Everyday Life with Sizzix

Recently I dug through an old box of scrappy supplies. I guess that familiar adage, out of sight, out of mind, holds as true for scrappy stash as it does for anything else….because I’ve sure been neglecting this poor little box of goods.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix EverydayLifeCardSeems if I can’t see my loot, it doesn’t get used……
So out of the box came a big pile of stuff that’s now plopped onto the middle of my desk. Although I’m pretty disorganized to begin with, this new mess is already driving me crazy, getting in my way, and making me dig for every little thing.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix EverydayLifeCard2But…that little trick seems to be working. I’m using my stuff, if for no other reason than to just get it out of my way.  A bunch of old goods ended up in Jon’s mini album that way. And here today, on my little card.  Now, mixed with some of my new Sizzix dies and embossing folder, old supplies seems almost new again. And I find the line between caring about what’s new and what’s old, dulls a little bit.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix EverydayLifeCard3Of course new is always fun, too, and I do love the new Sizzix goodies. I used Eileen Hull’s new Polka Dots & Starflowers Textured Impression folders and gesso to create the de-bossed background, and her new Pleated Ruffle #2 decorative strip die on the text-print border across the middle. That’s Tim Holtz’ Movers & Shapers Mini Butterfly again, die cut in felt this time. And the new Framelits Leaves stamped and die cut from water color paper. I’ve got the complete step-by-step directions up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Today the girls and I are going to start painting our paper mache bunnies. Hopefully a coat or two of paint will transform my bunny from a blob of newspaper into a boutique beauty.

But I’m not holding my breath!

Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

20 thoughts on “Everyday Life with Sizzix

  1. I have the same issue…out of sight and out if mind….just spoke of that this morning. I have so many things that have not either been inked, cut into, adorned with!

    You young lady to keep that mess
    On your desk because this is swoon fabulous!

  2. Pretty card, Audrey! I love the textured background. I have so many things in boxes that I’ve forgotten about, so I know what you mean. I’m also rediscovering the old and using it for new. Have fun crafting today! 🙂

  3. sweet…love the layers and texture! I can’t believe you’re disorganized. I have so much that is out of sight/out of mind. I think I’ll do like you and drag a box out a month and try to tackle it.

  4. very pretty Audrey, love the felt butterfly!
    gosh, I’ve been neglecting all my crafty stash, I’ll have to dig through my treasure boxes for some inspiration! 🙂
    Have a happy day!

  5. So pretty!!! I love the background! And I soooo agree with the hidden stuff…The other day I was digging through a drawer and I ran accross something I didn’t even know I had lol!!

  6. Really pretty! Glad you got the neglected stash on your radar now. 🙂
    I’ve lots of stash…and I’m a really controlled buyer..lol I only buy mediums these days…and trying my best to use up the old stuff.

  7. How beautiful!
    I especially like the gracious movement you’ve created with the branch!
    Thanks Audrey!!

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