Wednesday, August 28, 2013

UWYH # 13: You're the Best Teacher!

Hello, friends!  I'm happy to stop by today to share a card I made for the current Sweet Stamp Shop Use What You Have Challenge #13.  I mean, who doesn't want to use up some of her stash?  That means you then need to go buy more new stash!

Believe it or not, I have a stash of pre-stamped SSS apples on various patterned papers from an older post (seen HERE).  I also have a stash of heavy white cardstock and embossing folders that I am determined to use more frequently.  See?

As my kids prepare for their return to school next week, I wanted to make some teacher appreciation cards.  Do you have any idea how quickly you can make a clean and simple card when you have a stash of pre-stamped and fussy-cut images?  (Fast...I'm talking Ba-BAM!)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop "School's Out," "The Core of It"
Inks: back dye ink, warm grey Copic marker
Other: Cuttlebug "Pinking Stitch" embossing folder, pink ribbon,
My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Life of the Party" 6x6 paper pad
I am really enjoying this challenge, I have to admit it.  In case you want to play along, you have until next Tuesday at 10PM to enter the challenge.  I highly recommend it as there are cool stamps to be won!

Edited to Add:
Would you believe I mis-scheduled my post and missed the entry deadline by a few hours?!  Oh, well, I am still thrilled I used my stash again and I'll be sure to play along next time, too!

However, I am in time to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme this week is ANYTHING GOES! 

As always, I do appreciate your visit!


  1. I agree that having a little stash of pre-cut and/or colored goodies is a great thing when you are in a hurry! I totally LOVE the embossed border on this card. It really makes for a special touch!

  2. So right! I have a little box of ready-to-go images right in front of me on my desk. You've inspired me with your card -- I've really got to pull out more of my embossing folders. Love that apple and the sweet little bow is just perfect on its stem. Fun card. Bev

  3. Oh yes, those Apples came in very handy! What a lovely card, stunning patterned paper Judy!

  4. How cute is that patterned apple?!? So cute;)

  5. It's a good challenge isn't it? It really makes me stop and consider all the stuff I have sitting around collecting dust! Love the fun papers you used for your apple and you have so many cool embossing folders!

  6. Such a sweet card Judy. I love the embossed background.

  7. A fabulous CAS card Judy, lovely embossing and I love your mllti-coloured apple!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  8. I'm so in love with this card! I love the patterned papers and embossing! Fabulous!

  9. Sooo CUTE, Judy!! Love your apple! :)

  10. I love this Judy - sometimes simple is the best isn't it? It looks amazing against all that white space!

  11. What wonderful patterns on your apple!!


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