Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Shopping Our Stash #111

Oh do we have a fun new challenge for you over at Shopping Our Stash this week!  It's one we can all relate to, I'm sure!  We are calling this fun challenge "I don't need another....(or maybe I do)".  Doesn't that title just make you laugh?  I knew exactly what that was for me.  Paper.  Specifically from MME (My Mind's Eye).  I am pretty sure I never actually went in a store looking for more of their paper when it somehow came home with me.  I have tried to stay out of the craft store since the last time I brought 4 new stacks home.  They were so lovely and I couldn't make a choice.  Honest!

So, here's my card:
 As I said, I have a thing for paper from MME.  I love all of it!  So, I decided to use plenty on this card. The sentiment was actually on one of the sheets.  How handy is that?  I fussy cut around the label shape.  I mounted the label on some foam from my stash of children's craft supplies since my children have outgrown most of my supplies.  The very, very, VERY fun Lauren shared that idea a while back and I thought it was pure genius!  I still have tons of that stuff and didn't know what to do with it.  Now I am putting it to good use popping up different elements of my cards!  I used some brads from my stash that look like screws...great for a masculine card.  The mesh behind from the sentiment came from my LCS.  I'm not sure what its called but it's wired and is perfect when I want to add an embellishment to a "guy" card.  That "guy" would be my oldest son who turns 14 next month.....good thing he doesn't follow my blog, huh??
 Here's the inside.  As you know I like to repeat the sketch from the front for the writing panel.  I didn't have a die that exactly matched the label from the front but this one is pretty close.

I'm not always a fan of my shots like this but this one looks pretty good.

Now it's your turn.  Dig into your stash and use some of those supplies that are piling up!  Then link up at our challenge blog and let us see what you create!  Oh, and go see what all my lovely teammates made for you.  You won't be disappointed!  psst go check out Jessi's card!  So fun!!!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. well, it's ALWAYS hard to resist a fave, but i think MME are kind of "enabling" in the way they make 3-4 coordinating lines for each collection... and they all have something different, but PERFECT in them... and it's really hard NOT to feel like we need EVERY SINGLE ONE!!! & of course when you can do ♥THIS♥ with them, it sort of seems like an argument in favor of just that, missus!!! :)

  2. Lovely card. These are absolutely my kind of colours. Nathaly

  3. Gorgeous card!! And I have the exact same problem (because it is a problem... I really need to seek help one of these days!). I have paper issues in general, but my main weaknesses are MME and Tim Holtz. TH is actually worse, because they only come with one sheet per design in a pack, so I dare not use any of them!

  4. (blushes) thanks for the shout out, Michelle :)
    MME is one of my addictions too - they are all just so lovely, how do you even pick?! Love that funky mesh, and 14? Good luck - from the mother of 13 + 14 year olds. YIKES!