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:)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vintage, it is:)

Well, I decided I just couldn't let this vintag-y thing go, so I decided to give it another shot and try...again, make a vintag-y card.

I ACTUALLY didn't EVEN distress the edges of my paper!  AND, I made my FIRST (of many, I'm sure) 5 x 5 card!...well, I actually think I DID make one other 5 x 5 card (with an Easter theme last year) so, officially this is my second.

I'm sure you're all going to laugh, but the thing I like about sqare cards is that they are like "little" scrapbook pages:)  I was thinking I could probably whip out one of my sketch books and use it as inspiration for a card...kinda one of those "I shoulda had a V8" I said, you're probably laughing right now because I didn't realize that....sometimes my frugal scrappin' mind has to circle around ideas for a while before they sink in (kinda like the way the plane circles around the Philadelphia airport every time I go there)...round and round it goes, when it stops, nobody knows...

O.k., on to my card...I kinda repeated Gloria's challenge over at 365 Cards, using a hat pin (or 2, hee hee) and I have to say, I like this card MUCH better than the I LOVE my T!m stuff, but sometimes a girl has to branch out, ya know?

I'm stickin' with my "scraps" challenge though...I used a piece of SEI paper, a piece of Cosmo Cricket paper, and other stuff from my stash to make this AWESOMELY inspiring card:)

I love the papers on this card.  The reason they feel vintag-y to me is that I can see the wallpaper in my grandmother's home now....from when I was little...maybe not as bright, but definitely with the same patterns.

I've seen "rolled" roses recently but have never tried to make one myself.  My frugal scrappin' partner, Karen, is using this technique in our upcoming frugal scrappin' class in December, so I thought I better give it a I can't tell you how I made it (although I'm sure most of you have done these already), but if you want to learn, come on over to our Frugal Scrappin' class on December 9th at Ever After Scrapbooks and we'll show ya.

And in the true fashion I just learned from Melody and Gloria, I've finished the inside of the card.  Thanks to you both for being such an inspiration to me!

Hmmmmm.... I wonder if I can replace my 365 card entry from day 267 with this one...awwwww, I'll just let it be:)



Gloria Stengel said...

Girl, you did a great job! Don't forget to link it up to the 365 Cards blog for the prize draw! I hope you play every day this week! Hugs. TTYS!

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Karen T said...

Great card - I love the homey feel of it and your rolled flower is great! Aren't they fun?!