Here's today's tag:
All the papers are scraplings! The white base is actually a recycled chipboard paper protector from SU. I also pulled scraps of green, and a bit of vellum from my scrapbox. I applied spray adhesive to another section of chipboard, smoothed my precious fabric scrap onto it, then die cut the flower with a Sizzix die. The tag is from LF, the leaves are from MFT, a scrap of ribbon, and the stamp is from AE with SU ink. The 'for you' is actually under the vellum to give it a softer look. Two green blings from Creative Imaginations, and one enamel dot from BG in the flower's center. Please forgive the lighting. The blings and ribbon actually do match the leaves...just couldn't get them to photograph nicely. *sigh* So...I'm pretty sure my 40 year-old fabric swatch qualifies as something recycled. (hi mom)
My next card is for the ever sweet, ever funny, 42 Long, and dear friend Darnell's brand-spankin' new challenge. Now. If you haven't ever heard of Darnell, then you are either a newbie to this blogosphere, or well, I just don't know... She's brilliant. She's funny. She's one heckuva crafter! And she's my friend. Darnell has a great vocabulary; you only have to read her posts to see just what I mean. One of her acronyms that has filtered through the blogoshpere is NBUS. It stands for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. New. Or new but it's been sitting in that pile next to your desk for weeks, or in a drawer for a really, really long time. My card contains all of the above... To go to her blog, click on her name. And if I've done it correctly, you should be able to click on her moniker below to be taken to her challenge post!
Pretty sure I followed the rules for my card:
The Neenah white base, the smidge of navy cardstock, woodgrain paper, the LF tag die, and the SU twill tape are not NBUS. Everything else is. That's a brand NBUS LF 'hello' die. The letters, the paperclip, the coral colored paper, the tag's paper and the enamel dots are also NBUS. There's a story behind all these goodies, but I'll keep it short. A darling, sweet friend sent me a huge box full of goodies which I've been hoarding. It came with alphabet stickers, papers, paperclips, stickers...just tons of wonderful stuff that I've been saving for something special...Time to stop hoarding, and start using!!!! So in your honor, Miss G., here's my NBUS card for Miss D.'s very first challenge! This is going to be fun!! So....what are you waiting for???? Go over and PLAY! Happy dances everyone.