Hi, my name is Cindy and I'm a hoarder. I've finally admitted I have a problem and now I'm trying to deal with it. Have you seen the program on hoarding? It's like a car wreck, you don't want to look, but you can't tear your gaze away from it. And yet, when I walk into my craft room I see the signs of potential trouble - my room has spilled into the hallway (just storing a couple of things there). So, I started cleaning about a week ago and have carried out 3 kitchen sized garbage cans to the garage for sorting. Things that can be recycled are placed in the recycle bin and everything else is either set aside for a garage sale or pitched. Today I found a small package of teeny tiny frogs I purchased in Wakulla Springs, Florida in January, of 2008. They were still in the bag with the receipt. When I think of all the frog cards I've sent without these little gems, I could cry. I've found calendars from 2006 (well, they might have made good backgrounds)..., tourist books from travels (they might look good scrapbooked)...place mats??? The list goes on. Four bags of cotton balls, a hundred acrylic boxes from purchased products (how many windows can you cut in cards, anyway?), a huge stack of wildlife magazines (which might have text I could use), enough cardboard to cover our house (it makes good die-cuts), pheasant feathers???, a big box of printed Christmas cards left over from before I started to make them - from card-making software - just fold in 4ths and mail...four packages of glossy paper so I could practice some techniques but by the time I was ready to practice, the paper was in hiding so I ordered some more...six specific scrapbooks with extra pages filled with memorabilia in a plastic pocket waiting for someday...a hash pipe belt buckle (honest, I haven't seen that in 40 years)...well, you get the idea. We evolve. I used to use Clipture clip art to print and cut out die cuts. Now I have rubber stamps and dies for use with my Cuttlebug. My early attempts to make cards seem very amateurish now.
I planned to add Magnolia Australian Tilda but she covered up too much of this image, so I will save her for another day and just go with the background.
Paper: DCWV Safari Chic, Stash; Stamps: Make it Crafty Australian House, unknown sentiment; Ribbon: Stash; Copics: [Roof C3, C7][Background B91, E33 Airbrushed][House E34, E35, E57, E47, E37, E39, B000, R24, N0][Flowers R29, G17][Trees G24, YG17, YG67]