19 September, 2010

Cherry Cherry Yum Yum!!

Happy Sunday ya'll!

A joined a swap hosted by one of the girls from my SCS Souther Ontario group. We try and get together once a month for dinner, and what's sometimes ended up to be some pretty obscene chatter. Well.. _ I _ am present, so that's really not much of a surprise... right girls? LOL

Krissie started a food themed swap and since I didn't have any food themed stamps, I decided not to join. But seeing as its Sunday and football season - I pretty much am confined to my stamping room, unless I want to watch a bunch of big men in shiny tights touch each other's bums. Okay, i don't hate football THAT much.... lol, but I would rather be stamping!

So... I was rifling through my stuff and came accross a shapabilites that I had purchased a while ago. So I immediately thought of Krissie's swap and since we're meeting up on the 27th for dinner, I had time to join!

I have been hoarding this DSP from SU! for quite some time, and if you follow my blog, you may realize that I have a hoarding problem with papers and images =) But when something comes together so easily, i'm happy to slice it all up!

The layout I CASED from a card I had seen. If I remember correctly, it is from the site I purchased the shapabilties from. Ask me now what site that was?! No IDEA!

I also barely stamped a THING on this card. The cherry shapabilities are a great focal point, and I was stuck for a sentiment anyways. So I used a stamp from a CTMH set I had. It says Happy at the top and there are checkboxes for "day" "anniversary" "birthday" "holiday" and "go lucky". I think this card would be great for Happy Day!

It got me thinking about how obssessive I can get over stamping supplies. Do you ever find that some days, you seem to be more addicted to BUYING stamps than actually putting ink to paper? I do! I have several stamps and sets that I have never even used.......! (doesn't help that I watched Confessions of a Shopaholic for the 3rd or 4th time last night)

I have been ooohing and ahhing over the Cricut, Silouhette, electric Big shot, the Spellbinders presto punch, the Xyron Creatopia.. all these wonderful things that can do so much! I wish, I drool, and then I check my pocketbook!

So, I thought about the tools I have, that I LOVE and wouldn't want to stamp without... and that I have been creating without the "mega tools" for years. So what do i have today, that I wouldn't want to stamp without??

- 12" table top Fiskars rotary trimmer (Thanks to my most treasured sisters!)

- My 3M ATG gun

- Martha Stewart scoring board (which i bought not too long ago and has pretty much completely taken over from my Scor Pal

Don't get me wrong, all this thinking will probably not deter me from putting in another order for supplies in the near future, and I am STILL drooling over those "mega tools".

So if you had to go "back to basics" ~ what could you not stamp without?

LAST SCRAPS........................

I had some leftover scraps from this project, so I whipped up a few matching tags. They're not all the same, but I'll be putting one in with each card randomly.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ karen

Stamps: CTMH & Recollections

DSP: Stampin' Up!

CS: Stampin' Up & Cougar

Tools: C-bug, Spellbinders Shapabilities

Embellishments: Satin ribbon


MiamiKel said...

Now this is smashing, Karbear! I absolutely love the design - it's so elegant and classicly lovely! You did an amazing job - they will love, love, love it! I love this paper (mine still sits, sealed, lol) and you have totally given the swappers a drool worthy card, my friend! Good to see you posting! x0x0

April said...

I love this and so totally would never have thought about it! Now I need to try to case what you have done!!

Susan said...

Cherryliciousness in a card!! Karen, this has such a wonderful clean & simple look but with lots of texture and a great sentiment choice! And all those little mini cards/tags are super cute!! I have been hoarding my last 2 sheets of that paper, but after seeing these, I may need to slice it up.

And I love my 'Bug, Nesties, and Scor-Pal, but my never-will-stamp-without-again tool is my ATG gun. I love it!

Judy McMullen said...

Yummy cards, Karen! Great job!! Love the papers and that Cherry impressed panels!!

BTW, on SCS Monday Technique Challenge is "tags". I really think you should upload the pix of your great tags for this challenge.

Imke said...

Beautiful. I like the CAS Look and the impressed cherry´s and DP looks great.

Lorie said...

Whoa! I absolutely LOVE these cards, Karen! Oh how I wish that clean and simple would come more easily to me! These are wonderful, and I love that you used the scraps to add a little something extra to each card. BTW - I'm totally with you on football. If I'm honest, I'd have to say I pretty much hate it, and I'd definitely rather be stamping!! My must have tools... Big Shot, ATG gun, and my MM self sharpening paper cutter. Gotta get me one of those scoreboard things. They sound pretty cool!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Kadie, I love this card and the cards you have made from the scraps...you are so creative...love it...