Tuesday, December 22, 2015

...my precious...

there's a super-cool challenge that starts at shopping our stash today; so cool, in fact, that we're going to make it last *TWO WEEKS*! (well that and apparently there's some sort of little holiday on friday which we thought might be distracting or something...?) anyhow, it's called "my precious" and we'd like to see projects on which you've used some special, amazing, totally hoarded item that you never actually planned to use, lol. because we all have some of those, am i right?

my precious: a scrap of sparkly asian peony glitter giftwrap that is no longer being sold by papaya (WAAAAAAHHHHH!); patterned paper: basic grey; flower petals plucked from one of my holiday garlands because they were exactly the right shade of pink; pearl brad: american crafts; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluedot runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

one of mine (because YES, i have lots!) is this gorgeous scrap of papaya art glitter giftwrap, which they are no longer selling. papaya seems to be no longer selling any giftwrap, as a matter of fact, which is really sad, because it was my favorite! frankly, i *always* saved even the tiny scraps because it's beautiful, it's glittery, and yeah, it was fairly expensive, as well. but now i really am sort of hoarding it, since i know i won't be getting any more. ah well. the only constant in life is change, so we have to go with the flow.

i used the current sketch saturday sketch (#392) because it's so lovely:

oh and actually there is ONE more constant: the SOS gals will *always* have awesome projects to inspire you... why not check those out right now, darlings! ♥


  1. Beautiful! And I am not just saying that because I am partial to paisley! Very nice composition, the pinks play well off the subtle grey!

  2. So purty, and dare I say "minimalist"? At least for you. And yeah, I'd probably hoard that paper, too.

    It cracks me up that you harvest flowers from your home decor. Is the dogwood gone now? :)

  3. I had to chuckle about you plucking flowers from your holiday garland to use on this amazing card. It really IS the perfect shade of pink!

  4. Haha! GOLLUM! Oh man. Precious supplies... looking forward to this challenge! Your card is beautiful.

  5. Haha! GOLLUM! Oh man. Precious supplies... looking forward to this challenge! Your card is beautiful.

  6. Beautiful card, terrible when they stop making what you love. Great take on the sketch.

  7. Some of us have LOTS of precious things that we "collect" with no intention of actually using (ME)
    Your card is so very pretty, love the soft colours and of course the pink!

  8. Beautiful. l love the dreamy feel.

  9. Such a beautiful feminine card - so soft and romantic with its color and image. I know I feel wonderful when I actually use up some of my stash so I can buy more :o) Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!


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