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the pile o’crap is a little smaller

and my stash of cards is a little bigger. Actually it’s not a pile o’crap anymore..it’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

card#3…

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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June 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm 8 comments

Scrap My Crap Challenge…

First of all…to those who find the word crap offensive…you might want to stop reading because I will be using the word a lot in this post. See I have recently discovered that I have a lot of scrap crap…and by crap I mean all that random stuff leftover from layouts or other projects I’ve done recently that I am too lazy to put away but too cheap to throw out. I seriously have a ton of this crap…leftover pieces of paper borders, random stickers, pieces of ribbon, scraps of papers, etc. etc. etc. etc. In addition to all the leftover crap I have floating around…I also have a pile of random crap I have been trying to decide whether to purge or not purge….you know the stuff you buy because it was so cute but you it just never ever makes it to a layout.  Well today I decided it was time to do something with the piles o’crap and since I have been completely lacking in the moojo department and I have all this crap to use that I would challenge myself to use it. Last time I was in a creative rut I did a lot of challenges and it really helped to get the old creative juices flowing. So I am throwing the whole pile  o’scrap crap in a box…along with some basic tools and some card blanks and I’m bringing it with me this weekend and I’m going to see what kind of fabulous creations I can concoct with my crap. I’ll take a picture of the box o’crap before I get started and hopefully by Monday I will have pics of lots of great cards to share….although if I make them with scrap crap…I guess they would’nt be great cards…they’d be crappy cards…or maybe they’ll be great crappy cards….as long as their not crappy crappy cards since that would suck….guess we’ll find out on Monday …wish me luck.

May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm 6 comments


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