Sunday, November 8, 2009

Basket full of happiness

One of my new goals is to USE what I have and buy minimal. I know, don't hurt yourself from laughing too hard. I'm really going to try though as I'm spending too much money and not using what I have. Sometimes you have to say enough, right?
In keeping with that frame of mind, I decided to use this cute Sugar Nellie stamp that has sadly sat un-inked. 
I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #46 for my layout. Here's the sketch: 



And here's my card~ I was rather pleased with how it turned out.



supplies:

35 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! This is stunning, Danni!! I LOVE the combination of colors and your coloring is just gorgeous! And good for you for saying enough is enough! I will try and follow your lead! Beautiful card!! hugs!

dolcreations said...

This card is like a breath of fresh air..very summery like! I love it! Your colouring is awesome!
P.S. I am right there with you on using what you have. It does get extremely costly to buy everything you love! It is always fun to trade with others your images as well, that sure helps!
Christine

Sparkle said...

What a lovely card. I'm in the same boat as you...so here's to using our stuff!

Tricia said...

What a sweet card! Keep us up to date on how you do with using your stash!! :-)

Shelly said...

You've outdone yourself with this card, Danni. It is so beautiful. I love every little thing about it. It comes together just perfectly.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Danni,

Don't we all do that, buy stuff and sit looking at it longingly but not using it!!!!
However, I have found doing challenges has helped me use up some things I have had for over 5 years unused.

HUgs Ali x

Kim Y. said...

Your card is so sweet, Danni! You have colored her beautifully and I love the color combo!!

melissac said...

I love the color combo!!! I'm with you on trying to stop spending so much money as well!!

stampinfrog said...

The Sugar Nellie stamp is so cute! Love the color combo and your coloring is fantastic!
Hugs,Connie

Cindy Haffner said...

So pretty, awesome job on the sketch.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is really very, very pretty. and the sketch is wonderful too. i hope you keep your goal. do you know how hard it was for me NOT to go to michaels today AND i had 2 coupons?????? but i did it! i stayed home - and you'll do it too.
well, maybe for 2 wks anyway - LOL.

hugs,

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is beautiful Danni! You're work has been super exceptional lately! Send some mojo my way! :)

Lynette said...

Adorable! All of your new cards are so awesome!

Anna said...

So sweet! Love the colors! I'm the same way about getting a ton of stuff, and not using enough before I buy more. I even discovered I had gotten a ton of the same stickles not to long ago! Guess I really liked them!

Maria Matter said...

well, Danni, I wish you much success with your 'no buy' plan....we all should do that for awhile and see how long we can survive....probably pretty long! lol
This card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
I love the image, the colors, the papers and of course your coloring...just gorgeous!!!
Blessings, Maria

Christy Croll said...

Ohhh, cute image...and I love the color combo! :)

Mercy said...

danni...this is so pretty! gorgeous coloring, awesome color combo, and beautiful dp!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done a wonderful job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Dawn B. said...

I have been trying to do this too.. Enough is enough.. I started in January and have done great and feel a sense of accomplishment.. This card is too sweet. She is so cute..TFS

Shirley N said...

I'm like you, Danni, I want to use my stuff without buying more but somehow you still want the new things that come out so it's hard. Love your card--it's really beautiful!

Jessica G. said...

Awesome goal, Danni; I try to give myself a no-spend month occasionally to encourage the same thing. The way my supplies are stacking up, I can tell it's about that time again!

Adorable card and such a fun color combo, too!!

inkypuddles said...

beautiful card Danni. The image is adorable, love the colors you used and the paper.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so pretty Danni! Gorgeous colors and coloring, everything is fabulous!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh so pretty, Danni! Love your coloring and that image is delightful!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! This is GORGEOUS Danni! Everything about this is just beautiful! I too am ALL about using what I have (well...I did just buy those New Moon stamps...and some nesties, but aside from that, I am right there with ya!)...LOL!

Lorie said...

Wow, girl...that is gorgeous! I love it! And, I'm with you...I need to spend less and use what I have! :o)

texasjodylynn said...

Very pretty. That image is adorable, too.

Heather said...

Danni, this is just beautiful! WOW! Great job!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! This is amazing Danni! one of my FAVEs from you EVAH!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Mercy's sketch challenge-this is a stunner! And I totally hear you on the using what we have...I did NOT just order a bunch of paper...I swear LOL! No, but really, I gotta cut back ;) Let's keep each other in check...omg what two WORSE people for that job?!?! hahaha

Tammi said...

Blue & orange is pretty, lovely Danni!

pezadoodle said...

oh i just love this one! love those colors together!

Tina said...

How sweet, love the softness.

Nicola said...

Wow, wow and double wow - this is stunning Danni, I love it.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Nicola said...

Wowee how stunning is this! So adorable Danni. Your image is so beautiful as is your colouration. Your papers and punching are so pretty.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Anne said...

Very pretty feminine card, lovely! Good luck with the using what you have, I didn't buy a stamp for a month before I went to the big craft show but then I spent way too much :(. Time to use what I have in the freezer LOL

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - love the image!

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