Thursday, April 28, 2016

Use it or Loose it!

Hi friends : ) I hope you are having a wonderful week!!

I have been busy lately doing some organizing (still) and realizing how much fun and fabulous "Schtuff!!" I have in my stash that is both unused and used.  I keep buying the fun new stuff I see in Blogland and ignoring the fun stuff I purchased at some point in the past.

I am turning over a new leaf!! : ) I have decided to challenge myself to....
  "Use it or Loose it"



This card was created using a package of dimensional stickers by K&Company.  The package came with the cupcake as well as 12 "sprinkles" like yellow and the pink felt circles with sequins on top : )   I used some green polka dot pp from my stash and two polka dot embossing folders in different sized dots.  I wanted the dots to "float up" from small dots to the bigger dots on the pp and then big dots on the top panel : )



I created this card with  CASology in mind because the theme is "Sprinkle" this week.

I really liked the design of my card which was inspired by Maile Bells style so I used the same design to create a card for the: 



Jenni Murray's card






On this card I used a pretty patterned paper that my sister sent me some years ago.  Too pretty to use! LOL but I'm now that I am turning over a new leaf  : ) Blogland gets to see this pretty paper : ) Some of the inking on the left side of the paper was actually already there.  I inked it a bit more and added a Martha Stewert paper flower and some bling.

Both cards have the panel on the top of the card base popped up to give sweet dimension to the recessed sentiment.



I am also entering these cards in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge! : )

My good friend Theresa is doing some organizing and downsizing too! She has over 50 stamp sets for sale - most are from Close to My Heart.  You can find her wonderful sale - including FREE SHIPPING!! HERE.

And just so I can reward myself for using up my old stuff - I am hosting a "virtual" home party with Close to My Heart LOL to buy more Schtuff!!  If you wanna come to my party just let me know and I'll e-mail you a ordering code : )

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Have a great day.

Patti

31 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Patti two fantastic cards. I love you sprinkles card with the vibrant pink and green split panel and your beautiful interpretation of Muse. Thank you so much for sharing with us at both CASology and Muse this week!

Jeanne J. said...

Oh that cupcake looks amazing! I love that channel cut through both and just tried one of those recently. Big wow factor! Both cards are fab!

Colleen said...

Awesome cards, Patti!! Love your cupcake one with all the sprinkles! I love the split design that Maile came up with...really draws your eye in...And good idea to use up what you have...but it is hard to resist new stuff too!! Great Muse card with that flower and background paper!

Jenni's Jems said...

Two really pretty cards but my favourite has to be the Muse one! ;)Thank you for playing along at Muse this week x

Joyce said...

Two wonderful cards, Patti. Love them both. Especially the sprinkles on your cupcake. I wonder how you will do with your use it or lose it challenge. Whenever I challenge myself like that, I cheat and go shopping anyway. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Lisa said...

Your cupcake is a sticker??!! It sure is sweet and of course I do love the polka dots. Your second card is beautiful!! I can see why you held on to that pretty paper from your sister!!

Di said...

Hi Patti! Thank you so much for your sweet comments - I came to visit and also to say it would be such fun if you came to play in the snippets playground. You're right, Theresa is a peach and I'm sure you are too. I adore your cards here - I only just made my first card with the horizontal split for a sentiment the other week and I do love that design. Your floral card is a beauty and the cupcake is such fun. I added myself as a follower and do come and play qith us!

Hugs

Di xx

TaeEun said...

Awesome cards, Patti! Two totally different beauties in the same layout! The first card is adorable and I love the idea with the various sizes of the dots!

A splash of color said...

Two great cards.. I love the cupcake and all the sprinkles.. perfect for that challenge.. and the other is sweet.. wonder if I'm the sister who sent the paper? I don't recall.. and we do have 7 or 8 sisters Yikes.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Two beautiful cards that rock the challenges, Patti! And good for you using that NBUS schtuff! Call it what you will, it feels good! Love the comment above from your sister, lol!! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

Ooh that cake looks yummy, love the sprinkles and adorable second card, great to use the stash!

Jeanne said...

