Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Peace, Love, Joy

On Monday, while I crafted to the sounds of Hurricane Sandy blowing outside my window, I made two of these cards.  They've helped me use up some paper scraps.


I challenged myself to use things from the $1.00 Scrap Bags I get from my Stampin' Up! demo.  These patterned paper strips came with the pinked edges.  I lined them up on a scrap of Old Olive cardstock so that the negative areas resulted in little triangles.


I had to laugh at myself as I made these cards.  Don't most of us have never-ending piles of scraps from card-making or scrapbooking?  And here I am, buying bags of.....more scraps.  LOL  I must be a nut case!

I'm entering this in Pixie's Crafty Snippets challenge for week #44.

Thanks so much for coming over!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Many Merry Messages, Merry Christmas Trees - Hero Arts
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, assorted patterned strips - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: red satin ribbon
Other: Copic markers

29 comments:

Jennifer said...

Love your use of scraps! I've thought about buying those bags from my SU lady but I hoard too many scraps as is lol =)

Leintje* said...

Hey Colleen, How scary to hear that you could hear the sounds of Hurricane Sandy. Hope you and your family and friends are doing well. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL and dollar stuf is always fun to work with!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card and great use of paper snippets - love the tree. Elizabeth xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOL!! Too funny!! I think all scrappers are that way!!! I loveeeeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the tree and the ribbon!!! Happy Halloween!!!

Elizabeth said...

Meant to say - glad to hear that you have come through the hurricane safely. Elizabeth xx

Benzi said...

Your scraps made a beautiful card, Colleen. Love the pretty tree and ribbon. I have a drawer full of scraps and never remember to use them. Crazy!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

these are beautiful scraps!!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card Colleen. Hope all is well there. We experienced wild weather here, but all is OK. Happy Halloween, Shirleyx

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful, Colleen! Those colors are so rich. I had to giggle about your scraps--never even occurred to me that buying scraps might be "nutty"!! Just goes to show how far "gone" I am, too!!!

Marisa said...

Way to use the scraps up! Love the tree too. No worries about buying the scraps. Is a a good way to branch out into papers you may not buy yourself.

Annette said...

really such a gorgeous Christmas card...

Shirley said...

How very beautiful!! I love how you chose your DP and the way you used it. Awesome. I couldn't find an email for you.

Linda Callahan said...

I love your "scrap" cards - such fun! And this one is lovely!

Melonie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the tree:)

yyam said...

These are lovely. Great use of those scraps!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! You inspire me to use up my scraps! I looooove that bottom design and that ribbon! BEAUTIFUL x10:)

Andrea Ewen said...

A very, crafty, resourceful nutcase! Haha...we'd all be buying bags of scraps if we could make a beautiful card like this one! :)

Martha H. said...

Hi Colleen, I love your card! Great use of your scraps, they sure come in handy!

~Tammy~ said...

Well considering I have been trying to wade through scraps for years....yes, a nutcase, but a sweet one. You always do amazing things with those scraps, and this is another gorgeous beauty! I am pretty sure my scraps wouldn't make this! Outstanding my friend!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is super cute, love the dp and the great design

Di said...

Hi Colleen, what a fabulous card - I love it and the tree is beautiful. A real stunner.

Welcome back to the Snippets Playground!

Hope you're safe after Sandy.

Di xx

Ellen said...

Hi nutcase.....oops Colleen :D What a fantastic Christmas card! With scraps like that, I would never buy paper!!! I just love it!
hugs,
Ellen

Carole said...

Scrappin' happy how fun... and joyful:)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Another fabulous Xmas card Colleen - love how you used the snippets. Gorgeous red ribbon too!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Too funny! I am the one who grabs the scraps out of the scrap bucket and take them home when we have card class! It is always fun to have new scraps and snibbets to play with! That tree is just stunning and that bow! Wow, that just was crowning joy! So glad all is o.k. with you and your family.

Chris R. from Iowa

Joanna M said...

Great card Col!

Joanna M said...

Great card Col!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fabby festive card Colleen and a really good use of someone else's snippets!!! LOL!

Bonnie said...

It's amazing how you can put these scraps together and they look amazing! I'm still lovin' that tree!

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