Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SOS192: counting on you!

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is pretty much by the numbers... and i do mean that literally, lol; we want to see projects with numerals on them! fun, right? i definitely thought so. here's what i made:

patterned paper: my mind's eye, making memories, basic grey, k and co, recollections, glitz design, studio calico; black and white glossy cardstock: paper accents; lg brads: mme; sm brads: queen and co; alphabet stickers: kelly purkey/simon says stamp; labels: dymo; cardstock arrow: scenic route; cloud punches: fiskars; deco scissors: michaels; ink: colorbox; pen: faber castell pitt xs; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

if you suspect that i built my entire design-- including the car i paper-pieced from a customized clipart image-- around a desire to convey the sentiment on a tiny handmade license plate, you are quite right. but it's not every day that my friend carlos turns EIGHT YEARS OLD (!) so clearly some special preparations were called for. luckily, i had the second crooked stamper sketch challenge to help me think of a great way to use those elements (you can see that i've rotated it 90 degrees clockwise, but otherwise i've been pretty faithful!):

meanwhile, there are lots more lovely numeric masterpieces awaiting you at SOS, why not hop over and check those out right now?!


  1. FUN! Love the license plate and the fun little details like your clouds and the arrow! That patterned paper looks familiar, i daresay I have some hiding in my stash - perfect for a boy card!
    Happy Tuesday!
    Shanna :)

  2. That background paper is pretty rad, as is the paper pieced car. And that tiny license plate is SO. CUTE.

    I love how you've Laurenized the sketch - it ROCKS! Thanks so much for playing!

  3. Awesome job love the sentiment and great paper

  4. That license plate! Now that is just too cool and PERFECT for an eight year old!

  5. If I made the types of designs you do, if never be able to give away any cards! I'd just frame them all!!! Your pattern piecing talent is unparalleled!

  6. Happy Happy birthday Carlos!!!
    Love your card and it's just awesome for the challenge!!
    Vrooom Vrooom!

  7. Spectacular use of our product!.
    We are happy to be part of your creations.

    What a wonderful use of our product!.
    We are proud to be part of your creations!.

    Kindest regards,

    Dymo Customer Service

  8. LOVE the license plate sentiment and that paper pieced car? and the papers? and the arrow and clouds? Awesome!

  9. Oh hey! That is the Crooked Stamper sketch! Fun card and I think the car manufacturers need to take note of your multicolored and multi-patterned paint job!


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