Sunday, March 31, 2013

I didn't want to do it...

but this piece of paper kept calling my name...I wanted to save store be able to say that I still had it...just because I love it so much...and I totally missed out on everything last month at Studio Calico because my classroom observation was going on at 11 on reveal day...and well, some things are just more important.

So happy that I used it!

Also happy I signed up for the card the smaller scale of the prints and I used it for the rays of my sunshine along with one of my most favorite SC stamps of all time...and then, of course I made some cards with the scraps...

just a note...with some sequins and a cupcake that I found at the bottom of a drawer I was cleaning out the other day...

and happy birthday...with some twine and a button

It is back to the grind tomorrow...have a happy week!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

I made 2 Easter cards this morning along with the Shop Your Stash Challenge.
The challenge this week

1. Use a patterned paper and embellishment from your favorite scrapbook brand.
2. Use 2 or more "office inspired" supplies on your project.
3. Use both a small and large alpha for your title.
4. Use 1 or more non-scrapbook item(s) that you have collected.
I managed 3 of the 4...couldn't figure out "office inspired" for the cards, but oh well, at least I got my cards made and used up some stash.  I used some old school Cosmo Cricket, a stamped small and letter stickers for the greeting inside and a doily for my non-scrapbook item.

One with a bunny

One with a chick

and the inside, just so you know I really did use 2 different alphas:)

I wish you a blessed Easter weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 15, 2013

the killing of a kit

The peeps over at Studio Calico often talk of killing kits...using a kit until there is nothing left.  I love the idea of using up my entire kit before the next one comes along and sometimes it happens but not often and my supplies start stacking up.  So one day this week, since it is spring break and I don't have to go to work, I went about killing my Junior Mints add-on from February.  I wasn't feeling the kit and really don't know why I bought it except I had a coupon and it helped me get free shipping.

So during the last post I had made 2 cards and I made another one that I gave away without taking a picture...crazy right?  I used the Sunday sketch at Studio Calico to make this layout...

Nice because it used up almost 2 whole sheets of paper!

Then I made a card for the Sunday sketch...see the similarity:)

Then I took all of the scraps and added in some BG fact (love that stuff) and using the same design made these 4 cards...

and at the end of the day I was left with this...

the grid paper, tickets, dots, stars and flair will be added to the main kit to be used there
the strips will be thrown away...that glitter gets everywhere!
the MME paper was put with other papers from the same line which I just got in a RAK box from 2 peas in a bucket.
the alpha stickers were sold with some other SNAP project life goodies.
and I am not really sure about the AC letters...they might get used or maybe sold.

So there you have it! The killing of a kit Leah style...thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 4, 2013

a whirl wind weekend

of card making went on at my house this weekend...five birthdays at work this week and my stash of birthday cards is down to almost nothing...glad I had Studio Calico's monthly class You've Got Mail to give me some inspiration for these circle cards... I actually made 2...the other one was the reverse of the red polka dot paper and the black chevron that Basic Grey fiction paper that looks like a yellow legal pad...perfect for school!

then with the really.really last scraps of the above papers I made this card...

I also made a card for the 2.24 Studio Calico Sunday sketch using my front row add-on kit Junior Mints...not really feeling this paper, but it does make pretty cards...

and one for 3/3 Studio Calico Sunday sketch

I also finished up January Project Life...but need to get it photographed...hope to share it soon.
Thanks for stopping by!