Thursday, November 13, 2014

Old Magazines

Hello there,
I was flipping through some old "CardMaker" magazines the other day, and some of the featured cards were just WOW! to me. They never really get old, do they? The colors and even the stamps seemed as fresh as today. This particular magazine was from 2009 (that's 5 years ago!) and it had multi-media; embossing folders, lots of the color orange...and many other features that we still use today.

There has been a lot of products added in the last five years and we love's always fun to get something new to play with...but it was really fun to look back and see that we still love beautiful papers, beautiful stamps and great design. They never really get old. A beautiful card is a beautiful card!!! 

So I am making a commitment: Use something from my stash on EVERY project I make.  Every time we buy something, it usually comes as a pack of several items. I think that most crafters will never use up every item that they fell in love with and and then had leftovers that went in storage, and stayed there.

I ASK YOU: Do you have an idea of how to share your stash OR use more of your stash so that you don't have to feel guilty about having so much "STUFF"???

All is the card I made from one of the old magazines I was looking through. I picked out several to "copy" and I will show you my take on those later. I loved this first one because of the color: orange and GOLD. I had not done that combination before and I really liked it.

I had a paper that I loved but had never found anything to use it on. It was pink and gold and I knew it would be perfect. I used Distress "Orange Marmalade" to marble the paper and it came out perfect.

The next thing was to apply some white acrylic paint down the side (you can't see that too much) and also along the bottom and up on the other side a little bit.

I also used some leftover pieces of paper that I cut into strips to place on the side to give the card some interest and cut a leaf sprig with my Cuttlebug. I LOVE my Cuttlebug and my Cameo. Don't know what I would do without them. That flourish is from my Cameo files. There are so many flourishes on their site that picking one is really difficult. The flourish is covered with gold Wink of Stella.
Wink of Stella is my new toy and I absolutely love it!!!

Hope you enjoyed your stop here and leave me a note...I would love to hear from you.

I am entering this card in these challenges: tic tac toe shine

I'll be back soon, till then

Be Blessed!!!