Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop - Use What You Have Challenge #16

Hi everyone!

What started out as summer is rapidly turning into FALL.  Sheesh.  Don't know how THAT happened!

Lots of stuff going on in the studio (like school pictures, Disney scrapbooks, Christmas cards).  Just a little bit of everything.

One thing that's been floating around in my mind for a LONG LONG time is participating in a challenge.  How fun!  A chance to make a random creation (following some guidelines of course) and get those creative juices going.

One challenge I love to "lurk" around is Sweet Stamp Shop's "Use What You Have Challenge". 

Time to blow the dust off some tidbits that have been in "storage" in my studio (ahem) and use 'em!

A new challenge is posted every week, and the goal is to use something from your stash.
I decided to jump in this week for Challenge #16 - you can see the challenge HERE.

This is my First Ever Challenge or submission or anything, so here goes!

I have these, eyelets....well I'm not really sure what they are called:

I bought them a long time ago because I had just never seen them before and they just looked so COOL.

Once they were home, I couldn't think of a single thing I could use them for.  Not one.
So in the drawer they went.  And stayed.

I decided to use them for this challenge because they are almost the strangest bling I own.
Also had lots of leftover die cuts from a previous project.

So here's what I started with:

So here's what I came up with...ta-da!

I had a lot of fun making this card....I think it's very unique and the purple/green really makes it pop.
Plus I had a chance to break out my Copic airbrush system and tint the die-cuts just the shade I needed.

Here's a list of what I used:

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop (Simple Sentiments); Stampin' Up (Baby Bundle)
Ink: Memento by Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black); Tombow (623 purple, 173 green)
Dies: Provocraft
Papers: Bazzil, Provocraft
Stickles by Ranger (Fruit Punch)
various Copic markers + airbrush system

Whew that was fun!  Hope you all have a great evening and happy crafting!

~Diana  :)


  1. Diana, your post made me chuckle! How many times have we come home from the craft store and asked ourselves, "Wait, why did I buy that again?" and into the drawer it goes!

    I love your baby card, what a very clever way to use up your brads and eyelets...great pastel colors, perfect for a baby card! Way to go with your first ever challenge -- and way to use up some of your stash, too!

    1. Hi Judy! Thank you so much and glad you like the card. I'll sure be looking at some of my old stash with "new" eyes now. So many possibilities!

    2. I agree! Hope you play along again!

  2. Woohoo, way to go for your first ever challenge!! You did a great job with that card, and using up your stash! Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stamp Shop challenge!

    1. Hi Michelle....thank you so much! Playing along was fun, and I think I'll jump in again real soon!

  3. Hi! Cute card- congrats on joining in with the challenge- beware though; it gets addictive (& fun!). Well done on stash busting- I so need to do the same!

  4. Cute Baby Card! Congrats on playing in your first challenge. And Keren is right, playing along in challenges gets addictive :)

  5. Amazing card!! I LOVE how you used the brads and those tiny pieces!!! And CONGRATS on being this weeks winner!! Whoo Hooo!!!

  6. Just wanted to say congrats on being named the UWYH winner...very cool!


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