Sunday, September 7, 2008

Usin' up some scraps

All of these cards were made using up images that I already had colored, paper pieced, or embossed. I used other scraps that I had started too. These were in baggies in my basket full of "started cards/images." It makes me proud to get them finished and use up some scraps in the process. This first card was created for my Pap for grandparent's day. It was a quick 10-15 minute card this morning, as I didn't realize it was Grandparent's Day until my DH looked at the calendar. :) So I had a dark gray piece of cs already embossed from the other weekend playing with the Scor-Pal (I know it doesn't quite look dark gray in the pic, sorry), a piece of burgundy textured cs scrap and some kraft. The image is the oak tree from the Lovely as a Tree set embossed in gold on vanilla cs. The "twill" believe it or not was from the bottom pant leg of my son's shorts. He was going to throw it away after removing it (as he doesn't tie them shut at the bottoms) LOL, and I said hey, save that for me. That looks just like my twill in a darker shade of tan. Cool, huh?! I only wish I had added some brads now that I see the picture. Oh well, Pap really liked it, and he has it with him now, so no adding to it. LOL


The next card is a house mouse image I have had colored for a while from our (HMSOTM) House Mouse stamp of the month swap. The yellow number embossed cs is from Jennifer G, the purple layers and photo corners were from my scrap basket, and the pretty little dew drops were from one of my BFFs, Lee aka LuvLee. :) Stickles were added t sparkle up the party confetti and hat a bit, too.


The last card is a Hanna image I have had colored and paper pieced for a LONG time from my Hanna swap I hosted near the beginning of this year. I chose some dark purple, lovely lilac, and purely pomegranate colors to bring out the colors in her dress and shopping bags. The swiss dot piece was from JenniferG (Thanks again, Jenn!), and the patterned paper on the pomegranate piece believe it or not is from the Flourishes package. I really liked the swish/flourish that was on there, so I saved the paper, trimmed it down and used it on the small back panel. Again, the dew drops are from Lee (Thanks, girl!) A little doodling on the image and a piece of pomegranate double stitched ribbon (looks darker, I know, but it IS pom, really!) ties it all together.

Thanks for stopping by for a look. I hope to get my new JessicaLynn stamps this week, so stay tuned for more cards. Our challenge this month is fall colors. Oooh, I love those. I go through my earth elements cs WAY before I use up the other colors. :) Until next time . . . have a happy card day!
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10 comments:

V Colbourne said...

Gorgeous cards! And using up scraps is always a bonus :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

Great cards (as usual:o)!!! I need to start using up some of my ever-growing bags of scraps. You have inspired me...I think I will follow your lead!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

What great cards. Isn't using scraps soo fun??

Tammy said...

Great cards!! Amazing what can come out of scraps:)

Tammy
SBS4

Jane said...

I love the card you came up with for Grandparent's Day. Love the twill ribbon running across it. I know my Dad would have liked something like this. Masculine and few frills.

Jane
SBS4

jlazarski said...

Way to go, Kelly! Using up those scraps and bumping the STS earnings in the process! I really like your Hanna card; it inspires me to do more paperpiecing.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh absolute CUTENESS girlie!!!! Well, the card for your grandfather is appropriately masculine and very "handsome"! LOL But the others are cuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!! I'm so glad you love those dew drops....aren't they addictive??? LOL

Seleise said...

great image - love the colors you used and love the doodling! great cards!

thestampspot said...

What a great collection of cards, have to say the meeces are my favourites!

:) Marcia

Rachel said...

OMGosh this is such a cute card!