Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 62: What was I thinking?



Okay, admit it.  We all have purchased crafty items on impulse or because people we admire created such cool things with it, or it was on sale, it was supposed to be the next big trend, etc... then we get home or open it if it was an online purchase, and we are faced with reality....WHAT was I thinking!  (WWIT)

Maybe it was something you thought you would love or would be easy to use, but then you have it sitting on your table staring you down.  Maybe you realized you really don't need 35 shades of red ribbon, or you can't get the technique down just right, or you now can't stand the way those images look.  Well, time to set them free for this challenge and use at least one of your WWIT purchases!  Sometimes you will find out you CAN make it work, or see a way to use it that makes the purchase less guilt-inducing.    Or maybe you don't have a problem with buying the WWIT items, just come up with something, and join us this week at  Shopping Our Stash!

For me, one of my many WWIT purchases was grungeboard.  Don't get me wrong, I love Tim Holtz.  But I rarely use my grungeboard.  I also pulled out crackle paints- another thing I just had to buy in tons of colors but now they are drying up in my closet.  I did revive several though.  Anyway, I do use them now and then, but not enough.  I decided to use a couple of arrows on this card.

Details:
 Doodlebug papers
Bazzil and SU cardstock
Unity stamp used with Island Indigo ink from SU
Grungeboard and crackle paint by Ranger.
Misc ribbon

Hope you can make time this week to join us...can't wait to see what one or more of your WWIT purchases might be!


8 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Hmmm, more grungeboard. I maybe should open mine? Or not ...

June Houck said...

Ha! I have FOUR packages of unopened TH grungeboard...perhaps I should figure out what to do with it :)

jimlynn said...

Fabulous card Carla! I've never used grungeboard before but love the looks of your card. Really like all the arrows on here too.
Lynn

Paige said...

Carla, you turned your WWIT into a colorful card! Love the sentiment - so true, isn't it?

Vee Cassidy said...

A brilliant card! I like my grungeboard but love grunge paper Vee xx

Danni said...

I have so many of these type things..I tend to be easily persuaded by peer pressure..hehe!
Great card!!

lauren bergold said...

toooooooooo funny, having read this and the comments re my own use of grungeboard, it's definitely one of those things ppl LOVE or can totally live without. i'm still on the fence, tho, seeing those cuuuuuuuuuuuute arrows on your ♥FAB♥ card i think that's another one for the "pro-grungeboard" file!!! :) :) :)

alicaz said...

Fresh and fun! I hear you about the grundge board - I would have no patience to paint or cover it, so I rather stay away from it ;)