Monday, May 21, 2012

Find-a-File Challenge

Over at the Paper Dolls Blog Christy posted our latest challenge.  

She calls it Find-a-File:

This month, hunt through your forgotten computer files for a template, a digital paper, a color inspiration... whatever moves you.  Just create and post your link - you have until June 9th to play along!

Isn't that a fun challenge?  I have soooo many saved files that I never use.  So a-hunting I went...


I chose to use this awesome digital wood paper that I downloaded ages ago from Gina K's blog.  You can find the file HERE along with lots of other freebies.

Once the paper was printed and trimmed I stamped across the bottom with the small chicken wire stamp from the Farm & Barn background set (PTI).  The "hello" die cut is from a ProvoCraft set called Everyday Greetings.  

The rooster and hen are from Papertrey's new On the Farm dies.  I'm not even a farm-type girl in any sense of the word, but I couldn't resist those dies for only $5.  Besides, I don't really own any animal stamps or dies.  Hopefully I'll get some good use out of them.

This card is going to my husband's aunt who recently bought a new home with lots of land for raising chickens, goats, and whatever else she decides to raise or grow.

Thanks for the great challenge Christy!




 
All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Background Basics: Farm & Barn
Paper:   White, Buttercup (CTMH), Wood digital paper (gina k)
Ink:  Autumn Leaves (kaleidacolor)
Other:  One the Farm die, circle punch, Everyday Greetings die (provocraft), star brads

14 comments:

Joyce said...

What a wonderful card. I love that digital paper you used. And, how did you get your new PTI goodies so quickly--what fun! I think I'm going to have to check out your Gina K digital link...

Jennifer K said...

That's a super challenge that Christy came up with. I have dozens of digi files that were free or very cheap but I've never used them! That barn board is awesome and the card is just great.

Barb said...

so pretty! i love this...the country girl in me is smiling :)

The Paper Parade said...

Your husband's Aunt is going to go gaga over this card...I sure am...I love it Sara! I love that you used white silhouettes, stamped the chickenwire in the multi colors, and the woodgrain paper. I think this is one of my favorites you've ever made :)

Leigh said...

Oh, this is fabulous! My dies (& stamps!) are due to arrive tomorrow.... I can't wait to play with them!

Renee said...

This is fabulous...
absolutely love that paper and so perfect with the farm animals!
I'm thinking I may have this but it's been so long...
I've forgotten! :)
Who knows what I'll find when I go looking to get this challenge done...
which hopefully will be within the next week since school will be out!!:)

Mayol said...

Great card! Love the chicken wire background stamping! The chicken die cuts give it a refreshing look.

christy compton hall said...

This is so PERFECT, I can't believe it! What a fabulous digi paper, and you made the most amazing card! Thanks a bunch for playing along!

Kim said...

Adorable card...Love those chickens, just too cute. I am sure your aunt will be over the moon with this card. Just too cute.

Marlena M. said...

I love this Sara! The silhouettes are perfect with the sentiment. Take care now~ ;)

Laurie said...

This is too cute! Love the barn wood background!!

Stephanie said...

Sara this is gorgeous!! What a perfect card :) x

Dr. Ivy said...

Sara, I actually thought to myself that I didn't think you were the farm type, but you did an awesome job. This is perfect for dh aunt. So cute.

Amy said...

I love this Sara! I love woodgrain panel witih the chicken wire....such a cool effect! And did you say the farm animal dies were only $5? How did I miss this????? I must have them! (I didn't pay any attention to them during the release because it was all or nothing on the farm stuff for me..LOL)