Friday, February 5, 2016

I had a paint company come yesterday and he will send me an estimate today to paint the entire inside of the house. They will also fix nail pops, caulk around the kitchen and clear up any drywall tape that is coming undone. I am excited but the thought of moving all the "stuff" in my craft room just overwhelms me. Turns out his wife and daughter make cards also and he asked to see some of mine! He was really complimentary about them. They will paint the sunroom first for me and then I can start moving stuff in there for their permanent home. I need to get busy and pick out the furniture I want in that room. It's a shame the carpet people can't just follow them from room to room and get it all done at once without having to move everything twice. The good news is I will be able to sort through everything and purge. I have too much stuff and don't use it or don't remember that I have it.

The card I'm sharing today is an example of my "stuff". I bought a set of, I guess you would call them stickers, from QVC many years ago. It is many pages of raised stickers and at the time I was going to use them for scrapbooks. They are beautiful but that didn't happen and I still have a drawer full of them. I really love them but they didn't go with anything that I was scrapbooking so I broke them out and put a set on todays card.  A tag on the front and a strip inside. I'm truly trying to be creative and use up my stuff. It is so hard for me to get rid of things and that's why I have so much (that I don't use). I bought so many things to use for scrapbooks and never used any of it. Now I want to figure out how to incorporate it into cards and still be able to use the things I love.  I only want to put things I really use all the time in the new craft room. That in itself will crowd the room! Be kind to one another.



10 comments:

  1. Lucky you getting a fresh new look to the inside of your house...and purging and simplifying sounds good for the soul too!! What a great way to use up stickers...I may have already passed a whole binder full of stickers to my daughter...I know what you mean about using what you have or find another home for it! Great card!! Have a wonderful weekend, Brenda!

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  2. Oh how great it will be to have the inside all new! I'm on a mission like you & I too am really overwhelmed with it! So hard to know where to even start! Love this sweet card, Brenda! Great idea to use the stuff you love & you can always get something new if you need it for a scrapbook page! Hugs, Greta

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  3. Good luck with the painting and overhaul!! I'm in the midst of a huge reorganization/clean-up/purge of my craft room and it's overwhelming me!! Your card is so beautiful!! Yay for using up old supplies!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Great card, Brenda. Well done on using up some of your old stash. Good luck with sorting out all your craft stuff. Hope the decorating goes well and isn't too disruptive for you. xx

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  5. Hi Brenda,
    New paint is exciting!
    Adorable card, good luck with the sorting and purging!!
    xx

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  6. Exciting times ahead for you. I go tmy craft room finally last year and it was daunting looking at everything that needed to be moved but I did it bit by bit. I love he colours on your card and the design. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. OMgoodness, I get tired just reading about all of the work you have ahead of you. lol It will be beautiful when you are all done. Very sweet card!

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  8. Eep, I'm so excited that you made the call and got the ball rolling! And what a cool guy to ask to see your cards ~ that's the man you want painting your house if he appreciates the artistry in homemade cards! Whoo-Hoo!! Awesome!! And, look at you, that card looks fantastic with the store-bought stickers used outside and in! I'm proud of you for using up your stash, Brenda! I just wish I could be there to help you purge, move into the sunroom, and organize it all. I love that process. Unfortunately, darn it, I already have too many trips planned for this year. But I'll be there in spirit cheering you on and I look forward to seeing pictures and hearing about the progress!! Enjoy your day! Love and Hugs, Darnell

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  9. Adorable card! Excited that you are getting some things done around the house. It seems to be a small world after all! The paint guy being aware of cardmaking and asking to see your cards is very special. Take care.

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  10. Goodness Brenda, that must have been a long time ago because QVC hasn't had crafty stuff in a long while. lol I know because I used to buy crafty stuff from them too and have things I haven't used as well. You did a great job using some of these stickers. They look so cute on this card! The painting and carpeting sounds so wonderful! I know it will be a lot of work, but once it is done, you will feel so good at how things look. And a new craft room to boot! How fabulous for you my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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