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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Jules crafty snippets

Hello there.
Before you begin reading any further I must warn you that this is a picture heavy post. Get a cuppa and make yourself comfortable.

I mentioned last week that I was going to take photos of my snippets to shame me into using more of them. Well, I have....are you ready for this?...

This is my pile of paper snippets. It`s actually not as bad as it looks (honest) and quite a lot of them are digi papers. I`ve had to put them on the spare bed because there are too many to fit on the desk properly.

And this pile is my card snippets. Now this is really worse than it looks on here. You can`t see properly how deep the pile is. I am quite ashamed of this little lot. I was going to put them on our bed because it`s much larger but there is glitter card in among that lot and I didn`t think Alan would be very pleased to wake up next morning covered in glitter lol.
But....



Look at it now.
Being the cheapskate that I am I only bought 4 plastic boxes (£1 each from Poundland) and utilised some old biscuit tins for the rest. I will get more plastic boxes eventually. All the card has been sorted into colour and boxed up making it really easy to find and also keeping it from getting damaged. I used to keep it all in a large underbed storage box and then had to rake through it. The Papermill box has got gold, silver and sparkley card in and I`ve another one that all my paper snippets fit nicely into. So much better than before and now that I can get at easier I`m using it alot more already.
My white card is still in the large box for now and in all fairness to myself, most of it is the bits you get when you make a square card from an A4 sheet so that will get used for smaller images and sentiments.
I will take another photograph at Christmas time to see how the pile has diminshed.

Right after all that I`d better show you a card.
Both the DP`s are from Kameo Crafts but different sets.
The image is my old favourite Agapanthus Cluster from Stampendous, stamped in Versacolour Evergreen.
The sentiment is by Personal Impressions.
I`ve added 2 butterflies because I got ink on one bit and a faded bit on another. This was my 4th attempt at stamping this and I`d had enough lol.


Edited to add;  I`ve just seen Jules snippet stash. I don`t feel half so bad now ha ha !





Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

20 comments:

  1. Tee hee Lynne .. .. I love making people feel better about themselves LOL!!!

    I dread to think what mine would look like if I tipped them all out on the bed .. .. eeekkk!!!

    Never mind at least I am working on reducing it!!

    Thank you for sharing your snippet collection and your lovely card (I am assuming this was made with your snippets .. .. and if not .. .. why not?!!!! LOL!!).

    Love Jules xx

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  2. Lynne I am impressed......and doesn't your paper look great now all in their new boxes.
    Love your card the stamp is lovely and such beautiful colours.

    Anne

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  3. Well done on the organising, of course now you have somewhere to keep it you will find it grows even more LOL!
    Linbyx

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  4. Hi Lynne, I;'ll bet you each and everyone of us cardmakers have snippets to match, well done A, for using them and B, for sorting yours out, I'm impressed:0) Your card's beautiful, I love that agapanthus stamp, it's one of my favourites, have a great week, Gay xxx

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  5. Such a beautiful card, and hardly cost a penny lol.
    I think I may have as much as you, but never get to use them, why? I never think of them.

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  6. A beautiful card Lynn, love the stamped image and colours. Thank you for making me giggle.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. I think us crafters are the ultimate recyclers as I can't bear to throw anything away lol. Love the snippet mountain and can't wait to see it again at christmas.

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  8. I bet you feel great now its all organised! I will try to photograph mine this week - although my stash isn't as impressive as yours!

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  9. My snippet stash is organised Lynne and I use it as I go along but it's like the magic porridge pot and never seems to diminish! Beautiful agapanthus card today! Vx

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  10. I love that Agapanthus stamp and the card you've made with it.

    Hee hee . . . quite a lot of snippets to use up there mate . . . better get crafting! LOL!

    Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Gorgeous card Lynne. Love the fresh green and fab stamp - I've seen loads of people use this one and finally ordered it myself, but I got the cling version and it seems quite small.

    I felt quite good after I saw Jules' massive collection of snippets, but I've definitely got more than you... I need to get mine properly organised too! Lisa x

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  12. You do realise that you and Jules have put me on a mission to colour coordinate and organise my snippets now? As if my OCD isn't bad enough, lol!!

    Just love this card Lynne; that's one of my favourite stamps and is at the top of my wish list. The green is such a restful colour. xx

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  13. Gorgeous card Lynne & oh my i have lots of snippets like that too...think i will have to put them to some use :D
    hugs and xxx

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  14. Lynne you've been so organised - all my scraps are in three large drawers and I have to admit that I don't always check in them!! I keep adding to them :)

    Love the agapanthus card - so pretty!

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  15. Hey Lynn, thanks for sharing those pics and how clever you are to sort them out really well. I need to get organized with my papers, you know.

    Love your monotone card... very pretty.

    xxx Monica

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  16. Love your storage solution Lynne, it's a never ending battle for me to keep my scraps in some sort of order.
    Your card is beautiful, I love the floral image and I love the green tones you have used, makes for a really elegant card.
    Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog recently,
    Love Sarita xx

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  17. gorgeous card...i don't feel so bad but then i think some of mine are mixed in with normal papers aherm....

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  18. Gorgeous card, don't think I'm brave enough to show my snippet collection!!!

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  19. Lovely organised snippets and gorgeous card you've made with them :)

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  20. Lovey card Lynne, green is my favourite colour so I love this combo. That's quite a pile of snippets you've got, thankfully I don't think mine is that big lol! Hope to play along this week with Jules, didn't get an opportunity last week.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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