Monday, July 9, 2012

Hippo Birthday-Use It Tuesday Challenge #35

I'm so excited to be sharing with you my first challenge card as part of the Use it Tuesday design team for this term.  Honestly, if you need to be challenged to use that stuff you already have piling up on your desk, this is the blog for you.  You would be surprised how much stuff I have used and not only that, how much stuff I've come across that I had forgotten I've even had.

Sooo...this week we are embossing!  Blow the dust off your embossing folders (like I did), dig out that embossing powder, whatever you have laying around.  As always, one lucky participant will be randomly chosen to be a featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

Here is what I have for you today!

So I wasn't kidding when I said I blew the dust off of my embossing folder.  I think this is one of the first ones I ever bought when I first got my cuttlebug.  The image and sentiment are from my image bin, sent to me in a swap ages ago.  I wish I had more of it because I would have liked to have made a set of these cards in a variety of colors, but I only have this one.  The ribbon, bling and cardstock are all from my stash, and in fact were pieces just sitting on my desk when I was creating this card.  The only thing that is not new, is the ink that I used..Sorry! I had to crack open that new Tim Holtz distress ink in the new picked raspberry.  What a hot pink this is!

I'm really pleased how this card turned out and I hope you like it too.  Make sure you stop by the blog and see the rest of the DT  inspiration for you this week and don't forget to leave them some love as well.  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

Entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Tammy's Stampin Corner: Anything Goes

That Craft Place: Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Anything Goes

Truly Madly, Crafty Challenges: Animals

Createalicious: Anything Goes

Hot Shot Craft: Distress Inks


  1. Great card Tammy - made me happy. Saw it on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  2. Hehehe very lovely - and I do like the sentiment that goes with it! :))
    Thank for joining us this week and good luck!
    Don't forget to check back next week to see if you made my Pick Of The Week!

    Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  3. Saw your card on MIM today, love the pig:-) Great colours and love the Tim Holtz pink:-) TFS

  4. Lovely card - I rarely emboss and love how it looks. The pink is stunning too!

    Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this week ♥

  5. great card, love the hippo! x

  6. whoops meant to say saw it on mim x

  7. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: #77, #163, #183, and #258 and would love it if you could visit.

  8. Great card Tammy!!
    Thanks for joining in over at TMC Challenge.


Thanks for leaving me a comment! I love to return the favor! Please feel free to become a follower!