the pile o’crap is a little smaller

June 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm 8 comments

and my stash of cards is a little bigger. Actually it’s not a pile o’crap’s a box o’crap since that is what I put all of it in to take with me this weekend and as it turns out it wasn’t all crap…when I started going through the basket of stuff on my desk to be put away and started tossing it in the box I found all sorts of stuff….remnants from my doubles swap kits, remnants from other LO’s and even some new stuff I bought online and a package I got in the mail that I never put away…since I didn’t feel like sorting new crap from old crap it all went into the box. In addition to my box o’scrap crap, I brought card blanks of course, a bag of ribbon scraps, some inks, basic tools and some stamps with card sentiments. With all of that I was able to complete a whopping total of 8 cards in 2 days….amazing right. Not really I know… most people can make 8 cards in an hour or two but not me…I am a very very very slow card maker…like turtle in a coma slow. In addition to my general slowness I was multi-tasking while I scrapped which so didn’t help my cause…I watched almost all of season 2 of NCIS (I heart my portable DVD player and I big time heart Gibbs….still dreamy after all these years) …besides the NCIS marathon I also stopped to cook, eat and clean (only one of which I did willingly) and I did socialize a bit…cocktails on the deck and all that…we were camping after all and it was a holiday…just say’n. Btdub…the cocktails…they were frozen lemonade slushies…very very yummy. So if I had to break it down I probably spent about 14 or so hours camped out at my picnic table with my box o’scrap crap but I probably only worked for about 2/3 of that….and yes I know it is not easy to calculate 2/3 of 14  in your head so I’ll save you the braincells…that’s about 9.33 hours…divide that by the 8 cards I did …carry the 1,  subtract the 2 …it’s roughly 1.16 hour per card. Like I said I’m slow. It’s a good thing I don’t work for Hallmark or I would’ve been canned.  Oh well even though 8 cards is not that impressive it’s still better than none.  So as promised I took pics…so here is a picture of the pile… which is actually now a box…o’scrap crap..

and here’s the 1st card I made…

I used paper scraps from a kit from my doubles swap challenge and the chipboard circle was from a pack of Making Memories chip …the sentiment is actually a clear sticker that came in some random mailing from CK ages ago.

this is card #2…

again more scraps from the doubles swap, more MM chip and the sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo


again more MM Chip and more scraps from the doubles swap along with a random scrap….don’t you just love the color combo… I know I do…the sentiment is studio g wood stamp…the brads were also leftovers from a doubles swap kit and that cool flower stem is ribbon

here is card #4…

I made the background for this card with some squares I had cut and inked for a LO and never used them … thought they were so pretty so I couldn’t part with them…worked out pretty well as a background since the front of this card blank was actually in sad shape. I wasn’t really happy with how the sentiment on this  card came out…the rubon didn’t want to rub on and I totally goofed and put the ribbon too high so my original sentiment wouldn’t fit …oh well blame guess I can blame this one on the a a a a alcohol.I did get lucky with the bow…it was already tied and in my bag o’ribbon scraps and it is just super pretty.

this is card #5….

The embroidered flowers and clouds were things I had pulled for different LO’s and never put away …the rest of the card is just random scraps of paper and a tiny bit of ric rac. I wanted to add a bee or something but there was none in my box o’crap.

here is card #6…

one of my faves…the patterned paper is just so pretty…it too was leftover from the doubles swap as were the 2 buttons and the little bit of cord…the sentiment is another CK sticker and the metal tag was in a package sent to me that I never put away and the rubons were for a LO and never used

here is card #7…

another fave..the flower tags were from the same scrappy mail package..another CK sticker for the sentiment, the last of the only 4 buttons I had in my box, a ribbon scrap and a brandy-new label sticker from my ACOT order that never got put away

and lastly card #8…

this card took a while to do…not because of the alcohol…but because I wanted to use the star lace paper and had trouble finding scraps to match….that star lace paper is the last of a 12×12 sheet…that stuff is so expensive so I definitely wanted to use every last scrap…the sentiment is from MAMBI and the rest of the card was just paper and ribbon scraps.

So like I said I only made a small dent  in my box o’crap so I will have to see if I can make a bigger dent this week and get some more cards done..I have high hopes I will get more than 8 done…after all I’m out of lemonade slushies.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julie  |  June 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Terrific cards! Love that u used all your Crap to make them!! They are fantastic and not Crap anymore!!

  • 2. Mary Lou  |  June 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    These are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Jen, there is NOTHING you do that isn’t the perfect eye candy!!!!!!

  • 3. Diana  |  June 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I love them all! Card-making from scraps is the best.

  • 4. Kati Lyon  |  June 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    They are all superb.. My fave is the one with the 2 birds.

  • 5. reneelamb  |  June 2, 2010 at 10:17 am

    holy hell! all your cards are fantastic and actually 1+ hours to make a card is pretty darn good IMO!!! Especially tipping back some cocktails! bwahahahaha — I love each and every one of them and have created some beautiful cards!!! Glad you had a good time!!!

  • 6. Jingle  |  June 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    These are super cute cards! You know I’m not one to mock anyone for taking days on cards! LOL!

  • 7. Veronica  |  June 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Man, you are ROCKIN’ IT! I’m jealous tho’, haven’t had ANY time to do any scrappy thing. :^( Maybe soon.

  • 8. Luv2talk  |  June 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Great job using your pile of sCRAP.



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