Saturday, July 3, 2010

Rescued From The Purge

It seems I always have a box of stamps labeled "sell" sitting around.  From time to time, I go through them to see if there is anything in there I can't bear to part with.  I pull sets out and put them back in, but most of the time they stay in the box.

The set I used today is one of the sets that has been in and out of the box many times.  When I came across it during my big purge yesterday, I wondered why on earth I had put it in the sell pile again.  What was I thinking?  It is a classic flower set with so many possiblilties just waiting to be inked.  So I decided to show it some love.

I just recently got the new XL scallop circle punch from SU!, and thought I would make a window card with it.  Isn't it pretty?

Don't mind my blue fingernail.  It is part of my July 4th manicure.  It's too bad I couldn't hide the smudge under the sentiment with it!

I can blame my neighbor for this.  She's the one who suggested it and painted all our kids' toenails (four of them are boys!).

One of the boys is missing from this picture.  They have stars and stripes on their nails.  How did I get on the subject of toenails?  Never mind.

Back to my card...

Here is the inside of the card.  I was originally going to adhere the eggplant scallop layer to the front of the card, but I liked how it hid the bottom of the stems when adhered to the inside.

Supplies used:
Stamps - petal prints, thoughts & prayers
Paper - GKD PL white, elegant eggplant
Ink - perfect plum, elegant eggplant
Accessories - XL scallop circle punch, scallop border punch, SAMJ, ribbon colored with Copic marker

I think I'll keep this set out of the sell box.  At least for a while.

What have you rescued from selling?

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!


1 comment:

Susan Raihala said...

The nail thing is so fun! TFS!

The card is lovely, and yes, that set is very useful and a keeper. I can't remember specific sets I've rescued, but then, I've not really gotten rid of too many stamps over the years either. So far, I've not regretted any I did get rid of, though.