Monday, April 30, 2012

A really long post

Yeah.  I know.  I've already posted 2x today.  But they were both DT posts, and I've been busy making cards this weekend!!!  It's been a few weeks since I felt like stamping this much, so I HAD to take the opportunity and run with

Before we start, I've gotta brag for just a little bit here.  I went to a "garage sale" at a local craft store this weekend.  Basically what happens is people bring in their old stash and price it as they like.  They receive store credit for a percentage of what is sold.  It's HUGE.  TONS of stuff--I found ALL of the retired SU! sets I've been pining for!!!  I spent $46 and some change and literally got about $300 worth of stuff.  BUT, the real surprise find this weekend was....

A bag that cost $7 and had the following in it~

3 BRAND SPANKING NEW Papertrey Ink Sets

 

 

A Time Holtz single stamp

2 Studio G sets (gave one to a friend)

Random birthday stamp sets
 

A swirly stamp set that I'm not so sure about
Acrylic journaling stamps

You guys, the PTI stamp sets were each $24 each!!!!!!!!!!  So, already that put the retail value at almost $75!  On top of that, the rest of the stamps cost around $50 together.  I got $125 in stamps for SEVEN DOLLARS.  Please feel free to be mad at me and be jealous.  But I REALLY needed this!  TOTALLY made my weekend!!!  So, with about 15 new stamp sets to play with (some not pictured), I HAD to spend time in my craft room!!!  Funny, the cards I'm gonna show you don't use any of the sets above...

So, what did I make?  Well, I made some CAS cards using a masking and layer technique paired with some blender pen coloring...

Here's the first one~
Details~



I call it Fire Flower.  I created this card for this week's Less Is More challenge--it's a sketch, friends!  It used the retired SU! set Natural Beauty.  I have coveted this set for about 5 years, and FINALLY got it!  For only about $5!  Beat THAT, eBay!

Okay, the second card is the same "concept" with a bit MORE and some different coloring.

I call it Pink, Pink, Nothing About My Weekend Stinks~
Details~



This one is for the CAS-ual Friday challenge calling for flowers and The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge (my row was flowers, emboss, square card).  I did a little embossing in black and coloring, then ran my panel through my embossing machine with the Swiss Dots folder, then layered the masked flower up.  I like the way that the black is more black after it's embossed, but I don't like the pink as much as the "fire" colors of the first.

Thanks for bearing with me!  Thanks for popping over to take a peek at my cards--and wallowing through my bragging!  It's just so dang exciting!  I hope you come and play along with the three fabulous challenges I've entered!  Happy stamping! :)

31 comments:

Jackie Rockwell said...

Such a pretty card Mynnette! I love the effect you got when you used the embossing folder after you stamped your images!!!

Nancy Y said...

I am sooooooo jealous of those Papertrey Ink stamps, lol!!! Just recently found thier website and fell in love with their stamps! Congratulations on all those fabulous goodies!! Love your two new cards and the technique you used ~ they are both Beautiful!
Nancy xx :D

Sally said...

Two fab CAS designs Mynnette, I really love them both. Wow, what a bargain you got at that "garage sale", I wish someone would do that over here. lol.
Sally x

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Wow that was some great stuff for only 7 bucks!! And SU stuff too, I need to find that sale!lol. Your card is really pretty, love the CAS design!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Players this week!!

Hugs
Shirley April GD

Lisa said...

SCORE!!! So do I see some PTI make it Monday's and blog hops in your future!?! Cute cards girl ;)

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous cards!

TAM said...

Fabulous cards - love them both.
What a fantastic bargain you got at that garage sale - enjoy your new stash.

Debby said...

Great card! And thanks for your visit on my blog!
Debby

Dotty Jo said...

These are stunning Mynette - gorgeous work! Jo x

Jacqueline said...

Mynnette - you spread the love around so much - you deserve a little to come back to you.
Beautiful cards again - your colours are spuperb - Jacqueline xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards - and great bargains!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wowee! Have you heard the saying, "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug!"? Well, you were definitely the bug at that craft sale! That's fabulous, so happy for you! Now go use them!

Vee Ramsden said...

Lovely cards, well done
xxx
Vee

Valerie said...

Two wonderful cards Mynnette, love the wordy background! What an amazing stash you got at the garage sale I'm very envious:)
Val x

Chrissie said...

These are simply fabulous!
I absolutely love them!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Helen in the UK said...

I must admit to being jealous of your wonderful finds at the sale! Enjoy :)

Ildiko said...

Love all those stamps, you been very lucky with the $7 bag, and the cards are stunning. Great to have you as our GDT over at TioT
hugs
Ildiko

Sally H said...

beautiful cards, and well done on your bargains too.

Jack said...

Oh WOW what bargains you got. Love your card too. xx

Jo Street said...

Wow, what a haul, you must have been skipping all the way home. Great cards too.
Jo x

Karen said...

You are one very, very lucky lady - now I'm totally going to ignore you..........! Lol. Gorgeous cards......

Kim B said...

That sale was fantastic!! You lucky girl!! I wish we would do a sale like that near me. I love the card and I am going to try your technique card on your challenge blog too. Hugs,Kim :o)

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous bargain you got there Mynnette and you sound like a very happy bunny! Glad you've had fun with your new stash - the card design you came up with is stunning! I love the ink 'splodge' under your flower and the word background. Vicky x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Mynette petal...you know one can go off another really quickly hehehe...only jesting! It's pure envy lol:) No seriously...you enjoy your crafty bargains and your cards are to die for!
Your MMM time piece is elegantly stunning as usual.
Hugs. Suzanne:)

Daen'Ys said...

I love both cards. Each has its charm.
I like the simplicity of the first with this beautiful flower, and I also like the embossed bottom of the second.
Love the pink and black on white!

Daen'Ys

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous cards Mynette! Love the design of both and the little bit of watercoloring behind each flower...stunning results! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Love these cards the design is great!

Tina
X

Scrapmate said...

Wow, bargains galore. I love the cards.

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous cards! Clean and classy! Congrats on your bargains! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

kingstonmama said...

Lovely cards, Mynnette. Your flowers are gorgeous. Sounds like you made a great haul! Have fun playing with your new stamps. :) Ann

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wow, Mynette, that was an awesome bargain you picked up for so many cool stamps! Your cards came out beautifully! I really like how you added the coloring behind the flower. Really makes them pop! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)