Friday, August 1, 2008

2 Cards today-a shock!

Right before I started the 30 day no spend challenge, I visited my beloved scrapbook store. I picked up some really cute patterned paper with the idea of using it on a scrapbook page. But I decided to use just a bit on a couple of cards. I took this layout from Emily Giovanni from her post here: (Sorry I don't know how to do the fancy linking on blogger yet!)


Stamp Sets: SU! Garden Silhouettes, SU! Best Blossom
Ink: SU! Purely Pomegranate, Pixie Pink, Green Galore
Paper: SU! Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate
Misc: PTI Blush Ribbon, Nestabilities, Liquid Pearls

This next card I struggled with for a bit. I tried using the bashful blue craft ink to emboss the sentiment, but it just didn't show up too well on the pink. I like the certainly celery but now looking at it, it doesn't tie in too well. I might add anther ribbon in green. But really, I am just glad that I actually completed a card!


Stamp Sets: SU! Priceless, PTI Anniversary Set (sentiment)
Ink: SU! Certainly Celery Craft
Paper: SU! Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue
Misc: PTI Blush Satin Ribbon, Hobby Lobby blue polka dot ribbon, SU! Irridescent Ice

I know I said I was going to get away from my "go to" color of Pink but it's soooo hard!!! I'm going to look on SCS for some Color Challenges and my next cards will incorporate those. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Day 15-Half way there!!!

So the biggest challenge of this 30 day no spend challenge is to find the actual time to make something! My kids are getting so stir crazy. I barely have a moment to even post this today.

I had another friendly neighbor stop by with a welcome gift the other day. So I quickly whipped up another mailbox and stuffed it full of chocolates. I even used my Chatterbox paper that I have been hoarding forever. I know it's simple and boring, but I'm just glad that I was able to get something done and show my thanks to my new neighbor.


I have a bunch of cards that I am simultaneously working on right now. My desk is a mess! Unfortunately the girls have been super high maintence lately so by the time they are in bed, I am ready myself. It's so depressing to see all of my stuff sitting there for days without me being able to really get some time to play. I see blogs where people make at least one thing a day. And they have kids! How on earth do they do it? Anyone have any tips??