Happy Friday, everybody!
How are you all today?
Today is my day off, so I had a whole bunch of
stuff planned, but life got in the way.
The school nurse called around 9:30 and told me
that Elliott was sick and needed picked up.
So now he's resting on the couch next to me,
watching Fireman Sam while I update my blog.
So, last week I tried to make a card with sunrays, but somehow
I didn't cut it right, and ended up with a pile of irregular
triangle shaped pieces from two of my favorite yellow prints
from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop collection.
The worst part was, when the first one didn't work out,
I attemped it a second time, and wound up with another
pile of scraps -- too small for much of anything.
I nearly cried, I was so upset about the wasted paper.
Then I saw the Wee Memories Challenge #42.
I almost had to laugh.
I could only use a small punch on all those "rays"
so I used my 3/4" circle punch.
Sorting through my scrap bin, I also found
a brown circle left over from my Lawnscaping Challenge #2
design team sample (the hole I cut out for the front),
a small strip of floral print and
a partial sheet of blue left over from my
And a strip of black polkadot paper from my
Here's the card that resulted:
And speaking of scraps, I want to try something new.
I'm one of those people who can't stand to throw away scraps
but my scrap bin is getting too full to make it easy to sort through.
While thinking up a solution, I remembered that old saying,
"one man's trash is another man's treasure"
And thought that maybe this could be a way for me to give back
in some small way to all my wonderful blog readers.
So I'm introducing "Happy Mail" to my blog.
Every so often, I'll sort through my scrap bin and make up
a little packet of scraps -- enough for a card or two
and send them out to one commenter.
For example, here's today's Happy Mail:
It includes a bunch of random-sized scraps,
all from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop 8x8 pad.
Some are cut down to a standard sized card front,
some smaller, some punched with various punches,
and there's also two stamped images from Penny Black.
I have just one request:
If you sign up for the Happy Mail,
I'd love it if you would make a card using at least some
of these scraps, and then link back here to my blog,
to let other people know about Happy Mail.
Plus, I want to see your card!
If you'd like to be entered in today's Happy Mail
please leave a comment saying so and also
a way to contact you for your mailing address.
I want to get this out quickly,
so only today's comments will be eligible.
Okay, well that's it from me today.
Have a great weekend!
cardstock: Bazzill kraft
paper: October Afternoon "Thrift Shop"
stamps: Lawn Fawn "Fly Free" and "Partly Cloudy"
ink: Tsukineko Momento in Tuxedo Black