Thursday, September 3, 2009

So for the 3rd day of the Use What You Got challenge from Maggie Grace Creates I made some more cards. I used some stamps that I just had to have but never used and I also used some paper that was a "bargain" again I never used it. This was sc243 from a few days ago. I really like the layout of this card and may be using it for Christmas cards. Not too sure about the flower on the Hokey Pokey card but it needed something. The dressed up bunny card needs a saying, I need to go through my enormous stash of stamps and find one, but I'm really too lazy to do it right now. lol

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Random photo

This is what I found when I opened my freezer door last night. Should we eat them for dinner or are they dessert? My son's explantion? He likes his blankets cold when he goes to bed.

P.S. Please do not look too closely at my very messy freezer, It is on my to-do list to clean out. I am normally not such a slob or at least I try not to let anyone see that side of me lol.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Since I'm in the card making mode I decided to do a Split Coast Stampers card sketch challenge. I decided to do the most current one I could find - SC243. I'm fairly happy with the way this one turned out. I can see that I need to work on my coloring skills. I wanted to add some black brads but decided to leave them off since I will be mailing this card to someone. I got the paper at Tuesday Morning and I am clueless on who made it. The stamp is a Fluffles that I got at Michaels this weekend. I used the Stampin Up water color pencils to color the stamped image. The ribbon is just something I had on hand and I used it up - Yay! One more craft item gone from my stash. Woot.

LPSC31 Sketch

I always check out the LPS sketches that Allison of Stampin When I Can always posts on her blog. I decided to try one out today. As you can see I did not follow the sketch completely - I forgot the bracket thingy and I did not put the sentiment in the oval and the bottom. There was just not enough room on my card. I might do another one later and see if I can fit all those elements on the card.

Using What You Got

Maggie Grace Creates has issued a challenge to crafters everywhere! Take the 30 days in September and use what you got - use it up! Don't buy anything new.

I plan on doing scrapbook pages just using the paper and embelishments that I already have on hand. I plan on making some cards using the stamps I already own. No new stamps. I did kind of cheat this weekend and bought a stamp at Michaels, but it was a Fluffles and I can't resist them. I have fabric and felted wool coming out my ears, I have to use it and make do with what I have. I am going to try and make something each day because that it the only way the stuff I have collected over the years will get used. I hope to post photos of what I am working one each day.