Saturday, September 24, 2011

Addicted to CardMaking-Using up Scraps Card #3

The theme for November is “Punches”.   We are to use punches however we want!  That was fun!  I have a scallop punch that I absolutely love.  It’s Martha Stewart and I got it for dirt cheap on e-bay!  I love e-bay! 


“hi” is punched on a Stampin’ Up punch and the circles are punched with a 1 inch circle punch.  I used ribbon from Stampin’ Up or PaperTrey Ink on each card. 

Here are all the different ones…


So, what do you think?  Be inspired and

God Bless!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Addicted to CardMaking-Using Scraps Card #2

The theme for October is “Winter Wonderland”.  Here’s my card…


My new love is watercolor pencils.  I used Stampin’ Up Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen to bring this snowman to life.  The snowman is from a random stamp set that I bought on clearance years ago.  The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink’s Mailbox Greetings set.  The snowflakes on the background are from Stampin’ Up, stamped with white craft ink. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Addicted to CardMaking-Using up Scraps-Card #1

When the kiddos went back to school I decided to start cleaning and getting rid of excess!  I did this with my craft stuff too!  It was very hard, trust me.  I am a paper hoarder/collector.  I decided to only use scraps for projects.  I first took all of my scraps of patterned paper  and cut them into nice, neat quadrilaterals (fancy way to say four sides!).  If the paper was big enough to make 6 x 6 pieces, I did that first.  Reasoning behind that… I figured they were the right size to put on a Cricut mat.  After I went to all that trouble, I decided that I was going to use only my scraps.  Yes, that's right!  I am only allowing myself to use scraps until they are gone or until the first of the year.  This is my plan!!!  The other benefit to doing this is I will not be creating any new scraps.  You may be asking yourself, “how does she plan on scrapbooking?”  Well, I did cut myself some slack!  If I am making a layout (mine are always 12 x 12) I can use new paper.  All of the die-cuts are made from scraps.  So, my first challenge was to create cards for the Addicted to Card Making swap.  I usually make 12 (I keep 2 for myself) identical cards.  So, I had to make cards out of different papers in order to use up my scraps!  Let me tell you, if you are looking for a challenge, challenge yourself to do this for a while!  It really makes you look at paper in a different way and match paper together that you would have otherwise never done! 

Here are the cards for September.  The theme is Monochromatic...


I love this stamp from Stampin’ Up! Full of Life set! 


Here are some of the other cards I made with the same “recipe” but with different papers…


Also!  My husband got a new camera so I am having a blast with “posing” my craft projects!

Be Inspired and God Bless!