Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Stamping on a Budget!!

How fun!  I had an unexpectedly free afternoon today, and I was able to play along with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge which was to use something new.  EASY, PEASY!! : )  I pulled out a number of things from my HUGE BLESSING Christmas order and just played.  It was so much fun! I don't know about you, but my usual stamping order is a once-every-month-or-two $10-$20 purchase... if I can skim the $$ off of my grocery budget.  So to have the luxury of a whole box of things to play with (and things that were ON SALE, too!!!!) is SUCH a huge blessing to me!!!!   Anyway, after making my card base (with NEW Flourishes white cardstock) I layered it with some NEW MME Lavender DP.  The image was cut out with my NEW Bookplate Die and stamped with the pansies from my NEW Botanical Bookplates 2 set.  I also used the NEW Classic Tags dies to make my tag, and tied it all up with some Color Made Easy Seam Binding Ribbon from the Sunflower group.  I think it's Golden Rod... but I ordered three different yellows, so I'm not positive!!

Just a note for any of you who have to be budget conscious like I do.  One of the best things I did with this order was to try to buy things that mixed and matched.  I also looked ahead to the upcoming season when making out my list.  For example... I loved the winter and Christmas sets and paper, but I knew that shortly after Christmas I would be looking forward to spring, so I chose flowers and umbrellas with usable sentiments like "thank you" and "happy birthday to you" instead of the snowmen and Santas.  I tried to buy some very all-purpose dies that I knew I would use again and again, and I also bought coordinating pearls, seam binding ribbon (only $0.20 / yard!!!), and dp, that I knew would complement my stamp choices.  I rounded it out with a couple packs of the wonderful Flourishes cardstock, and now I have a completely coordinated playground that I can play in for a number of months. : )  Plus, now that I have some of the basics like dies and cardstock, I can use that $10 or $20 to buy some of the fun additions here and there that will expand my choices even farther!!

OK... that was off track, sorry!  Thanks for dropping by today... I'll see you in a day or two!




Allison Cope Israels said...

Oh Tricia this is so beautiful! Thanks for the tips - much appreciated! Glad you took a moment to play along with us for "Timeless Tuesday". Glad to see you're putting your new goodies to good use :)

Denise Marzec said...

This is soooo beautiful! THanks for playing along with us at the FTTC!

Heather said...

Tricia, Your card is beautiful!!! I am so glad that you were blessed with some lovely new goodies!! I love Flourishes! ;o)

dpkennedy said...

Just lovely!