Waste Not…Want Not

I never like to waste things…my husband says I am just cheap- I call it frugal. I save every little scrap of paper when I am crafting. When I was creating the card in my last post, the image did not fit in my circle but I knew it would not go to waste…I used it again for another  MUSE Card Club # 8 entry. Therese Calvird’s  card inspired me to use DSP as the card base, a dark sentiment that stood out, and framing a focal point within a negative cut out that reveals the DSP underneath. This is the very first time I ever covered an entire card front with DSP;)

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Vintage Verses- SAB 2013, SU Oh, Hello
INK: SU Regal Rose, SU Lucky Limeade, SU Early Espresso
PAPER: SU Tea for Two DSP, SU Early Espresso, SU Very Vanilla
TOOLS: SU Labels Collection Framelits, SU Perfect Polka Dots EF, SU Corner Rounder, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here is Therese’s  fresh, clean card:


SU Vintage Verses- SAB 2013

There’s still time left to place a $50 order and get a free Sale-a-Bration 2013 item!  Up until March 22, one of the 19 free items you can pick is SU Vintage Verses. I used this set with the flower from SU Oh, Hello and SU Just Thinking single stamp, both in the Spring Catalog 2013.  I was inspired by  the circle focal image of a flower on Therese Calvird’s card at the Muse Card Club #8 . The colors from The Paper Players #136 and the sketch from Fab Friday # 13  also helped me design this pretty note card:

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Vintage Verses, SU Just Thinking, SU Oh, Hello
INK: SU LuckyLimeade, SU Early Espresso, SU Regal Rose, Versamark with embossing powder
PAPER: SU Early Espresso, SU Regal Rose, SU Pool Party, SU Early Espresso from Neutrals Pattern Stack
TOOLS: SU Decorative Label Punch, SU 1 1/4 in. Square Punch for banner, SU Windows Collection Framelits, SU Stampin’ Dimesionals, Nestabilities Circle die

Item # 129636 Clear, 129633 Wood-mount



SU Mixed Bunch Recyled, Renewed, and Reused…

Last week, my MIL and I took my daughter to lunch in her college town and  stopped to visit my MIL’s dear sister who is  in an extended care facility there.  She thought it would be great to bring her sister a cappuccino so we stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts. Of course, I liked the packaging of the coffee even more than the drink itself so I stuffed the coffee sleeves in my purse before we finished our drinks. And onto my craft table they went when I got home.

The Friday Mashup Challenge # 100 allows the participants to choose any of the past challenges to create a project.  I spent some time perusing the challenges and imagine my excitement when I came across #30- a sketch challenge named Renew, Recycle, Reuse!

Here is what came from that piece of “garbage” using the colors from Dynamic Duos # 43:

SU Mixed Bunch !

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Mixed Bunch
INK: SU Pool Party
PAPER: SU Pool Party, SU Lucky Limeade, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Sycamore Street buttons-SAB 2013, SU Build-a-Brad, SU Pearls, random ivory ribbon
TOOLS: SU Little Leaves Sizzlet, SU Blossom Punch, SU Corner Rounder, CB EF

SU Moving Forward- SU Congrats

I was so excited to use my SU Cloud embossing folder for The Friday MashUp #99 using the  SU colors of Pool Party, So Saffron, and Real Red with a  BABY theme… I was also thinking about the Paper Players # 134 sketch challenge this week and took some artistic license and flipped it on its side and pulled the rectangle all the way across the card. Funny thing is…last week the PP challenge was BABY!! Might confuse the DT over there…

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Moving Forward, SU Congrats (retired)
INK: SU Real Red, SU So Saffron
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Pool Party, SU So Saffron, SU Whisper White, SU Sycamore Street SAB 20113 DSP
ACCESSORIES: Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: Nestabilities Circle Dies

It’s SU Bloomin’ Marvelous Again for Stampin’ Up Only Challenge #64

You know what happens if a stamp set sits on your crafting space too long…you will pick it up and use it again! For me, that is great because I have some sets I feel like I have only used once or may not have even used yet after having for- I am sad to say years:( How does that happen? I just keep saying to myself, “They are not perishable and will get used sometime.” It helps rationalize my need to get more and not let go of any- heeheehee, she chuckles. Sooooo, here is another card using  SAB Sycamore Street DSP/ribbon bundle and the sweet little hummingbird and flowers from the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous set. I conserved my mojo by using a similar image design from a day ago but larger and bolder.  I am entering this in the SU ONLY Challenge #64  (my first time on this site) since it is all SU products and focuses on SAB 2013 where you can earn free items for a $50 purchase!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Bloomin’ Marvelous- SAB 2013
INK: SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Pool Party, SU Summer Starfruit
PAPER: SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Island Indigo, SU Sycamore Street DSP, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Tangerine Tango ribbon-SAB 2013, SU Rhinestones
TOOLS: SU Labels Collection Framelits, SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals