Friday, February 20, 2009

BACK TO BASICS

How many cards does one person need??? I make about 4 cards each week - have a stash of almost 300 cards now - and still making them. I love it - I can't help myself - but I will NEVER use all these cards!!!! I'm giving some away (about half I think) to one of my nieces to spread out among her mother and aunts - but that leaves a kajillion more to do something with. Any ideas???

I've started scrapbooking again - which is always fun. I have an album for each year - but got seriously behind in 2005 when we opened a family business - and I decided the start of the New Year was a great time to get going again. This is the first page in my 2009 book - because it is the from the first photo shoot I did in 2009. The page is pretty basic - but I like it all the same. Maybe its because of the adorable baby in the photo. She is my newest "great" niece, Layla. Isn't she beautiful?????

I created this layout digitally and created the pink polka dot paper myself. The other items are "freebies" from Scrap Girls. The thing I like best about digital scrapping is that the products aren't "consumable". I can use them again and again on different layouts - changing color, shape, texture, etc as I go. Talk about "cost effective!" I also enjoy not having a mess to clean up!!!


Today's card was created for a Splitcoast challenge "Ways to Use It". The challenge (which wasn't very challenging) was to use stripes on your project.
The image is a Paper Studio design which was colored with Watercolor Crayons, misted and stamped onto watercolor paper.
The sentiment is from SU!'s Like it a Latte. The DP and Cardstock are also from SU! in shades of Certainly Celery and Garden Green. The ribbon is from the Martha Stewart line.
A little metal, some distressing and sponging to finish.
Thanks for visiting and for your feedback - whether it's comments left here, on SCS or sent to my email, I appreciate hearing your thoughts and opinions.
Jill

3 comments:

Gloria said...

JIll,
My first thought on the stash of cards, is give some away for BLOG CANDY!
Who would not be thrilled to get a card sample from you!!
Gloria

Tammy said...

My THoughts were cards for Soldiers, Hospital, nursing homes. The patient always have to send cards not just to recieve them they like to have cards in these places just for that very reason. Make sure you take pictures first so that you have a copy and if you ever wanted to make that sweet card again you can look at the picture. Have a great day

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What a darling page!! Love the darling picture of baby!! :) TFS