The beginning of the new year always makes me want to get my life organized and use up stuff (food, craft supplies, beauty supplies, etc.). So, I've had my bits and pieces stash spread out on my desk to see what I have and what I might be able to use. It's always a bonus when I find a challenge that fits with some of those elements I have in the stash. So, when I saw Use Your Stuff's challenge to use numbers, it was perfect because I had 4 different number piles. I started off with the blue numbers (just random ones that were left over from another project) and had to die cut a "1" and a "2" out of silver glitter paper to indicate the recipient's age. I was getting ready to cut a few more numbers out of the blue card stock when I realized I had some green numbers already cut and they matched the patterned paper perfectly.
Stamps: Verve "Take Note" sentiment; Your Next Stamp "Word Critters Collection: Cats and Dogs"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangles and banner die
Crafting with an Attitude #47--anything goes
Feeling Sketchy #209--sketch
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #22--anything goes
Pile It On #150--land animals
Stamplorations Theme and Sketch Challenge--stamps and animals
Your Next Stamp #105--let's see smiles
Crafting By Designs--corners, borders and frames (I created a frame for my shaker element)
Penny's Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #183--make it sparkle
Crafty Catz #445--anything goes with the optional twist: blue green + one (my plus one is gray)
Cardz TV #81--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #344--anything goes with snippets (all the numbers except the glittered ones were already in my bits and pieces stash. Both cats and banner were stamped and cut from scrap white card stock)
Use Your Stuff #344--numbers