Saturday, May 5, 2012

Carol's Rebel Challenge- Hoarder's Anonymous

What paper crafter doesn't have a stash of hoarded items "too pretty" to be used?  I have been getting better about using my favorite stuff and not saving it since I realize I have more paper than I'll ever use.  Carol's challenged us to make a card with things we've hoarded in the VCMP- Rebel Challenge. 

The patterned paper I used on this card is paste paper I made in college.  About a year ago, I finally started using my paste paper stash, one sheet at a time.  I've used four or five sheets up and have about ten left.  I remember having a great time making the paper with my roommate and some other friends from our dorm at the Lit House one Saturday.  Our good time came to a bit of a halt when Mike, the master printer teaching the class, sliced his finger badly on the paper cutter.  We offered to help him get to the hospital, but he wouldn't accept our help and drove himself around the corner to the emergency room.  Several hours later, as we were cleaning up, he was back to see how we were doing and show off his stitches.

The other items on the card have been in my collection at least several months.  The bee stamp is one of the first clear stamps I bought in 2008.  It's colored with Copics and punched with some of my earliest paper punches.  The eyelets are a few years old, too.   The bottom of the banner is punched with a MS punch I bought last fall and haven't used too often.  The sentiment was also purchased last summer and has become one of my favorites.  The ribbons are Michael's Halloween ribbons from last year's clearance. 

This challenge was great because I was able to pull out some materials I hadn't used in a while and give them some attention!  Thanks, Carol, for hosting an inspiring challenge. 

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

4 comments:

  1. Oh My Gosh, this card just proves that we all need to stop hoarding what we love and share it with the world! This hand-made paper looks fabulous, and the little bee image looks perfect with it! Your card is fabulous!!! That punch you used looks more like pretty piercing, and what a great border it makes! Thanks for playing along with my challenge, and let's toast to using our supplies from now on! :)

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  2. This is awesome! You REALLY put some hoarded pieces together very nicely. I, like you, know exactly where and when I got something. That is too funny! I will definitely do this challenge but I'm usually a day late and a dollar short about getting my challenges done when they are asked for... but... you never know! Great job Kathryn... and great inspiration!

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  3. Love that paper and it goes so well with your bee. I think that punch has to go on my wish list.

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  4. Does all your hoarded stuff match this nicely? LOVELY!

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