Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What not to buy!

This post is a reminder to myself about the different products that I have collected over the years and haven't used. I've been spending a lot of time organizing and purging my scrap room. It is easy to hoard cute stuff, but at the end of the day if it isn't being used - it needs to go!

Buttons: I've got jars and jars of them, but I never ever use them.  Buttons=dust collectors.

Mini album kits: It pains me that I spent $30-$50 on mini album kits. I have one that hasn't even been touched (purchased 2009). I decided to take the kit apart and use the supplies separately. I DO NOT DO MINI ALBUMS!! There is never enough room for photos. I am a 4x6 girl.

Page kits: Along the same line, I have purchased many page kits because I loved the theme etc., but the truth is, I like to do my own thing and it is harder for me to make stuff within a the limits of a pre-made page kit.

Mists: Luckily I don't have a lot, but the ones I do have are barely used.

Patterned Paper: Must.Stop.Buying. unless it is for a very specific project.

Large stamps: The kind where you have to have a special contraption (still in package) to use them.

Single image punches:  An owl, a rabbit, a snowflake, a circle, a square.... never use. I do use my border punches though.

I am sure this list will continue to be updated. For now, I must remember what not to buy!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Happy Happy Card

Anyone who watches a certain show about a family of country folks and some ducks might recognize this quote. I have a friend who absolutely loves the show DD so this was my attempt at a humorous card.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bridal Shower Cake

Today is my cousin's bridal shower, but sadly it is too far away for me to attend since I will also be traveling for the wedding. I sent her a towel cake with her choice of towels and a matching card. She is living in Alberta, Canada so the top of the cake has a cut out of the province behind the bride and groom. I tried to match her wedding colors - coral, pink and mint green. This was so much fun to put together. The best part was stumbling across a mint green spatula!

Bridal shower card
 






Saturday, March 22, 2014

Here is one of the layouts I completed on my scrap weekend. It seems there is a lot of pink and blue in my stash right now and I like that combo for winter scenes.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Thank You Card

Here are the quick Thank You cards I sent out to thank people for the awesome birthday wishes and gifts. My theme was pink, black and white so these were a perfect match to the fun decor.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jar Cards

Jar stamps seem to be super popular right now. You can fill them with tiny image stamps. I was inspired to cut jars from my Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge and see what I could fill them with. Here are a few of my designs.

 Footballs

 Cupcakes and wishes
 Flowers and wishes
Snowflakes and wishes

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Diaper Cake

Just wanted to share a quick picture of the diaper cake I made for my friend's shower. This one is super simple, but I didn't have much time to prepare.