13 Feb 2009

S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g Myself!

My title sounds like I am exercising doesn't it? You should know I wouldn't do that.......

The Limited Supplies Challenge this week is to use two or more things on your card that are a "stretch" - or difficult and different for you to do!

The Ways to Use It Challenge is to use fabric on your card, so I am combining the two challenges!

Well, my "stretch" is definitely using (or not using) white space! And my other stretch is using purple - I am NOT a purple lover so I thought I better use it today, so I don't have to use it again!! lol!

I used one of my yo-yo flowers (made of fabric, that I absolutely love and I made at my on-line embellishment class with Tania Willis at Get It Scrapped!

I also used PURPLE as in Plum Pudding satin ribbon from Papertrey Ink and attached the yo-yo flower by tacking it down over top of the PURPLE bow.

When I was at Marcie's house playing looking after my grandbabies, I was able to sneak out her Stamping Up Top Note die that I got online (LUV that!) for her for Christmas, and play with it (sporadically). I cut out a bunch of the dies so I would have them for future use - like right now!

I only used half of the top note die cut so that I would be able to show white space - that is a S-T-R-E-T-C-H for me! and I ran it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder before adhering it to the Stamper's Select white card base.

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Deep Lagoon - I have had that stamp pad for two years and it is still wet and juicy - yay! The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's stamp set Heart Prints, that I just got yesterday and I love it already!

Here is a close up of that sweet little yo yo! Oh. sorry. You thought it was going to be my hubby didn't you! ROFL!! (good thing he is away for a few days.......)


  1. Cute yo yo! I haven't touched thread to fabric in ages! I would just buy a new blouse instead of sewing a button back on, lol! Great challenge...I think you pulled it off just wonderfully! Have a happy Valentine's Day!

    word verification: tredu

    Hey, watch where you tred u before you step on my flowers!

  2. Love your yo yo! The colors are so pretty.

  3. Love your creation! I have a problem with white space too, you did a great job!!

    I always enjoy reading your posts Bonnie, you crack me up.

  4. Oooo Ooooo Oooo Bonie I love your colors here, and the half a top note, and the ribbon and all that white. Normally not somthing I do either, but somthing I always enjoy seeing done so I should do it more!!!!

    Great Stretch Bonnie!!


  5. OMG! Everytime I read you blog you make me laugh! You are too, too funny! I love this card! You did an amazing job with the purple and the white space. Both of which are stretches for me! Especially the white space! And I adore the fabric flower. so, so cute!


  6. This is awesome! I am so scared of white space, too. I think you did awesome on this!!! Love that flower!

  7. Well, there is just the perfect amount of color on this that the white space doesn't scare me LOL! No, really...I love that your cards are all so visually balance in both color and texture. And I really need to learn to make those cool flowers!!!

  8. I love your card!! I love the combination of colors and that fabric flower is too cute!!



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