Monday, March 21, 2011

Hoarders Anonymous--is there hope for me?

Does this happen to anyone else? You want to create, but then you just sit there not knowing WHAT to create? Well that's my story on this Saturday night...so I finally decided to just have fun...hehe!

That's where the hoarding comes in. I am a very impulsive buyer...if it sparkles, is pretty or popular...I want it. And yes, I'm thinking of changing my name to Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka. LOL! Then once I get all these pretty things, I have the hardest time using them.


Buying kits is something I tend to do often--my favorites are from Taylored Expressions and Paper Makeup Stamps. Well, they just sit there. Occassionally I might pull them out but basically they sit. Now tell me, what good is that?

So tonight I just grabbed the top one, which happens to be from Paper Makeup Stamps-the JULY kit..yes, JULY!  I thought I'd just play around with it and see if maybe by some miracle I could use it up!!

So here's what I created with this kit (papers, ribbons, buttons, die cuts, pearls)~ My first card~ I almost didn't show this one as I had forgotten how SU markers and stickles react together..you can see the ugly black stained stickles on his wing..sigh. Lesson learned.





For my layout I used the sketch for this week at Sketchy Thursday, Sketch #122


My second card~



I used a sketch I had saved from the old Stamping Bella forum on SCS.
Here's my final card for today and the kit is mostly used up, so I feel good about that plus I used stamps I haven't used before!




The little details~ PMS July Kit, Teddy Fairy, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, copics, nestabilities, scrappers floss, stickles, Carma Fairy, Francesca the Cat, Cutie Critter Sayings, embossing folders, copic glitter pens,

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18 comments:

Kristel said...

These are really gorgeous cards Danni! Looking great!
Hugs Kristel

Anne said...

Congrats for:

1. Using up stash
2. Creating some great cards with it.

Hoarding is a real afflication for us crafters, I feel so guilty about unused stuff too:)

Anne
x

Chelsea said...

Great cards! Congrats on using your stuff! LOL

Leanne said...

I know exactly what you mean! I'm the same way hee hee! I love each and everyone of these cards! TFS! Hugs, Leanne

Renkata said...

wow Danni, you have been busy.
Such a sweet and cute cards.

Tina said...

Wow, you did an amazing job de-hoarding. Now, don't you feel better?!

Monique said...

What great cards Danni.... I am a hoarder too... but decided a few months back that all my pretty papers that I was hoarding are going out of style.lol... somebody once said to me you can always buy more pretty papers Monique lol....

Allison said...

Such clean designs and great color mixes on each card! Great job!

CraftyC said...

LOL Danni, you sound just like me. I think I wont use half my stash but just knowing its there gives me peace of mind that I didn't miss out. Gorgeous bunch of cards, I love the sailor!
Clairexx

Lynette said...

Great cards, and way to go using up your kit! I've had my Stickles bleed, too:(

Shelly said...

Fabulous cards, Danni!!! And a big hooray for you for using some of your hoard. :)

I buy stuff and don't use it well either. Not because I don't want to use it. I just can't seem to find the right mojo for the items once I have them. roflol

Carma said...

All three of these are absolutely darling!! The images are colored so perfectly for the papers and embellies. I especially like the second one, of course. :)

Kathy Bradley said...

Danni,
All 3 are adorable and are all bright and happy cards. I especially love the last card with the kitty cat - too cute!

Cyndi said...

beautiful cards! that sounds just like me! i buy , buy, buy then I feel they're too nice to use...yet you would think i would want to play with them!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh Danni!! These cards are so sweet!! I love your coloring...so gorgeous and it looks like you had fun with your stash!! :) YES...I buy too much and then don't know what to do with it or end up buying duplicates!! LOL!! More candy for everyone else!! :)

Peggie said...

What a bunch of fun cards. Fun to use up some stuff so you can buy more. Yeah! lol

Sparkle said...

What darling cards!

Donna said...

what cute cards - love the flower & button embellishment on the 2nd one!

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