I love how today's sample with "By Your Side" turned out, and I have to share how it came together! My desk is not TOO terribly messy right now, having cleaned it completely just before our new release sets arrived (to make room!) and while it accumulated a lot of scraps and bits in that frenzy of designing for the previews, I was away for a week on vacation after that so it couldn't pile up as much it often does. I had this little vase of call lilies I'd colored and cut out lying there for before I left (often when I get my new sets I will stamp out a bunch of the images to color while I wait for inspiration on exactly what the concept or design will be for each) and decided I was ready to make a card with it.
I noticed I still have a piece of Ocean Mist already Cuttlebugged awhile back, and thought this color looks so calming with the lilies...those swirls look lovely with the flowers' shapes... so here was my mat! I also had a scrap of black and a bit of this ribbon I am already almost out of (because I love it so much!) but it wasn't long enough to tie, so I just made it a stripe and trimmed the ends. This was my very last card base of Pure Luxury White (but more arrived over the weekend, woo hoo!), already folded and waiting to be finished. I added my last aqua button and a greeting* from "A Beautiful Life" and the card is complete (plus a few adhesive rhinestones) All this stuff was out, no dipping into my stashes!
See what you can make with the stuff on your desk, I'd be interested to see! More than likely, if you've gone a couple card making sessions without reorganizing you have some great stuff in front of you that already coordinates. Add your creation to the linky below by pasting in your name and the post where you upload, link back to me in your description so people know about the challenge. It's on the honor system that you used scraps! (extra points for using GKD stamps, wink) I'll have a little prize for the winner, and will leave it open til Friday and post a winner over the weekend! (But for SOME of you, I know this will be a very difficult, perhaps impossible task, because you always clean up as you go... (you make me a little sick! jk! LOL!) but, I know you will manage, because you save all your scraps of paper and they are all neatly filed away in their proper color file, blah blah blah... :) since you have a few days to enter let things go for a bit and see how it feels! (kind of liberating!)
* "Hello beautiful" reminds me of some wonderful old black and white classic film; can't you just hear the leading man saying "hel-LO beautiful!"? ;)