Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SOS133: use something new!

at shopping our stash, the only thing we love more than using up our older supplies is breaking out our BRAND NEW supplies and using some of them... preferably with a bit of older stash! which is exactly what we're asking you to do this week, and what i've done on this card:

(patterned paper: recollections, crate + vintage image from an old book and sheet music; doily from my stash; flowers off some silk dogwood stems from michaels; tape: k and co; brad: my mind's eye; pearl flourish: prima; other: marvy giant circle punch, scallop scissors; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
i've got every possible age of supplies represented here, i think: my NEW stuff consists of brand spankin' crate and recollections papers, plus some gorgeous kay and co deco tape i got for christmas; the (partial) pearl flourish and brad have been in my stash for ages; the doily and sheet music are genuine vintage; the focal image is from a distressed former library book i rescued from the 50 cent shelf, and my favorite bit... the dogwood flowers... came off some silk stems that are in a vase on my dining room table!

now i'm pretty sure that either santa brought you some goodies, or you helped him out by choosing a few for yourself in the pre- or post-xmas sales, right? but if not, i suppose you might just have to make the ultimate sacrifice and treat yourself to something lovely, and thus make you eligible to play along this week! ;) in the meantime, maybe checking out the gorgeous DT examples at SOS will give you some extra inspiration, i know that always works for me! ♥

11 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh Lauren!! This card is soooo pretty!! I love the doily and the vintage image...just gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful and vintage-y, and such a sweet scene from your book. As always, I am amazed at how you combine your ephemera. One day I will get a tour of your craft space and see your creative genius at work!

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  3. The doily, that image, the silk flower from the vase on your table?!
    Vintage perfection!

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  4. What a sweet vintage card design.

    Hugs diane

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  5. Who would have ever thought to use an image like that from a book! Sensational!!!! Your card is so gorgeous and love the doily and flower addition! Beautiful work of art!
    Lynn

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  6. You've knocked it out of the park again! I do wonder, however, if that dogwood in your dining room might be getting a little thin? :D

    PS: LOVE your new header and avatar!!!!

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  7. Perfect vintage beauty! I love the grey & pink together, and that pearl flourish...gorgeous!!

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  8. ooh this came out so pretty! I love it. Hope you are staying warm. You have to go check out my first stop motion video I put up on my blog. Its really quick. I'm learning something else new! I'm a nut!

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  9. Hi Lauren, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  10. A pretty vintage look! I love the soft gray and pink with the doily!

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