Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Year without Buying!

Over the last several (7!) years that I've been scrapbooking and cardmaking, I have amassed a huge quantity of crafty goodies. I'm talking over a foot of cardstock, about two feet of patterned paper, 70ish ink pads, 2 football fields worth of ribbon, more paper flowers than I can shake a stick at, and punches a plenty. There's no shortage of supplies here!

This summer I took a look around my scrap office and realized that I could probably go without buying anything for a full year. So I decided to try it! On August 1st of this year, I started a year long spending ban. Yikes! I'm not sure I can do it, but one month down, 11 to go and I'm doing okay.

My goal is to spend $0 on supplies and I don't think I'll even need to buy adhesive. I have 12 rolls of ATG tape and those last me a good long time. I have to confess though, I did buy a few things to make sure I could make it the entire year. I bought cricut and 12" trimmer blades, 2 12x12 albums (for 2010 and 2011 pages), several packages of pages protectors, black and white cardstock and an extra glue pen to keep me going.

I hope I make it!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Card for Little Cowboys

Because I have had 2 little girls for the last several years, most of my creations are decidedly girly. Lot's of pink, flowers, and frills. With the birth of my sweet baby boy though, all that has changed. And lucky for me, Provo Craft came out with a very cute baby boy cartridge called B is for Boy! I so love this cartridge. Here is a cute birthday card for a little boy I made using the hobby horse cut from B is for Boy.

I also used up a bunch of scraps for this card. Even the cardstock base was a scrap.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WDW page

I've been working on this layout, little by little, for the last week or so. It's finally finished and I love the way it came out. I used a sketch from Amy Alvis' 4x6 sketch blog and I designed my own Mickey head scallop paper using my Gypsy.
Papers and ink are Stampin Up!
Cricut used for title (Winnie the Pooh font) and ice cream cone (Once Upon a Princess)
Creative Memories Mickey punch (square in the upper right hand corner.)
Cuttlebug swiss dots on the cone.
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