Sunday, January 24, 2010

A little weekend mojo...

Lately it seems that I can only get stuff done on the weekends. This weekend was no different. The weather was nicer that it sure has been so I was able to open the garage and play while the boys ran off some energy. Since I..uhhh emmm...WE are on a severe money restriction I am using more stuff that I already had. So I FINALLY pulled out this stencil that I just HAD to have after last years Scrapbook Convention in Arlington. I would NEVER pay $10 for a stencil, but I saw this one demonstrated and it was just gorgeous. I am really happy with the way my cards turned out, although they are not as beautiful as the demonstration I saw. I also used buttons. I love buttons, but it seems that I always forget to use them. So today I pulled them out. I am in LOVE with the DCWV Recycled Stack. I used it with SU! kraft cardstock and the SU! In Colors Inks and cardstock...they match this stack perfectly!!! Here is the group all together with the silver stencil in the middle.
**Edited to add*** I forgot to mention I used Old Olive Ink for the tree and all of the sentiments are from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I made the top two without embellishments so that they could be mailed a little easier. Here is a closer view...
The next two are may favs with the buttons and a spiral clip. I have bought tons of these kinds of embellishments and never use them. Shame on me!!!

This tree fits so many occasions. I used it for Sympathy, Thank You, Thinking of You, and for a Masculine Birthday. The buttons were embellished with some basic twine.

Back to laundry and chores.

I hope you all are having a great weekend!!



Ann Kranitz said...

Ohhh what a gorgeous set of cards!!! I hear ya on the budget cuts!!! I am only buying what is necessary. Which is actually fine because I just have so much!!

Julie Ranae said...

So beautiful! Isn't it great when you can justify a purchase by really making it work!