The theme for this hop is: What was I thinking?
"We've all done it; made one of those purchases that just seem perfect in the middle of a store with a coupon in hand. Then, when you get home, you look at it and say, "What was I thinking?" Well, that's the challenge for this week. Pull out that purchase you made, and let's get it on a card and out of your stash. It might be ribbon, DP or an embellishment, but whatever it is, get it out and use it! And...if you're so inclined, share the story behind the purchase. "
What first came to mind is this tile paper - I bought two sheets, one squares, one triangles - it's sticky pieces you can stamp on and then you have an instant tile image without the trouble of cutting. I bought it seven years ago, it was very expensive (like $2.50 a sheet) and I had to have it!!!!! Now tell me, how many of you are impressed that I could find a piece of fancy sticker paper I bought seven years ago - that in Maki terms is five moves, two apartments, two houses and a town house ago. I think I knew where it was because I felt so darn guilty about buying it and letting it sit there.
At Split Coast Stampers, this week's Try a New Technique Challenge was a fancy fold that makes an easel card - basically a card with a built in display. I thought, why not! And combined the two.
Here is my, " What was I thinking" item:
And here's the card I made:
Ready to Mail (I was impressed how flat it folds):
This card features the main image in the Alter Skulls, one of the great sets in the newest Sugar Skull release from Bombshell Stamps.
I don't know what's been up with me and flat cards lately. Piling on piles of stuff just hasn't been where my head's at. This one looks a little plain but the image really stands out. I like that. If you want to see the template I used to figure out this card fold click HERE.
Now go see what trouble the other girls have gotten themselves into *grin*
Don't forget about the current color challenge at Bombshell Stamps:
CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS OCT. 31, 2009)
The creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must have:
1. a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. use of ORANGE, BLACK, GREEN, and purple is an optional substitution color.
3. tag the photo's of your submission with "BSSOCT09", to be entered in the drawing!
The perfect starter pack to go with your new Sugar Skull Stamps!
OUR FANTASTIC PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Our Sugar Skull & "Bones Font" mounted stamps,
Festive printed papers from Crafty Chica,
Paper and brad flowers from C Custom Creations
Colorful Toe Tags from C Custom Creations
To INCLUDE YOUR SUBMISSION you need to have either an album created in our Gallery, or a profile on Paper Craft Planet (PCP). Just tag your photo with the code listed above so we can find it and add you to the drawing. You can also show off your card by posting it under this contest thread. We'd all love to see what you came up with!