Monday, September 19, 2016

Meh Day

Today I thought that I'd try out a stamp set I've had sitting in my craft drawers for awhile and use the "For You" stamp because I hardly ever do.  I wanted to see if I liked it enough to hang on to it.  I'm not really sure if I did like it though.  I don't like cards that are this general but I guess it couldn't hurt to have on in my stash.  I did like that it fit perfectly on the lines of this tag that I had stored.  I can't even remember where it came from but there's a lot more like it!  This card as a whole was a good way to get rid of leftover embellishments and pieces that I had laying around though so that was nice.  I think it's important to flaunt some of my "meh" crafting ventures to remind myself that I won't always make a winner and that's okay!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

My Scrapbooks Should Come With a Some Sort of Censor Rating...

This month the Scrap Our Stash challenge was to do the following:

I unfortunately did not have dictionary paper but I did have a copy of Eugene O'Neill's plays that was falling apart.  Though I was sad to have to part with the book it was time since I was losing pages every time it was opened.  I decide to rip out a couple and use them on this page.  I tried to use the colors from the book cover in my design.  Also, despite the obvious bottle of alcohol, these photos were taken the last weekend before school (university in this case) started back up for me (I want to say my junior year, but I'm not sure).   It fits the them in a weird, possibly inappropriate way, that makes me smile.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fast Card Friday

This card wouldn't be nearly as fast except for the fact that all of the piece were pre-cut except for the sentiment.  I put it together to try and weed out some of my excess embellishments and what-not.  It's a fun birthday card and could even work for a younger girl than I'm used to sending cards to!  That being said, I could not get the black fringe to actually how up black in these photos but I'm sure you all get the gist...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Post-Flood Crafting

It's been a pretty big chunk of time since I last crafted in part due to the fact that my crafting area was in my basement which conveniently flooded.  We still haven't got everything sorted out yet or put back together, but I did manage to pull so scrapbooking items out of the clutter because I just couldn't resist the pull of the craft-kick any longer.  I decided to use one of the fun new elements that my Aunt so kindly gifted to me to do this month's Challenge Yourself challenge.  The challenge needed you to have some sort of sewing on your page.  With my limited materials and space I was lucky enough to have this embroidered "love you" element from my Aunt and I made a page around it!  I really liked that I also got to keep playing with multi-photo pages which is something I've been trying to do more of.