Wednesday, February 15, 2012

MC Feb/12 - Not a Bowl of Cherries

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a tendency to pull out a sheet (8.5 x 11") of cardstock and cut off a piece I need, or when making a card, trim off the excess, and all these pieces land in boxes and drawers to use at a later time - when that later time will be - who knows. So I now have piles of stashes of every kind of cardstock and paper and I'm going BONKERS... So I have consciously challenged myself to only use my scraps to create my cards. I'm giving myself till the end of March (of this year... BIG GRIN), to see how far I get into my stash. The only exception would be for my main card base, and that I'll allow myself to use a new piece of cardstock. But even there I'm really going to try to only use all my pre-folded cards I've bought over the years. So all that being said, this is my first card using my challenge and I even used a pre-folded card base this time. YES!!

I'm very happy with the results. I think its a good encouragement card. Love those cherries - a Flourishes stamp. And surprisingly enough I'm not using one of Quietfire Designs stamps this time - that's a rarity.

Anyway, click on card image to see more details and descriptions. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Totally Stampalicious  Lots of different textures (glossy, dry embossing, canvas, textured CS etc.)
Colour Q   #124 Red, Pink (hard to see, but on the dots on the medallions), pool (lettering & on ribbon), white,vanilla (the ribbon color)
Fashionable Stamping  #15 Monochromatic
Flourishes  #156 incorporate red (I think I did that - Big grin)
Scrap Creations  3 layers
Belli Challenge  #137 1 ribbon, 2DP (the little squares), 3 colors (red, pool & touch of green), 4 rhinestones/pearsl
Crafts & Me Challenge  #71 Distressing (on the medallions
Fresh Brewed Designs  #83  Red Hot
Fab 'n Funky Challenges  #108 Try something new (the challenge to myself as above - not easy)
Penny's Challenges  #73 Anything goes
Simply Create Too  #6 Red Hot
Pixies Crafty Workshop Challenge  #7  use your scraps
The Shabby Tearoom  #100 inspir image (see below)


Markey said...

Awesome card, great layout and love your quote and image!

Thanks for joining the Creative Belli Challege


PS good luck going through the scraps I can relate!

jimlynn said...

Fabulous card! Love the wonderful image and your lovely card! Great sentiment too as life really isn't always a bowl of cherries! Love that border at the bottom of this card too. Wonderful
Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Yogi: your card is so wonderful. I love those cherries too! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create for our "RED HOT" Challenge #6. As for you using 'stash' I too use my stash--it's my 'go to' before I use anything new; however my stash seems to be multiplying. So I battle on! The one thing I did change was that I use a 8 1/2x11" and cut it in half [unless I'm commissioned] and make 2 cards. That saves lots of scraps for me--Any way, have fun crafting!

Simply Create Design Team Member

Mary said...

Hi, I love the card, isn't it great to create such beauty with scraps.... I've been playing along with Di and her snippet challenge. She keeps me on track and I've met some really great people. Check it out:

jacirascrap said...

Sim...também tenho os estoques recortados...Estou usando em pequenos cartões, ufa...quero diminuir minha caixa de estoques também!!! Adorei suas cerejas!

Melanie said...

What a great card!
I could do with using some of my old scraps as well... maybe I should give myslef a time like you where I should only use my scrpas... That's a great idea!

Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Penny's.

(DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

M said...

I like your card - it would be lovely for a friend going through a tough time. I like your self-imposed challenge too. I always find that restrictions encourage creativity, so good luck!

Marjo said...

Yummylicious card and what a great idea!..good luck Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Di said...

Wow, lovely surprise to see you in the snippets playground Yogi! Super use of snippets and I just love those cherries and the perfect sentiment! A double go on the swings for you :)) Di xx

Beate said...

Lovely card, Yogi! Thanks so much for participating in the challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful card Yogi! Those cherries looks delicious ;)

Stacy said...

Ahhh sweet card! Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining our RED HOT challenge at



Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super sweet card! Love those cherries!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Have a SWEET Day!


Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Super cute card, Yogi!!! Love the image! Thanks so much for joining in at the colourQ this week!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great card. I like the aims you posted . . . only a month to go! xxx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Yep, using up scraps is a wonderful feeling...good luck! And what a cute card, absolutely yummy!! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Blog Red Hot challenge.


Elizabeth said...

Lovely snippet card, love the cherries image and the very appropriate sentiment. I wish you luck with your self-imposed challenge and will be checking in at the end of March to see how you've done. Elizabeth x

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely card, I love the papers you chose.

MaggieC said...

Those cherries look good enough to eat. However, there is a flaw in your intention. Each time you cut into a piece of card, small or large, you are then left with more snippets of card to put back into the box. It is a good idea though and one which I am following. Good luck. xx Maggie

Anita Scroggins said...

you are so good for using your scraps, mine go right in the trash. Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week!

Heather said...

I have a box of scraps too!!! and it really needs some ATTN! I was able to go through it and part with some of them. Took them to my mom to decoupage. Your card is beautiful.. Love the cherries sentiment

Thank you for joining us this week for our RED HOT challenge at

Hope to see you at our rubber stamp release hop on Saturday.

Heather D.

StephC said...

Adorable card! Love the sentiment. So glad you joined us at the Creative Belli challenge!

Paige said...

Lots of interesting details on your card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!