Well, I got one of my stamping goals checked off my list this week, which was to finish up my September birthday cards! I was digging through some old stamped off images that I have in my stash, and discovered these cute Archivers Exclusive birthday bees that I had stamped off from a fellow Splitcoaster at a stamping retreat I was at in March! So they finally got put to use, and the beautiful thing is that they were already stamped off, so I was able to crank out 10 of these cards last night. I used an old layout from a card I did a while back and tweaked it a bit, using fall colors (browns and oranges) and OLD PAPER FROM MY STASH! GIT R GONE, GIRLS, GIT R GONE! I always fall into use-it-up mode this time of year. The patterned paper is old My Mind's Eye Magnolia Serene "Our Family" flowers and "All about me" dots. The brown polka dot is from a Stampin Up "Bella Rose" paper pack.
What tends to happen in use-it-up-mode, is that I set a goal of 10 cards, but inevitably run out of the patterned paper I'm using. So I tweak the papers a bit to use up scraps of a similar colored paper, with the same layout and same colors.
Have a bee-utiful day, everyone!