ETA: Hijacking this post to add to Glenda's RAC #100!
Welcome to my submission for the January WMS Blog Waltz!
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I rescued some pieces from my stash, that I have been eyeballing for a while. I never have a problem using my paper but for some reason, any type of ribbon or "embellishment" that I bought for a sewing project I can't seem to bring, even long after the fabric has been used or given away! The silver chain across the middle is something I bought in 2009 when I got this wild idea that I was going to make new stockings. I've since given away the red and white fuzzy fabrics and I sold my sewing machine in May. You'd think I would have used the chain by now, especially since I love it and think that it should be on everything!
The paper is typical fare for me, assorted DPP out of the clearance rack at my LSS, foam from a pack I was given as a stocking stuffer this year, and ribbon from my stash (most likely from the exact same place the paper came from!). The thing I'm really excited about it the adhesive! I used my brand new (Read: AWESOME Christmas gift from DH) Glue Glider Pro and I'm very happy with the results!
One last little thing, see that key? That's my Compacty effort on this card. The card really needed a key, and I really needed my house key, so I set out to buy a key for embellishing my card with. I had two options for this item 1) go to the LSS and buy a Tim Holtz pre-distressed super cute key. (Kind of pushes the limits of The Compact, but still ok) or 2) Find one at a second-hand store. I chose option 2 and spent an hour digging through boxes with my mom and my hubby before we found a few key options. I took my key home, colored it with black and red Copics and then used steel wool to rough it up and make it look a bit distressed. I think it turned out nicely! (Then again, I'm quite biased!)
I'm glad I played along this time! I have been stamping for the sake of my new year's cards (which I'm just going to send with the hubby when he goes to Montana next week) but I haven't been using WMS. When I sat down to stamp this card, I remembered why I love WMS. See that sentiment? Can you read it? Is it sharp and crisp and clear? Yeah, that's why I love WMS! Even a heavy handed stamper like me can get it right with Claire's awesome stamps! :D
Don't forget to check out the other dancers' cards! Have a super MLK day, I'm off to the zoo with my mom!