I've gotten behind on the Featured Stampers at SCS, again. This is for last week's celebrity, Jodi (aka jodi r.) She has lots of cards I'd like to CASE but I chose this one for the layout that worked with something from my UFO box. I see that Jodi made her card from scraps. How appropriate is that!
The embossed and colored piece was in the box. I added a butterfly from Papillon Potpourri that was in the butterfly box. (I have all kinds of boxes.) I stamped a sentiment, added a narrow black mat and tied a knot in a snippet of ribbon.
This week's Featured Stamper is Sue (aka Susiespotless). I love that call name! Again, such beautiful cards to amaze and inspire us! I chose this card because it showed me what to do with the pieces I was working with the night before that totally stumped me.
The flower, which had been stamped on handmade paper, was in my UFO box. I fussy cut it and found the already embossed piece that I liked it on but couldn't get any further than that. Then I went to bed and dreamed about that card all night. Do you do that? Not the most restful night's sleep!
When I saw Sue's card, it all clicked.
I found the DP in the scrap box. I couldn't find any ribbon that I liked so I used a scrap of Elegant Eggplant and my Scallop Trim Border Punch instead.
I'm caught up with the Featured Stampers for now. And I'm so excited to be using some of the UFO's.
Some of you have commented that I should host a UFO challenge. While I would love to host a challenge, my time is limited right now. Like some of my blogging friends, I am thinking about slowing down with the blog. It seems like I'm spending more and more time on the computer and the boys are only going to be little for a while. Soon they won't want Nana to play with them and I don't want to look back and wish I'd spent more time playing with them and less on the computer.
So I'll unofficially challenge you to use your UFOs (UnFinished Objects) and your NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) and your Snippets and just have fun with them. Isn't that what this is supposed to be all about? We need to relax and enjoy the craft. And if they fit in a challenge, so much the better.
I'm taking these to Pixies Crafty Workshop cause I used Snippets.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Short & Sweet
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Cellery, Tuxedo Black (Memento), SU Markers
Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Bouquet EF (retired)
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Touch of Nature
Ink: Perfect Plum
Paper: Handmade (non SU), Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, DP (non SU)
Other: Square Lattice EF, Scallop Trim Corner and Border punches, Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Pearls
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