Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Scrappy Kind of Day


I know I have said this before but if I didn't buy paper for the next year or so I could still make cards with what I already own. Yes I own alot. Paper is my weakness. It is the clothing on my cards. I just get such a thrill over new pretty paper!!! AHHHHHHH!! But I am on my self imposed craft budget so I really need to learn to use what I already own instead of buying anything new. So today I sorted through the large pile of scraps on my crafting table and make two cards with just the scraps. It really felt good to use them. I was really proud of myself for not cutting into a fresh piece of paper.

Now just to be honest, my first card is made from scraps of a new pad of paper I bought this week at Michaels but it was sooooooo on sale that I could not pass up the $5 deal. The dsp is from K&Company the Madeline line. My image is a beautiful Lockhart stamp from the Fleur Couture line.

My next card was made from scraps of paper that I had left over from my SEI Poppy Pack. I have a craft fair coming up and need to make some Birthday cards to have on hand. My image was watercolored with Old Olive and Baja Breeze and it is from the Friends 24-7 set from SU.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great night and I will be back tomorrow with more cards made out of what I already own!! I will use up what I have in stock yet!! Have a great night.

9 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful cards!! Love your expression that paper is the clothing on your cards!! Can't wait to see what other treasures you create from "scraps"

Cathy said...

I love your cards!! I am a paper addict too!! Seriously bad!!

CLHAJNAL said...

I love both of these cards. I second the motion on the paper. What's worse...Michaels or SU! paper?

Hmmmmm...
Carrie

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute stuff!!

Kimmie0270 said...

you always choose some great colors. I'm with cathy and you as paper addicts :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are BEAUTIFUL girlie! And, I am SO proud of you for using scraps!! Baby steps my friend!! WOO HOO! One week from today we will be at Stamp NE!!!!

Heather said...

Ann,

You did a great job on these cards that first one is totally elegant and I love the colors and the second one is very pretty as well!!!

Great Job girl!!!

Heather

Heather said...

Oh Ann,

I have to tell you that I have been buying paper for 10 years now, and a couple of years ago I went in and ultra organized all my paper and card stock into 20 catagories and by all the colors like stripes, polka dots, florals, retro, Seasons, Holidays ect... and I counted and cataloged it all well that was about 3 years ago and I had about 3,000 pieces of Patterned paper and over 2,000 pieces of Card stock once I got it all so organized I quit buying so much (well that was before I became and SU Demo so I have bought tons of SU paper and card stock since then, but they are catagorized and organized in a different section of my craft room. So anyway I buy much less now that I truely "know" what I have!!!!

So I totally "Get" you on this one!!!

Heather

Ann said...

These are gorgeous, Ann! I love the colors and dp on #1 and the ribbons on #2.