Monday, March 31, 2008

Look Ma, no stamping...















Well, to be fair, if I had a stamp with this quote on it, I would have used it, but I don't, so I made my own. Sort of. I really just printed it out on Papertrey White. Also, I just realized that I did use a stamp. So yeah, nevermind all that "Look Ma" nonsense.

(card details: All cardstock, designer paper, ink and circle stamp by PaperTrey Ink, flower punch by E.K. Success, bling by Swarovski, Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder, circle & scalloped circle by Nestabilities... geez, for such a simple card, there sure is a lot of blah, blah, blah to write).















I could fit 12 on a page, so I made 12 cards, exactly alike. Mostly. Except, of course, I ran out of the right color bling about halfway through, and wound up coloring my second-string bling with my prismacolor markers. (sorry, I have to pause here because "second-string bling" is making me giggle). Let me tell you... I've been hoarding those rhinestones for at least a year, and I swear I heard them cheer when I tore open the package!

My husband never gives me a hard time about the money I spend (although he really should) or the craft crap I accumulate, but he did say to me once, "If you don't use what you buy, you're wasting money AND space." He's RIGHT! So, I'm using more (and buying more) and feeling better about it!

So, does your significant other come up with random statements that help validate your crafting purchases? Or do you find yourself doing the Michael's bag shuffle? I find that if I can assimilate my craft purchases right away, he never notices that there's something new... the benefit of having entirely too much stuff... it's confusing to the eye, which works to my benefit. I'd continue, but I know he reads this, and I can't go giving away all my secrets, now can I?

7 comments:

Jackie said...

Great cards! I love the second-string bling, too - I wish I had thought of using the Copics on some rhinestones I have when I needed green but didn't HAVE green! Duh! My hubby actually volunteers (yes, you heard right) to take me to stamp stores, and never asks how much I spent. Probably because he doesn't want to have a heart attack! He's a keeper, just like yours is - we're lucky!

Liz S. said...

Ha ha! "Second String Bling" is now in my lexicon! Love what you did here!

Joan B said...

As a recipient of one of these cards, I can attest that they are lovely! Who knew you colored the rhinestones. I need to go back and stare at them!!!

juanita said...

My DH is so happy that I have a hobby. He might not be aware of the actual cost of said hobby. Perhaps I shall add that to the lsit of reasons I love him

Mary Dawn said...

exactly! it must be assimilated before he sees the full bag...an empty is not unusual LOL

szventh said...

My hubby knows the cost of this photography hobby way too well. Things are actually OK until I tell him "can you be home early on Thursday? I have to pack some stuff in your car for the trip that night." THAT got me a look that I was using his trunk space!

JenMarie said...

Oh, this are so fabuloso!!