Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Boo To You by Deasy Designs

I've known about Deasy Designs for awhile but I've recently been using stamps more and had to check out their latest release. The two new holidays sets are so adorable! I love characters and designs I can paper piece. I ordered my stamps last week and the shipping was super fast but I had to wait until the weekend to play. This card admittedly was a little labor intensive but boy do I love that happy witch. This card is also for the Shopping Our Stash challenge to use your favorite things because anything Halloween is my favorite (I have a whole bucketful of stuff but only make a few cards a year). Maybe it's because I was born so close to Halloween but I love everything about it and am excited that it's almost time. I love all the Halloween items in stores right now. Anyway this is some old K and Company paper so even though the stamp is new the paper is from my stash.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Scrappers Cove August Kit

Each month my LSS Scrappers Cove offers a card kit for $5. The kit includes two sheets of cardstock, two sheets of double sided patterned paper and some embellishments (this month: trim, a stick pin, and chipboard keys).

I made these 6 cards with only a few extras such as a little extra cardstock, glossy accents, and some sentiment die cuts. 

But overall I'm happy with the amount of cards I can make for so little and I always challenge myself to use up the whole kit in one sitting because I don't need to hoard anymore than I do. Any extras that I don't use I give to my mom to add to her kit.

The best part? You get to bring a card back using a little of everything from the kit to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card. Love it!

They also offer layout kits. So if you live in NJ and love a bargain/pretty papers, ask about kits at Scrappers Cove.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Shopping Our Stash 62

This week at Shopping Our Stash the challenge was to use something that we bought but never touched again with the idea of "What was I thinking?!" On my card, my "What was I thinking?!" item is the birds. They are so cute but I until recently I didn't even stamp (but I bought stamps) and so these birds just sat there uninked for a long time. Even now they aren't exactly my style. I seem to enjoy paper piecing and stamping on patterned paper and these are kind of hard to use with those techniques. But maybe I will try to give them another shot because they are so stinking cute.