Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Using up my stash!

We did a huge re-organisation of my office recently, it's no finished yet, but it's getting there and nearly where I want it.  When moved all the stash out and re-organised it I realised how much paper I have.  Probably not as much as some,  but too much for me, and I am on a mission to cut and cut and cut till I have made a dent in the paper mountain.  So - I am cutting without conscience now!

So starting with this LO of a photo that I had printed for ages and ready to be scrapped - My Shannon Aged 5 on the local beach.  I loved making the little pin wheels and added the string to complete the look of the LO.

We had an evening out at our LSS evening crop, and as my little one had been so unwell (again!) I had very little interest in joining in and mainly went for the chat and the craic with the girls.  When I finally got sufficient interest in cropping, I started to make this card and finished it the next day when I got my Seam Binding out.  Actually I did not have the right colour and I used white seam binding and coloured it in with my pro-markers! Clever!  This card is all Melissa Frances papers and OMG I am so sorry that I have cut in so far into these as when they are gone, I will probably have to go out and buy them again!  (Not good at this stash busting thing am I!)

This card went in the post to a special someone today - so hopefully she won't read my blog till I arrives (probably for her Birthday.

More to share soon - must upload more cards from the camera as I am missing some stuff to show you.  Night all!


Sandra said...

Beautiful, beautiful projects

Alana said...

Yay for using scraps.

Beautiful pinwheels, shabby edges and photo.

Julie M said...

The card turned out beautifully, Michelle - you were so right to colour the seam binding, worked a treat! I love the LO, the pinwheels are a perfect touch.

Hope this week is better than last.

Julie x

Ali said...

Beautiful flowers on that card, and the LO is fantastic, those little windmills are so lovely - might have to 'borrow' your idea.

vixen said...

Lovely LO love the pin wheels :) and the card looks fab and I'm sure the special someone will love it :)

sutty said...

Beautiful - love the page and a gorgeous photo, the card is so pretty and the flowers great :)

Emilie said...

I am soo the same! I actually sold a lot of papers and stash as it kept creeping up and I knew I would not use them!
Anyway, I love what you did with it all! Your lo is gorgeous and your card is sooo sweet! I love those flowers!

Kate T said...

Love the LO - simple but beautiful with lovely embellishments!

nerllybird said...

They're both lovely, the Lo is adorable! It's an excellent thing to be using up lots of paper - layer, layer, layer, is what I say!
Helen S

Glen said...

So pretty is that card Michelle. I love the layout too - the little birds, the pinwheels - everything. Good for you that you are using your stash. It seems that there are quite a few of us that had a clean up last week! *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~