Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stampin B's #39 Old/New

This week's Stampin B's challenge, hosted by Lois (Clownmom), was to use our oldest stamp set/stamp along with our newest tool/embellie/'toy'.

I must be honest in saying that I really don't know which stamp is my oldest.....so I just grabbed one of my older sets. This vine set was one I coveted for a while before buying. Then when I got it I was very discouraged in using it 'cuz even with my Thingamajig, I could never line up the second stamp in the 2 step process. So it sat and sat until I decided one day to just 'eye' it, knowing it would be 'offset'. Well......I came to like the effect of the offset AND that made it easier to use and enjoy. So....that is the story on that!!!! If you are a purist, then just ignore the offset quality....lol!!!!

The second part of our challenge was to use a new tool or 'toy'. Well, in the picture you probably can't see the work of my clear stardust gel pen. Ya' see.....I have problems with my eyes and I don't use glitter. So, a dear friend gave me a set of these stardust gel pens AND I LOVE them.....they allow me to glitz things up without getting glitter in my eyes. So...in real life this stardust brings a bit of glamour to these purple vines.

So...that is the story on this one....can't wait to see what the other team members did!!!!

Be sure to visit the Stampin B's blog to see the work of the other team members. They will surely dazzle you as they dazzle me every week.

16 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Joanne this is so pretty in purple.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! these shades of purple are wonderful Joanne!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my - Joanne - this is so GORGEOUS!!! This is one beautiful old stamp set!!! Hodl on to it - LOL!!! Big hugs ~S~

Lois said...

Love your card, Joanne. Your purple leaves are beautiful -- offset or not!

StampOwl said...

stunning Joanne

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Joanne - love the purple leaves, and they don't look at all offset to me, they just look beautiful! Love the embossed edging too.
Have a Happy New Year.
Sylvia x

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is just lovely! Purple is my favorite color, so I'm with you on this one!! The offset look is more realistic to me anyway, so this one floats my boat! Great job!!

Vicky Gould said...

Wish I had bought that set. Your purple vine is magnificent - I love the offst and am glad you made peace with the set. Beautiful, calming effect on your card. Job well done, GF!!

Julia Aston said...

Love your leaves and the wonderful colors on this - isn't it fun to get out an old set and remember how we loved it! happy 2010 Joanne!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, OMGosh, this is such a gorgeous card!!! Love those colors together....and you've used that wonderful corner punch, which I still have not been able to score. I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR, may all your dreams come true and may you be blessed beyond measure!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Joan Ervin said...

What gorgeous colors, Joanne, and I LOVE the leaves!!!! You did a fabulous job on this old meets new design!!!!

Dawn said...

beautiful Joanne...yes, I count it a blessing to have gotten to meet you too!! happy new year my friend! don't you and Pepper party to hardy!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

It is I who is truly blessed by your friendship, Jo! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you better in 2009, and I am counting on our meeting face to face in 2010! It's just gotta be! Can Bertie come, too, or does she have to stay at home cuz you're askeered she might fling sumpin' at ya? Hee. Seriously, I love ya and wish you all the best for health, happiness, and prosperity in the days ahead.

Traci M said...

Joanne, this is dazzlin', and what a great idea with the pens, I love mine and use it a lot! I wouldn't a thought to do this in purples, but I know at least a few who love purple!! I am wishing you a wonderful New Year and maybe we can all meet up again this year, Steamboat or somewhere else, this time with Charlene!
Blessings to you in the New Year!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Lovin' the purple!! :) Happy New Year, Joanne!

peggysue said...

Oh look at those rich purple flowers! Those are gorgeous, what a lovely combination of colors! I am blessed this year with new friends and one of them is you!!! I am so glad I got a chance to meet you in Steamboat, truly one of the year's highlights! What a great way to enter a new year, with new friends!! Wishing you peace, good health and a stamp happy new year.