Friday, April 25, 2008

Cuttlebug Flowers and Summer Heart Candy


Here is a card that I made to submit to the Paper Trey Ink site. I used the stamp set Women of Life and the new April paper pack. I used my cuttlebug flower set along with lightweight coasters to make the flowers. The ribbon is May Arts because I hadn't gotten my Paper Trey Ink order yet with the new ribbon. The stems were stamped with Aqua Mist ink. I really like the way it came out.


This week's heart candy is a Fiskars acrylic stamp set - the name escapes me but it's a brand new stamp set with summer images. To win is easy, just leave a comment on this post by midnight Tuesday and I will select a winner on Wednesday, April 30. If you'd like you can answer this question, are you a cardmaker, a scrapbooker or both? Also, do you use up your scraps? or do you, gasp, throw them away? I am starting to get overloaded with scraps, some are easy to use up but others I'm just not sure what to do with! I am working on lots of cards so I hope to upload some new projects soon! Enjoy your Friday!




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41 comments:

pescbrico said...

LOL I'm a card maker and a scrapbooker and NO I don't throw my scrap away! I use it :) THanks for the fun . Have a wonderful weenkend! :)

Patty W said...

I'm primarily a cardmaker. I want to scrapbook but just haven't!

Heavens no, I don't throw away scraps! I don't have alot yet (kinda newbie) but what I don't use, my kids love to work with. They love to make cards and various other paper crafts as well!

Love the card, btw. !

Thanks for the chance!

andrea murdock said...

I'm both! I do keep my scaps and will be sorting them by colour into large ziploc bags so I can just grab a colour and find a piece that will fit.

Sally said...

I am a cardmaker. Working toward scrapping, but just haven't made the jump. I make embelishments with my scraps, flowers, tags, tabs, etc.

Mary Dawn said...

i'm a cardmaker, and i just started, so i have just started a scrap basket, haven't really used any yet

Giovana said...

Hi,
Pretty card you made!!!
I am a cardmaker, I tried Scrapbooking, but not good results, LOL.
I used all my scraps, I keep everything, good way to save money.

God bless
Giovana

sandyh50 said...

I am a cardmaker, I have scrapbooked in the past and want to get back in it using some of the things I've learned with cardmaking. I do not throw away my scraps.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandyh50

Richelle said...

Great card.

Well I am both card maker and scrapbooker...and I absolutley SAVE all my scraps...and it is getting to be a huge stash.

Thanks.Richelle

Rebecca said...

I'm a cardmaker .... and yes, I throw my scraps away! Actually, I only keep the really big scraps (anything over half a sheet in size I keep) everything smaller gets thrown out!

I like the card by the way, it turned out great!

Radiogirl said...

I like those flowers.

Kim Marie said...

Nice card!
I'm a cardmaker and I am resolving to use more scraps in my cards...I've seen some beauties made with just DP scraps!

I think I can!! :)
Kim Marie

Kate said...

I'm a scrapbooker and I made an occasional card when I need one. I want to make more cards and I do save all my scraps (at least, the ones I would imagine myself making a card out of - the others I dump at the exchange box at the scrapbook store or give away) but I also don't want to be forever behind scrapbooking. =P

Niki Estes said...

Pretty card, Cindy! Love the flowers!

Scrapping Julie said...

very nice card. loved the way it turned out

Kimberly said...

such cute flowers!!!! :)

Deanna said...

Very pretty!

Katie said...

Lovely card! I love that cuttlebug!

Anonymous said...

What a cute card..love it. Great blog candy..what a cute set. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

kim3timemom@yahoo.com

ALLY said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layering of the papers to create the 3D blooms!

Stampin Cats said...

I'm mostly a card maker. I do use my scraps. I used them with my punches, I even use the small pieces to make confetti with my very small punches. Thanks for sharing this great set.

Diane said...

Beautiful card as always!! Throw away scraps...no way!!
I prefer card making now to scrapbooking,faster!!!!
What a cute summer set,thanks for the chance !!

dasimonds said...

I try to use up as many scraps as I can...I don't throw any away
unless they are to small to work with.
I do cardmaking..scrapbooking..
and crafting!
*Your card is beautiful...
I love the flowers!!
*Cute stamps...Thanks for a chance
to WIN your Heart Candy.
*Have a great weekend! :)

Cara said...

