I started this Journey with sadness, having to say goodbye to my stash that I've been hoarding for years. This week something happened. I have gotten over the sadness and now look forward to seeing it gone. I don't know why the switch in emotion for sure. I think in my mind I know deep down inside that once it's gone, I get to reward myself with new stuff. How silly is that!
Speaking of new stuff, I did have to break down and buy something. My goal was not to buy anything and I've made 80+ cards without buying anything (applause, please). I bought a package of pearls from Micheals. It was a 480 pc pack that I used my coupon. The total cost was $4.80. How sweet is that? A penny a pearl!
And I am attacking my stash with new vigor as well. When I see a challenge, I like to make two cards instead of one if I can. I saw Dynamic Duos has a Yellow and Blue color challenge. Ok, I thought it was blue. Turns out it was green. Oh well! I looked through my uncut 12x12 paper and found this wonderful stripe. I have enough to make 4 (or more) cards. I've made these two so far.
I made this window card first. I love the flowers. I stamped a heart in green for the leaves. I love how you can use stamps for something totally different that what it was intended.
This second card, I really liked the look of the sketch from Cardabilites #55. I really reached deep into my stash and found these fibers. The sentiment stamp is from My Favorite Things.