One woman's remnant, is another woman's reward. Every single garage sale/estate sale I have ever been to has had at least one bag of miscellaneous sewing notions: buttons, lace, beads, and threads for cheap. Or, I've seen them tossed curbside after not selling them in their brief sale.
What a wonderful idea -- I too love remnants and look for them at yard sales. I never leave Wal-Mart without first looking through their remnants! My 11-year-old grandson loves to be creative and I've been trying to find something for him to do with his talent and this would be fun for us both! Thank you for sharing, and you are truly an inspiration. I applaud you for living your Christian life outloud!
Lynda from TX :
I love your imagination already ! I'd be thrilled if the next time you produce such an interesting & wonderful card to think of us here & upload a pic or a scan of it - so we can really see it ! I too, am a big believer in "trash to treasure" & find it a fun challenge to create from other peoples "clutter" !
You seem to me to be a very special person with a terribly special gift to work such magic !
Thanks for the great uplifting post !!
& Linda in Alabama :
Your grandson could be your most valuable helper I'm sure your aware of that already !
Have you considered having him work the stamp pad & rubber stamp on gift bags or wrapping paper ?
After he creates the first layer of handiwork - you could take over the project so that you can "help" too with details like addressing ...
Just a thought :)
I like your thinking, Girl! I'm going to look for my old cards tonight. Thanks a bunch!
Thanks so much for your wonderful inspiring ideas. I love to make cards, too, for family, friends and soldiers as inexpensively as possible. There are so many embellishments and machines on the market today that I could invest a fortune. But the challenge to me is making a card using things I have on hand and "finds" from unsuspecting places. Thanks again for your inspiration.
This is one of my favorite articles at ThriftyFun. Every single time is published in the newsletter I read it slowly. I love repurposing and making beautiful art out of found objects. I think of the history of my items. I think of their stories that have been told. I do own all the expensive cardmaking tools on the market. Many of them don't bring me happiness or creativity when I use them. What I do find that brings me happiness is a pretty card from a thrift store, a spool of ribbon, buttons from a pretty blouse and the fabric from the blouse. My simple tools make me the happiest. When I set down to create I make something beautiful. When I set down and use my expensive tools I create a disaster and projects that I am not very proud of. Yes, I really love this article. It is one of the most beautiful articles about crafting on the Internet. Thank you for sharing with us. I bet your cards are beautiful.
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