Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Making Memories cards

   Two weeks ago I posted pictures of my craft room and a couple of my problem areas that accumulate piles.  I anticipated that I could re-organize that stash on the floor in that back corner in 30 minutes or less.  It ended up taking all of my spare time both Thursday and Friday that week because it spurred me to also re-organize a couple of other areas too.  The back corner stash is 20% of what was there, so I am calling that a WIN!  My goal is to have nothing there, but I am content with the progress.  The most time-consuming part was breaking up my beloved Artful Delight kits and sorting the embellishments to other storage containers in my craft room (baker's twine, seam binding, primas,  etc. where they are already stored elsewhere.)

  Another success from that clean up was the discovery of an old scrapbook kit from when I taught classes at a local scrapbook store.  I had partially made the Easter layout quite a while ago, but I was able to complete it with pictures for the current challenge at Cut It Up!  The final discovery was these checkerboard papers, ribbons, colored card stock pieces, and text on white card stock to create a photo mat for a layout.  I think this was actually from the first scrapbook kit I ever purchased (June 2003!)  I created these three cards from those scraps...another WIN!  The card above is a birthday card for my friend Kaye, who was with me the day I purchased that kit.  I think she will get a kick out of the really old stash (the 3 felt gem flowers are newer...from those Artful Delight kits that I broke up.)  The papers are all Making Memories except for the green Bazzill card stock.  The sentiment are also Making Memories alpha stickers that I purchased in 2003.
  The inspiration for this bunny card came from the lovely and talented Amy Tsuruta.  See Amy's bunny card here.  I am sending this Easter card to my friend Tracy, who taught classes and worked at that local scrapbook store also.  I know she will also get a kick out of these relics :)

  My bunny is a Cricut cut from "Create A Critter 2" p.40.

Happy Tuesday!

10 comments:

Marcie S. said...

Well behaved women rarely make history is one of my favourite quotes!! I have a sign that says that in my craft room. :) Love your cards!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeee these! LOVING that women quote and the adorable bunny! YAY for using up stash!!!!!!!

Kard Queen said...

Wonderful say and beautiful card! Great job.

Sherrie K. said...

Great cards June! I LOVE the quote! Your bunny is adorable to:) I am sure your friend Kaye and Tracy will love receiving your cards!

Feels so good to use up scraps, don't they accumulate fast? Yikes, my pile is hug to but I have done a good job this yr so far trying to use it up!
Have a great evening!
Sherrie K

robinann17 said...

I love the quote about women! It's one of my favorite quotes. The bunny with the munched upon ear cracks me up - what a cute card! Congrats on making progress with you organization. I'm also working on that - it's a much bigger job than most people think!

Angi Barrs said...

Love these cards! That bunny is so sweet!

Leslie Hanna said...

I am constantly amazed how you make pretty things out of old papers. I love all of these, and YAY for getting your corner down by 80%!

lauren bergold said...

someBUNNY has been busy!!! love both of these, espec that miss tracy will be getting a card from the late lamented LSS of destiny!!!

(ok, gotta go see the craft room pics... mine is still pretty much exactly as organized as it was after we moved in; which is to say USE-ABLE but otherwise uninspiring. one of these days it'll be at the top of the (long, LONG!) list of house projects. i hope!) :)

Georgiana said...

Neat find for a great card...no need to go shopping when you clean your craft area!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Thank goodness, I am history in the making! ;) J/K but I love that card. Also one of my fave quotes. I love the bunny card too wit the nibble out of it. CA-UTE!