Friday, September 23, 2011

LTC "Scrap It"

Good morning

***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", 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.


  1. HI BRENDA!!!
    I love all of your cards and your layout. It is so nice to see such diversity even when using the same patterned paper over and over. Great Job using up those scraps. I was just thinking about doing this yesterday. I dig in my scraps from time to time, and even color coordinated them a while back. I still go to my full sheets whenever I create. Maybe I need to participate in the challenge at LTC and try to avoid this being a continuous habit. TFS!!!
    Are you still doing the SYAO at Paper Secrets? It's been a while since I popped in over there.

  2. Wow, thanks for suggesting stopping by Amy's blog today....that was a very enjoyable 15 minutes!!! Just popping back over from LTC...looking forward to working on "scrapping It" now!

  3. I love how you used your scraps!! I have been trying to do that as well...make a card & then with the scraps, make more!! Great job on all your cards!!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  4. Thank you for sharing. Jumping over from Love to Crop. Amy is leading use on a great journey. Your projects are very inspirating.


  5. Ooooooo! I love all your projects! Using scraps is fun huh!!!??? TFS CallyAnn
    Guest Designer LTC


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