Saturday, October 24, 2009

Use those scraps

I have been sick for the past 2 weeks. Every time I think I am getting better, I end up getting slammed with another round of whatever this is, so I’ve had little energy and little time to stamp.

I was straightening my room and found a ton of odd size envelopes from when I first started creating. I bought envelopes without thinking about the card size, so now I have lots of odd sizes that I have moved from spot to spot, sorted, rearranged and just refused to throw away.

With my newfound ‘use the scraps’ attitude, I decided that I would actually * gasp * USE the envelopes.

So this card base is 3 ½ x 5. I have about 20 envelopes that will use this size base.

I happen to be in Hobby Lobby and they have rearranged and fortunate for me, where having a sale. So, I bought a couple Impressabilities for 40% off and got them for a little over $4.00 each. Of course, a new toy just begs to be played with before it can be put away. So, this very simple card uses my smaller base, basic black scraps, Impressabilities, and yeah, that’s it.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all that your heart desires!

Stamps: SU Sincere Salutations

CS and DP: Hollos white, SU Basic Black

Inks, markers and coloring tools: Palette Noir Black

Extra goodies: Spellbinders Impressabilities Butterfly
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Elizabeth said...

Firstly, sending you get well wishes and I hope you feel better soon. So many of my online friends are sniffing and shivering over their computers at the moment!

Secondly - kudos for you for using up those envelopes - I know JUST what you mean. I have cards without envelopes and envelopes without cards so I must follow your example.

Loving the simplicity of your designs! Beautiful

Paige said...

Simply elegant!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Ooooh! I love it when I can use scraps! I do that every once in a while when I decide my "scrap bag" is getting too fact, I think I should do some of that today - LOL!

C.C. said...

Very nice, I like the simplicity.

Mary G. said...

Michelle, I'm so glad that you're feeling better! There is so much illness going around!

Secondly, these cards are beautiful! I LOVE the simplicity of them and using up scraps (which I seem to have a mountain of!) is always good! Great job and TFS!

Marie said...

What lovely CAS cards! So elegant! Glad you are feeling better - hope it continues! :)

Colleen said...

Hope you are starting to feel better for good now!!

I also have all those odd sized envelopes...thats funny. I think I have tons of things in here that I look at now and think...why did I buy that?!

Karen Howard said...

Hope you feel better soon... I've have a cold for a week now myself!

Wondering idea for using up those scraps... I too will give it a try.

Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

hoping you are better soon! love these cards!!

Paula said...

Great way to use things up! Those envies make great books also!

shellpole said...

Hope you are feeling better every day Michelle...seems we are nearly all out with some bug or other at the moment!....again some pretty CAS cards...which I have such a hard time with...Love to check out others in the hope I may be able to tackle it with vervour one day!

my5bratz said...

catching up on your posts as with everything going on havent been on much this week....firstly, hope you are feeling better and on the road to recovery...LOVE these cards and wish I could find bargains like that! Shane's turtle is a cutie too!!

lastly, thanks for the comment. She doesnt need much encoragement and is already raiding my stash whenever Im not