Throwback Tuesdays


…a new ‘feature’ here on the blog!
So here’s the thing; I have a ton of old cards to post, I’m super bad at blogging during school, I’m worse at getting giveaways started, and, I have a TON of scrapbooking goodies to giveaway!
The solution to these problems?
A little monthly challenge here on the old blog-a-roo.

The deets: every Tuesday, I will post a card that has been sitting in the draft closet too long. At the end of each month, I will randomly select a winner from all the valid challenge entries!
The challenge: link up an old papercraft related blog post, card photo, or post one of your old drafts/pictures! An additional entry will be given to those who comment on the Throwback Tuesday posts for that month.
The prize: a big ol’ box stuffed with scrapbooking goodies!

This way, I blog, clean out the draft closet, purge my overwhelming stash, and yinz have a chance to be the lucky recipient of that purging! Win-win!
Along the way, I might chat a bit about how I would alter the card design, so yinz might get a little insight into  my ‘design’ process (or lack thereof). 😉

So without further ado, the first Throwback Tuesday!

My main problem with this draft is the photography – blech and double blech! This was in the not-so-good-ol days of taking pictures outdoors, even in the freezing cold! This was a particularly murky day, and that, combined with our pathetic, chunky old camera (though I shouldn’t be too hard on it, considering the practically ancient one we had before it) made for a pretty nasty picture.
As for the design, it’s not my fave, but I think the only way I would’ve changed it without altering it completely, would be to add a nice brown coconut button. THESE yummy buttons add some nice texture, while the color would tone down the extreme pinkness going on. 😉 Ooo, and some actual stitches, whether stamped, drawn or actually sewn – it is a sewing card, after all!

Now it’s your turn!


So tell me, what are your thoughts on Throwback Tuesday? Tell me, I’d LOVE to know!

Card recipe
Cardstock: Unknown, Hero Arts
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket “Honey Pie”
Stamps: Hero Arts “Sew Artsy”
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Ribbon: Seam binding
Half pearls: Remembrance

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors

4 thoughts on “Throwback Tuesdays

  1. You are soooo creative to think of this "challenge"! I think it will get very popular because there is no work involved! Who would mind giving some old cards some much needed love? So sweet of you, Clare!Love you card–SEW very lovely!!!!!

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