Hello and welcome to a new week! I've been a bit quiet over the weekend because my brother is home for a visit! Yay! He hasn't been to the island in over 3 years and even though we saw him in Chicago at Christmas it's not the same as all of us being back together at the homestead. :D I also took advantage of his visit and broke my shopping ban. Actually I smashed it. I bought my first Avery Elle, Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp stamps. I also added to my Paper Smooches, Fresh Squeezed Stamps, Sweet Stamp Shop and WPlus9 collections. It was like Christmas when Phil arrived!
I broke out some of my new Sweet Stamp Shop stamps for this card so I could play along with 3 challenges. Curtain Call is having a Back to School challenge. The other two challenges are about using your stash. The Shopping Our Stash challenge theme is School or Office/Workplace. Sweet Stamp Shop has a weekly Use What You Have challenge. For both of these I dove into my 6x6 paper stash. I have a pile of random papers from all sorts of collections that I bought from someone last year. I used them to paper piece my school items - beaker, books and gym shoes! Hope you've all had a good start to your week and I'll see you tomorrow!
Cardstock: (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Assorted
Stamps: (Beaker from Chemistry, Books from Geek Chic, Sneakers from Get Fit, Calendar from Calendar, Letters from Alpha Tabs) Sweet Stamp Shop
Inks: (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up