Sunday, November 29, 2009

Beaded Lists

I was looking around my bubble today, and being someone who likes lists, I thought I would make a list of items I used all the time, things I really am glad I have, things I am on the fence about, and of course the things that I look at and say – OMG WHAT WAS I THINKING? I bought this WHY?

For starters here is my list of Crazy Purchases….
~Lavish Lilac Fun Flock – Flocking – REALLY???? My house was FILLED with flocked wallpaper when we moved in many years ago and I couldn’t tear it down fast enough! AND I am SO not a pastel person!
~Pink Crystal Opaque Embossing Powder (pastel? AGAIN?)
~Wintergreen Pastel Embossing Powder (it is a mint green color - did I mention I am NOT a pastel person?!)
~4 metallic colors of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel – ICK – it is horrible to use – unless you like clumps and blurred outlines
~Evergreen Embossing Powder – seeing a pattern here??? Must have been an embossing powder phase
~Beadies – mini marbles - REALLY????? (well - at least they were only 49 cents)
~Quic Kutz Quick Stik – The Quiker-Poker-Picker-Upper - I haven’t poked, prodded, or picked ANYTHING with this ‘had to have it tool’!
~Brass Dry Emboss Templates – OMG – these take WAY too much time (and of course I have the embossing stylus!)
~There are plenty of ‘what was I thinking’ stamps in my bubble
~Large quantity of JPU patterned papers too (JPU - Just Plain UGLY)

Regarding cards - I decided not only would I work on several challenges I would FORCE myself to use at least ONE item from the "REALLY???? I Actually Thought I HAD to Have THIS??? List."

Beaded Script

This challenge comes by way of Paper Garden Projects Fourth Friday of the Month. The instructions are to create a stamped background and if possible use the color black in honor of Black Friday.
~Base card – Pure Poppy by PaperTrey Ink edges smudged with black
~Layer of white cardstock (PTI) stamped with Le London Script by Stampabilities using Versamark and coated with Ranger Black embossing powder – edges smudged with black ink
~Four red eyelets (gift from sister Gail)
~Strip of double sticky tape with Beadies Mini-Marbles (I USED them – I actually USED them!!!)
~Heart image is from the dollar bin at Michaels (Katie & Co by Studio G) – It is stamped with Versamark, embossed with Ranger Black embossing powder, colored in with Copics, and heart is top coated with Inkssential’s Glossy Accent
~Sentiment is from the Michael’s dollar bin, stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Sea Foam powder and Ranger Rich Red embossing powder

Thinking of You Ornaments
Challenge over at Our Creative Corner was a sketch (layout)~Base card - white cardstock (PTI) edges smudged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brick Red
~Layer of red cardstock – edges smudged with black
~Layer of patterned paper by American Crafts – I smudged the sides and top a bit with Distress Ink Peeled Paint
~Horizontal red cardstock topped with layer of red/green ribbon and a separate red satin bow
~Gold braid is Wright’s Beader’s Choice (another ‘giftal’ from sister Gail)
~Scallop punches of DCWV Glitter Cardstock Stack topped with holiday stickers bought at an after-holiday sale (Wal-Mart)
~Sentiment by Just Rite stamped on olive green cardstock punched using Stampin’ Up Word Window

Peaceful PunchesPunch Happy was the challenge at Crazy for Challenges with the only direction to use paper punches
~Base card – PTI Spring Moss, edges smudged with Distress Ink Peeled Paint
~Layer of BasicGrey
~Variety of green cardstocks punched using Martha Stewar t branch glued down in the shape of a wreath
~Sets of threes red paper punch dots topped with Glossy Accents
~Dove punch (Martha Stewart) punched twice – once on gold/vanilla; once on blue – and layered then topped with Glossy Accents
~Metal corner brad (was red – I dabbed some bronze acrylic paint on it.
~Sentiments by Just Rite Stamps – stamped on olive cardstock, punched using Stampin’ Up Word Window

Maybe I'll tell you about the rest of my bubble lists in subsequent posts.

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.

All good wishes,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nancy - thanks so much for playing the Paper Garden Projects challenge. I really enjoyed your post. I'm so with you with some of the "what was I thinking" purchases (I think there is a challenge in there somewhere). I also LOVED this musing:

    Too bad stress doesn't burn calories - I'd be the size of a Polly Pocket.

    Thanks for the smiles!


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