Friday, April 13, 2018

Remember When?

While attending Creativation this past January a few designers and I were talking about the old stuff in our stash. The stuff we could not live without a decade (or two in my case) ago and how we never use it anymore. We thought it would be fun to create a blog hop in which we used those old treasures. I have to tell you that I had a really good time with this and it rekindled my desire for things I have forgotten about. After you get done reading my blog please leave a comment to be entered for a change to win a really cute coffee stamp set by CTMH. Also, make sure you visit each blog listed below for a chance to win a goodie at each stop!

I decided to break out a Close To My Heart set I had put together over ten years ago:
 I stamped  a few images on a piece of white cardstock:
 I hate to admit this, but I have several Close to My Heart markers and have never used them. I thought for sure they would be completely dried up. To my surprise most were not! One of the colors was a bit on the dry side, however I loved what it looked like when I went over the image with a blender after. I also did not know that CTMH markers are alcohol markers. They probably were one of the first on the market (these are that old) and they are really GOOD! I might like them better than Copics. I might start selling again because I totally loved the markers and the ink pads! Yep, those old ink pads still worked.

I ended up cutting out the little pots and planters, placing them on pop dots and stamping the flowers. I used the watercolor pencils on the flowers and added a little pearl to the center. I assembled my cards from there.





Even though the products I used were over a decade old the results are current and pretty! Don't forget to hop on through and leave comments at all your stops!

Anita Scroggins - https://goo.gl/WRGz6V

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

18 comments:

Marie Nicole Designs said...

Betz, these turned out really cute!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Super cute cards :) i love how you combined the elements so creatively. xoxo

Donna said...

These cards are darling. Make me long for spring.

Erin Reed said...

super cute cards!!!

Cathy Frailey said...

Those are adorable- love the buttons!

Becs said...

Love these! You’re cards are always so cute!

Katie Lamb said...

These are lovely

Amy Martin said...

Super cute cards!!

Terry Bouquet said...

I still have many of the papers from years ago when I was a consultant for close to my heart. I still use them. I am amazed that the edges are still crisp and white as when I first bought them. I too, have my original close to my heart markers. And I just checked them. They still are fluid!

Sue D said...

So cute with the pots, plants and buttons.
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Ladonna Caperton said...

Very cute cards!

Michelle said...

Such a great idea for a Hop! You're cards turned out great, I especially love the one with the lavender buttons. I was just looking at my button stash recently and wondering if I'd ever use them all. Thanks so much for sharing!

Gail T said...

Cute springtime cards! Even though we are in the middle of an ice storm here in MI, your adorable spring cards give me hope that warmer weather is on the way! TFS!

Cherished said...

Beautiful cards. Love the "Remember when" Theme.

Chai Dackermann said...

I love the beautiful spring cards. Thank you for sharing.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are so pretty! It think it's such a cool idea to use up some old stash. I certainly have enough of it myself! Love the patterned paper! This is a fun hop - I am your newest follower. I'd be so happy if you would hop over and follow me too:
http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/

Have a great evening!
Kitty

LisaM said...

Super cute cards!

F. Andre said...

Lovely cards. It speaks to the quality of the products that they still work after so many years. This hop has been so much fun.