I bought a lot of patterned paper this month: Crate Paper, Graphic 45, Girls' Paperie, etc. As I type this in June, I've used all or part of 7 sheets of the paper. I've also used one of the border stickers, some of the Remarks letter stickers, some of the blank cards, and some of the Distress Stickles. (I'm trying to be better about buying stuff I will actually use. What a concept, right?)
I periodically post pictures of the supplies I've added as a way of reminding myself what I've got and might not have used yet. As I peruse the image now in June, I can say that I've used everything in the picture at least once. It will take a long time to use all the Prima flowers, but purple is one of my favorite colors, so I'm not worried. The square that looks empty represents Bazzill French Vanilla cardstock. :)
I was inspired to make this card for a challenge over at Cath Edvalsen's Moxie Fab World blog. We were challenged to use sewing iconography (rather than actual sewing) in a project. I immediately thought of this Tim Holtz paper from his newest paper line -- it includes images and words from sewing patterns. The dress form is from Pink Paislee/House of Three -- I dressed it up with pearls, paper from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl line, and some lacy trim. The flowers are Prima and the measuring tape is cut from Material Girl paper, too. And let's not forget the postmark from Paris (a Tim Holtz stamp) -- one of the fashion capitals of the world. :-)
It's a rare layout of mine that doesn't include patterned paper. . . I assume the news crew will be over soon to interview me about this breaking news. *grin* There are so many bright colors in the pictures that I felt they could easily stand on their own along with some simple embellishments.
[The idea of punching a shape out of a punched circle was inspired by this card.]
This gorgeous picture is the "prompt" for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger challenge this week.
I was inspired by the striking blue on white color scheme, the metallic wall ornament, and the pop of pink from the tulips.
I used Faded Jeans distress ink to stamp the floral image (Hero Arts; Long Stem Flowers) and the sentiment (Hero Arts; All Occasion Messages) on white cardstock. I used a piece of white grosgrain ribbon as a foundation for my embellishments: a pearl brad (American Crafts) and two Prima flowers.
I needed an end-of-year card for my daughter's teacher, so this will come in handy. :)