Monday, January 25, 2010

Everything Old is New Again Challenge 2

Please excuse the poor quality of this photo. We are having a horribly gray and rainy day here and there is not one spot of good daylight in my house! I wanted to get this posted early in the week, though, since I missed the deadline with the challenge last week :(

I love this new challenge set forth to use up the stash!! I am truly trying to do just that this year. So far, I haven't been in a craft store (or shopped online!) in about 3 weeks or so. Feels good to be putting that money in savings rather than crowding my already crowded stamp room. For the background, I pulled out a floral from CHF that I HAD to have and have never used. The flowers in the center are from my stash and the sentiment was in a bunch of stuff I won from Angel the year before last. The lace and button are from my grandmother who is slowly cleaning out her bits and bobs from years of sewing. She passed on some trim and buttons to me and I'm going to send this to her to thank her. I threaded thin black ribbon through the lace to make it stand out a bit more.

Today I'm going to get my craft on! DH stayed home this morning and we enjoyed a breakfast out at the local diner. It was very nice to spend some time with him and actually have a conversation! I hope you are having a brighter day than we are here, weather wise. Take care and thanks for looking!


Allison said...

That BG stamp is so never used it (shudders!). A very pretty color combo with the black methinks! Thanks for playing!

Sue from Oregon said...

So delicate and pretty!

Susie said...

This is so beautiful. Love the background stamp and so glad you joined our challenge.