Thursday, May 24, 2012

Paper Memories

As I put this card together, this mismatch of colors, stripes, polka dots, my memory takes me back where I first saw each piece.  The solid green and blue cs is from my olden days of being a demonstrator of CTMH.  The solid oranges (the middle flower petal and the paper peeking out under the cream and polka dots) is origami paper that my mom sent one of my girls who didn't want it.  The orange polka dot paper is from Target $1 bin a few years ago. The stripes along the edge and the paper the rosette are from a pack I got when I belong to a scrapbook club.  I've had these papers for years, hoarding them, not sharing them with anyone.  Now I've put them together into this beautiful card.

As for the other elements of the card, the pearls are new.  The dies for the large flower petals are from Sizzix and the rosette and border are from My Favorite Things.  These are also new.  I don't mind getting these items that I can use again and again that only help me deplete my stash.

I''ve chosen a new challenge for me this week.  Just Add Ink has this super cool sketch.  This sketch will be one that I will use again and again.
sketch inspiration


  1. It's great to have you play along with us at Just Add Ink, Traci - glad you found us! Your card is lovely. Great take on the sketch.

  2. So glad you decided to un-hoard, Traci. You've made a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Over 100 cards since January?? That is impressive, and inspiring. I think it's time I try to commit to doing the same as you and use up the stacks of paper I own!!

  4. I loved your blog, congratulations.
    I am already your follower.
    Visit my, you draw there;
    Excellent weekend.

  5. A great way to use up supplies by following a sketch challenge. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in this week at Just Add Ink.

  6. I love your card Traci, great use of the sketch! I also love that little border punch along the bottom. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week :)