Friday, June 11, 2010

Simply A Second Chance ...

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TGIF stampin' paper-hoarders and welcome to the weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, we're going to dig into our drawers, boxes, or bags of those rejected or unfinished pieces ... we all have those containers. I'm embarrassed to admit that I have several. Simply pull out a piece you started at some other time and for whatever reason never finished. So, instead of, "maybe I'll use this someday," today IS the day!

Be sure to tell us what piece you have rescued and given a second chance.

My "rescued" piece is the resist-technique focal image:

I spent a lot of time on this project, sponging on layers and layers of Distress inks, then over-stamping ... twice ... then heat embossing ... and ended up mostly unhappy with it. Today, it gets a "second chance."

To play along ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a project using a "rescued" piece, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery, then visit Sharon's blog, located HERE, to link up your project in Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword: "ssnotime143" so that we can find your rescued project.

Don't miss the fabulous, "second chance" projects created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Sharon Johnson, Our Fearless Leader: No Time to Stamp?;

Janine Orchard: 2BKrafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden;

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color; (Deb is on hiatus this week)

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.;

and our fabulous Guest Designer for June, Julia Aston: Create With Me.

We can't wait to see your "RESCUED" creations!

Sooooooo, yesterday I was hangin' out at Sheila's, when her certifiably insane crazy sister, Jill, and her crazy friend, Brittany, stopped in.

After about an hour or so, Sheila noticed that Brittany hadn't lit up a (yuck!) cigarette once. "Are you finally trying to kick the habit, Britt?" Sheila asked.

"No," Brittany replied, "I'm coming down with a cold and I don't smoke when I'm not feeling well."

"You know," Jill observed, "you'd probably live longer if you were sick more often."

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... hope your weekend is terrific!


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: PTI and Stampin' Up
  • Stamps: "Definition" Background Stamp by Stampin' Up; "Grid Pattern" by Hero Arts; Leaves by PTI; Sentiment by PTI
  • Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink; Various Distress Inks
  • Accessories: Satin Ribbon by Stampin' Up; Clear Embossing Powder by Stampin' Up
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Label Die; Heat Gun by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Top Folded)
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Davi said...

Well Deb, this rescue is fabulous! Love the colors and the resist really pops on the wonderful background!

Barb Schram said...

I'm so glad you kept this resist creation and made this spectacular card! Just wonderful! Will you be sending this card to Brittany? LOL

Erica said...

I'm partial to leaves and so, I'm glad for this rescue too. The idea of resist and distress kinda' makes me think of Jill and Sheila too. :D

shellshearer said...

Absolutely love it hun....colour combo, LO everything ...its gorgeous
Thank you for joining us over at 'The Crazy' this week!! good luck

hugs shell xx

Karen B. said...

So glad you were able to give the panel a second chance, your card turned out beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Well, your rescued piece looks wonderful today Deb! and the colors are super! have a great weekend!

BonnieRose said...

love those stamps u used... I love it.. love the mesh of greens... beautiful!

Jenny Gropp said...

Don't know why this one got abandoned -- it's FAB! Glad it got to be rescued! The white really stands out and the card is lovely!

Michele said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

knitwit said...

Awesome rescue! I love it! And now off downstairs to wade through my boxes and tubs of unfinished projects! Happy Friday!

Corie said...

Oh Deb this is fabulous -- so calm and soothing!! I love it!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Always Playing with Paper.

Big hugs,

LeAnne said...

Awesome card, Deb! Love the images and technique!

Maria Matter said...

this is lovely Deb! Glad you rescued it!!! I'll have to dig through ALL my rejects and try to play along!
Love the resist!

Enjoy your weekend!!!
Hugs & blessings!

Katie said...

Love the card and as always you made me LOL with your stories!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

sandra tomlinson said...

great card its lovely, thanks for playing along at creatve craft challenges and good luck xxx

Tina said...

What a beauty Deb! It is quite stunning.

Suzanne said...

Super card and a fantastic idea to 'rescue' a piece. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz this week
Suzanne x

Danni said...

Very nice!! I just love all the different elements/texture to it!


Hi Deb
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Crafteezee said...

You've done a fab job with a simply stunning result. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie. Hugs Tracy x

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Tammy said...

Deb your rescued card is Gorgeous!! Love the colors and the resist!

Spyder said...

very nice card, love the papers. Thank you for joining OSAAT's Boys to Men challenge this week!

Sharli said...

I LOVE this resist card - it's great! I, in fact, do have a box of things I tried, but didn't use, and couldn't throw out. I have managed in the past year to throw out quite a few things, too! Good for you giving us this intriguing challenge!


Lisa said...

Beautiful texture on this card! So soft and lovely!

sam said...

Great card Deb. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT this week.
Sam x

aussiescrapper said...

I think Sheila was on to something when she made the comment about the living longer and being sick, it actually made a heap of sense, we are trying to get Uncle Col to give up, he doesn't smoke around Nate but he has been smoking for over 55 years and we have grave concerns for his health. Jan actually says it will be for Nate that he gives up and not the harping she has been doing for the last 40 years.

What a great idea to rescue a card, I have a couple of them myself lying around. I love the gorgeous resist card, you have so much patience for this projects and not to mention talent wow. Jan says hi and she just loves your gorgeous work. Love to you, Melxx

Elena said...

So glad to see that this card was rescued! :) Love the beautiful texture and soft and pretty colors!

Barbara said...

I don't know why you would be unhappy with that focal image--it's fabulous!! Gorgeous card, Deb!

stitchy said...

Deb, what simply beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

stitchy xoxox

Chrissie said...

Simply beautiful!
Thanks so much for Cooking it up with Katie!

Curt in Carmel said...

Seriously, how did this piece need to be rescued???? It is really beautiful, and the card you made with it equally beautiful! I wish most of my work looked like your rejects! Best, Curt

redwasher1 said...

Deb, first of all that card is GORGEOUS!! I love it and not sure how you did it but it is beautiful!! I also have a couple of containers with project discarded.LOL

Nicole said...

You won THREE FREEBIES at Meljen's Designs, go see! CONGRATS!

Nicole Anderson
Meljen's Designs
Design Team Coordinator

Janine said...

Love it Deb!!

Velta said...

Oh wow on the resist card!! Glad that you didn't throw it away, cause this is awesome! Another funny from your friends...LOL

Rad Runner said...

Beautiful stuff!

Allison said...

Ooo...I want to try this. I think you rescued it quite nicely!

She said...

oh, this is lovely - thank you for joining us at the alphabet challenge. x

Chris said...

gorgeous card!! love the flowers!

Sammy said...

Great rescued card.
Thanks for joining us at CCC

Hugs Sammy x