Thursday, September 4, 2008

Inspired Happiness

I have been feeling really inspired to create lately, I think its because I only buy what I love now & not stuff that is on sale or what seems to be a trend.  Don't get me wrong I love new stuff, I just know more about what I use and what I don't use and I kind of have stopped hoarding and I'm using up my stuff. (amazing I know lol)
So this card I just love, I don't think I can ever mail it out.  Do any of you do that?  This card is the whole enchilada.  I stamped, sewed, used chipboard, covered the chipboard, slapped on some buttons, twine & lace, used some yummy Noteworthy paper & the result is one paperlicious card >"<

"Happiness"
Noteworthy paper, Unity August kit of the month stamps, retired SU card stock, button, chipboard, lace, twine

Before I made the card I made this chipboard tag, I'm thinking I will turn it into a magnet or put in on my bookshelf in my room or use it as a bookmark.  Who knows what I will do with it?  I like it, and think its pretty & it makes me smile when I
 look at it.  Again I am just so proud of myself for using some of this chipboard I have had forever.  I have a few more this size, so I want to make something fabulous with them.  I know there is a lot of ribbon on the tag, but I'm pretty sure the ribbon companies will make more >"<  I need to go back to the fabric store and buy more of the lace, I'm almost out.
So the chipboard is SU, but its retired now.  Thats the thing ladies, if you see something you like in a SU catalog buy it, because you wait it may be gone.  Totally off topic, but I have a Girl Power SU set that is now retired (its like a Girl Scout set) I have seen it sell for $80 on Ebay.  OK back to the tag, I could not get a good picture of it, its a lot nicer in real life.  I hate sucky pictures lol.  For this one I covered the chipboard with Graphic 45 paper, and then stamped Flourishes LLC, Coffee with friends & Flourished Elements stamps around the edges and then paper pierced the coffee cup.  I added lots of ribbon, lace & twine which added some more texture.  This makes me happy.  Thats my tip for the day, make something beautiful today that will make you smile, and put it out to look at, it will make you happy >"<  My tag is a reminder to me to relax more often.
"Relax"

12 comments:

Bunny B said...

That's gorgeous!

ronee said...

love that you are using what you buy. about a year ago i had to go into that mode. I couldn't buy anything until i used something! ry said that i just had too much stuff! now my craft room is only filled with things i love!
love the card and tag!!
xoxo
ronee

Chris said...

they are gorgeous!!

Tiffany Johnson said...

Both of them are gorgeous!!!! i too have TONS of chipboard I need to use up!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

They are both gorgeous! I wouldn't be able to mail out that card either! The tag is awesome too! I still hoard, and I need to stop doing that!!

I know what you mean about the SU sets. I have a couple rare ones, and seeing what they go for on eBay is unbelievable! Good to know if I ever decide to sell them!

Sara Paschal said...

What a wonderful quote, I love both projects. Great job!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful, girl!!! And, you are smarter than most of us, using what you have - I have so much stuff, I could live two lifetimes and not use it all - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

texasjodylynn said...

Very nice!

Jen said...

Both are amazing and beautiful! I wouldn't mail it either...lol. It would make a great mini album cover. It feels good to create with things you love instead of just making due..huh? Thanks for the inspiration!

Cyndi said...

All I can say is WOW!! That card and book mark too are just gorgeous girl! You rocked these!!

Jess said...

I wouldnt mail that card out either!! It is waaaaaay toooooo gorgeous. LOVE everything about it. wonderful job. your relax tag is great too. such talent, girl!!

Patter Cross said...

Both of these are just amazing! I love them! And love how you built the coffee mug. Too cute! Your work is always so amazing!

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