A walk down memory lane...when I began shopping at scrapbook stores for patterned papers to create my cards and LOs (circa 2003), Making Memories was the most well-known scrapbook paper manufacturer to me. Their collections included polka dots, solids, stripes, watercolor, plaid, sponge, speckle, etc. They also had eyelets and twistel
to coordinate. Yes, I had to have them all. Does anyone else remember this? By 2004 I also got hooked on Doodlebug, My Mind's Eye, BasicGrey...since then even more new paper companies have emerged and my hoarding has spun further out of control.
I rarely use that twistel now (or eyelets; I prefer brads). Twistel is kind of like raffia, but not exactly. Anyway, I was perusing my 6x6 paper pads and I realized that my My Mind's Eye Funday papers have not been used recently...and for some reason I purchased a lot of those kraft-y papers... I was going for a masculine birthday card, so I wanted to avoid ribbon. But the card needed a little something, and I went digging through my fibers bin for some twistel. I uttered a mental groan: why do I have sooooooo many fibers? I have at least six fibers in greens, blues, yellows; I had to have every color of those too. Sigh. WWIT
? (What was I thinking?) And a single 6x6 pad can make TONS of cards...why did I need two of the Funday pads? Don't get me wrong, I *LOVE* My Mind's Eye, but they continually produce new collections that I fall in love with...probably best if I just pick one favorite and enjoy it...
I was inspired to create this card from the current challenge at Shopping Our Stash: WWIT
Simple. Done. Shopped my WWIT stash :)
My Mind's Eye "Funday"; black card stock
sentiment: My Pink Stamper
" (ironic, isn't it?)