Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A valentine and a challenge for me and you

I have decided on a New Year's stamping resolution (I know, I know... but better late than never, right?) Anway, I decided I'd better post it because then I will be much more likely to actually keep it, because my friends will be able to tell if I am!  So, as I organized my stamp room over the past year, I discovered so many things I have purchased but never had the time to really play with.... you know the things I mean... those things you just couldn't wait to get that then sit there on a shelf or in a drawer waiting patiently for us to find the time to figure them out.  So I have decided that at least once a month I will use one of these poor unloved products, and post my creation on my blog.  I will also post how to use the product with the hope that anyone else who has one sitting unloved will get it out and use it too!  If you do, please post it on your blogs and leave a comment so I can come check out your creation as well.... deal?

So, now on to my post for today.  The cover of the latest Take Ten magazine really caught my eye with the non-traditional color combination on some valentine cards.  So, I decided I would create some Valentines using the same colors.... Red, Turquoise and Black... and here they are!

Technically, these don't really qualify for my challenge of trying new things... but they almost do, so I'm going to count it!   The heart nesties were new and so was the Inkadinkado Lots of Love set (but both belong to a friend, not me!)  The EK success heart chain punch was brand new and mine, and even though I've used many border punches, I think I'll cheat just a bit and call this my January catch up challenge since the color combo was new too.  I promise to really use new stuff for the rest of the year!  I think this is a great color combo for a change from the "usual" valentine. 

Thanks for visiting today, and happy stamping!

Joan Signature


Joanne Gilch said...

Here's my reasoning: Use borrowed friend's stuff first cuz you gotta give it back. then use your stuff, do a tuut and put it right back in the drawer. Now you have taught someone to use something that they had no idea. like my Cricut expression - I need help!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Joan, love those colours, very striking :o)


Kellie said...

Love these colors for valentines. Looking forward to what you come up with next off the shelf.

Rhonda said...

These are gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are lovely! I can see why these colors caught you eye.

CraftyC said...

Beautiful cards Joan, love the colours. Please dont remind me of unused stash, its too painful LOL

Cr8ive ME said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!

What a unique take on your cards. I love it.

And what a wonderful challenge to give yourself. I already do try to incorporate items from my scrap pile.

M.E. - SBS29