Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Shopping Our Stash # 438 - Love Is In The Air: Straight From The Heart

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

I am happy to finally be able to rejoin my crafty team at
The theme this fortnight is "Love Is In The Air."   
Use A Heart or Hearts

Straight From The Heart

I love using Distress Oxide Inks, stencils, and graphic stamps to create custom backgrounds.  I purchased a lot of graphic stamps and stencils to create journal pages but I never quite got the hang of journaling (I may have another go at it.) Now, at least, I have a new use for these stash items. 

I created my blended background on a piece 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of white card.  I failed to take into consideration that I would be cutting the panel down to 4-0" x 5-1/4", which meant I lost more of the stenciled hearts than I intended.   Fortunately, this worked out just fine.  I think more hearts would have been too much.

The "Love" sentiment is probably my favorite element.  Normally, when I don't have a die for my sentiments, I start with a wide cut that follows the shape of the word sentiment, and then I do a more detailed fussy cut.  In this case, I thought the wide shape would work better so I just left it. 

Isn't this little Peacock too cute?  
While I was reorganizing my stash, I found six unopened Valentine's Day stamp sets (a total of 81 stamps) that I purchased at Big Lots® back in 2010.  The sets were $2.00 each so I just grabbed one of each.    I apparently purchase six additional sets of general stamps and greetings none of which were ever opened. I think this is why I stopped buying stamps "offseason."  I should have a lot of fun using hearts throughout 2021.

Shopping "My Stash" Spree Beautiful Finds

The receipt was stapled to the folder!  
At least I was organized back then.
Can you believe these beauties were just sitting in my stash?

Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:


  1. Really gorgeous card. Very artsy. Hugs, Teresa

  2. What a find and what a wonderful card they and you put together, love the colours and the insert Chana.
    Faith x

  3. Fabulous card, I love the distressed look and all the elements you add, gorgeous. Please keep making your journals, I so enjoy looking at your designs, beautiful, hugs, Lori m

    1. Thanks, Lori! You are too kind. I want to do another sewn-in page journal. I just have to talk myself into it. :D)

  4. YAY Chana!!! So happy to have you back with the SOS team!!
    This card is sooooo gorgeous and how awesome is that find of Valentine stamps!

  5. Hey, Miss Donna! It is good to be back. Thanks!

  6. What an awesome find, great to see you back with us. Love, love, love your card, it's fabulous.

  7. Wow, wow, wow!!! This is so awesomely amazing, Chana! What a great (re)find of all those stamp sets. So happy to see you back crafting again with us!


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