***If you are looking for my Festive Friday's card, please scroll down***
welcome to another day of challenges over at Love to Crop. I'm so excited to be back for another LTC challenge guest designer. Amy is such an inspiration and when she asked if I would again help out with the challenge I was more than pleased to assist. This actually came at a perfect time because I was going to "challenge" myself sorta. I showed a layout yesterday for Paper Secrets and I have been trying to use up any scrap paper and such when I've been working on projects recently. I have a ton of paper, but I also have a ton more of scraps and creating more scraps is not really what I want. Well, this particular layout was not happening without "new" papers...so, needless to say, more scraps...When Amy and I got to talking about this challenge and she told me her plan, I decided to challenge myself also. So this is the scoop...when I do a layout, I obviously have all the "scraps" laying on my table, so when I've completed the layout...make some cards. I know this is probably not a new concept to a lot of you, but a light bulb went off and this is what I am challenging myself to do from now on. I make at least two layouts a week for one DT I am on, Lasting Memories, and then the PaperSecrets challenge. So you know I probably have more scraps than I know what to do with and this way I might get some extra cards made right away. So here is the layout I had made if you missed it yesterday...
All the papers here were either a 8 x 11 or 12 x 12
papers to begin with. As you can see, I didn't use a lot
of the paper, but scraps were created anyway.
Then I created this card
and these notecards...they are 3 x 3 quickies
still yet some more of the same paper
plus some extras from my scrap bin
and a left over flower I created for a fall project.
I just love how they turned out and you never
know when you will need a quick "thank you".
Plus it saves my scrap bin from growing even more.
So, I hope I've inspired you to create some cards after
making a layout to avoid a over flowing scrap bin.
Now the next time you create a beautiful layout,
use your scraps right away and make some quickie cards
and head on over to Love to Crop and link up your "Scrap It" project.