Friday, June 22, 2007

Neglected...

I am alone. I am never held, or looked at. I feel left out of the fun. No one wants me. I think they want to give me away - or even sell me!! I never see the light of day. I want to be used!

I AM DD BRANCH AND MY DREAMS CAME TRUE TODAY!!!

Ok, so much for the drama! :)
Today's SCS Challenge was to use Neglected stamps - those that haven't seen ink in months or even years! Those poor stamps that you don't want to get rid of (but you were thinkin' about it, weren't you?), that are at the back of the shelf, or the bottom of the bin. And today, out of the many that fit the bill, came DD Branch and a few others - Designer Greetings and one I can't even remember the name of because I have no sticker on the case! Argh!
I made a pop-up card -- I haven't done that in AGES, and a little scene inside, using retired colors even (yes, I still have Baroque Burgundy, Forest Foliage, Mint Melody, Marvelous Magenta, Eggplant Envy and Bliss Blue!!
The clouds are made from a stencil I hand cut. The birdhouse is a pop-up - I tried to take the picture so you could see that too, from the side. The sentiment on the front is embossed. The inside sentiment is from a retired SU set too -- can't find the name of it (no sticker!) but will edit when I do. It reads "When lives entwine, hearts are bound together by little gestures of kindness."

I think I better pay more attention to this old set.....sometimes neglected things can be beautiful if you pay attention. Take this door, for example.
No one even knows it's there, but I took the time to climb up a hill behind an old run-down building and find it! I love the look of it -- like it's guarding a secret or hiding something special. Kind of like the front of my card today-hiding the inside until it's opened~ Enjoy!

5 comments:

Corie said...

WOW that is an amazing card. I absolutely love it. BEAUTIFUL

Markie's Mom said...

I just love this Card!

nancy said...

Great pic of the door! And poor DD Branch had its wish come true! Cute pop-up!

nancy said...

Like your new giraffe pic!

Kristine said...

You're awesome...to go out of your way and find the beauty in life!! :) Love that (about the door) and your card is just sooo neat. To open it up and find even more beauty on the inside--just like God sees the beauty inside of us. That's so cool!! Love your pop up! :)