Monday, May 28, 2012

A New Papertrey Princesses Challenge

I'm honored to once again post a Papertrey Princesses challenge! The Princesses are a group of talented (and patient) crafters who take turns posting a fun, new challenge every two weeks.  The challenge is typically posted on a Thursday...so I'm late - as usual...but better late than never, right?  So...let's get started!
For a what seems like forever I've had little time to craft or to post here, and one reason is that by necessity I've had to once again relocate my craft room.  While I very much dislike...and maybe even hate...the moving process, I do have to admit that it forces me to take stock of the supplies that I hoard...I mean have...and to think long and hard about whether they're something that I use...or truly just love...enough to keep.  For this challenge I thought it would be fun to use some of the things that I decided to keep...to remind myself of why I really do LOVE them!  Here's what I put together...a sweet tag...and oh what fun it was!
 First up...metal!  For a while I used a little metal on almost every project...most often a brad or an eyelet.  In fact, when I first started paper crafting I was told that if a project seemed to need a little something to add some metal.  I have always adored these large eyelets and used them on almost everything I made.  I also used a couple of matching brads on this tag.  Next up is the Nestabilities. I remember clearly when I bought my first set from PTI.  These little beauties have been such good crafting friends...and it was fun to pull them out and layer up!  I also used the little Nestabilites tag for the sentiment...I just couldn't resist!
Now, the punches...oh my...the punches.  There are so many, many punches, and while I don't use them nearly as often as I used to I know that the minute I let go of even one it's going to be just the one I need as the final touch...and I can't have that now, can I?  Finally, there's the scraps.  I just can't seem to loosen my grasp on even one tiny piece of beautiful patterned paper...it's a sickness, I tell you...but they're so handy to have around for a tag...or a layer...or for any one of a hundred other little projects.

So, my fellow Princesses...your challenge is to pull out an oldie...or two or three...anything that is collecting dust but that you can't seem to say goodbye to...and create any project of your choosing.  I look forward to seeing your work!

9 comments:

  1. This is so so pretty Sue!!! I absolutely love the color combo, the beautiful blue polka dotted ribbon, and stamp set you used, and the great nested ovals. I love your tag!!

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  2. Love, love, love your tag! It was worth the wait ;)

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  3. Oh, I love your tag, Sue! It's fabulous, with its layers and colours and how you tied the ribbons! Thanks for the challenge!

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  4. Your tag is ADORABLE!! And lucky for me I have an enormous selection of old supplies to choose from. I know I'm in desperate need of a good purge, but I can't bring myself to do it. Now I have a reason to hang on to them a bit longer...you just never know when you'll NEED some older supplies! ;) Great challenge! Off to go dig through my older stash drawers...

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  5. Your tag is so gorgeous! That is a set I don't bring out often enough.

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  6. I love your tag and the ribbon is such a perfect touch. Great challenge!

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  7. Sue this is DARLING!!! I LOVE the colors you used!! and a GREAT challenge too! (I got LOTS of treasures collecting dust! ;) )

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