Saturday, September 21, 2013


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop! For this hop we will be featuring the letter R. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their R element will be featured in their post. If you came from Scrappy Therapy then you're on the right track!

R is for RED ... in this case specifically RUBY, which is a Close To My Heart color.

Once again I put my crazy haphazard method of creating in place. It seems to me that red goes with EVERY other color. A pop of red ALWAYS works. OK ... I might be a little too positive about that, but I love red. In order to prove my theory I took out a full package of the Ruby Mini Medleys from Close To My Heart. My goal was to empty the package! I can always buy another one. I nearly did it BUT those mini medley packs are full of more things than you think!!! Here are the cards I made. Did any of these color combos surprise you?

NOTE ... my haphazard method it not really a method. It's truly haphazard. I take scraps of this and pieces of that and stamp sets that are within my reach. A flurry of activity follows and before you know it a card is made. I don't follow a sketch or design. It's kind of like how first graders create, uninhibited. The results always vary. I don't always love all the results but I love the method. NO RULES!

Red and Sorbet
Sorbet is a dark peachy CTMH color. I don't prefer this color, but here's the proof that with a pop of red even Sorbet looks good! The flower is from the Mini Medley pack.

Red, Black, Gold
It took longer for the glue to dry under that cute little red clothespin than it did to make this card.  If this card gets in the hands of a scrapbooker she can take the sentiment off and attach it to a page! The clothespin & corduroy buttons are from the Mini Medley pack. There are still leftovers of both.

EVERY kind of Brown goes with Red.
I think is my favorite card from the process. It all happened so fast AND it turned out!! You can't really see the sparkly Ruby buttons here, but they're truly wonderful. I have leftovers but I'm not sad about it.

Red and Purple anyone???
Here you have a fully purple card with two tiny red accents.  I wish you could see how fun and sparkly this is in real life. The doily is sprinkled with Prisma glitter (and now so is most of my house) AND the bakers twine has a string of silver that shines. Of course I have lots more!
Red and Green of course. It's not just for Christmas people.
The sentiment says "Your laughter makes my heart smile".  Isn't that sweet? Here you see the glittery buttons again. AND I took apart the big flower. It turns out there are four corduroy fabric flowers glued together. I almost like them better flattened out. It makes the card more mailable. 

After the mayhem ... There were a couple of pieces left on my table from the projects above after I put most everything away. (I don't work in a craft room so I have to put away all kinds of separate boxes so my family doesn't have to look at the mess. And trust me it's a GINORMOUS mess.) I didn't want to take each piece to it's designated area so ... I made another card ... FAST! AND I did manage to use up the corduroy flowers in the Mind Medley pack.
In case you're wondering what happened to some of the other colors in the rainbow ... everyone knows red goes with blue! Pink & orange are kind of a slam dunk too since they both have red in them!

Thanks for looking. Your next stop along the way is Lisa's Stamping and Scrapping.


  1. Very nice Shelly!! Love the color combinations even though some of them I wouldn't have put together but you have opened my eyes that they can work. TFS