Saturday, April 16, 2011

Using what you have

This post is dedicated to using up what you have. I realized that I had been in a shopping frenzy...a bit of self imposed retail therapy if you will. Then I saw a video of a woman who was out of control with her shopping and placed myself on a strict diet: Use up what you have.
These are the result of my marbling technique. Love the Martha Stewart punch used on this one. Isn't that background awesome. All it took was a few different colors of Distress Inks and a fabulous embossing folder.
I love the way these turned out. I decided to stamp the same image on the background paper and spritzed with a bit of Glimmer Mist. I cut out the flowers, put them through various embossing folders, inked them and popped them up on foam dots. I used the Fiskars Threading Water punch on the bottom. Cute.
Keep on inking.
Until then.


  1. Our minds must be on the same page, you up what you have!!! (not that I could ever do Love what you do with ink, an embossing folder and your great mind!

  2. the colors on rich and pretty! Good job using up what you've got....inspiration for sure!!

  3. I really needed a reminder that I must, must use what is on hand and resist the constant urge to buy more goodies. I really appreciate your thoughtful reminder. Love the colors of your projects and the mix of flowers and embossed paper. Thanks so much