Monday, March 7, 2011

Sooo Many Choices!

I have a room full of toys, um ... tools. I have cardstock, punches, ribbon, diecutting equipment, embossing folders ... and, oh yeah ... stamps!! It represents years' worth of accumulated spoils. It is silly how, being an SU demo, that I get so focused on "new" or "current" product, that I can quickly forget the stuff that came before. I mean, seriously, just because it "retires" doesn't make it any less cool or beautiful, right??

And, let's face it ... I DO own a LOT of other stuff that isn't SU. I have finally decided to allow myself to use BOTH my retired SU goodies AND some stuff that might perhaps be made by someone else. GASP!! Smiley from I know, I know ... that's why my BFF, JanTink, refers to as "rubbah-dultery." We ALL do it ... and I am not going to feel guilty about using stuff that I like ... so there ya have it!!

Here is a card with old stuff, new stuff and everything in between. I love my new "Seeing Spots" embossing folder. Nice big, juicy polka dots. I {{heart}} polka dots of ANY kind!! Too-too fun!! Did I mention that this is yet ANOTHER card I did for VSN over on SCS? I had WAAAYYY tooo much fun!! I did more different cards in less than 24 hours than I think I have EVER done in such a short time period.

It snowed a BUNCH here today ... sigh ... I'm still longing for blue skies, warm temps and shorts n' flip flops!!! Soon .... Smiley from

Stamps: Beautiful Borders (retired)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: 5-Petal Flower Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Diamond Lace Border Punch, Whisper White Satin/Organza Ribbon, Large Pearl Stickers


Pam said...

Boy do I agree with you 200% on this one!!! Adorable card, simply gorgeous!! And nothing newfangled!!! And I like that!! Sometimes I don't even want to buy any SU (gasp!!) or any other line, because it's out-of-date before I even get it broken in!!! Hurray for the oldies and always goodies!!!!! (although, seriously, some stuff should never have come out, yet alone have been retired)! Wendy, the Wise!!

Kadie in Arizona said...

Rock on Girlfriend - Fabulous Card! I love all the NEW but appreciate every single OLD that I have (just ask my hubby!). Thanks for reminding us Wendy that sometimes we just need to step back and be okay with letting somebody else buy that "new" stamp set. PS - love your new profile picture. Kadie

Lynn said...

It's so nice to hear from some other SU demo who is willing to use other products. SU definitely has wonderful products and I'm happy to promote them, but I have used other products before becoming a demo and will continue to use them too. Love your blog and projects!

Traci S. said...

Hi Wendy~

I love that Embossing Folder, too! Polka Dots that are big! Wonderful! You could even stamp tiny, I mean suns on each one if you wanted! Not that you would want to, because this card is so pretty with those colors and flowers and FABULOUS ribbon! I love that bow! Beautiful card!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

StampDancer said...

Great card! I've finally broken away from only using SU and rediscovered a lot of "new" favorites in my OLDER stash of retired SU and other brands . Rock on, with what ya love!