Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dinosaur Storage

VHS tapes...the DINOSAUR of home movies! What do you do when you get rid of VHS tapes? You put the VHS rack to work as a ribbon holder! This is only HALF (okay - probably less than half) of my ribbon stash. The blacks, reds, browns, yellows, oranges are on another rack. The seasonal ribbons are tucked away with their appropriate seasonal embellishments... Moxie Fab World has some organize photos and a challenge.

I spent some time cleaning, sorting, rearranging, regrouping all the stash of the BUBBLE! Found some STUFF I forgot I had. For example...dinosaur design paper. REALLY? Seriously? What was I thinking? Can't even remember buying it. I do remember buying the dino-stamps (three of them) from an Archiver's dollar bins. When I bought them I remembered I had the paper. Then I promptly forgot about the paper... I guess I don't open the stamp drawer marked 'critters' very often. Good thing I was in an organizing mood! Even MORE surprising was that I have dinosaur buttons!

I wasn't sure what to put for a sentiment....but liked the irony of a 'big hug' from a stubby armed T-Rex! Daughter Amy sends me cartoons of t-rexes... An odd but endearing mother-daughter 'thing'.

T Hug
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Canyon Clay
~Layer of BasicGrey Archaic Dino
~Dinosaur button
~Sentiment laser printed and punched using Stampin' Up Word Window
~Image stamped and die cut Spellbinder scallop circle (Copics); outer circle is gray cardstock dotted with Sharpie paint - silver metallic
~Strip of Canyon Clay with strip of Washi green folliage
Inspiration and Challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - dinosaurs
Try Stampin' On Tuesday - sketch
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes
Stamping Sensation - animal antics

Here's to mother-daughter inside jokes, hugs of all kinds, and ribbon - lots and lots of ribbon!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. What perfect DP's to match the cute image Nancy.

    Thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Nancy, so glad you're playing along at Tuesday Throwdown with this adorable card. Love the background paper and it's absolutely perfect for you little dinos! CUTE!
    Great way to store ribbon too!

  3. Sweet idea! And fabulous use of your space!

  4. What a great card. And I think we all do that we buy and forget we have it. I know I am guilty. Love your dinosaur! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday throwdow challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  5. Oh my- maybe I should do some organizing! Love your ribbon storage! Your card is darling- how fun to have the DP that goes perfectly with your card- and how I love the button! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  6. Cute card, Nancy! Love your T-Rex. He would give great hugs, I'm sure. So glad you played along at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. So fun and cute card, Nancy. This stamp is adorable and your pattern paper is perfect with it. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again.
    Eret x


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