Monday, July 6, 2009

New Home Congrats


Friday is the day that the new Use It Challenge is posted. This week, challenge #17 is to use your newest papers, put a name on the card, include at least one button and some stitching. Here's mine, a new home card for my brother-in-law and his wife. The dp is BG Marrakech, which is the newest paper I have, despite a recent trip to the LSS and seeing great new Lime Rickey and other collections!

The button "doorknob" is from my stash. The name is spelled with Heidi Grace rub-ons and framed with a Making Memories label holder. The house stamp was a RAK and I don't know what company it's from. For the door, I used a sponge brush to paint a cream textured panel with Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa ink for a wood look. The colors don't all blend perfectly together, but I like all the elements. So off it goes.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th. We went to a bbq at some friends' house and then were invited there again yesterday to help eat the leftovers. They had a ton of food! It was great to hang out with everyone all weekend and now it's back to the week. My car battery is dead, so I had to walk DS to his first day of Recreation Summer Camp and we were almost late. Thankfully it's only 1/2 mile away. I know I should walk it every day instead of driving, but I have exercised so little during this pregnancy I'm afraid to do too much now that it's hot out.

Thanks for looking!

2 comments:

Joke said...

Great job on mu Use it! challenge Melissa. Hope you enjoyed it.
I like your card, that housestamp is really nice.

rae said...

What a clever card Melissa, LOVE it!!! thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!!
♥rae