Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stamping the day away!


Today I would like to share a card that I made to utilize some stashed items.  We all have them, don't we?  It just makes me so happy when I can use something that has been tucked in a drawer for ages. 

My card base is Pumpkin Spice PL card stock.  There is a layer of white PL and then a layer of Basic Grey from the Life of the Party collection.  I added leaves from the newer Spellbinders set called Foliage.  Next came my stash items, which are this adorable felt rounds, that I decided to use as flowers. They were something that Target sold a few years ago.  My sentiment is from my unmounted stash of unknowns.  There are pretty green DewDrops added to the corners. 


Speaking of my stash of unmounted, unknown stamps......... please don't laugh.  Here is a photo of the part of my life that I can't get a handle on.  I do have many, many, that are neatly in CD cases, but this is the overwhelming overflow.  I know it is not good for them to be in these bags, but it is what it is right now.  If I had one wish, it would be to use each one at least once, to make something beautiful.  Stop laughing!  Most of this was one Ebay win for $27.00.  I would go to the poor house if I tried to do binder boxes!  All but a few have been remounted onto cling.

On to other things.  Today, I have been blogging for 2 years.  If you leave a comment here before midnight tonight,  I will choose a winner for a little surprise.  You must be a follower and reside in the USA. (sorry, but shipping is a killer)

10 comments:

Gloria Westerman said...

How adorable....Love how you stick around your flowers....just to cute.....
We all get behind in something ...especially if we want to creation something.....my little stash is ...notes....I write something down that I want to do...and then I have stack of little notes laying around.....
As for your stamps....maybe put them into notebook binders....

Betty Benton said...

Cute card with the little felt flowers and congrats on the 2 year blogaversary! I remember when so many of our "group" got started in the blogging world around the same time and you all kept urging me to start a blog too. I resisted for several months but am glad I finally gave in -- it's been a really fun ride!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You crack me up.... LMAO! LOVE your card and I too have a HUGE stash of unused treasures!

Becky said...

Well you know I love surprises :).. I love that card with the felt flowers, how creative. Congratulations on your 2 years, may you have many more..

Carol L said...

Stashed items?? Whazzat?? I have no idea what you're talking about! *snort*
Seriously, this is a great card using those felt circles and I love the sentiment too. I wonder if an 8.5x11 binder with acetate sheets would hold those stamps more easily for you? You could stamp a blank sheet with all the stamps that will fit and put it behind the acetate, then stick the stamps to the front? If you ever need help logging them, give me a ring and I'll come help you with that task one day :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a wonderful card with the flowers and the vine on that pretty paper. Wow girl you have some stamps, that could be your resolution for 2012, to use each stamp :) yes I am trouble huh (insert evil laugh here) Congrats on your 2 years blogging, that is wonderful.

Selma said...

Love how you created flowers with those circles. I am trying to use some of my stash too. I wonder what I was thinking to hoard so much stuff -- it looks so much better on a card!! Congrats on your second anniversary. I remember when we were all trying to figure out how to even get started.

Jilly said...

You included a unique and best flower in your blog. It is really wonderful work. It is very much helpful for my art project. Those papers are very pretty.
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Janice M said...

Cute card Mary Anne!! Love your "flowers"! Congrats on the 2 yr blog anniversary!

catdidit said...

Ooo I love those flowers! I think felt is gonna be a big thing again...puffy felt things and stuff like this..IMO! LOL! And I got a stash like that too...dont even know what box it is in after our move 8 months ago...