Tuesday, August 27, 2019

SOS 403: It's a CHARMED life

This two-week challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use a charm (in case you couldn't guess by the title...)

I've been thinning my stash for a couple months now and had only a few options for charms.  I saw the keys and thought "haunted house."


  • Both the focal paper and background paper is by BoBunny from years ago
  • The glittery black mat is also from at least 5 years ago from a thin pad I got from Walmart... don't ask why I remember that!
  • The bat brads are from Eyelet Outlet, bought last October when the stamp expo was in Sacramento 
  • The keys were from a generic brand, packaging long-gone. They were originally black but I brushed them with a messy coating of gesso.
  • The grey wool twine is vintage-- from my grandma's sewing box
  • I added loads of Stickles from a Halloween set that I've had for at least 2 years. 
  • The greeting was cut from some old Halloween DP... at least 5 years old.  

Thanks for visiting! You have 2 weeks to join up and use your stash!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

SOS 402: Gone fishin'!


I haven't posted since May.  Goodness, life is crazy-busy.  I do LOVE being a part of the Shopping Our Stash team. 

This week I am hosting, and I have asked that folks create something with a fish, fishing theme, or even a sea-creature... easy, right?  And a good opportunity for a masculine card, or a card for the fisher-woman in your life!

Here's my offering:


  • Focal image by Carta Bella from 2018 with water accents by Glossy Accents
  • Triangles background also by Carta Bella from 2017
  • Orange brads from a Hallloween collection that the packaging is long-gone from... but I think it was Making Memories from many years ago (8-ish?)
  • Pale green brads from a Colorbok set from at least 4 years ago
  • Edges of everything rubbed with some Vintage Photo DI.
Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you got some of your stash thinned out!

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