Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Everything ABC Blog Hop - Letter N

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter N.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their N element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

For my N, I chose nearly gone!  I meant to take a picture of my scraps before I started but I used almost all of the Timberline paper pack and I had just the dregs of it left plus a few extra card stock scraps in the bag. 

When I get to this point with a paper pack I usually just stick it in a bin and forget about it.  When I find it I say to myself, gee I should make cards out of this!  Well…I never do.  So turning over a new leaf here, I pulled out the scraps and was determined to make cards rather than file it away to take up space!

I had miscut several Bamboo pieces all about the same size so I pulled out my Make It From The Heart, vol. 1 how-to book and found the card part and looked for a card that had approximately that size shape on it.  On page 44 pattern Number 24 had a 2.5 by 2.5 card stock that was the center of the card. 

My scraps were slightly bigger so I trimmed them and then found a scrap of patterned paper that was 1.25 x 12 and trimmed it into 3 pieces to go across my card.  I had a pretty big piece of the soon to be retired  Twilight for the larger piece in the back.  3 cards exactly the same layout.

To show you how different the same pattern can look, I pulled out some stamps and went to work using the brand new yet to be released Happy Birds (C1600) and current stamps, Camper Crazy and Catch You Later.

I also used some of my stash of Brown and Tan Sparkles and Hemp (retired but check this out!) and Durable Studs (retired but check these out!)!  So I made some old things new and mixed some new with the old!  I just love the versatility of our products! I also love reducing the stash to make room for all the new products coming up in the New Annual Expressions Catalog out on August 1!  

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Tracey Pierce - Papercrafting Princess !

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
 1. Linda Norman - ScrappyTherapy 
2. Tracey Pierce - PapercraftingPrincess
3. Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking 
4. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings
5.  Ren'ee Musgrave~ReneesCreativeQueens 


  1. Great ideas to use up your stash!

  2. Love the fact you are using up your stash and your cards look great! I really need to be better at that.

  3. great cards...I've been working at busting my stash a bit too!