all three!!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

lostinpaper said...

You go GF! These cards totally ROCK! I can see why you were hoarding the leopard print, it's purrrrfect!

Marie said...

You are one brave soul to use up the whole sheet of paper...a moment of silence please. Love both cards. The shaving cream frame it utterly delightful. Love being able to use both the positive and the negative!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous tag project with us at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking these up to the Birthday Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

~Tammy~ said...

More obviously amazing cards! Love the treasured MayArts ribbon and that leopard paper!!!

Alica said...

Cool cards! Love the leopard papers and the heart charm too!
Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)