christmas 2009 scrapbook page
my new copic marker storage

scrap-tastic challenge

Happy New Year everyone! I felt like 2009 just flew by me and I still need to take time to stop and look back to remember everything that happened in the past year. The holidays have been busy for us, but the next few days will be quiet before the girls head back to school and Chad back to work on Monday.

It's also time again for the senior Papertrey Ink design team challenge. This month the challenge was to create a project using scraps. We all have them and I am sure you all are like me and keep more than you need to. But I love them!


Right under my work desk I have a drawer designated for my scraps. That's one thing I have found, I have to have a home for my scraps or I start making piles everywhere. Having this drawer has been perfect and makes clean up so easy. I just drop the scraps right down into the drawer. And, yes it looks full, and every so often I have gone through and cleaned/thinned it out, but I really do go to my drawer often and use papers that are in there before I cut up a brand new sheet of cardstock.


So, I dug through my drawer and pulled a bunch of cardstock that I had stamped for previous projects. I made myself a nice pile on my desk.


For my project, I decided to use a 1" square punch and punched squares from the various stamped cardstock pieces that I had pulled. All the little squares lined up on my desk look like quilt squares, don't you think? I started lining them up and laying them out in different variations until I got something I liked.


Here's my finished card. I loved the quilted look and I love the combinations of colors and patterns that I may not have put together otherwise. It's another way to work outside of the box when you are making projects. You might surprise yourself with what you end up with!


Check out what the other senior design team members came up with for this challenge: Nichole, Betsy, Becky, Michelle, Lisa, and our guest designer Jessica Witty.

Between yesterday and today's proejcts, my square punches are getting a work out!

Stop back again soon - I have a fun new little storage solution to share with you soon :) I love it and I know that you will love it too!

Quilted Best Wishes Card

stamps: Giga Guide Lines (sentiment), Background Basics: Diamonds, Guide Lines, Damask Designs, Background Basics: Text Style, Polka Dot Basics, Polka Dot Basics II (Papertrey Ink)

ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Tea Dye Duo: Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)

cardstock: white, kraft, Rustic White, Spring Moss, Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)

other: Ocean Tides twill, Dark Chocolate vintage mix button, Rustic Cream button twine (Papertrey Ink), wide oval punch (Stampin' Up!), 1" square punch (EK Success), dimensionals