I am mainly a cardmaker but have tried a bit of scrapbooking...just need some more encouragement. I save my scraps and try to use them when I can...I have a huge stash which I need to get sorted out some day
Great card as usual and great blog candy as well

Jennifer Hodge said...

Wow what a fun, summer stamp set! I was primarily a scrapbooker until I was introduced to the blogging world and saw what you could do with cards! ...throwinf away scraps....aux faux paus...lol you can find somewhere for even the smallest scrap. Can't you?

scfranson said...

I'm a card maker and scrapper and of course I use my scraps ! I love using everything up.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Pam said...

I love the little cuddlebug flowers on your card. I have a Cuddlebug which I love to pieces but don't have that die. Guess I will have to go shopping.....

I save my scraps while I am making cards and try to use them on another project. I save them in color categories in folders.

Karen said...

I do both scrapbooking and card making. I keep most of my scrap cardstock in the same bag as full sheets, then when I need a scrap, I pull it from the bag.

Linda SS said...

That card is one of the sunniest and happy cards that I've seen in a long time...great work. If it's large enough to make into a Sizzix die, I hold on to my scraps. I try to sort them in big ziplock bags according to color & it takes hours to sort them:) I often wonder why if the little money I save on paper by using that occassional scrap is really worth my time.

lisalyn said...

You have the best blog candy!!
To answer your questions...I am mostly a scrapbooker. I don't really enjoy making cards that much. Scraps, I save them! You never know when you will want it.

nettystamps said...

I do both, scrap and cardmaking. I LOVE using scraps...its like a challenge. I make a lot of cards with a good friend and sometimes I will pull out her scrap basket and just go to town. Love the new stamp set! TFS!

ticketbelle said...

Definitely both. Scraps are heaven and I love coming up with interesting ways to use everything.
Thanks for the great opportunity and the work you do for all of us.

Carolynn W. said...

I'm a cardmaker but I also love to scrapbook. I never throw scraps away, they can always be used! Thanks for the chance to win!

Elaine said...

I usually use my scraps,but if they get overwhelming, I toss them all and start the pile again. I do both cards and scrapbook pages. Don't do digi though.

Janet said...

I am definitely a card maker. I went to a crop this weekend and was the only "stamper/card maker" there. I even ended up selling 5 cards without even trying! :) How fun is that! I don't have this set of stamps so I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance to win some fun candy.

Tracy said...

I'm a cardmaker. Just can't get into scrapbooking. I save all of my scraps and try to use them, but I seem to have an ever-growing stash.

One Creative Life said...

I love the flowers great job! I am both a cardmaker and scrapbooker and I never throw away scraps!!LOL!Thanks for sharing!~Erica

Sheila D said...

Love your card. Love my cuttlebug too. I'm a card maker. I started out as a scrapbooker and every so often I feel like making a brag book or other small crafty scrapbook but it never materializes into anything. Basically, I love card making.

Starqueen said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm a cardmaker who saves scraps, but I don't use them as much as I should!? I think if I had a more efficient way of storing them, I would use them more. Do you have any suggestions for scrap storage?

Thanks for sharing!!

mudmaven said...

I'm primarily a card maker, but I really want to learn to scrap as well - four (soon to be five) grandchildren who all need scrapbooks! I save all my scraps and like you am slightly overwhelmed by boxes of them. I am going to put together a big box of them and donate it to a local group that works with folks with challenges. They have told her that they will use them and so I know they'll go to a good home. I do sort them into dp and cs and some are sorted by size as well.

Bluemoon said...

You make great cards. I'm a cardmaker and save ALL my scraps, and sometimes when I have time I use them. They are sorted, SU and non, SU into 4 colour groups, the other edges up in a shoebox by size and colour. When I don't have time, (me racing the clock for the PO),or am taking alot of time with a card, I tend to make more scraps !! Yikes, am I alone? Thanks. :) bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

stampinc said...

Count me in on this sweet candy. I'm a cardmaker and do a little scrapbooking and love to alter things. Do I throw my scrap away.....sometimes. Ok ok I'm feelin the evil eyes coming throw my screen. Thanks for a chance.