July 26, 2016

Happy B-Day

Well, I can let you know that when you are permanently behind, you tend to run though your stash of cards!   I needed a birthday card, so had to carve out some time to make one.

I have been working on it for awhile, but I am bound and determined to use the crafting supplies that I have.  Oh, I see cute things along the way that I want to buy, but dang I have so much paper that is unused.   I just have to use it!!!

I do feel like I get new things to craft with, when we have our monthly card kit for the Dueling Darlings on SCS.  That is always fun!  I also like how I get to remember what kit something I use was from and know that a little piece of my friends are going out with my card.

Today I used an older than dirt image I had from an image exchange - that should tell you how old it is!  It is a cute cat from Penny Black.

I paired the image with some paper scraps that I had - the end of those papers - never to be seen again!   Speaking of scraps, I try to not keep any scraps smaller than the polka dotted piece on this card.  Been there, done that, too much to dig through.  I wanted to use some black brads, but alas I did not have any, so I dug some rhinestones out.

So tell me, are you usin' what'cha got?   Do you think you could if you're not? Any tips or observations?  I do find it places another element in the creative process to make your thought work, even when you do not have exactly what you think you need.

Looking forward to seeing what you have to say!



Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Penny Black and More

6 comments:

Ellibelle said...

Super cute card, love how you colored the kitty and such a fun sketch too!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More!

linda said...

hmm, i don't always use what i get, but i try to peek through older supplies every now and then and use them instead of using new crafty things i just *have* to get.

aww, this is a cute colourful and fun birthday card! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!
linda

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such an adorable card!

Viv said...

Such a great card , love that cute cat too ;) Viv xx

Barb said...

Very cute card--I really like the image and the layers of circles!