Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PPA127 challenge

Hi stamping friends!

I started what I thought would be a quick project on Friday evening--it ended taking me until Sunday afternoon to complete!

Wondering what my big project was? I'm almost embarrassed to share it....I finally organized my cardstock and discovered that I own just about all the current Stampin Up colors!  Apparantly, I could never bring myself to order Wild Wasabi. Go figure! I now have 3 portable file boxes with current SU cardstock.

I filed alphabetically rather than by color family based on my uplines filing system (which I envied during a recent stamping retreat). Now I just have to figure out a system for keeping scraps. Should I sort them by current and retired colors? Or maybe by size--I have some narrow long strip and some variation of half or quarter-sized pieces, plus much small pieces. I'm at a loss on how to organize these scraps!

Not only that, but I have another portable file box containing nothing but retired Stampin Up cardstock and 10 or so manilla envelopes containing just a few sheets of more retired cardstock, all nicely labeled thanks to my Brother labeling machine. I used almost an entire tape cartridge making labels! I have oodles of Cool  Caribbean and Cameo Coral--I must have really liked them way back when!

I've been pondering what to do with all the retired cardstock. I'm leaning towards making simple cards--birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc--to send to the troops and to share with the cancer treatment floor of our local hospital.

I did take a short stamping break to participate in the Pals Paper Art challenge. I finally had a chance to break out my new label framelits--I love them!

Stamping is fun!


1 comment:

  1. Those framelits are wonderful! Love the pop of pink against the blues!