Thursday, January 21, 2010

Friends to the End

Hello there! So I've finally done it, it been on my mind for a while to play along with Jessica Witty's 10 Minute Scrap Pile Challenge and Nichole's Scrap-tastic Challenge. Two of my favorite designers in the whole wide world, I mean who doesn't look up to these super talented ladies!

Here is what came up out of my scrap pile... It actually came about out of a necessity to clean my work space, the mess had gotten out of hand and there was no room to create. There were too many good things, so I couldn't just toss everything into the scarp pile and forget about them. I really need to set up a scrap organization system like Ashley's, see her tidy idea here.

I started with the pink strip up top, it was already conveniently attached to a white card base. The kraft polka dot piece was a test piece for this card (to see if I would like the look of stamped polka dots before I actually stamped them onto the card base). The scallops came from an envelope full of unused punched borders.
The buttons on the twine were on my work area as is. The button color just wasn't quite right for the original card, so off it went. The raspberry ribbon is a scrap that I think came off of a gift, but I've had it forever.

Last is the sentiment label, it is actually a new piece made specifically for this card. Since it wasn't an actual scrap, I though it would be neat to cut a portion off and make it look like it originally was a scrap. Fooled ya didn't I! :)

Didn't think to take a before picture. When I started, I didn't know I was going to make a scrappy card. Oh well, it isn't necessary.

Wow, I've been very chatty today! Must be from the excitement of the CHA Super Show coming up! Can't wait to meet you guys! As always, thanks for spending some time with me today and sorry to talk your ear off. :)


Friends to the End: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Background Basics: Diamonds, Vintage Labels & Mixed Messages
  • Ink: Summer Sunrise, Versamark & SU Craft White
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise & White
  • Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Vintage Buttons, DMC Floss, Raspberry GG Ribbon, Scalloped Border Punch, Corner Rounder


  1. Very cute! I love all the bright colors and the ribbon under and above the label is beautiful!

  2. I just love the unique design elements on this card. Great work!

  3. Oh, good grief is that card cute or what?! Love it! Love the border dots at the bottom, and the partial label and the buttons on floss and... did I mention everything yet? Hope to run into you at CHA! Be sure to stop me if you see me so we can chat!

  4. Scrap card??? Really? I don't believe toiled and sweated and worked super hard to hand pick every element. LOL Gorgeous Maile!

  5. wowza...that is one gorgeous scrap card!!!!

  6. wow! I certainly can't make such a pretty card with my scraps!! Your scrap pile must be amazing! =) love your fabulous design as always!! Hope you have a great time at CHA!!! =)

  7. I hope one day I'll be able to turn my scraps in a card as beautiful as yours!! Not that I don't have enough scraps though ... lol. Have a good time at CHA!

  8. Cool card, love the string through the buttons idea!

  9. dude, your scraps are better than mine!! you REALLY know how to use your scraps:) great card!!

  10. Meile...what can I say, your card blows me away again. Great colors, awesome layout.

  11. HI, Maile
    I'm so glad to have found your blog! I was looking at the Stamp It! magazine and I realized that all of the cards I liked were yours! Your designs are just beautiful. I can't wait to see what you'll share next!

    Cindy :)