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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Guess Who?

I wanted to include one more card for my Secret Sister, revealing my identity, so I put this in the top of the box that I mailed off at the beginning of the week. I have just been wanting to use that Groucho Marx mask for something fun. Isn't it funny? It's from River City Rubberworks, if you are looking for funny out of the ordinary stamps, definitely check them out. They are a great source for quotes and sentiments too. This card actually uses several stamp sets and from three different companies too. The notebook page is from a Clear Dollar Stamps set called Just a Note. The letters spelling out guess who are from the CTMH Solo G, U, E, S,W,H, and O sets. The letters were stamped with CTMH Chocolate ink and then randomly cut out and glued down, I wanted it to have that ransom letter look so the letters were cut out a little crookedly on purpose. I colored the nose with a Copic marker and used Glossy Accents on the glasses. Paper is DCWV and ribbon is American Crafts.

I will be leaving tomorrow, but I have a post or two scheduled to post over the weekend while I am gone. I have mentioned a couple of times that I have made several projects by challenging myself to use supplies that have been sitting around for a while or from papers from my scrap pile. I have decided that for the entire month of July that I am going to try and make as many of those type projects as I can. My plan is to finish up some half empty packages of embellishments, spools of ribbon and papers that have already been cut up. I have tons of stuff that I have been saving for no apparent reason, stuff that I like too. Remember the flower brads from my Far Out card below? I love those brads, but I was saving them because there were only two left. I'm not even talking about the things that I look at and wonder what I was thinking when I bought them (those get quietly moved to the girl's supplies), but useful things. If you want to play along, please leave a comment with a link to your creation. Susan did this the other day and it was fun to see what she created and how she changed it to suit her needs. So feel free to leave me links and let me know how your stash is shrinking. Also, I try and start Christmas cards in July so I may pick one day a week to show them. Have a great night!

17 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

Love the groucho marx! Too funny!! I will go check out river city stamps!

Great challenge for July! I have a ton of stuff just laying around too that needs to be used up as well! Good luck w/ your challenge to yourself :)

sarahw said...

Awesome stamp! Such a cute card! :)

Karen from PA said...

This is such a fun card. I think I should follow your lead and use up some of my supplies. I really need to reorganize my craft room.

Ann said...

How cute! Such a perfect way to reveal yourself to your secret sis!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Cute, cute, C U T E!!

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is too CUTE!!!!!! I LOVE IT (:

peggysue said...

That mask is funny, it made me giggle when I opened your post. And I like your challenge to yourself, it is a good idea to use up stash. I need to do that as well, right now I'm trying to organize my stuff and cannot believe how much I have!

My challenge has been to make myself actually send out my cards instead of hanging onto them, that going to the post office is equally as important as creating, and I've been doing pretty well so far.

Scrapping Julie said...

hi gina!
so dang cute girl. have fun this weekend. love to see what you learn.

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, this is so funny, I actually laughed out loud! Too cute!!!

Becky said...

what a fabulous idea!! and a fabulous card, I am sure she will love it.

Michelle said...

adorable!TFS!

Stephanie said...

gina - this is absolutely the best reveal for a secret sister! I need to follow you and start using up all the stuff that I have lying around. It's bad that I'm home for the summer and have more time to shop for new things. I need to use the stuff I have, too :)

Anjou Krelovich said...

So super fun! Love the papers too! Guess what? You won my little drawing for a small prize from the GASC. Email me at Anjou.krelovich@cox.net with your address and I'll send you out a few packets of different color and size of pearls!

Katy said...

Too cute! I love the stamped image.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun card and perfect for a secret sister.

Thanks for linking to my blog.

Dru said...

Great card! Love Groucho - hope you're enjoying your trip!!

Elizabeth said...

I love seeing the different images that are available - thanks for sharing "Grocho".

Good luck with your goal for July. Its a good way to make room for more "stuff"