Sunday, February 12, 2012

Let's Scrap Blog Hop Cards

Hello Everybody!

When the Let's Scrap Blog Hop first started my blog pal Kay Wallace said to get out those scraps because there are 50 hostesses in the Blog Hop.  Now my collection of scraps is a bit daunting.


Yes this box is full, along with a small drawer and 2 12X12 accordian folders that are also full.  But Kay is right...it is time to get this paper back into the light and start using it up!

So my first card is from the 4th stop on the hop:


Here's my card...

I put 2 flowers together and there is a button in the center. I embossed the red paper with a folder from Cuttlebug.  The sentiment is heat embossed.  The paper is from a Creating Keepsakes All in One Scrapbooking Kit from many moons ago.  All scraps!  All in that box!

So what I started to do to get a better handle on my scraps is that while I am waiting for a page to load, I have my scraps next to me and I kind of go through them and put together like papers.  So I create a mini "kit" and when I got to craft most of the papers are picked out for the card.

My second card is from stop #32 (or LEAP32).  Here is the sketch....


And here is my interpretation of the sketch.  Same papers except the green is Bazzill cardstock and the yellow may be from another company as well.  The gems are Kaiser and the flowers are from Prima.  I have 1 left!  Yay!  I just need to find it a home ;)  And the hello is cut from my Slice machine-Happy Trails.


So I am pretty excited about these cards.  There's 2 and a half weeks left and I have made 4 cards out of 50.  I'm gonna keep going.  Hopefully I will report better numbers soon ;)  I have made it over half of the way through the actual Blog Hop.  I have 14 more spots to go--so if I haven't seen you yet, I will!

What's funny is I posted these cards in reverse order.  The 2nd card I did first.  I used scraps for the hellow card, then tried to use up the scraps from those scraps by making the thank you card.  But now I just have smaller scraps.  LOL!  So you may see this color scheme again...don't be surprised ;)

Until next time my friends...conquer the Scraps!!  Or at least try ;)

6 comments:

Annette said...

cute card...love that fun embossing and cute yellow flowers...

Betty Anne said...

Katy, both your cards turned out great and are so bright and cheery. They bring me a little sunshine on this cold and snowy day. Thank you so much for taking part in my blog hop stop #4. I look forward to seeing more of you wonderful creations in the Let's Scrap Gallery.

Virginia L. said...

Lovely colors and layering, Katy! Your bin looks just like mine :) That's what we paper-crafters do, right!?

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful takes on the sketches. Hope you get those scraps under control ... ha ha ha
Hugs
Desire

Michelle Looi said...

woohoo that's whole lot of scrap papers! I feel more normal now :P I challenged myself not to use new sheet of any paper. The only new thing I used is the cardstock base. :P Good luck and have fun making cards!

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeously sunny cards! Kim