Monday, August 30, 2010


I won GinaK again! Yay! There's something about finding out you won free stamps that just brightens your day. :) Last week there was a challenge on StampTV to make a winter - Christmas - Holiday card using just your scraps. Perfect. I'm trying to use up the huge vortex of scraps that I have anyway. (I just told my neighbor if she ever needs ribbon to come to my house before she goes to Hobby Lobby.) Anyway, this is the card I made and it was randomly chosen to win! Happy day!

Love this lady. She reminds me of my grandmother when I was little for some reason. Spunky. With a funny apron. I have no idea what possessed me to color her hair auburn when my card is red or what possessed me to color her sweater red. Red is only behind black in the hardest for me to color race. But oh well. I used Copics, of course.
The leaves were already on my table from a project I did a month or so ago. Yeah, I clean my table on a bi-monthly schedule or when everything starts jumping off. I think pompoms are grandma fabulous. So are pipe cleaners. They needed some stickles. My stickles have been getting a lot more love since I started my stamp spending freeze. (I'm on 25/50 cards plus 3 altered items! yay!) The felt leaves are held in place with scor-tape. LOVE scor-tape. I'm buying 2 or 3 rolls of it next time! Pompoms are on a glue dot. I colored the rhinestones olive green with copics. Very clean and simple, totally from scraps, making it got me a new stamp set. SCORE.
Supplies - Stamps: GinaK Sew Pretty, Warm Winter Wishes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Old Olive
Paper: Stampin' Up! Riding Hood Red, kraft (now Crumb Cake), Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Stampin' Up! Modern Label Punch, rhinestones, Copics (I don't remember which ones, sorry!), hand cut felt leaves, red pompoms, Stardust Stickles, Scor-tape, Glue Dots, Pop dots


  1. I LOVE this card!! :) I need that stamp.. Great job Paula!

  2. That is a great card! You are so talented & I love reading what you write. You always make me laugh.
    I love this image. Definitely reminds me of my grandma, too. She was always cooking or reupholstering her furniture when she wasn't busy farming. She was the kind of lady that looked like she just left the salon even if she had been driving the tractor all day!

  3. Great work with this paper pieced apron!! Love this fabulous retro image all decked out for the holidays!!

  4. You are so funny! I really enjoy reading your posts! Mine are so boring and cut-to-the chase-ish. ;) This card is adorable. I love that lady too! How cool that you are on a spending freeze--I like that idea! Don't know if I could actually do it but it is a great thought. ;)

    Anyway, thanks for the entertaining post! Blessings!