Monday, October 1, 2012

Magazine Monday - Circles & Scraps

Happy Monday Y'all!

Yes, I'm a bit late. Instead of playing with paper and ink yesterday, I scrubbed my kitchen floor and washed all the rugs. Glamorous life we lead, isn't it. ::: smile ::: But my floor looks awesome.So today is my usual Monday business AND squeezing in some play time.

Today's inspiration card is by designer Charlene Austin. If you click on her name, it will take you to her blog. If you click on this - Paper Creations, it will take you to a profile they did when they featured her as a guest artist. To top it off, if you click on Splitcoast - it will take you to her gallery where you can see tons of her creativity in one place. Pretty neat gal!

Charlene's card was a Birthday card with a bright turquoise bow from Creative Impressions. She used 5 rows of 5 circles on her card. I had mine going a bit closer together and wound up with 6 circles and only 4 rows.

A dear friend of mine is going through some medical issues and life changes, including a new condo. So I thought I'd go with the fall colors and send him a card just to let him know I'm thinking of him.

I kind of revisited the scrap drawer again with this card. I store my slabs in the 3/4 in paper keepers from Cropper Hopper. They line up nicely on the center shelf of my entertainment center-turned - scrapbook cabinet. I have all the spines labeled so I can go right to the season/ category I need to work with. About 98% of my slabs are Die Cuts With A View  aka DCWV. Did you know they also produce the Recollections slabs? Same great quality just a different label. Cool, huh?

Anyway, I store all the scraps from that slab in the paper keeper so if I just need a little something for a tab or mat, I don't have to cut into a big piece but I still know where it came from. So THOSE are the pieces I went to. All but the paint splattered looking circles came from a slab put out by Walmart called HARVEST. yeah, I know, it's WM, but they do have some pretty papers and this set I picked up at a garage sale for $1. Only a couple of pieces had been removed. I love deals!

I used SU- Chocolate Chip for the base mats and the ribbon/ bow, Very Vanilla and More Mustard. The little leaf brad is from Creative Impressions and the mats and circles were cut using the Cricut Accent Essentials cart.

Off to check out the details for tomorrow's card!
Creative Blessings!


  1. I'd love to have you come do my floors too! Although I do kinda use sweeping and mopping as therapy. It's a motion thing!
    Great card and love the use of scraps.

  2. Fabulous Fall and manly card. I know he will really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Great way to use scraps. My floor needs cleaning too after I spilled the Hummingbird nectar on it. ;)

  3. Normally a sweep and mop is all these get, but we made the mistake of buying a textured laminate flooring... not thinking about the crud that would embed in the grain. The only way to remove it - scrub with a brush then use the steamer to pick it all up.

  4. nice card, yes he will appreciate... great idea with circles, I will get you the new address as soon as I have it thanks Kel