Whew!  All these personal challenges to use things I’ve bought and haven’t touched are killing me!  So many of my cards lately are not my norm – makes me wonder why I bought all this stuff in the first place.

I can’t believe what a difference having a little more space to work in can make to the creative process.  I used to have to clear everything off my worktop so I could use the cuttlebug or the paper cutter, etc.  Not having to drag them out and put them away every time I make a card is great (and will be even better if I can get Mr. Bee to install another worktop…)

I’m hoping this weekend will see the installation of some closet doors and maybe some shelving in the closet that is slated for my craft supplies (I will be sharing the room with some overflow items from our t.v. room so it’s not 100% a craft room but it’s close enough!).  Then I can move the last few things out of my old room and get that room repurposed.

Anyway, on to the card…

This was an easy one!  I paper pieced the cup (watercoloured the “tea” inside) and cut it out with my nesties.  The card only took about 15 minutes to make (really fast for me) and I got to use this great MME paper that I bought a few months ago.  The ribbon is ancient stuff that I bought at Costco – it seemed like a good deal at the time but hardly any of the colours go with my papers and cardstock.  Live and learn.

I used some retired In Colour cardstock for the base (Marigold Morning).  I decided to group my In Colour CS by the year it came out instead of by individual colour in the future.  It will help me use it up and will also eliminate the need for so many hanging file folders in my CS cabinet.

Not sure if I have anything blog-worthy tomorrow…my latest card is a bit humble…