Thursday, April 1, 2021

35 Cards/1 Doodlebug 6x6 pad

 My friend, Evelyn, of Cut It Up blog fame, invited me to play along in a just-for-fun challenge...choose an unused 6x6 and use it up!  The photo above shows the cover(left) and the scraps that are leftover (right).

I created 35 cards from 24 sheets using Doodlebug Design’s “down on the farm” 6x6 and Doodlepops 3D stickers.  (Still available at

I also used many Queen & Company Foundation dies and Q&Co card sketches for inspiration, pictured below.

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Doodlebug So Much Pun

Now getting down to the final scraps...

Out of the 24 sheets, I only had the 3 sheets of dictionary paper left.  I filed it with my other texty scrapbook paper and called it complete!

Use your stash!  June


My Mind’s Eye Love Me


The Covid quarantine has enabled me to work in my craft room in chunks of time.  My focus has been find use up.  Stickers, washi tape, paper, ribbon, etal.

I started with a 6x6 pad by My Mind’s Eye “Love Me”.  I had used it to some extent (use search bar in the right column to find previous creations.). I also had some Hero Arts pre-folded and scored card bases in blue.  One of the cards was torn in one corner, so I used it for layers in some of the cards above.

Success!  I finished all of the blue card bases and the Love Me 6x6.

I hope this inspires you to use your stash,  June

Doodlebug Sweetheart collection

 I am primarily a card maker because I like the (relative) instant gratification compared to scrapbooking.  This Doodkebug Sweetheart collection was 12x12.  I thought it unlikely that I would use this particular collection as a scrapbook layout, so I cut it all into 6x6.  I made over 40 cards, 37 pictured here.  The majority of the dies used are by Queen & Company.

I hope this inspired you to use your old stash!

Thank you for stopping by!  June

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Simon Says Stamp kit / Simple Stories "A Colorful Life"

I really enjoyed my Simon Says Stamp kit that included Simple Stories "A Colorful Life" papers and stickers.  I made loads of pretty cards a couple of years ago from it, but I still had lots of bits and stickers from the kit.  I combined them with a smaller print red polka dot from my stash as well as this pale pink stripe paper (Echo Park) and this large yellow polka dot print (I don't recall the manufacturer).  Nine very scrappy cards!  And there are still more scraps, but my crafty brain is tired :)

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Simon Says Stamp- Smile It's Your Birthday

For a couple of years I received the monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I got lots of use out of the vast majority of the kits; I made 8-16+ cards nearly every month.  There were a few kits that I got more out of, and even fewer that I have only made a few cards from.

I was breaking down the leftovers of the well-used kits and I found this one sheet of 6x6 "Hello" paper.  I cut it into three 2" strips to get three cards from it.  I borrowed a polaroid die from my friend Tracy, and found two bits of camera paper and a flash patterned paper (also from the kit.)  I matched some orange and aqua Bazzill Bling card stock, then embossed my sentiments on the polaroid die cuts (Simon Says Stamp "Big Birthday Wishes" and "Happy and Smile".)  The balloons are also Simon Says dies.  Finally I found one lonely camera sticker from another Simon car kit.  Voila!

If you are following along from the past few weeks, I will have more scrappy cards from leftover bits from a Simon Says card kit for you next Sunday!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Happy Sunday :)

Sunday, May 5, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I purged and re-arranged my craft room (an annual event.)  It allows me to donate or toss anything that no longer brings me joy, but it also inspires me to use up those few things laying around that are too much of a bother to find a home in my newly re-organized space.

I found two linen die cuts (the large scalloped circle on the top left card and the gold chevron flower; top right card).  These are left over from a retired Artful Delight kit.  I perused my 6x6 papers for a coordinating background, and the cards came together rather quickly.  I used Simon Says Stamp "Lake Shores" ink to stamp the sentiment.  I love that pad!  It matches just about every aqua paper.

The bottom card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest; these papers are by Basic Grey and/or Echo Park and I used a Papertrey Ink hexagon die.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Sunday :)