Tuesday, September 27, 2022


This fortnight's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called, "Leaf Me Alone" and (as you've no doubt already guessed) involves adding some foliage to your card. In September, that often means colorful autumn leaves; a category that I truly LOVE; but... as it happens... I've recently made a couple of autumn leaf projects. So this time I went totally tropical!!!

Knowing that I love diecutting, foliage and Hawaiiana, Stephanie gave me Lawn Fawn's Tropical Leaves and Happy Hibiscus die sets last year, so it was a bit of a no-brainer that I'd employ them for this challenge. When using standalone dies, I often choose papers from my watercolor or gelprint boxes... the places I stash panels or pages I've made using up leftover wet media. In this case, in the watercolor box, not only did I find pre-painted green, fuchsia and yellow watercolor paper; I also discovered the leafy stitched background panel, as well! I have no idea when I made that, or WHY it wasn't right for whatever that occasion was, but I was sure happy to see it now! I added a little extra Archival Ink shading to my diecut flowers and leaves, a mat of glitter paper, ET VOILA... a 6" square card finished in no time!

Whatever else you make this week, I hope you'll love us and LEAF us at Shopping Our Stash!


  1. WOW this is beautiful, love the die cut flowers and leaves, Awesome card.

  2. Beautiful take on challenge...love what you created with the Happy Hibiscus set!! Way to go shopping your stash!! This card will be great inspiration for those who decide to play along with our "Leaf Me Alone" challenge over at SOS!!

  3. A happy contrast between green and pink. Such great choices from your stash.

  4. Those flowers and leaves are just beautiful and what a great find from your stash in having just the right colors of papers on hand to create this gorgeous card! NJ!


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