Friday, March 27, 2009

Feeling SCRAPPY!?!

A card made, literally, from scraps! That is today's offering...

Just like ALL the idea books dictate: a card made from scraps from my last project and some ancient embellishments that were floating around the bottom of my tool tote! I really did it, "scrapping Gods", I hope you're listening...

It is written {in my head} that the Gods are pleased when we "dump tackle" ~an expression borrowed from fishing expeditions with my old neighbors from my college years, who introduced me to fishing and used that expression to describe losing prized lures, weights and spinners to rocks, branches and seaweed... I adapted it to paper crafting, to explain the act of purging old or once hoarded embellishments, paper and the like. An activity that is smiled upon, and rewarded by the Gods. "As a reward of 'dumpin' tackle' the scraping Gods will reward a crafter by easing her (or his) conscience towards the purchase and subsequent hoarding of more and newer materials..."

In case you haven't devoured every scrapbooking/card making idea book known to man... Or if you're new to the sport: one is always advised to collect scraps from a typical scrapbook layout type of project and then quickly dash together a nice card, since colors and materials are laying there, all coordinated and VIOLA! A beautiful concept. Like keeping my check book balanced and my to-do list current.... Um, yeah. It's been a while. I will always aspire to "Martha Stewart" perfection standards, but since I like her better post "prison", I'll just keep workin' on THAT..

Anyhoo, here's a SIMPLE card made exclusively from leftovers!




Remember when K&Co.'s "Grand Adhesion" line was BRAND NEW!?! I still get a little thrill when I recall the first time I saw them... THEN, there was the first time they were offered on QVC! Baby! Those were the days.. Old crafting materials are like an old love song that brings you back to a time long ago, when love was new... ahhhhh!

Okay, it was a simple card. More than enough said! I hope you like... Happy Friday!

3 comments:

Dana said...

You dug deep into that tote if you pulled out QVC fare! Double bonus points for using your grand adhesions and not saving them to "inspire you to make your own"! Ha ha! I know you can relate :) That sentiment is lovely and so very you!

Karen said...

Kudos to you for following through with that repeated recommendation to make a quick card after a layout! Being such a slow scrapper, by the time I'm actually done with a LO, I have to stash the supplies to take a breath and break! Love that you used your grand adhesions.....I know I have mine still sitting in my stash!!! Anyone receiving this will never know it was a quick and simple card.....unless they read your blog, of course! :>:>:>

Tracey said...

Very cute. Ya just gotta love the scraps!!!