Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Use It Tuesday Challenge #40: Use Your Scraps!

It's a new challenge over at Use It Tuesday!

We're using up our scrap papers this week. If you're anything like me, you would have saved them here and there from other projects and somehow ended up with a pile like this.

I had the delusion that I would come up with an ingenious idea to use it all up but I guess I was just dreaming. :P Instead, I decided to choose the piece of scrap paper that's been in this pile the longest and has been there because I really didn't like it. lol. This was the piece.

Back in July when we had our embossing challenge, I had embossed a small pile of paper. I ended up inking this one with distress inks and then I made the mistake of misting it with water which made the paper all warped and lost a lot of its embossed-ness.

So here's my solution...

...a little circle die cutting, distressing to the the edges, and embellishing with some hearts all made from scrap paper. My hoarded items are everything on this card that are from scraps and the stamp is the newest item (about a month old) but still uninked. The oldest item would probably be the decorative edge scissors I used to cut the border back in my pre-card-making days (picked it up from the dollar store years ago).

Sooo...let's see you digging into that scrap paper pile! Come link up your project over at Use It Tuesday and don't forget to mention your hoarded items. Challenge closes October 5th.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A little birthday card

 My little cousin turned 21 earlier this month. I remember her ever since a baby. It's always feels odd to me how little ones grow up so fast but I still think of them as kids. I've had so many great and funny memories with my cousin. Now that I have a family, I don't have the same time to spend watching movie marathons, stashing up on snacks, and going on fooding adventures with her. I find that I don't know her as I used to but deep down though, she's still that little girl I know that still loves her stuffy toys :)

The card is made with all hoarded materials (you may recognize the patterned balloons from this post). I find myself trying to really use and appreciate what I have (and with my few recent craft purchases, I've sort of vowed to stop buying anything till at least Christmas or 1 year from now-wish me luck!). If you happen to have lots of craft stash or craft items you really haven't used much of, try to make use it up and link it to Use It Tuesday's challenge this week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Use It Tuesday Challenge #39: Anything Goes!

 Welcome back to another challenge over at Use It Tuesday!

This time around, it's anything goes! So if you've got lots of age old craft stash hiding about, time to break it out for some crafting fun :) Every challenge I try to use as many hoarded items as possible; the only thing new was the sentiment. This is what I made.

The least used and oldest hoarded items would be the butterfly diecut and the scrapbook paper for the butterfly from a year ago. The stamp was uninked (month ago) and the American Craft rub on transfer was unused till now (couple months ago). 

I also used clear emboss powder and VersaMarker  (a year ago) on the butterfly to try to embellish the butterfly a little bit more. 

I can't wait to see what you make! Link it up over at Use It Tuesday and don't forget to mention your hoarded items. Challenge closes September 21st. 


Monday, September 10, 2012

A Droplet of Child's Play: Backyard Splatter Painting

After our little messy painting experiment with watered tempera paint indoors (see here), my husband had the brilliant idea of splatter painting in the backyard instead. It sure beats cleaning up all over the floor, walls, and toys. :)

This beautiful little masterpiece is now hanging up in our kitchen. 
Love it!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Sunday!

What a beautiful sight on such a beautiful day! 

Happy Sun(ny)day Everyone! :)