Friday, March 4, 2011

Using up Leftovers!

Good morning and a VERY happy Friday to you! I have a question for you......what do you do with all of your little scraps and punched shapes etc....that you don't use for your immediate project? Do you throw them away? Or do you tuck them away somewhere with the intention of using them in the future.....and then never do? I have a little basket that all of my extra Cricut cuts, punched shapes etc.....go into. This little basket stays on my desk at all times and I use it constantly because it is staring at me alllllll the time as I work! Sometimes when I look at all the pieces jumbled together like that, inspiration strikes! Maybe a color combo I wouldn't have thought of......or putting pieces together, I ordinarily wouldn't have put together. I will take a picture this weekend of it and show you what I mean.

The card today uses all left overs. From the butterfly, to this scrap of paper from K & Company that had this lovely saying on it. The doily, the pink scalloped card I had bought in a kit many years ago, and the ribbon. The only items I grabbed to complete this card were the rhinestones.
An easy card......quick to put together......and all made with leftovers! ; )
And yes........glitter, rhinestones.....and a butterfly.....enter me into rehab now!

Quiet weekend ahead.......I can't wait....no chasing, no commitments......just my family, my scrapbook room, and a little bit of rest for this weary gal.
Have a wonderful weekend in whatever you are doing!

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh this is just so beautiful just adore that butterfly hugs cheryl xx

Susie said...

Oh wow! Beautiful card. Great use of leftovers. Mine sit for months, years and maybe I'll use them and maybe I won't. I forget about them.

Crystal said...

Happy Friday Michele!! This is def another STUNNING Creation, LOVIN the bling and added doilie! Gorgeousness!

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

The card is beautiful! Scraps?They always, with good intention, go into a scrap basket. Then...they sit...until it's overflowing onto the floor..and I am overwhelmed with it all...and dontate it to the Christian school...or the church...or the church's preschool...and, with good intentions, start all over again!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!!!

Tejal said...

This is so awesome..bling, butterfly and more bling..I'm coming with you to rehab!!
I too stock my left overs..then have a blast making something out of it!!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, I love that doily there too. I have good intentions but I rarely use my scraps. I spend more energy organizing them than I do using them.

JennyKozar said...

From scraps - are you kidding? This is just beautiful.

Lisa Foster said...

SO Beautiful! Yes, i keep everything too, but I need to put it in front of my face like you have!
Enjoy your quiet weekend!
Hugs,
Lisa

Allison said...

My whole office is a mess of leftovers. If I get to it tonight (without crashing early), I may just give it a good organization.

Your cards are always too pretty for words...sigh, I am envious!

Vicky said...

Love this card Michele. I can't believe it was created from left overs! You'e done a fab job!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Shantaie said...

Girl I have never seen leftovers look so good!
I also save my parts and pieces, maybe I will have to put them in a basket and see if inspiration strikes!

Rhonda Z said...

I save all of my scraps and I use them for tags and for bookmarks. Have a great weekend.

Marcy said...

I love that green ribbon & the green rhinestones! Thank you for the idea to put a basket on my workspace with the leftovers in it - great idea! I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend, Michele!

Regina said...

I have a scrap drawer right beside my desk that holds all my scraps and little extra cuts. I use them a lot for the little things and with the gypsy you can just about know if the piece is big enough. On the other hand I have thought about asking my friend that works in a school if they can use any. I really am getting wat too many.
Love your card. Gave me ideas

Kelly Massman said...

Gorgeous! I save my scraps for use later!

Diane said...

So lovely! I try to use my scraps as much as I can but still,the pile just gets bigger!
That'll be one thing to work on for me!

Trell said...

That's really beautiful, as usual. I have something for you on my blog!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so pretty, I can't believe it was made all with scraps. I have a basket filled with those 'scraps' myself, but I must confess even though they too are staring me right in my face, I never use them. I love the scalloped edge of the card, the beautiful butterfly, and how you used a sentiment on a piece of dp. I never use those, I really should, it makes such a pretty card.

Mrs Ham said...

I really like this. Now I'm inspired to go through my bits and pieces and see what I can come up with.

A Vintage Chic said...

No rehab needed, my friend--completely gorgeous and completely NORMAL (to me, at least!) Your glittery/rhinestoney butterflies are sheer perfection!

Hope your weekend is wonderful...

Julie

dutchess said...

a lovely lovely card and you have made me look at the pile on my desk of all the bits i have cut and punch and i vow I will use them...thanks for leaving a comment on my blog you are very kind Iwill be dropping by every day to see your lovly creations hugs Margaret

Staying Crafty said...

I used to save my extra Cricut cuts, but I never ended up using them. Now I give them to my daughter to play with. I LOVE your project! The sentiment and the doily are my favorite parts :)