Friday, September 26, 2014

You Want Us To Do What?

Hi, everyone!

So, here's the scoop. At Shopping Our Stash, the DT wants us to create a card inspired by our shower curtain.

Yes, my initial reaction was, "You want us to do what? Really?!" It would surely be much easier if we had a cute, trendy shower curtain like the ones the DT showcased. In our case, we've had the same shower curtain for about 30 years. When we were first dating/married, we used to laugh at our parents' homes -- two homes that had looked exactly the same as long as either of us could remember. Who's laughing now?  :)

Distress Ink core paper; Crate Paper rose garden
Paper Smooches sentiment in Distress Ink Victorian Velvet

SU/Sizzix embossing folder; little leaves sizzlit
flowers: My Art C brass template and modeling paste on Victorian Velvet paper, inked with Distress Inks
garage sale brads; flea market lace

adhesives: Recollections foam squares, Glue Dots, Zig glue pen
Creative Memories oval cutting system

Our So-Old-It's-Retro Shower Curtain
I used the colors, the lace, and the flowers in our shower curtain as the inspiration for my card.

This card is a big change for me because it is more involved than my typical card. And, it is definitely a card that is going to need to be hand-delivered since it has two layers of foam adhesives and die cuts hanging over the edges.

This was also my first attempt at using embossing/modeling paste on my own. Thanks to the wonderful instructors at Simon Says Stamp CREATE for introducing me to this cool medium.  :)

Welcome, Junele

I'd like to welcome Julene as a follower. Julene blogs at Julene by Design. Her talents have earned her multiple recognitions and at least one DT gig. She has a gift for using sketches to spark her creativity. Welcome, Junele!
Parting Thoughts

Looking forward to an OWH sketch, blogging about a couple of cards I've worked on this past week, and watching some football. To top it off, our weather is supposed to be FABULOUS!

A new challenge begins on October 1. 
A quick Words 2 Scrap By Update: Julia Aston was the winner of our September challenge. Congrats, Julia!

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Very nice-- like the sentiment too!

  2. And here I thought I was the only one who'd figured how how it was possible to have 20-year-old towels and shower curtain. They are still just fine!!! And the fact they are now retro? BONUS! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. Fab card! I love your shower curtain...I bet the one I bought last year won't last 20+ years!! Thanks for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Shower Time" challenge!!

  4. I have 4 shower curtains and had a hard time deciding which to use and all of them are from yard sales and they were brand new too. Your curtain is lovely and your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Shower time challenge

  5. i'm with you on the subject of decor, etc... if it ain't broke, don't fix it! (on the other hand i do get bored occasionally & have been known to swap out less expensive things like accessories, lol) meanwhile your card is a very clever take on that lovely curtain! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (shower time!) STASH with us this week! :)

  6. What a beautiful card. Fantastic take on the challenge. I tell ya, all these interesting shower curtains have made me want to have a challenge of "Just take a picture of your bathroom." I think yours must be wonderfully soothing with such rich earth colors.
    Thanks so much for accepting our challenge. We appreciate the support.
    Chana, DT, SOS

  7. Gorgeous card. Works perfectly with the " retro" curtain. Thanks for joining in at shopping our stash this week!