CHACB #6 – Enjoy the Journey

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Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #6 Enjoy the Journey Card

Hello again!  April was a busy month, as you could probably tell by my lack of posts, but I’m back today to share one of the few creative projects I had time to finish.  This card is for the 6th challenge on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, and here are the details:

Challenge #6 Sketch Challenge, with a Twist

Use the sketch below as inspiration for creating your project. You can modify the sketch to create a card, scrapbook layout, altered canvas, mini book cover, and so on. Now, for the TWIST! You must search your hoard and find one item that is OLD and one item that is NEW and use them BOTH on your project. Show us how you combine older items from your stash with something recently purchased.

Fun, right?  I love sketch challenges, they’re great for newbies and old-hats alike, and I find they’re perfect for getting the crafting mojo going during a lull.  Anyway, here’s the card I came up with:

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So, here’s the deal: the new stuff includes the flowers and lovely vintage-y papers that make up the banner and all the layers.  The flowers are brand-spanking-new and came cheap from the “sold as is” bin at Michaels because there was one missing from the pack.  Score.  They actually inspired the whole card, so hooray for that 🙂  The papers are from 2 DCWV 12 x 12 pads that were “hot buys” ($5) at Michaels a few weeks ago.  I couldn’t pass them up!  The old things on the card are the gold ribbon and twine, the pink button, the green rhinestone brads, the sentiment sticker, and the script stamp I used in the background.  The ribbons have been in my stash since the very, very beginning.  The pink button and rhinestone brads were among my first card-making purchases, and I’ve hoarded them for years because…well…because.  The script stamp was my first “big” stamp purchase.  The sticker came along very early as well (we’re talking years ago, people), and I haven’t had the right occasion to use it until now.  The decision to use it was finalized when I came across the inside sentiment in one of the aforementioned pads of paper:

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“The measure of life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation” and “Enjoy the Journey” seemed to go well together.  I didn’t get much “something old” on the inside, but I did manage to use the script stamp again on the little flag.

I also made a matching envelope by covering the flap with some of the same paper:

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Gotta love a matching envelope.

And that’s it!  Don’t forget to enter your own creation on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog by Sunday, May 4th at Midnight.  You could win a great prize from this month’s sponsor, Hampton Art!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely May Day 🙂

13 thoughts on “CHACB #6 – Enjoy the Journey

  1. kathycnc says:

    Melody, this card is a real beauty! I love the soft color palette, the breezy banner across the top and the elegance of the stamped sentiment. Everything is perfectly placed…and the inside is as lovely as the outside…and then you add a decorated envelope, too. Sigh…….perfection! Thanks for joining the fun at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #6!

  2. smithgfb says:

    Your card is just stunning. I love the banner and soft colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  3. D Idlet says:

    oh my Melody, your card is beautiful. I love the soft colors, the banners and the flowers you added to the card. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

  4. Gloria Stengel says:

    I love the paper the colors the design, and esp. that cheapie flower! And the inside and an envie. Girl, you worked it this time! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. Jane S says:

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! The soft colors all work so well together. I found myself gazing at it for quite some time. I love all your details, and the card design.

  6. Amber Milone says:

    Absolutely beautiful card! I love all of the soft colors and the beautiful sentiment stamp. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

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