Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I absolutely loves scraps! Several post ago I showed that love with a treasure themed Layout. You can check it out here: smalltown blog spot.

My Mother makes tons and tons of cards and knowing my love of scraps about once a month she sends me a treasure trove of scraps! There are paper scraps, left over buttons, jewel, stickers, diecuts, and so on.

I sat down and pick out a few of my favorite pattern papers that were in the pile of scraps and got out some digi stamps and rubber stamps and colored them to match accordingly. Personally I think they turned out cute and I used up scraps!!

Challenges Entered:
My Time to Craft Challenge 113: Quick and Cute

I had several flower pieces and I put them together on this glittery diecut that looked like a stem to me. I also had a matching button in my scraps that I added glitter to to match with the stem. Also in my scraps Mom sent there was the pre-stamped Happy birthday sentiment that matched the flower color perfectly. This card really came together like it was meant to be!!

Challenges Entered:
Stamps R Us Challenge #8: Buttons and Bows
GingerloftChallenge #5: Buttons

As I was rummaging through the scrap bag I found this super cute pattern paper. The flowers and hearts and squiggles are right up my alley, I thought this would be so cute on a pink card! I then found a diecut heart and decided that my stamped owls that I had been playing around with stamp masking ( an amazing technique) would look so cute on this heart. After adhering them on the card it looked way to plan for me so I got out some ribbon to clean up the lines and it still just need something. I went back to my treasure chest of scraps and found a few pink buttons and flowers and it clicked that it was it needed. Adding a dash of black to bring it all together I think this card turned out super cute!!

I love polka dots! I had recently bought Recollections Doodle Birthday stamp set and had been practicing coloring them with blending techniques. When I looked in the scraps Mom had sent there was this cute polka dot paper and some that had swirls and circles. I thought they would look so cute together and great with my stamps. I added a few mini buttons from my personal scrap collection and it all just came together.

Well there you have it a few cute cards all completely made from scraps and took on a few minutes each. As I said I absolutely love scraps!!


  1. These cards are adorable! And Just think, from my trash, LOL!!! Well, basically for I wouldn't of thrown away the buttons and stuff if I wasn't giving them to you. Glad you like them, I am saving you some more. Good luck with the challenges!

  2. Super - very nice variety. You'd never know you were using up scraps. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.

  3. Super sweet cards! Amazing what we can do with left overs. I made a vow no more new paper until most of the old it goneee! TY for creating for PTT this week! Hugz

  4. Wow you really used the buttons! Great cards! I love the flower and the way you used the button. So cute! Sorry about Mr. Linky that was my fault. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

  5. Great cards... I love the owl image!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenge!

  6. Cute cards!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!