August Throwdown Challenge

Last night I pulled out the supplies from the August TGIF Throwdown Challenge to see what I could create.  Sometimes having access to a limited number of supplies can be good and sometime it is also frustrating!  I enjoy having a challenge though and thinking outside the box.  I missed taking part in this challenge in July but didn’t want to miss August.  So this is what I had to work with this time – plus the pantry with some basics in it.

basket+03We had to use at least 4 items from the list and for this card I had Pool Party Cardstock, Lovely Lace Embossing folder, the Flower Patch stamp set, Pear Pizzaz and Calypso Coral ink.  If it says OR you can only use one of the two items.  The big problem I found with this list – there is only one color of card stock and no dies or punches!  That means no framelits for cutting out all the pieces in the Flower Patch stamp set.  Darn it!

I did pull a few items from the Pantry list to complete my card.  And here is what I came up with – I really did like how it turned out.


From the Pantry list I used – Whisper White card stock, my Paper Trimmer to cut out the window on the front layer, my Big Shot for the Embossing folder, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, clear blocks, adhesive, paper snips and Basic Black ink.  It would be really hard to make a card without some of those things.

Now I did use one household item and that was a cotton swab – that is my flower center – I dipped it in the black ink for the center of the flowers.

If you want to read more about the TGIF Throwdown challenge – go HERE. You can play along too.

I actually made a second card while I had all the supplies out but not sure I really like it – it was way different and not sure I want to post it.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week. I’ll be getting Ryan all packed up and taking him back to college this week.  Insert SAD face here.  I guess it has to happen.  I keep telling myself I have to let them fly…..



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