I have to say that I am glad that the kiddos are back in school today and life will return to our normal schedule. As great as vacation is, I am one of those strange people that miss the every day routine.
Lindsay, of Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, is running a challenge on the What's Digital Stamping yahoo group and asked the DT to join in. The challenge is to make a project using a digital image (stamp, coloring page or ding bat font) and at least one recycled item. All entries before January 7th will be entered in a drawing for a stamp of your choice from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff shop. If you are new to digital stamping and are looking for some free images, take a look at Lindsay's blog or on MyGrafico, there are plenty of freebies on both.
**UPDATE - If you don't want to join the group, link your project in my comments and you will be entered in the drawing. Good luck!
To get started on the challenge, I used the sketch from Just Us Girls (JUGs) sketch challenge #14. I decided to recycle a coffee cup sleeve that was on my desk and make a coffee themed card. I just couldn't find any buttons or fibers in my stash that seemed right to use on the card. About that time, DH complained that we needed to clean the basement and I remembered that my grandmother's sewing box was down there. I have not looked in the box for years (I do not sew) and I definitely haven't looked since I started paper crafting. Oh the treasures I found! A large jar of various buttons - most rather mundane but some really cool ones - and thread and embroidery floss of many colors. Most of the buttons were too large to use as centers of these flowers, but I found one to use. I also used some of the floss that I found.
Going through the box really brought back some lovely memories of my Grandma. She always had her sewing box (imagine a large, wooden tackle box with legs) in her bedroom and I spent many hours as a kid stringing buttons on thread to make necklaces.
Now for the rest of the info on my card. This cute image is from Lindsay's coffee jitters border. It is a freebie on her site. (You could download and use it for the challenge....) The sentiment comes from her Coffee Talk digital stamp set. The flowers were inked using Sorbet ink from Close To My Heart (CTMH) and a brayer then lightly sprayed with pearl Glimmer Mist (some of my goodies from Christmas). The rest of the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.
Other challenges this card is entered in:
Crafy Angels - week 16 - Recycle
Stamp Somethings Challenge - New Somethings
Stamp Simply Challenge - #120 New Things!
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - #84 New
Mygrafico - Out with the old, In with the new
I also have a goodbye and a hello to share with you. Joy will be leaving the LSS DT after this week. You will still be able to see her wonderful projects on her blog. Tanya will be joining the LSS DT starting today. Please be sure to leave her some extra encouragement for her first week with us.
Now let's see what the rest of the team has been up to.
Coffee Jitters border (freebie) from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Coffee Talk (for sentiment) from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
CTMH Unforgettable Designer Paper
Papertrey kraft card stock
image printed on Georgia Pacific white card stock
Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge (sorbet mat)
Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel ink & marker
Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa marker (on sentiment)