Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cards, Cards, and more Cards...

I had a play date yesterday with a good friend of mine, Paula. We had lots of fun making cards based on card challenges over at 365 Cards and Card Patterns.

With this first card, we came across the scrap from the "negative" space left from the Top Note Sizzix die cut. When I looked at it, I decided that Paula and I could issue ourselves a challenge of our own...like we needed yet another challenge, hee hee...anyway, I decided that if we cut this "scrap" in half, we could "make" something out of it...at first, I thought it looked like a table, but then decided to add some lace ribbon and make it into a valance for a window.

Since one of the challenges I hadn't completed yet was the "coffee" challenge at 365 cards, I used this format to complete this card. I even used my own handwriting which counts toward another 365 Cards challenge...if you haven't visited their site yet, you should give it a try. It's loads of fun!

BTW, the inside of this card says..."when shared with a good friend". Below is another card for the 365 Cards challenge. It too, can be used for several of their recent challenges. Day 77 was adding a "note" to your card...Day 72 was using your own handwriting on the card...and challenge day 80 was to use plaid on your card...would this qualify as a "trifecta"?, lol...I love the 365 Cards site, but haven't worked up to being able to do every challenge every day...until I can do that, I'll continue to use several challenges on one card so I at least feel like I'm doing each challenge:)


This card below I started to use for the 365 Cards "manufacturer" challenge (day 79). My original thought was to use Basic Grey as my manufacturer, but then realized I only used one piece of their paper...with that in mind, I've decided to use Bazzill as my manufacturer of choice, lol:)
This sketch also came from the most recent sketch challenge for the Card Patterns blog.
Enjoy, and thanks so much for visiting!
Have a scrappingly great day!
Lori McCausland
Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)


8 comments:

PaulaM said...

Lori,
What fun we had yesterday!! We HAVE to do this AGAIN - like regularly!! HeeHee. Love the cards you made - I REALLY like the 'coffee' one - still working on my challenge.

whoistracy said...

Love your bright and fun card for this week's sketch on CP. Love the colors you used!!

So glad you could play along with us!

scrap_in_time said...

Great cards. I particularly like the coffee one.

Gloria Stengel said...

I wish I could come play! These cards came out great!

The Mommy said...

I am really digging your blog, its purpose, and the beautiful cards you have made! The coffee one is my total fav!

Tommie
Oh My Gluestick

AUsome mom said...

Oh, fun, fun cards! I love them all, but the coffee one may be my fav. I may be biased...I'm a coffee freak!!

~amy~ said...

FABulous group of cards!

Superwoman Scrapper said...

I love the just a note one. What a great way to use scraps. I'm going to make a bunch of these and just keep them handy for whatever! Thx.