Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SOS33: challenge rewind!

hello & welcome to the first shopping our stash challenge of 2012! i am especially excited because this one has a sort of "DIY" component to it, in that YOU get to choose your own theme! can't get much easier that that, eh?  here is the exact wording, from the lovely miss carla:

Challenge 33: Challenge Rewind or Meljens Image  
pick any SOS challenge from last year and do it again 
feature an image by our fabulous sponsor Meljens

i went with Challenge 25- Stickers or Rubons or Chipboard because not only do i have plenty of all of those, i didn't get to play along with this one in november since we were in hawaii!

i was also pretty thrilled to be able to use the last sketchy thursday of the year as my "road map" since it is sooooooo very awesome:

being that this was the very last card i made in 2011, i'm rather pleased that it looks forward and backward at the same time:

(patterned paper: cosmo cricket, k&co + vintage ledger; "adventure" card & plane image: october afternoon vintage elements packet; stickers: k&co; chipboard cloud: sassafras; fabric tape: studio calico; rub-ons: 7 gypsies; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape)

i'm proud to say that my card has all three of the challenge elements, and is also composed entirely of stash that's at least couple of years old! believe it or not, only the ledger paper is a genuine vintage item; the postage stamps & mini postcard are stickers, every bit of black printing except "adventure" is a rub-on, and the cloud is sass chipboard!

by the way, that is a bona-fido, cookie-derived fortune which lovely husband jeff received in the (excellent) chinese takeaway we ordered last week!  it says, "no one every grew old by living, only by losing interest in living" which,  it has to be said, does violate one of my strongest precepts regarding fortune cookies:  that they should either contain A PROPER FORTUNE... (something about which i wrote a post a very long time ago) ...or be called "aphorism cookies"; however, in this case i am willing to overlook the issue, since it turned out to be the perfect finishing touch for my brother-in-law's birthday card.

do c'mon over to SOS this week and join us! not only can i promise you'll be inspired by the fabulous DT cards, it'll be a big help if--like me-- one of your resolutions this year is to USE UP some of your stash in cool & creative ways!!! :)


  1. LOVE your stash'filled card...you rock the layers!!! happy new year my dear!

  2. Love your card. A lot :-) Makes me want to travel :-)

  3. Another wonderful collage card, L. I love to see your SOS cards (all of your cards and projects, actually!)

    Oh yeah, dhDH and I have that same issue with "fortune" cookies :)

    Wishing you and LHJ a fabulous 2012...I have a good feeling about this year!

  4. This is A FABULOUS CARD, Lauren... LOVE IT!!!! Love the postage stamps and the airplane... WOW! SOME CARD!!!

  5. This is AWESOME!! LOVING the papers you used and those postal stamps! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. What a great card. That is not an easy sketch to work w/ for a card. Amazing vintage goodness!! ;)


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