Very pretty card designs, Patti! I really like the pattern paper on the second as well as how you have the sentiment area recessed. Good luck showing some love to all your schtuff! You can do it (eventually). :)

Birgit said...

Both of your cards are so sweet! I love your new motto and I hope you don't mind if I adopt that same challenge for myself. I have so much stuff that I've saved over the years, and even though I've been doing some purging and cleaning, there's still so much more stuff to tackle. You've inspired me to keep purging, or "use it or loose it!". Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Mac Mable said...

Such a great idea and I really should be doing the same! What a fun card with the dimension, colours and the prettiest of cupcake x Loving the Muse card, gorgeous background paper complemented with the wow flower x Have a lovely weekend x

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. I love that pretty paper and the flower. I like the way the top panel is popped up. TFS

*Vicki* said...

Oh Patti, you have TWO wonderful creations here!! I adore that colorful cupcake and all of the dimension on your design!! :) Your second card is so pretty with the papers and lovely sentiment in the split design! Thanks for sharing this wonderful inspiration today! :)

P.S. I would be honored for you to CASE one of my cards and flattered that you enjoyed it enough to want to do that!! HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I do especially love the last one with that gorgeous pattern paper you used on it and the flower. And, I like your thinking....I, too, have too much shctuff so I am trying to use up more. So many of my wood mounted stamps no longer see much ink so I am thinking of downsizing with them. I accumulated lots of them when doing design work for various companies in the past.

Marybeth said...

I love it........ Use it or loose it! Good idea but would it take too long ...lol! Darling cupcake card and the split card with the butterflies.....gorgeous,Patti!

Martha said...

Patti, what lovely cards you've created. Love the darling & fun cupcake card...lots of sweet details. And, you've used the pretty paper on the second card so beautifully.

Ardyth said...

Love seeing two completely different cards with the same layout! It reminds me that we can reuse ideas and still be very creative! So glad you joined us at Muse and at CASology this week!

Helen F. said...

Hey Patti, these two cards are totally awesome. I love the sprinkles card with the Yummy cupcake and the sentiment tucked into a split panel! That patterned paper and bloom on your second card are waaaay to pretty to hoard ;-)
PS: I need to borrow that leaf you are turning over...

Suzanne B. Webb said...

You did such a great job using your stash! I had a scrapbook store 5 years ago....kept a lot of the things I loved, and I am bound and determined to use them....after all, I still love them, and they still look good on projects!!! Keep using and that stash and sharing what you create with us :)!!

Linda said...

Patti, tow beautiful cards. That pattern paper from your sister is beautiful. Why do we want to hold on to things like that? lol...Glad you shared it with us....Now you can just keep the card. HeeHee

Bobbie Bluegill said...

2 great cards to inspire me. Even more, I too, have lots of paper that is "too good to use". You voiced the sentiment I've been feeling; too good for what. I'm going to start trying to use some something from my special stash every week.

Nancy said...

I too have so much great stuff that is being ignored. I think I am going to try my best and join you in this challenge! isn't amazing what a split design does to a card! These are both really fabulous! Now if you can tell me how to photograph my cards as well as you...I'd be a happy camper!

Lynne in NI said...

Glad you used your schtuff! These are gorgeous! I'm trying not to have a too nice to use pile, and trying not to buy any new goodies (it's a killer LOL)

Taunya Butler said...

So very impressed by both of these stellar cards!! The cupcake one just looks so festive and good for a celebration and the pink flower one is simply GORGEOUS!! You are amazing and I am so impressed with you!! Have a wonderful day!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Patti what beautiful cards you have made with your use it or loose it decision. Love the flower and you background paper on the Muse card and that wonderful cupcake with the sprinkles in it.

K Ritter said...

I love your second card and the effect of popping up the layered background. Really beautiful flower as well! It is a great layout and you've made it work multiple ways. Bravo!
--Kathryn

Melissa said...

What a fun cupcake! I just love those felt sprinkles!!! :) Your second card is beautiful and so feminine!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology!

Asha said...

Oh my! That cupcake is yummalicious, Patti.
x Asha