Monday, August 4, 2008

30/30 Challenge Countdown Day 3 Christmas in July

Card Clutch Pattern by Rochelle found {here}
Jen's 30/30 Challenge found {here}

So a girl out of her favorite adhesive (Scotch Brand double sided tape) running low on other adhesives starts to think of Christmas in JULY! That is right, now that my space is organized I sat down on Sunday afternoon and wrote out a Christmas list (a hand made) Christmas list. So when I was done I counted up how many card keepers I would need to make and the answer was 12. So I came up with a pattern that I liked using my older stamps made up a sample then cut, punched, colored and pieced my way 'til I had five more sets ready for adhesive. So that quick I have some Christmas gifts ready to go.

The entire time I was thinking to myself Self, why do you think I need the latest and greatest supplies? I never thought of it before I started my blog, back then everything I had I used and loved. Now it is a Rush to get the latest and greatest and let me tell you one stamp company knows how to sell me the latest and greatest and knows how to make me want it. (I went to business school, I know the drill on how to focus and sell to a group of people, I understand the tricks and psychology involved yet I let it happen to me.) Not anymore! Jen's challenge has brought back the love for the stuff I own, what is old is new again RETRO is the word. So in the future if you come to my blog to see me craft with the latest and greatest, it probably won't be found, what you will find are hand crafted items made with the products I love, the products I have on hand and are RETRO.

My other thoughts were why do I have to wait for the new SU Catalog or the New PTI release to start my Christmas crafting, I have what I need to do the job on hand. Don't get me wrong I am sure I will be purchasing the new PTI colors because I have fallen in love with the Palette Inks possibly even a new release stamp set. But my new focus is going to be on the basic tools: ADHESIVE, ENVELOPES and did I say ADHESIVE! LOL!!

Product list...
SU RETRO stamp set "Tags and More"
SU RETRO stamp set "Riveting"
SU RETRO Wasabi ink, ribbon and Card Stock
SU RETRO Purely Pomegranate ink and Card Stock
SU RETRO Blue Bayou ink
SU aqua painter
GP white card stock
Glue Dots
CM corner rounder
Circle punches

Happy Stamp Day!


Cheryl said...

Yay for you Sara!!! Good lesson to be learned from you. Thanks. I needed that. This clutch is beautiful. You did a fantastic job.

Robyn said...

Oh Sara....I have been following on this challenge....I think I will try it but only after I get my JustRite Monogram Stamper today...a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! LOL You have brought a new perspective to my life thanks.

Wanda. said...

Just TOO cute Sara. You know how much I LOVE snowmen!!!