Tales from a Messy Desk

Plowing through those random scraps and bits and bobs left on my desk, here’s what happened:

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When I first got this great camera die (Sizzix), I punched a bunch (out of scraps, of course!) and I’ve been gleefully using them. The letters are from a Hero Arts alphabet die (attached using my fine tipped Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura), the background paper is from American Crafts.

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The card base is World Win paper, the print is (I think) an old one from Making Memories). The Inque chipboard was stamped using VersaMagic chalk ink. Happy Happy Birthday from American Art Stamps.

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What’s on YOUR desk????

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Fabulous Finds Friday — Seasonal Distress…

… and by seasonal distress I don’t mean the anxiety kind! I mean the Seasonal Distress Inks produced for a limited time by Ranger and Tim Holtz.

I had barely enough time to play with the fall colors when it was time for the winter hues! So here we go:

I ran a piece of glossy scrap card stock through a Cuttlebug folder and rubbed it with the Distress winter inks: festive berries, evergreen bough and iced spruce. The piece was trimmed, edged in gold, be-ribboned and attached to a red card. The chipboard sentiment is from a Brenda Walton K&Company box ‘o chips that I got A YEAR Ago (gasp) and was hoarding until the right moment. That moment is now.

Another Cuttlebug-embossed background (a collage background from Tim), same process.

And because I needed to STAMP, here’s one more:

Could I have gone any simpler?  This is so plain it’s a little embarrassing and kinda dorky. But how fast and easy was this? (You can’t see it very well, but the poinsettias (Hero Arts) are dotted with Distress Rock Candy Stickles.

One final Distress Ink card, this one using the Fall palette:

(Yes, you’ve sort of seen this before. I just added a sentiment and some pearls to the card I posted here.)

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