Monday, January 24, 2011

What I've been doing........

I've been trying to make a serious effort to "use what I have"...  guess you could call that my "New Year's Resolution"!  lol  But before I could do that I had to do some SERIOUS cleaning in my scraproom!  I did the cleaning and some much needed re-arranging to make what I have more visible and accessable...  so far...  so good!  lol  I even went so far as to clean out my scrap-paper files!  Yes, I said files!  Each color has it's own file and I file my scraps by color!  Do I have a little "OCD"?  Yea...  I would say I do!  lol  I only keep scraps if they are big enough to cut something out of them on the Cricut!  So all of these cards are made using "scraps" and things that I've had stashed away in my scraproom! 

This "Lucky" card is a birthday card for a friends boyfriend...  he's Irish and has this giant four-leaf clover tatooed to his side so while I was cleaning my scraproom, I found these clovers I had cut from one of Melissa's cartridges (can't remember for the life of me which cart I used!)  for a 4-H LO I was doing for my kids.  I cut the "LUCKY" part using my Gypsy and "Mickey Font"!   He loved the card!  : )

This was one is from the "Groovy"  cart (or is it from the "Nifty Fifty" cart?)...  I actually cut it too small for the original card I was doing so I used it for a smaller card!  

This is the FIRST TIME I used my "Create a Critter" cart!  It's so cute!  I'll be using it a LOT more!!!  The inking was done using Colorbox chalk-ink.  I love the colors and again, this was something that I have had for well over a year and never used!  They had a bunch of them on sale at ACMoore almost 2 yrs ago just before Easter and I bought one of each color!  I can't believe I never used them!

Ok, I can't remember which cart I cut these flowers from but they are cute!  

I made several cards like this one...  using my "Spellbinders" that I've had for about a year!  It's the only set I have but I'll definately be using these a lot more!  

So now that I actually cut the cat the right size for my card!  lol  This was from the....  um....  dang?!  which cart is this from?  I can't remember if it's from "Nifty Fiftys" or "Groovy"!   

I do know this one is cut from the "Forever Young" cart!  I used little flatback pearls for her "jewelry" and I had these 6x6 pks of Bazzil card stock {that I LOVE!!!} that I have been using for these cards as well!    

This is from the "Country Life" cart!  I love this cart too but haven't really used it! 

Again, "Country Life" cart!  I can't believe that I have all this stuff and don't really use it?!  What was I thinking??  lol   If you look closely you can see that each piece of the banner is individually tied with cotton string - that was a treat!  lol  I also used Colorbox chalk-ink to ink the edges of the banner!  The only thing I'm not happy about is that I should have used a "dark" cardstock for the "HELLO" letters so you could actually see them!  

Thanks for looking and listening to me ramble!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

So that's what you've been up to! BTW... the cat is from Nifty Fifties! Great work!