Monday, February 8, 2010

Weekend Full of Scraps!

This past weekend, my friend Danni challenged a few of us to use our scraps on our creation this weekend. I was more than happy to play along with that challenge as I have quite a few scraps. Realize that I'm a little organized - I like everything to have a place. No, this doesn't mean I don't make a mess - cause I make a HUGE mess when I'm creating. BUT most of the time, I have to clean up my area BEFORE I can start on another project. It just gives me a little peace, lol! So I thought I'd show how I store my scraps. This first picture is where my newer scraps go...usually there are groups of coordinating papers & cardstock together.

I also have a similar bin beside my desk where a lot of cardstock goes that I use regularly. My next picture shows how I store my cardstock and pattern paper. I have a friend, Ellen who is a HUGE ROYGBIV fan - she kind of got me hooked on it so I store my papers that way too :)

They are in Iris bins and three fit nicely in my Yaffa blocks. The top block has my colored cardstock. The second one has pattern paper and neutral cardstock. Usually there is a bin there as well with any current class projects - I put all my supplies there so they are all together when I go to create for the class. I also have a milk crate full of my TAC papers - they are just in 12x12 clear envelopes by each paper line. How do you store your scraps? How do you use them? Leave a comment so we can all benefit with your ideas!!

I made a total of FIVE cards this weekend and will be sharing them this week. PLUS I was able to participate in a lot of challenges. LOVE that!! I'm doing so much better at participating in them. I still don't know how people can do like 10 challenges on one card - I'm just not that good!

First up is a birthday card I made for my hubby. His birthday is at the end of the month which means I'm AHEAD of schedule - yes, it's a miracle folks! I used ICSketches #52 for my card. So excited to play along with them this week. They have some fantastic sketches!

The scrap paper is Scenic Route. The image is from the Everyday Events stamp set by The Angel Company. I colored him using my colored pencils and OMS. I colored the water portion with my B00 Copic marker and then applied Diamond Glaze over it. Here's a close up

The design on the orange cardstock was done using my Scor-pal and Scor-bug. So whatcha think? Masculine cards are a struggle for me but I think this one turned out great. The colors are perfect!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll come by tomorrow to see another "scrappy" creation!

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Stef H said...

fabulous card! definitely a smiler! and i, too, have to clean up before the next project. only i clean up as i go which sometimes makes for alot of up & down just to get the same item i just finished using. call me anal - lol!

hugs ♥

Barb said...

Freakin' adorable! The colors ARE perfect, and I love the glaze over the water :)

Danni said...

Look at you Miss Organized...LOL!!
How totally awesome to get 5 cards done, can't wait to see them all!
This one is fabulous..wonderful job!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so excited you had time to create this weekend Michelle! Your creation for your hubby is so cute!! love the scoring, the dp, the buttons and the sweet image. I am sure your husband will love it! You are so organized. I have huge bin of scraps. LOL! Can't throw anything away that I might be able to use when it comes to my paper.


Unknown said...

Such a cute card!

Risa said...

What a super cute card! Your image and layout are awesome!

Nini said...

Fab take on the sketch your card is rockin'! Thanks for playing along with us over at ICS :) xoxo

Anna said...

So cute, Michelle! Love the layout!