Monday, January 9, 2012

Scraps Are My Friend!

Hello all!
I hope you are having a great week.
Over the weekend I made this card and wanted to use my scraps for the weaving I created....

I love, love, love using up my scraps! My rubbermaid container is overflowing. Okay, it's not one of those big ones but a 12x12" maybe 5 inches deep full to the brim with little pieces of treasures just waiting to be used. I am getting better about what scraps I keep though. My mother, bless her soul, keeps it all! If a scrap has lots of punched out places or is smaller than 2"x2".....it goes in the garbage. I just don't have room in my little crafty spot to keep it all anymore.
Anyway, getting back to the card....EHEM.....my base is vanilla with a kraft pierced and distressed layer. The dp is from My Mind's Eye. The other strips are pretty in pink and green galore (yes, I still have bits of that color lying around! LOL) The hearts and circle (with piercing also) are punched (3 heart punch SU! and CM circle punch) I inked the hearts edges with pretty in pink ink. Oh and the heart colors are vanilla and tan.
Okay, now for the truth on the sentiment piece. I love how the distressed little snippet turned out but it is not how I started out. I stamped directly onto the kraft with chocolate chip ink with the SU! Petite Pairs set and of course it was not straight! It's even a clear mount set! LOL! So I stamped it again on a piece of scrap Kraft and distressed it a little then hid my "boo, boo" Yay for me!
I really like the softness of this and that's the main reason I went with a baby theme.
Challenges I'm entering:
Going with the baby theme also got me a chance to play along with the latest Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Cupcake 174 - Something New....Not only with the sentiment but also for the fact that I've never weaved c/s or dp on my creations. :)
Also, I am playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge this week TPE130 ~ Use hearts on your creations
And lastly (but not leastly), The Paper Players challenge this week is (theme) - All you need is Love! #77
Yay! Three challenges 1 card...SUCCESS! :D

Here's a little "advice" I came across a couple months ago. "Keep a hymn in your heart and your day will go so much better!" and once a hymn gets in my heart it usually comes from my lips with a hum also. :)
Have a wonderful day!

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

19 comments:

Olga said...

Love your advice today, how cool!!! Love your card too, like you I have plenty of scraps I could play with, thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Liza said...

A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

Liza x

Carolina Little said...

Yes, I'm with Olga, very nice advice!!!. There are days that I have a hymn in my heart and I sing it all day long when I'm alone at home. Very nice card as well, love the soft colours and how you worked with the scraps, I should do something like this too, I have sooo many scraps!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh now this is just beautiful, Melina! What a gorgeous concept and you've created a magnificent cards out of using up your end pieces - perfection! x0x0

Jackie said...

I've never used my scraps in this way Melina....how creative! I'm lovin' your layout too...TFS!!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just precious... and using up your scraps is always a plus!

having a {me} day said...

What a perfect use of your scraps and an inspiration. Love your ppaper weaving. Thsnks for joining us at Cupcakes. keeleyxx

Athina said...

The distressing is awesome! Great card!

April said...

Very nice! Love the weave and, your story gave me a chuckle!!

Apostolic Cynthia said...

I love my scraps to you never know what you have till you see it in a different light. Your card is adorable I love the weave. It's so original.

landofstamping said...

Wow! That is really cool!!

Brodders said...

Fab card :) Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Crafts Challenge and good luck - Jane x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Melina, this is AWESOME!!! A perfect way to use up some scraps!!!

Liz Williams said...

I LOVE using scraps from my piles because I can't seem to throw anything away. Paper weaving is so fun and Love the look of it. Great job with yours.

Lesley said...

Hi Melina,
Wow, what a great idea to use your scraps! This card is so soft and pretty, perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.
Smiles,
Lesley

Pam said...

Very nice!!! Wonderful way to use up scraps. I love the colors too.

LeAnne said...

This is really sweet--great way to use those scraps!! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

What a great way to use up those scraps! Great combination of patterns and colors too...Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Players!

~*Joni said...

Oh I love this Melina! What a sweet woven design, with the prettiest colors. Your oops is totally unnoticeable! The kraft sentiment looks right where it should be. ;) Wonderful advice, I started my morning with a song and the rest of the day harmonized well with it. Thank you so much for joining in on our hearts challenge at TPE!
~*Joni TPE DT