Thursday, January 20, 2011

Project #2 & Blog Candy: Use What You Have!

Congratulations!  We have a winner!

Congratulations!  I will email you at Craftywhimsyone at live dot com

This is project #2.  Stay tuned for available Blog Candy!

For this project, the challenge I issued to myself was to "use what I had" and also incorporated a time challenge.  Who hasn't needed a quick card on the fly?  lol

I've participated in quite a few swaps over on the Cricut Message Boards.  My focus was to use some Cricut Cuts that I've received from various swaps, but I wanted to keep the Love theme going.  So for the next three projects, you'll see mostly items that have been provided to me via swaps.

In replying to this post, please 1) feel free to comment on my projects - I love the feedback!  2) I've "heard" crafters referred to as "hoarders", please comment on how you will work to "use what you have" in 2011 and 3)  If you have a link to your blog of a specific project, that's cool too!  Please include your email address in the comments section so I know how to contact you, in the event you are the winner!

As far as this blog candy goes, I am offering the "Elegant" Package by K& Company.  This package has beautiful embellishments that would be great with you Valentine's day projects or even a wedding project.  I am also giving away 1 package of 24 pearl embellishments from Michael's.

Be sure to stop by Project #1 that I posted the other day.  It also has blog candy attached to it.

This project incorporates 3 swap items:  the Embossed Paper, the Ribbon and the Interlocking Hearts embellishment with the scalloped edges.  In the photo, the paper looks purple (to me) it it is actually a darker pink.
This project incorporates 4 swap items:  Embossed Paper,  the Butterfly, Ribbon and the glitter "Love" sentiment
This project incorporate 2 swap items:  The Love Stamp and the red A2 sized cardstock.

Blog Candy:  The blog candy for Project #2 is a package of  assorted K&Company embellishments from their "Elegant" collection.  This is a really beautiful collection and could be used for a wedding theme or upcoming Valentine's Day!
Blog Candy:  what is Valentine's Day without some pearls to top everything off?


  1. I love your cards and you got me thinking about hoarding. LOL. I think I am going to challenge myself to create at least one project a week using "what I have". Thanks for some inspiration.

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

  2. Those are really nice cards! Loved that you used what you had! My challenge is also to use what I have, cause I am a hoarder...YES I said it...but I also have to learn to SUBSTITUTE! I love trying new techniques and tutorials...but often there are supplies that I don't have to re-create that craft and I feel I must buy it before I can try it. Well that MUST STOP! I used to know how to substitute all the time when I did crafts as a kid and had no I need to re-learn that!

    I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Your cards are beautiful. As far as hoarding, I have started picking up stickles and bling everytime I go past a store. I am challenging myself to use create the cards & layouts I originally brought them for. I'm sure I will use them up if I do that. LOL. Thanks so much for kicking me into gear, LOL.

    Craftywhimsyone at live dot com

  4. Really cute projects, I'm always trying to scrap my stash!

  5. I love the projects you made from swaps that you participted in. I need to do the same and use the products I have. I seem to be buying paper everytime I pass a craft store. Thanks for the great ideas and a chance to win blog candy.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

  6. Thanks for the invite; love your blog.

  7. The idea of hoarding hit home a bit, I do love my paper and sometimes its hard to cut it up. I am striving to get more projects done this year and use up some of those precious papers I have been holding onto, thanks for the push!!

  8. don't u just love embossing. like on yours it just brings out a beauty of it's own on a pice of cdstck.i've just recently started embossing in a stamp group i joined and my youngest son bought me a little sizzix embossing machine that will be perfect for crops and my mom got me a big kick. now i'm just getting what i need to play. i can't wait. i have 1 oset ordered from my stamp group and i did pick up a tim holtz one(love tim holtz,EVERYTHING,,haha).i don't have my own blog(yet), my email is

  9. Wow...uh hoarders...well...I guess in some aspects you're right. I enjoy participating in swaps and must you my goodies more. In fact, I will use more items in projects this year. TFS and the chance to win.

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

  10. Your cards are great! Love the embossed paper! Are those made from Cuttlebug folders? I am guilty of being a serious hoarder. Paper and cricut carts are my weakness!!!