Friday, July 1, 2011

Returning to grass roots?

Once upon a time I was a card maker.  For a long time I hadn't even heard of scrapbooking.  Not for me the obligatory Creative Memories party most scrappers seem to start off with.  I think I first heard about scrapbooking when I saw an ad for scrapbooking stores in a paper crafts magazine.  So anyways I started making cards 13 years ago.  However, I've now been scrapping, and only making the odd card here and there, for about six years.  So why am I suddenly making all these cards???  Am I returning to my grass roots?

I'll answer that question for you (and myself!) with a resounding NO!!!  But I must confess I'm loving playing with my new Stampin' Up! goodies.  Girls I warn you, if you have a close girlfriend (close both to your heart and geographically LOL) who becomes a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, run for the hills!!!!!!!!!!!  Now I know Stampin' Up! isn't just about cards, but the products do lend themselves sooooo beautifully to card making.  So I've been making cards.  I am determined to have a go at scrapping with these delicious products on the weekend but in the meantime bring you my version of a little Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry elegance ...

Stampin' Up! products:
cardstock - Confetti White, Rich Razzleberry; Urban Oasis DSP; inks - Baja Breeze, Basic Gray; Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon; Rich Razzleberry designer button; Linen Thread; Sizzix Sizzlits Little Leaves; punches - 2 3/8" scallop circle, 3/4" circle, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/4" circle; stamp sets - Vintage Vogue and Whimsical Words
Other products: plain white brads

Isn't the sentiment "happiness always" just beautiful?  It says it all; and its so so versatile, don't you think?  It's from the Stampin' Up! Whimsical Words stamp set which, regrettably, is retired.  If you ever happen to see it for sale say on eBay I recommend you grab it!  That or we could petition Stampin' Up! to bring it back!

Anyways enough of the rambling!  I'll have some more cards to share with you tomorrow and then after that I promise (to myself anyways) the next post on my blog will be scrapping related!  LOL it may still be about Stampin' Up! as I continue my love affair with their products, but scrapping it shall be!

[Or so she says ... ]

1 comment:

  1. Its beautiful ME.......ali baba XXX