March 26, 2011

Happy Saturday and it is Earth Hour tonight, how many of you will participate. I think I drive my family crazy as I wander around the house turning off the smallest of lights and unplugging everything. They refuse to sit in the dark without TV though, at least it is Energy Star rated. I hope to get points for that :).

I have alot of craft stuff, I know I do. However when my sister came to visit last weekend I really looked at what I had through her eyes.... and ohhhh my. I am proud of my supplies, I looooveee my supplies but I think like so many other people I tend to over spend. Do I really need that newest Embossing folder? I have 20 other ones. Or the new Spellbinders Nestibilites, they seem to be released in bunchs now. I have seen a number of people post on thier blogs, or in forums that they are going to try to take a break from buying craft stuff. I am going to try to join them. My last purchase was yesterday and I brough a mini Bowdabra how long will I last? I am not counting my subscripton to craft magzines or being a club member of The Stamps of Life.

This is a simple card, another that I used a magzine or book entry as a sketch. Memory Box designer paper, layered on brown cardstock with cream card base. I scalloped the edge of the second layer. Popped up two different sizes Labels Four dies, added some self adhesive ribbon and finished with pearls.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-Memory Box, The Stamps of Life-Thanks2You, Spellbinders-Labels Four, KI Memories Alpine Spots ribbon, Recollections-Pearls, Stampin Up!-Blue Embossing Powder, EK Success-Scalloped Scallop Edger Punch

Have a fabulous weekend.



  1. Well lil Sis, if it 'twernt for you I would not be carding so I'm ever WVWR so grateful you have been generous to stat me off. You love your craft and ibnever once saw you say anything like "I forgot I had THESE" and or does take bits and bobs of things. You work bard, so enjoy I say. But if you try to take a break I support you fully too! I had the funnest time in your lil crafting nest.

    We are going to sit in candlelight here too - mom says.

    Your card is lovely! I hope you are ha ing a good day too!

    Love u!


  2. I bet you have a awesome craft area ...and everything has a prupose it . Barb probably loved it ...and she loved crafting right beside you. You two girls are very talented. Have a great weekend


  3. Great job on your card Nina! Like the double ribbon...who would of thought...i never would have thought to do double.
    Your card is so clean and simple...looks great.

    Hope you had a great weekend.


  4. Oh Nina..I had no idea it was Earth hour until it was too late.We had storms all weekend.So not much electricity was being used anyway.:)The storms kept us awake along with our dog.Aye yi yi..she is such a pain when it storms.Knocks stuff over to get our Jim had to get up at 4:30 a.m.Sat.nite to sit with her until our son got home from work..then he sat with her.LOL Two nights of not much sleep.:( I don't even know if my eyes will stay open long enough to make a card.LOL
    Speaking of cards...yours is lovely! :)The scalloped edges sure make them fancy huh?
    Speaking of supplies.We have more in common than you know.I am way over stocked except I would love more punches...and a cricut and a cuttlebug and a..and a..and a...LOL I don't put a lot of money into my supplies..cause I look for sales and shop that a word?LOL is soo hard to pass up something I don't have.KWIM? Jim has gotten to the point when I look at scrap papers..he says"You don't need that"LOL
    Thank you so much for getting us into card making.The family really love getting my hand made cards...and it's actually cheaper to make them than buy them..cause I already have the supplies.LORL

    Huge hugs,