Friday, March 11, 2011

Home Sweet Home - H2H Challenge

This week's H2H Challenge was to create a scene using 3 different stamps.  They could be from the same stamp set or from different stamp sets.   One thing I learned from this challenge - I don't have many stamps to make a scene!  The only trees I have in my 'yard' are all Christmas Trees and as much as I LOVE Christmas, I'm over that for now.  I want SPRING!!!   So this really was a challenge for me.  I thought about it all week.   I got out my idea book several times this week trying to get that 'ah ha' moment.   At one time I thought I figured it out but I wasn't excited about my idea.  

So tonight, I sat down at my stamp tower and searched through all my stamps looking for something.  One stamp I kept going back to was Flower Pot.   Then I remembered the upcoming May Stamp of the Month - Chairs to You.   I haven't had a chance to play with this one yet but it was my favorite one of all the Stamps of Month.   So I decided to create a 'homey' scene using the overstuffed chair with a nice little flower pot beside it.  Then of course I had to add just the right decorating touch with a framed 'Home Sweet Home' picture.  

Making the chair was fun and once again - I eeked out some small squeals of excitement when I saw it coming together.  I used a miniature pleating technique for the chair ruffle.  (I recently learned this when I created the layouts from the Miracle Workshop on the Go Kit).    I used copper Bitty Brads for the buttons on the chair.

And now..... here is my card for this week's H2H Challenge!

Closer view of chair ruffle
Creative Basic Veranda Collection (retired)
Chairs to You (May Stamp of the Month - Available in May ONLY)
Flower Pot (D1409)
Tasty Treats (D1427)
Juniper Cardstock (X5752)
Bamboo Cardstock (1301)
Cocoa Ink Pad (Z2114)
Juniper Marker (Z2365)
Olive Marker (Z2337)
Sunflower Marker (Z2350)
Designer Ribbon - Cocoa Collection (Z1316)
Bitty Brads Metal Assortment (Z1368)
Foam Tape (Z1151)


  1. I just tried to leave a comment and had trouble, so this may be a duplicate...
    What a great card! Sometimes the best ideas come when you can't think of anything to do...
    I love the little ruffle on the chair, and I love your scene! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  2. Great card. I want to cuddle up in that chair! Thanks for pointing out the ruffle. It's a nice touch that I would have missed if you hadn't mentioned it.

  3. I really, really love it. Great job!!!

  4. I love this card! You've made me want this stamp set :)

  5. Adorable card; you did a fantastic job with this challenge! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Gina, this is so sweet - the ruffle & little brads on the chair really make the card! Thanks for joining us at H2H this week :o)

  7. This is great!! Love how you added the brads. Thanks for playing at Heart 2 Heart :)

  8. Hi Gina,
    This is an adorable card with the ruffle and brads. Great way to use this stamp set. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  9. Great card! I really love that chair! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H! *Ü*

  10. I love all of the little extras you did on this card. I can see that you really channeled your artistic energy and I bet that you had lots of fun. Thanks for playing along with H2H this week.

  11. Great Card!! I really like that stamp set.



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