Tuesday, March 17, 2009

If You've Got It, Use It!

I found a fun new blog called Use It! Challenges. It's hosted by Rae Barthel, a former DT member at 2 Sketches 4 You. Each week there's a new challenge designed to help you use up your supplies--scraps, hoarded items, forgotten embellies, etc. A fun twist is that the winner each week gets to choose the next challenge.

This week's challenge comes from Danni: use spring colors, at least 4 flowers, and a tag on your card. I used a vellum tag, something I've had forever and rarely use, along with a mini flower punch I've used only once or twice. Unfortunately the sentiment didn't photograph well, but it says, "So glad we're friends." This card will be for a friend at work who loves purple (and my cards).
Stamps: Best Yet (SU)
Paper: Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery
Ink: Lavender Lace
Accessories: Nestabilities scalloped circles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, vellum tag (SU), flower punch, rhinestones (The Paper Studio), rhinestone swirl (Prima)

41 comments:

~amy~ said...

Ooooh....I love it Ann!!!

dannisdoodles said...

Oh Ann....this is gorgeous, wow! love those little flowers!

hugs & love!
danni

Shirley said...

How elegant!!!!

Cassie said...

What a neat idea to use things you've been hoarding. I should check that blog out. . .lol. I love your card!

Christy said...

Beautiful--love all the bling.

Laurie said...

My favorite colors - very cute card! Thanks for the info about the Use It site -- very cool idea!

Elena said...

Wow! This card is stunning! Love the little flowers in the circle!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute! Love the bling!! Thanks for the lead to that new blog, sounds like a good idea!

Elizabeth said...

I love that bling! Great color combo too!

my5bratz said...

simple, yet gorgeous!

Helen said...

this is very pretty! And so different from all the other cards out there in Blogland

Michelle said...

adorable!

rae said...

This is gorgeous Ann!! I absolutely love the circle of teeny flowers and bling.... YUM!! Thank you SO much for playing along with the challenge!!
rae

Leah said...

Oooo..love this so pretty and springy for sure. I need to go check this site out as I am needing to use up my stuff too!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, this is a fantastic card! Great job this week!

Melody said...

This is a really pretty card. Love the color combo, the rhinestone swirls, and the little flowers.

xiumaiyuki said...

This definitely reminds me of spring! Loving all the *blings*!!! so pretty! and I'm sure your friend will love it. I love purple, too!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a great idea for a challenge. I have tons of embellishments that I bought years ago that I just can't bring myself to use.

I like your ring of little flowers and especially the swirl of rhinestones.

virginia said...

oooooh love the bling!

Loretta Rodger said...

This is so pretty!

Suzanne :O ) said...

this is so pretty! love that ring of teeny tiny flowers ;)

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lovely card, Ann!

Tasha said...

Wow this is BLINGING gorgeous i love the simplicity its so sophisticated
love tasha xx

Deanna said...

What an awesome card for the challenge... love it!

Lyn S said...

Very pretty! Love all the bling!

Deb Neerman said...

Love this! The bling is perfect!

Amanda Sewell said...

Love this! How pretty!!!

lauren said...

OOF!!! this is just sooooooo flippin' ♥FABULOUS♥!!! i have frankly never seen a card sporting a prima flourish that i did NOT love...but what's really enchanting me here are the teeeeeeeny tiny flowers with the BIIIIIG rhinestone centers... (fyi: i shall be stealin' that idea, forthwith!)

Kathi said...

Wow. It's lovely. Great job!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

such beautiful detail. all those flowers and rhienstones. Lovely!

cardcrazy said...

LOVE IT!!! Wow, I love the colour combo and all the bling! Great job!

Stamp and Smile said...

Your work friend is a smart person... who LOVES YOUR CARDS!! Who wouldn't as AWESOME as they are... I enjoy the "bling" and the mini flowers are sooooo cute! :)

Becky Carafa said...

This is so cool, love the rhinestones!

Regan said...

wow, this is amazingly creative!!!!

Jackie said...

Wow! this is awesome!! I love the colors, bling and design Ann! awesome, awesome job!!!

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty! Love the bling!!!

Oliva said...

Wow! This is a pretty amazing beautiful card!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I love the card, and I love the "use it up" idea -- I've been trying so hard to do that with my beads, challenging myself to use something from my current stash before using something from the NEW stash.

JoLynn said...

Again... love the bling flourish. Definitely becoming a signature of yours!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful!! Love the bling and the purple!

fishlips said...

What a totally stunning and outstanding looking card Ann...Wow I've missed looking at all your lovely creations!!!!