What a HAPPY Frugal Scrapper I am today...went to the Ellison Warehouse sale yesterday with some really great friends, bought some sizzix dies at REALLY great prices, and today?...I'm craftin' and havin' fun with my new TOYS....and some great inspiration, too! I haven't "played" along with Card Patterns...well...in WAY TOO LONG! I was inspired by this week's sketch and couldn't wait to play along! Thanks, Card Patterns!
Shown above is Sketch 91. If you have a moment, go visit them to see the samples they have posted from their creative team...very INSPIRING, in deed!
I had alot of fun creating my version of the sketch challenge. In addition to playing along, I have also given myself my own challenge...use ONLY SCRAPS to make cards today...well, I do have to admit that the card bases are from whole sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, but the rest REALLY IS scraps!
Don't ya just love that viny leafy die? That's one that I just bought yesterday for a whole....get a load of this...$5!...brand new...still in the package...just callin' my name, lol...
I also used one of T!m's new dies, the rosette. And guess what???? It was a bit bigger than I wanted it to be, so....I just trimmed about a 1/4 inch off of the straight edge (opposite the scalloped edge) and voila! A smaller diameter of the still ever so amazing rosette. I'm tellin' ya...if you don't have this rosette die yet, you're REALLY missin' out!
Oh, did I tell you I'm a good "listener", too? Well, not always, but this time I listed to my friend Gloria (an amazing paper crafter) from the Scraps of Life blog who learned from another friend of ours, Melody (another AMAZING paper crafter) the importance of decorating the inside of your card. THANKS, LADIES!
Actually, a long, long time ago...I used to decorate the insides of my cards...but then I got lazy, I guess, lol...anyway, I agree with those two EXTREMELY TALENTED ladies that it DEFINITELY makes a difference in your project when you finish off the inside of the card.
Here is a take on the inside of my card for this sketch:)
O.k....BACK TO PLAYIN' NOW! I hope you get to PLAY today, too:)