Sunday, September 2, 2012

Anything Goes" with Optional Sketch - Challenge #20

I swear... I spend more time organizing my craft supplies than I do crafting. This week's organization project was doing something to more adequately store my cricut cartridges to make them easily accessible since MY GYPSY IS DEAD and I refuse to replace it! Last summer Okieladybug made this post about cartridge storage on her blog. I was all ready to go to work and use this storage idea. I even went so far as to buy the Really Useful Boxes. I decided I didn't want to do the work required and ended up returning them a few days later. Fast forward to this week when my friend Helen lit a fire under me and convinced me to do it rather than buy those pricey cartridge storage boxes they sell at Michael's and JoAnn's.  *I would have needed eight or nine of them which would have cost me a pretty penny.* So I bit the bullet, made the little individual boxes and got it done. And it really didn't take me as long as I thought it would. So I said all that to say, that instead of crafting I've been doing more organizational stuff. If I could manage to stop buying crafty stuff, the need to continually organize would probably disappear.

With the help of a simple sketch posted over at Jackson's Digital Expressions, I did manage to make a card  this evening, naturally using scraps out of my scrap drawer. *I will be so glad when they're all used up!* This will be the second time I've participated in a challenge over there.

I've been wanting to use these CTMH sentiment stamps and found that the birthday cake digi stamp in my digital stash would be perfect. The outside reads: "You know you're getting older when..." and the inside reads: "the candles cost more than the cake!"

Quick lesson today: If you quit buying stuff, the need to continually organize will diminish. Less time spent organizing means more time spent crafting. *Ask me how that works out for me in the coming months!"

Thanks for looking!


  1. Very cute card Karen. Thanks for playing along at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  2. Hi, Karen! I love your wonderful design point of view on the sketch. I love you work, anyway, and this is just another shining example of why I do. The texture created by combining the two embossing folders, that fabulous belly band and of course your "angle" on the sketch all work together perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. Good Luck!
    Chana, Founder/DT Coordinator

  3. Love your adorable birthday card. The orange color is fabulous!