Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Prettie Scary Wednesday...

Last week Joanne presented the Pretties Challenge to "scare yourself". We were to step out of our box, use a stamp we've never inked, paper we've been avoiding, a technique that we're scared of, etc. For those that stamp with me you know the story of the $200 sand. So let me tell this story one more time for the world to read. LOL 7 years ago I was an obsessive stamp shopper (wait, I still am). I didn't care what it cost, if I liked it I had to have it. I went to an event called Rubberama. A convention center filled with rubber stamp vendors, paper vendors, etc...you get the idea. I walked around for hours oohing and ahhing over everything. I purchased my very first unmounted stamps there actually! I came across a booth with "shimmer sand". I watched the lady punch out various shapes using double sided adhesive paper, layer them onto each other and use different color 'shimmering sands' to add depth and dimension. I HAD TO HAVE IT! I didn't purchase a few, I bought every single color they made!!! That was 7 years and $200 ago....the box still sits on the shelf collecting dust.

So when I was presented this challenge I looked around and had no idea what 'scared' me...until my eyes fell upon that dusty box.

I used that sheet of adhesive I bought 7 years ago (hey, it was still tacky!) and cut 2 different sized strips. I placed them on the card and poured my shimmer sand. I ran the top pink strip through my CB and I used the sundae stamp from the MFT set 'How Sweet It Is' which I received in my Sept Paper Pretties box! (love that set!). I also added a bit of red glittah on the cherries (they needed it) and did some paper piercing around the oval greeting at the bottom. It really does 'shimmer' in real life, I was actually really happy with the results and made a few more while I had the supplies out on my table.

Did anyone else scare them self this week?!?! If you've been challenging yourself, let me know by leaving a link in your comment. Make sure you stop by the other Pretties Girl blogs to see what scared them! Kristine, Julie M, Alli, Charmaine, Joanne, Christie, Julie C.

And of course...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Don't forget, today is the last day to take advantage of the Happy Halloween Hooplah event over at Paper Pretties, so if you've been putting it off then get your tail over there today and sign up!!!

5 comments:

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Too funny about the sand...I think we all have things we have to have...and then it sits. Great job with your challenge!!! Good for you for getting it out, because it is PERFECT for this card!!! love the colors...I am still resisting the PP boxes...

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This card is adorable, Jill! LOVE that sand. . .and the story is so funny! I can identify!

Julie Masse said...

Jillian I love it!! Such a funny story but yea for you!!

Joanne B. said...

What a great story, that is TOTALLY something I'd do. YOur card came out SUPER cute too!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

What a cute story...We have ALL done thing like that when we first stared out...