Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Today Begins A New Challenge @ Shopping Our Stash

New Challenge begins today...

Shopping Our Stash // #SOS477 

Our new challenge that begins today...BACK TO BOOKS!!  Use a book page, book image or back to school theme.  I used a page from a vintage song book.  Ever been to a yard sale and found old books in a "free" box??  That is where this songbook came from.  A freebie that I added to my stash with hundreds of pages that make excellent backgrounds for cards.  

Back to Books #477
Why don't you look through your stash and find an old book, songbook, or magazine and play along with our new challenge that begins today.  I can't wait to see your creations.  If you need some inspiration to get you started, hop on over to the Shopping Our Stash blog and see what the rest of the DT came up with.

Today's card was also inspired by 2 other challenges...

Just Us Girls // #JUG645 ...A trend challenge!!  STENCIL!!  Use a stencil.  I used my diamond stencil with Marina Mist ink to create my background.  This diamond stencil may be a small image but it add great character!!

Time Out // #220 ...A technique challenge!!  Make your own background!!  I made mine out of a page from an old songbook,  added some stencil, torn some eges, and sponged on some additional ink to create a vintage look.

Card #2 inspired by 2 challenges...

Just Add Ink // #JAI616 ...A sketch challenge!!  This simple sketch was perfect for playing with my new Ringed With Nature stamp set and designer papers from Stampin Up!! 

TicTacToe Challenge // #tttc174 ...A game board challenge!!  My winning three in a row on this game board: house (cut out and layered on stamped image), patterned paper (my house and my trees are cut out of patterned paper), wood/tree (stamped crossgrain from Ringed With Nature).

Verse of the Day: 
(courtesy of YouVersion)


  1. Love the rustic simplicity Deb, great way to use the sketch elements. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  2. Super use of the book page (I love yard sales and have gotten a few books) Super bright florals and perfect for a cheery thinking of you.

  3. Fun cards - I love how different they are - on bold and packed with elements, the other CAS with great white space. Lovely petite elements. Chantell Just Add Ink

  4. Your first card has that stencil added to the sheet music for texture for the Just Us Girls Challenge. Thanks for joining us!

    The card #2 is darling with your use of the row: house, patterned paper and tree/wood for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!Glad you shared it with us this week at TTTC!

  5. Love the simplicity of your card and the way you've coloured your house and trees. Thanks for joining our challenge this week! Joanne JAI

  6. A great way to find old books. The page makes an interesting background for these pretty flowers. x

  7. So clever to use old sheet music for your card, Deb, and the stenciled diamonds work well with it. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.


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