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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Oldies But Goodies



Welcome to the Oldies but Goodies Blog Hop! Hopefully you arrived from Linda's blog. If not, you might want to start back at Sue's blog so you don't miss any goodies. The purpose of this blog hope is to finally use some of those things you bought and then never used or something that has not been used in at least 6 months. I know if you are like me, you have several things that you could use that fit that criteria! My card today uses a stamp that I just had to have. I bought it almost a year ago, then put it in a drawer and making this card the first time it has even seen ink. Not only did I use a stamp that I haven't used in forever, I also pulled out my Prismacolor Pencils! I used pencils for a long time, even after I got my Copics. I went back and forth for a long time and I think this is the first time they have been used (by me) in about 6 months too. All the papers are from DCWV's Far East paper pack. I have been hoarding that paper for a while too. I love all the paper in the pack and actually bought it in the 4 x 6, the 8 x 8 and the 12 x 12 packs and one day I found them at Big Lots and bought a couple of more of them just so I wouldn't run out. I am running low on the purple pieces though. I stamped it twice and then cut out the butterfly on one of them and added it with a foam dot.

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today. Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Mary.




Today is the last day to vote in the Amber Ink Challenge. You can vote HERE, just scroll down to the end of the post to cast a vote for your favorite project. For my project I entered my recipe book that I made a week or so ago.

45 comments:

Amber said...

Great card! It's funny how we HAVE to HAVE something and then it immediately gets put in a drawer and never taken out again! Good job bringing back the oldies!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - it's a gorgeous stamp! Maybe now that you inked it up - you'll reach for it more! I have a bunch of stamps that haven't seen ink!
Yikes!!
Great job with the pencils! Doesn't look like you took a 6-month break from them!!!
Maria

Dawn B. said...

Your butterfly is beautiful in the blue.. What a pretty card. I hoard way to much.. Great job.

jimlynn said...

It's a beauty, Gina. LOVE that coloring on the butterfly - so very pretty. Great card.
Lynn

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Stunning!!! This is so pretty and your coloring of the butterfly, perfection.

Barb said...

Gina, this is stunning! I love butterflies and yours is gorgeous. Great choice of papers, too.

Barb

Payne Holler Cards said...

so pretty - love your butterfly..
(-:

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Gina!!! love how you layered the butterfly! great job!
This was fun digging through old stash...I really shouldn't have to buy stamps or paper for the whole year...but we all know better than that, don't we! lol
take care
hugs & blessings!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Fantastic card, Gina! Do you think we are all secret hoarders? Got to have it, then forget it??? Nah, not us-LOL.

Angie Williams said...

This is just so pretty! Great image and lovely card.

Tammy said...

I'm back..I don't know if my first comment took!
This is stunning Gina! I love that butterfly and the way it pops! I need to break out my pencils too!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Lovely card Gina! Great layout (:

specialcraftmom4 said...

Lovely card Gina! Great layout (:

Heather said...

Gina, this is just lovely. Your butterfly is beautiful and seems to just pop off your design. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

*Vicki* said...

Gina, this is so beautiful!! Love the layout!!HUGS

Melissa Cash said...

Gina, I love your card and your story about all of the goodies you used. I am so happy that this hop helped you to use some of your stash! Thanks for playing along.

Grace said...

Hi Gina! Oh gf I just love this!!! I love ferns and butterflies and you have them both right here! Love how you colored the butterfly! Awesome card my friend!!!

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Grace

Marlene said...

Very nice! Love that butterfly!

The Wired Angel said...

This is beautiful, Gina.. great job. I hope you are doing well. Hugs, Peggy x

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great card! I like the design. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the hop!

Mary G. said...

Beautiful card! LOVE that image!! Great job coloring it, too!

Jennie said...

The butterfly just pops on this beautifully! Great design.

Deb said...

This is soft and lovely! The butterfly really looks gorgeous against the softer more muted colors!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Gorgeous card Gina love the image really sweet, gorgeous colours and papers too,

fabulous coloring with pencils!!! big hugs Claudia

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Gina! Love how the butterfly pops against the dp! Great design too!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a very beautiful card!!!!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card and oh that butterfly is gorgeous!

Ching-a-ling said...

beautiful coloring with your pencils.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooh...this is BEAUTIFUL gina! I LOVE the oriental theme with the butterfly. Very elegant! Thankyou so much for being a part of the hop. :)

Theresa Momber said...

Love that splash of bright blue against the serene background!

Anita Hovey said...

Lovely card!

Kirei na Kami said...

What a stunner!!! I am totally in love with that gorgeous stamp and loving all the Asian elements:o) So very BEAUTIFUL!!!

Smiles:)
Carolyn

redwasher1 said...

What a beauty!!! Love that perfect colored butterfly!!

Elise said...

Hello Gina! This is soooo pretty! I love how the butterfly is the only blue on the card .. it makes it "pop" right off of your card! It's BEAUTIFUL!

Hugs,
Elise

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodness, I am so happy you busted this stamp out of "temporary retirement"! :) I really like the papers you used to compliment the image, too. I had Prismacolor pencils in my hand last time I went shopping and put them down at the last minute...I think I"m going back for them. Beautiful coloring on your butterfly!

Christiana said...

Beautiful job! I love that butterfly stamp. It's been on my wishlist forever!

jkreucher said...

I love the vibrant color of your butterfly. love the design, it has a vingage feel to it.
Judy

Cathy said...

Gina, this is gorgeous. Love the dp and all the special elements you added.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I hear ya on the Prisma pencils....and you sure do use them fabulously!!!

Gloria Cardoza said...

The butterfly is so beautiful and vibrant. The background paper was a nice choice too.

Sue W said...

Great card!!! Love the Monochrome colour with a hit of vibrant blue!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hi Gina, I love your card!! That butterfly is stunning!! Nice oriental feel to the card!!!

Linda

Fiona said...

Oh, boy....I can relate!! I try not to impulse buy so that what I eventually get I really, really want.....but some of it still ends up pristine after a couple of years. Your beautiful sample makes me resolved to go through my stash before I buy anything else!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super! Love your card!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Sorry it took me so long to get to your blog Gina. I skipped around when doing the blog hop and missed a few. This is a lovely card and great use of the paper you chose.