Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Use Up Your Old Supplies!

Before I start my post about the challenge this week at Practical Scrappers, I just want to stop and wish my mother a very happy birthday!  Born in the summer of 1942 (have you seen that movie?) my beautiful mother (and best friend in the world) turns 68 today! I hope that I can wear that age as well as she does!  Here is a photograph of my mother with my youngest grandson (her youngest GREAT grandson) taken back in April.  She has both of my grandsons call her "Granny" (so they don't get grandmothers confused) but she doesn't look like the sterotypical "Granny" to me!

Okay, now on to the business at hand.  I love the challenges at Practical Scrappers because they encourage you to use all of your supplies.  This week's challenge is especially useful because we're asked to use supplies that are at least a year old.  Although I truly hate to admit it, I've got plenty of stuff to choose from too!  Anyhow... I looked through my old Creative Memories organizer and found some gorgeous stickers that to tell the truth, I simply can't imagine why I hadn't used them before now! They are that pretty and they are over a DECADE old... yes, that's right. I have had these stickers for more than 10 years and hadn't used them yet!  Geez, another 10 years or so and they would be vintage wouldn't they?... lol.  Anyhow, I created this tag with some not so old paper and as I said, some very old stickers...

Speaking of stickers... many of you know how much I love ProvoCraft, even though I must admit, I didn't know much about them before the Cricut was introduced... but I learned a bit about the company's history when I attended the Demo Army Training for Provocraft, and found out that they were first known for making scrapbooking embellishments and STICKERS.... and 'lo and behold after I made this tag and started writing down my supplies list I was blown away to find out that these stickers were manufactured by none other than ProvoCraft! LOL. Way... back in the day. :-) Go figure.

Okay, enough of the chit-chat now... here is a close-up of the tag featuring these 10 year old (or more) ProvoCraft stickers. 

On this close up you can also see (sort of) that I finished the tag off with a few sprays of Glimmer Mist to give it some sparkle and aged the tag ever so slightly with some Antique Linen Distress Ink. I created the tag using my Cricut and the Sweet Treats Cartridge too by the way!

P.S. Don't forget that a new challenge starts today over at Papercraft Star! This week you are challenged to create a project using "Circles" as your inspiration! Join the challenge right here. 

Supplies Used:

Paper: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Fibers: Aqua Mist Swiss Dot (Papertrey Ink) Twine (Wal-Mart)
Cricut Carts: Sweet Treats
Embellishments: Vintage Button in Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Memo Pin (Tim Holtz) Nature's Way stickers (ProvoCraft & Novelty Inc.) Old Lace Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Other Tools: Cricut, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders

3 Scrappy Comments:

Amanda Sevall said...

What a beautiful tag!! And happy birthday to your Mom!! :)

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, enjoy every moment you have w/her Beth, I miss mine SO much!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Way to rock the old stash, beth! Good for you! This is such a pretty tag. I love the aging and the wrapped twine at the top and the stickers are so very pretty indeed. Love the nature theme.

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