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Thursday, July 7, 2011


Hello, everyone!  So happy to have another monthly DT project to share on Sheila's blog today!  Always much thanks to Sheila for having me as one of the designers on her beautiful blog!

Wow, it's been an ongoing busy summer for me and I really had to challenge myself to come up with something really quick -- and I do mean fast -- and easy to have ready for posting only hours before leaving for Atlanta.  Although I've had a lot going on, I didn't want to disappoint Sheila or myself (or you) by not finding enough time for my monthly project commitment; I hope to never have to cancel or postpone unless absolutely necessary!  So, this project is not one of my best -- as I've always said I'm not really good with cardmaking -- but I needed something in a hurry opposed to nothing at all.

As I didn't have time to do any cut.files, set up a tutorial, or time to make any particular cuts, I headed to what I called my "crap" bin to see what I could come up with.  Do we all save those drawers or boxes with sheets of paper we've made a small cut or two from to re-use the rest of the paper?  Well, I do and that's how this card came together -- from scraps!!!  Thus the post title -- "crap" scrap!!!

Taking an 8.50x 11 sheet of paper I'd previously cut a character from using the Home Accents cart, I cut around the image to create a 4x4.50 card front.  I popped the card front onto a slighter larger (about 4.25x4.75) scrap piece of green cardstock and mounted it to a 4.50x5 card.  I also save tiny pieces of cutouts to use as embellishments, so I used one for the center front of the card and one for the inside.  My scraps created an interesting window-type card (I backed the open image on the front with acetate).  Here're pictures:


To complete the card I added ribbon across the bottom, glued on a couple of Offray ribbon flowers, stamped "Thinking of You" on the bottom right-hand side of the card front, and then totally messed up using a Pearl Pen for the swirls...lol!!!  It was my first time using a Pearl Pen, so I had no pre-practice in controlling the spacing and/or the amount of the paint flow from the pen in my free-hand drawing in advance.  I'm going to throw in the excuse too that it was after 2 a.m. and I was somewhat "under the gun" when I was completing this card... heee-heee!!!  Good excuse, right?  To make matters worse, I attempted to cover up the mistake at the top of the card by adding more swirl dots, and that came out even worse!!!!  So, I just stopped and left it as it was.  Sooooo..., let's all pretend my swirls are just perfect, okay?  Okay, okay, then how about acceptable... LOL!  Regardless,  I do hope you'll overlook my "pen" mistakes.

Overall, I do like it and think it's nice enough to send to a friend and that's exactly what I'm going to do!  I hope you like it too.

I apologize for not having the time to be more elaborate and/or not having a more a detailed project this month, but I'll be working on making up for it next month!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great-great day!

I'll be seeing you!!!


Charlotte said...

My dear friend Audrey, This is just a beautiful card! I too save and use those scraps. But I have never made anything as pretty as this from scraps. I think your swirls are just great! It is just such a very pretty and elegant card.
Have a safe trip to Atlanta, and enjoy the fun family time there. I'll be talking to you soon. I still cherish the time I had with you in Chicago.

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Audrey, your card still turned out lovely. I really like the color scheme & the cut out in the center with the pearl accents.
I know you said you had a tough time with the pearl pen but you managed to still make it look good!
Take care,

Besthobbyeva said...

I think you did a great job with this!! I am sure everyone has "CRAP" draw, I know I do!!! Hope all is well.


Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card - love it

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey I just love this card! It is BEAUTIFUL not crap!!! The colors are perfect too. Thanks for sharing it with us at She's a Sassy Lady today. Have fun on your trip and be safe!

Erika Valdez said...

Hey there haven't stopped by in a while!! I love the card! The swirls look awesome to me!! TFS Ill be dropping by more often!

~BridgetL~ said...

Audrey I think its a lovely card. Thanks for taking the time to put it together before your trip. I hope you have lots of fun. Hugs,Bridget

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Hola! It turned out beautiful, love the colors, very elegant.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, this isn't "scrap crap"... it's totally awesome.. and I clicked on it and your swirls look beautiful.. hope you are having a FABULOUS time in Atlanta... I am sure you are... you have been one busy lady this summer... I l left you something on my blog. hugs from ukiah

Cricut Couple said...

Wow Audrey! That's the best looking "crap" I have every seen! BWAHHH HA HA HA HA!!! It's such a gorgeous card! You couldn't make a crappy card if you tried. Naughty... Naughty... It's impossible for you. I just love the green and all the extra embellishments you added to it.

Susan said...

I love that scrap crap card! You are a hoot, my friend. Enjoy Atlanta!

lovemypaper said...

Very pretty card like that lime green it really pop!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Hi Audrey - I left a special thank you at the end of my blog post today. Please be sure to pop over and see it. :)

Love your gorgeous card. And have a safe trip to Atlanta. :)

Jean said...

This is so pretty!

MsJay said...

This is a very nice card, and to think it came from a crap bin. LOL!

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful card love the colors, I am back from vacation and ready to get up and creating again. hugs

Sandy Ang said...

how beautifully classic ! hope you have a good trip to atlanta

Susan said...

Well Audrey I think this card is very pretty and I think your friend will love it! See, what you see as a mess up I see as added character which makes the card so much prettier! At 2 in the morning I think you did an outstanding job! :)


Treva said...

Another beautiful card, tfs!

just2ducky said...

I've GOT to get me some pearl pens. But alas, I don't have time to use them at the moment. Love how you used them though. Next time I'm in the craft store, I know which aisle I am headed to. Haven't been to a store in so long, they probably moved everything. So I guess I'll just have to browse... Darn... ;)