Saturday, September 15, 2012

Scrap Addict

 
My dear friends, my name is Karen, and I am a scrapbook addict.  Of course, it's a great comfort to me to know that most of you understand this strange addiction.  We all have, I'm quite sure, more than enough supplies to last us until Jesus returns.  And yet, we continue to buy more.  As I always say, "if they'd quit making such cute new things, I wouldn't need to buy it all".  But as the new stuff arrives, we often tend to forget our old favorites. Well, this card was a visit to some of "those old favorites".  For me, one of my most favorites companies is October Afternoon.  My BFF, Patti Lyn, lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, and so when October Afternoon has their warehouse sales, we buy even MORE of it.  I just sat down and used up some of my October Afternoon stash including three different patterned papers, a rubber charm (tree), the cute Happy journaling card, two little stickers (under the word BE), and then I added some vintage trim, yellow seam binding, and green/white Baker's twine and a vintage button.  The glittery BE stickers are from American Crafts, and the chipboard heart cut-out is Maya Road (which I painted red, distressed, and glittered with Martha Stewart ultra-fine white glitter.  A little machine sewing, and that's about it.

 

I've had my eye on several challenges this week, which I'm sure you have see in my recent posts. A girl can dream, right?  I always wish my bloggy friends the best of luck in entering challenges.  It's what makes this craft SO fun.  Well that, and the addiction thing. . . . .shopping all the time.  It's a good, clean obsession.  I don't let it interfere with what's truly important.  My daily devotions, Bible reading and studying, family time, homeschooling, attending church, taking care of my husband and family, and. . . .well, as you all know, that list is pretty much never-ending - just like our laundry pile.

Here are the challenges I'm entering:

http://www.creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2012/09/challenge-19-tree.html - Creative Card Crew Challenge Blog - Challenge #19 - Tree

http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/09/challenge-156-romans-323-24_9.html - Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog - Challenge #156 - Bright Colors

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/09/pile-it-on-37-patterned-paper.html - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #37 - Patterned Papers

Well, my friends. . . .I'm off do throw in a couple loads of laundry, fold some dry clothes, run the vaccum, make some lunch, head to the YMCA to work out, and hopefully this evening, do some more crafting.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Karen

14 comments:

  1. Wow, life is sure full of laundry piles! It's always good to have the priorities in order. I to love to buy crafty things when I can!
    Love the crafty items you used on this card!

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  2. Fabulous project. Thanks for sharing over @ CCC this time.
    Elaine DT

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  3. Karen - First, love your post today :) Sounds like me....Bible, church, hubby, homeschool, laundry, laundry, laundry then mommy time :) Your cards have been so beautiful this week. (Not that they aren't always, but somehow your cards have ended up on my comment assignments this week :) YEAH for me!!) I have just recently discovered October Afternoon. Good thing I don't live near their warehouse. I'm also trying to use up stash....I'm getting there ;) Thanks for sharing another beauty with us at SSiC this week. (Love that bow!)
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  4. This is just so cute! I feel your pain with the need to add to my stash of crafting supplies. They do just make too many beautiful things!

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  5. I love all the layering on your pretty card. Although I'm single I feel the list of 'things to do' can pile up easily. For some reason my name always get volunteered.

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  6. Karen, your card is cute. Love that little tree. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    ~Jo, CCC-DT

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  7. Karen I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  8. Oh Karen - so nice to know I am not the only addict :-)!! Love your card and what a joyful way to use up some stash.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. hi Karen this is absolutely beautiful .... love your creations ♥

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  10. Hi Karen. I love the shabby chic look of this card. I agree with you about all the fantastic supplies out there. It's just too tempting sometimes. Welcome of the Daydream Design Team!

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  11. Hi dearest Karen,I'm very happy to meet you...Wowwwwwww Nevada,Las Vegas...one day I will go to USA^_^
    Thanks for your lovely comment...and sure I become your follower whit honor..you made some gorgeous creations:)
    Big big hug,
    Sonia

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  12. Hi Karen, darling card and glad you could have a date wit your son. You are so welcome for your card. Ha, I finally got around to mailing that card to you. Life has been so busy with canning and work. UGH! I am thinking of you and just wanted to say hey. Have a great day. Hugs, Bev

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  13. Such a gorgeous and cheerful card, Karen!! Yes, if only they would stop making such cute new scrappy stuff!! :-) ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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