Saturday, January 31, 2009

Treasure Each Day


I am really happy with this card. Here is the story behind this one:
A few months ago I did a mini re-org of my embellies (more of a consolidation) to help me remember what I have and make my MM embelllishment center look less cluttered. I came across this scrap of ribbon (probably American Crafts?) On my next trip to Michael's, a package of epoxys caught my eye...do you see why? The stripe pattern matches the scrap of ribbon! You know I couldn't let that coupon go to waste, so I purchased the epoxys. I put the ribbon, epoxys, and other possible "love" or Valentine's Day embellies in an old jelly jar.
I dumped them out on my work space yesterday, looking for inspiration. The ribbon and epoxy caught my eye, so I decided to start there. Then I pulled out my oldest box of DCWV cards, and found two of this pink color. I have exactly two of these "treasure each day" epoxys and 3 scrap stripe ribbon...I can get two identical cards! Next I pulled out my Bazzill scraps bags. I chose some strips, cut down to the right lengths, and layered on other Bazzill scraps. Then I was wishing I had the Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder. Then I remembered that my BF, Kaye, gave me some Fiskars plates for Christmas. I decided to see what patterns were on the Fiskars plates...wahoo! Hearts! Now that I have my Big Shot, I can use them! I still felt it needed a little something. I looked through the epoxys and saw two arrows. I put it "through" the largest embossed heart, and pointing towards the sentiment. Ahhhh...

4 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Absolutely adorable June! Of course, wouldn't expect anything less from you. It was great to hear your story too. I just love hearing the creative process..........Deanna

Leslie Hanna said...

You got a Big Shot!?!?!? SHUT UP! Sigh ... I almost caved last month, but I held out. I am still using my Cuttlebug for the one Die I do have.

I also like how your card came together. Someone else said she sets up an Inspiration Station, where she puts everything that could be used for a particular occasion, then she makes sure to look at it and walk past it a lot, and eventaully she starts to see possibilities. You did basically the same thing: put all the parts-is-parts together, shook them up, dumped them out, and looked to see what went together. Perfecto! :-)

Kristie said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I'd be pretty happy with myself too if I'd made such a lovely creation!!!!
I can't believe you got the Big Shot and this is the first we've heard about it!!!!! I am so hanging out for the new catty April 1st to see if we're going to get it too....otherwise I'm going to have to get some kind of embossing thing, for sure.
I think Leslie is talking about Mish Mash:
http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com
She does awesome *inspiration stations* for all the big card making days.

Corie said...

I can see why you are happy, it's beautiful