Okay, so I ran out of current stuff that I had photographed to post, and instead, I'm posting something I made for my son's tutor. He has study groups for ADHD kids which my son attends, and at one point, I offered to swap him handmade cards for his fee. He really loved the cards and recently asked me to make him some specifically for encouragement/congratulations as that is really the sort of card he uses the most in barter.
All in all, I made 10 cards for him and gave him some of the ones I had made with a Paper Pumpkin kit. This was fun, as I was able to pull out retired schtuff and non-SU! schtuff and just be creative with things I had in my stash. And I thought, why not have an occasional post where I show what I did with retired schtuff?
For this card, I used the retired set "You Rule" along with retired paper Soho Subway (which I bought a few packs on the clearance rack because this is one of my all-time favorites) and even threw some Hodgepodge Hardware on there and my favorite stitched grosgrain ribbon. Lookie:
MOJUS!!! (GOJUS! in a manly way!) (YILM!) Makes me wish we had that hodgepodge schtuff back along with some more manly papers like these...sigh...already waiting for that new catalog to see what's coming next!
I'll be taking some photos of my class projects this month tomorrow so that I will have something to post that is current, but let me know if you like this new blog feature. All I know is I keep the things I love best when they retire, but the pressure to create with only new stuff means the old just sits there, and it's such a waste, you know? Especially if you have something old that goes with something new really perfectly!