Thursday, February 27

Just Because

I sat down last night with every intention of making all my samples for the March release and managed to get several cards done....none of which incorporated any of the March stamps *sigh* lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Love Quotes', 'Spring Blooms', 'Dandelion Dreams' & 'Say It In Style' / Pattern Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Pad 'Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes' / Tools - Clearly Besotted Dies 'Tag Along Die Collection'

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Spring Blooms', 'Dandelion Dreams' & 'Say It In Style' / Speciality Paper - Papertrey Ink 'Linen Vellum'

Thank you for all your kind comments on my video post below (I was very nervous, in case you couldn't tell lol).  For me personally, I am a lot more productive when I have less products to choose from....not sure I could reduce my staple supplies any further but that won't stop me from trying LOL xxx

23 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Stephanie!
Isn't it odd how we often get sidetracked but I'm so glad you did as your cards, as always, are awesome. Hugs x

PS - thank you for my last order and freebie, very remiss of me not saying so before now. x

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

I really like your first card. And yes, having too many products to choose from also makes my crafting a bit tidious sometimes.

♥Gemma♥ said...

These are truly stunning Steph...you might not got what you wanted done but at least you had fun playing with your other stamps!!

Can't wait to see March's release!!

Its funny you saying you are more productive when you have less to choose from because i was talking to my other-half last night about how more productive i am when i go to a friends house to craft because there isn't much products to choose from and that's down to having different taste's in designs.
Here's an example...when i go to my friends i can make any where between 5 and 15 cards in one night but if i was home it could take me all night to make 1 or 2 cards so i have now decided to cut my craft stuff down so thank you for opening my eyes and inspiring me!

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Jane said...

Two very beautiful cards. So fresh and sunny just like Spring weather!

Marianne said...

beautiful cards

Tracey said...

These are so beautiful Steph!! Loving them!! xx

Katie Berberich said...

I'm with you on that, the fewer the better. The less you have, the more creative you must be. Such sweet cards as ever sweetie.
Katie xx

Debbie said...

These are beautiful Stephanie.Love the clean lines and the main focus of the stamps.Loved the video that you posted yesterday.Wow such organisation and everything at your fingertips.It just shows that we don't need everything.... Must get my stash more organised and not hang onto the stuff that I don't use anymore.My dies and stamps are the most important to me especially the ones I've got from you recently so you and your storage of crafty bits have inspired me.Fab video.I also recently watched the video on your shop tab of how to use the dies and stamps together from you-great tips.Hugs Debbie x

Marion said...

Fab cards and now I need more stamp sets!!! No way can I cut back on supplies when your cards show how much I "need" these sets.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous cards Stephanie -stunning! I can understand what you mean about being more productive, Too much choice just isn't a good thing! xx

Carola said...

Hi Stephanie

Both cards are very pretty. I like how you arranged the beautiful flowers in the jars and I also like the colours very much.

Yesterday I watched your video and I was really asthonished how little space you need to make such beautiful cards. I guess one thing is sure: the more you have, the less you find *lol* and I think I should more often figure out what I REALLY need. I try to take you as an inspiration and go "back to the basics".

Have a nice day!

Kind regards
Carola

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovin that jar!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous cards as always Stephanie and can't wait to see what's in store for the March release. x

Sue said...

Stunning cards Stephanie. I love your CAS designs with those gorgeous flowers and fabulous sentiments too.
Sue xx

Claire Boyd said...

I am so glad that you were sidetracked since we would not have had the pleasure of these beautiful cards. I have just watched your video & I am 100% impressed. You work in such a small area & you are so tidy ! You will be my inspiration & I will endeavour to tidy a little

Gibmiss said...

Hi Stephanie
Fabulous cards.... Loved your video... It would take me a day to video all my Stash....
Hugs sylvie xx

Nancy L. said...

LOVe the CAS cards!!!!!

cm said...

Joining with the others praising the beauty of your cards here; both are guaranteed to perk up spirits, as they certainly have mine! Your video is amazing; inspiring, engaging, warm...so wonderful to see YOU in real life, in your real space! You manage to create magic with what you have, and that, alone, is inspiration for me to do the same. Well, with one exception: I *need* to add more CB to my collection!
c

Lee-Anne said...

Stephanie, your cards are so spring like...love them both. And, I am looking so forward to the sneak peeks of the upcoming release :) Thanks for taking the time to comment on my cards today...I really appreciate it!

Karen B said...

Amazing how we employ these delaying tactics Stephanie........but fab end results. Well, not sure about less crafty items - I'm off to the Make It show at Farnborough today so will be adding to my stash for sure!!!

Karen x

Linny said...

These cards are brilliant Stephanie. I love the look of CAS but cant seem to get it right myself.

I have far to much stuff, so have been getting rid of what I will never use. I have the same problem as others have said, to much stuff, to know what to use first.
Thanks for your brilliant stamps and dies. Im getting a bit of a collection of them now. Linda x

Vivienne Holden said...

'The best laid plans' and all that jazz! It's amazing how sidetracked we get isn't it! In your case, I'm glad 'coz we get so see yet more fabulousness from the stamp range already on offer. Now we can eagerly anticipate the new release previews!
Double whammy! xxx

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful, Stephanie! I love the colors and how you paired different sets to create them...adding them to my wishlist!