Thursday, August 2, 2012

DS63 - One Day at a Time

I've been trying harder to use up some of the scraps and other random bits and pieces that accumulate and clutter up my stamping space. Today's oldie is the flower. I couldn't even begin to tell you where it came from, but it was a good match for both the Indie Chic Nutmeg papers and the brand-new Deconstructed Sketch, #63. Have a look:

Links to more inspiration:

  • Amber Hight (off this week)
  • Arielle Gordon
  • Donna Wardle 
  • Jen Shults 
  • Jessica Diedrich 
  • Judy Rozema, Guest Designer
  • Kadie Ensley
  • Lori Boyd
  • Pam Varnell 
  • Sheri Gilson

  • To play along, upload your sketch creation to a blog or online gallery and then link it up HERE.

    I went with a very straightforward sample this week. The sentiment is Verve's One Day Plain Jane. (Plain Janes are Verve's very affordable line of stamp singles. Cheaper than  a latte, and lasts a whole lot longer!). I stamped onto a Spellbinders Classic Square die-cut and layered over a Labels Sixteen die-cut. Before removing the die, I sponged on a little Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen) to age it a bit. Other details include some thick gold hemp, an open scallop border (MFT), distressing, stitching, and a pair of buttons (also ancient, by Stampin' Up).

    I'm pretty sure this focus on using up old stuff will fly out the window as soon as some of the new summer CHA goodies hit my mailbox (crossing my fingers for today!). What are you most anxiously awaiting?

    Also, any Girl Scout moms out there with a cute idea for a summer day camp swap? My daughter has a flip-flop idea in the works, but we're all ears to other ideas -- thanks!


    Desire Fourie said...

    Loving this beautiful creation. So well designed, everything works together perfectly.
    Doing Life
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    Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

    Ohh -LOVE the papers, your card is gorgeous! We did a "Survivor" themed day camp one year & had the girls broken into "tribes" and had different trials they had to do - it was a blast!

    Marisa said...

    Love the card, Amy! Great idea to use up old goodies too.

    You could to an Amazing Race type of theme too. Not sure how old your daughter is but could be a scavenger hunt with the final thing being their "swap prize".

    julie_elf said...

    it's so great, that i can't express how much!

    Rebecca Mosher said...

    Beautiful card! I love all your attention to detail. I'm the same way when it comes to items in my stash. If they somehow came loose from packaging its pretty well assured that I can't remember their origins :)

    Donna said...

    I tried the whole "using up my old stuff" thing and I think I got to about two weeks, saw some new papers and that was it... All in all I think I didn't do too bad..LOL! Your card is stunning Amy! I love the bright bold and cheerful colours and that sentiment is just perfect... I am really going to have to check them out!! Xx

    Lionsija said...

    very nice card!)

    Jani Lewis said...

    Such a pretty card. I love those papers. You are so right the flower is a perfect fit.
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    Conniecrafter said...

    Beautiful, that flower does look like it was made to go with your papers, like what you did with the sketch!

    sylvie said...

    so nice pictures on your blog, just beautiful,
    have a nice day
    Sylvie From France

    scrappingnana said...

    Very pretty. Love the colors and the sketch. TFS

    Lisa Lynn said...

    Your card is adorable. Love how you distressed the papers. said...

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    Marianne said...

    Love this! That flower is sooo perfect with the papers and design!

    Susi said...

    What a fabulous "summery" card, gorgeous colours and die-cut shapes that set it off perfectly, as usual, Amy!

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    Irene said...

    So cute!!!
    Love it!