Monday, May 30, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday - Back to Basics Challenge

I am still not challenged out,  I am just enjoying creativity to the max!  I have been super-creative this weekend working on some items for an upcoming class, designing for "The Company Kit" (my LSS's store kit), and trying my hand at some challenges I saw on the web.  What's been great is that I'm actually using my stash . . . and I've been pulling out tools I've not used in quite some time . . . embossing powder, heat gun, stamps, inks . . . I feel creatively productive for a change.

And so I finally get to try my hand at one of the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge which was "Back to Basics."  The challenge was to create a card/project that was "Cricutless" (not a problem because I don't use my Cricut often enough).  We also needed to use some type of "old school" embellishment.

Well, you can't get much more old school then paper, ribbon, rubber stamp, ink, markers and staples.  In fact . . . let's talk about the stapler.  I was the kid in the family who always hogged the family stapler back in the 70's.  I would make staple designs in paper . . . and get in trouble for using too many staples.  I think I was in heaven when I bought not just my very own stapler for my little white desk in my bedroom, but a whole entire box of staples just for me!  And I think I was in heaven the day staplers entered the world of scrapbooking . . . I was using them way back in the day! 

So that's what I went for . . . 

These challenges are keeping me hopping (ha . . . little frog in the card . . . hopping . . . get it?).


  1. WOW sweet card!Super job with this challenge and great details,Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

  2. This is a fabulous card! I love the colors, background paper, ribbon and image! SO CUTE! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  3. This card turned out super cute. Like so many crafters you have proven you don't need high tech gadgets. Your creativity works wonders! Great take on this challenge.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  4. How adorable. Love the colors of this card and the ribbon. Great sentiment too. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.

  5. Debbie,
    Oh this card is so pretty! I LOVE the colors and the "Old" school LOVE the sentiment... too cute! Oh and your comment about the stapler addiction... I can totally relate! This may be old school but it is just perfect! I actually like to create with out the Cricut too! Great job and Thank You for playing along with us at Whimsical wednesday's!