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!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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.