Sunday, July 13, 2014

On A Roll!

FINALLY! I found a challenge that got me to use an odd Transfer of Crap item that I just couldn't part with for some unknown reason! Transfer of Crap - to the uninitiated is an unceremonious, possibly genetic, ritual that occurs when a CLOSE friend or family member (most frequently siblings) "gifts" you items for which they no longer (or never did) have use of. It can be a legitimate crafting odd, an end, a snippet, ribbon from a long spent bouquet, abandoned craft components... (I'm sure you have the general idea by now!) In case you are wondering there are RULES to Transfer of Crap - if you are in need of a copy of the regulations you can click on the link above.

The challenge that got me jazzed about this particular item from the ToC pile is over at Just Us Girls. With a woodwork challenge I immediately thought of a roll of actual wood strip that is used for...who knows what?! It was a goodie from my mother's treasure trove of mishmash/sundries/miscellany/STUFF! It is so old - that the instruction slip doesn't have a website and the container does not sport a UPC bar code - it DOES however tell us that this "flexible wood-trim is real wood veneer in a handy roll"! The company claims to be "Wizards with Wood". It must be pretty old...the fading price sticker requires a mere 59 cents for a generous 8 feet strip.

I've been itching to use A Day for Daisies' re-purposed boot image and thought these rugged 'planters' would be complimented with REAL wood!

These Boots Were Made for ....Flowers
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink - Canyon Clay
~Sentiment die cut PTI Canyon Clay
~Layer of We R Memory Keepers Anthologie
~Strip of drywall mesh tape
~Strip of Weldwood Walnut Flexwood Trim
~A Day for Daisies digital image colored with Copics
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Gals - woodgrain
Your Next Stamp - sketch
Crafty Girls - anything
Shopping Our Stash - wood or ship
Colour Q - color inspiration
The Crafter's Cafe - movie line (DreamWorks Puss in Boots: "All that I need, are the boots!")
Fairytale Stampers - summer
Stamping Sensations - summer blooms

Here's to transferring crap, abiding by rules, and re-purposing!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. I get all the "transfer of crap" from a sister in law so I feel your pain on that one. The only problem I have with it is that none of the crap I get is crafty stuff!

    The little strip of wood is wonderful and just perfect to use with the cute image! The whole thing made into a fabulous card!

  2. Very cute card. Love your beautiful focal image and the fun strip of wood. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. What a wonderful card you have created with your ToC. I enjoyed reading your post and to discover our family is quite normal with the ToC ritual happening also. :-)

  4. eine hübsche sommerliche karte!

    danke für die TN. bei den Farirytale Stamper.

    glg meggi

  5. A very pretty creation Nancy and beautifully vibrant image.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. Glad you were able to use up some of your "crap"! That just cracked me up! This is very pretty and the wood goes nicely with that image! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  7. 59 cents? Really? That IS an old TofC item! And you used it so gorgeously on your fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  8. Thankfully, all the ToC in my world is out-going. :) Now I NEED a roll of that wood, and for 59 cents, too! Who knew it would come back into vogue. Oh, wait, things ALWAYS come back, which is why we hoard it, right? :)

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  9. :>) Too funny! Glad to see that the YNS sketch challenge helped you use it up. I too receive from others...especially buttons. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!!!

  10. A really great and simple card, thank you for sharing it at our current challenge at Fairytale Stampers :-)

    xx Karola xx

  11. A wonderful summer card.
    Thanks for joining us at fairytale stampers.


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