Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Takin out the Stash Tuesday

(a personal challenge that I give myself to use those items that I would rather hoard (save for a special occassion that never comes)

Wow it has been forever since I challenged MYSELF to "Takin' Out the Stash". I purchased this cute little Polar bear image and matching paper when I was the Guest Designer for Paper Maniac and I have been "HOARDING" them. This card was supposed to have just had a "Winter" theme but I really liked the little clothing label that I placed on the inside. It was just too perfect paired with that little bear wearing a scarf and that hat paper.
I am thinking that Elves are only a "Christmas thing." Oh well it is never to early to start on next years cards right?
After I colored my image, I embossed him with swiss dots to add a bit of texture. Alrighty it is almost midnight here and I am surviving on only 2 hours sleep from last night. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to take out the STASH.
Crazy for Challenges: Sketch
There She Goes: Embellish x3 (ribbon, button, clothing label)
Crafty Creations - Texture (embossing & sewing)
Fussy & Fancy: Winter (just a reminder to enter this fun challenge)
15% off Martha Stewart products including PUNCHES


Mina said...

wow this is just lush Justine, the colours just jump out and what a brilliant idea to add texture...Im so pleased you used your stash...love it
Mina xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh oh oh just ADORABLE!!

Melanie said...

Oh wow, just LOVE this. Adorable image and great layout.

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Justine!!!!
I love these papers, I have them stashed away too, for that really special card! lol

I love this easel style and your whole design!!! Fabulous!
Blessings, Maria

Jessica G. said...

Cute card! I really like how the blue punched border pops against the red background. Great job at using up some of your stash; I'm trying to do the same!

NinaB said...

Oh, I love it. We should start a challenge blog with this title. I could use the motivation to take my stash out and create with them.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome card, Justine! And a perfect winter card. I think you should start a "Take Out the Stash" challenge -- what a clever idea!

Anonymous said...

Such a precious easel card!! Love your pretty papers and sweet image!! How fun!! HUGS