Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Frugal Embellies?

Well, maybe not. But they are re-purposed and recycled. I have to admit that one of my guilty indulgences is getting a latte at Starbucks. I esp love the pumpkin Spice seasonal latte so tend to go a little crazy from Sept 1 until it departs (in January this year - wahhh). But, this year, I got the bright idea to get something extra out of my expensive habit. I realized I could die-cut shapes from all those corrugated cardboard warmers instead of throwing them out and throwing more money on the cute corrugated embellies that have hit the stores. So, I can finally put that hand-held quickutz die-cutter and alphabet sets to good use. But, initially, I used some quickutz flower dies at archivers to cut out a bunch of flowers. The layout on the right was done there a few weeks ago and the flowers were colored with glimmer mist. I have absolutely no idea whose papers I used on it.

The LO on the left was finished last night. The c.c. flower on the left got stickled only- I wanted to pull some kraft color into that side. The ones on the right were colored with a Jenny Bowlin paint dabber and then stickled. The PP is was a scrap that someone gave me so I am not 100% sure who made it. The CS is Archivers. The little star embellies were from a clearance pack at Tues Morning from some unknown brand. The vellum start paper was bought so long ago that I have no earthly idea where I bought it much less who made it. The title is AC Thickers

BTW, I apologize for the pictures. Not only am I still trying to figure out the best way to take pics of layouts; but, the weather here is snowy, icy and overcast- making "natural light" photos impossible. After multiple attempts, I gave up on "good" photos and satisfied myself with "less bad" :P


  1. I love the corrugated shapes! Much better than the pricey store option. Love the layout of your hubby! Very nice.

  2. Thanks. I am just not loving that other LO but can't figure out what is wrong with it. Very annoying

  3. Great layouts! Love that used paint!

    As for picture taking just use natural light (no flash) and crop. If you have photoshop you can enhance the color. Hope this helps :)

  4. Thanks, Angie... I'll keep trying- assuming my picture taking and sunlight ever coincide again :P