Monday, June 24, 2013

Anchors A'Wave


So much for "Anchors Aweigh" when you can go with anchors a' WAVE!  LOL!  Thought I'd jump right in with the nautical fad and make a card using my new stamp set from Paper Smooches.  I also added a new Memory Box anchor die and the DP (also new) from Fancy Pants. That about sums up the card except for the tiny heart I just had to add. 

Lately I've been VERY good about purchasing new crafty stuff - and then letting it sit for several weeks before I ever even attempt to use it!  Am I the only one that does this?  I think I need to get a small basket and place all the new things in it and after using it at least twice, move it to my more organized mess.  Sounds like a plan!!!

I'll enter this in the challenges at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets) and Crafting When We Can (Keep it Simple).

Short post here for whatever reason...........

Thanks for stopping by............
Lynn

28 comments:

Tammy said...

Fantastic card! Love the nautical theme and the DP you used is a great compliment! Good idea to get a basket for new supplies! I have one but I think I need a bigger one!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a CAS nautical treasure, Lynn! Super cute card here!

NanaConnie said...

Wow, I love that new anchor die, Lynn. Haven't seen that one before and it makes a wonderful focal point for this delightful CAS card! Great splash of red in the sentiment.

Anne Temple said...

Love your nautical card and the heart is the perfect embellishment.

Carol L said...

This is a perfect CAS nautical card, and I really like the anchor embellishment! That little red heart sealed the deal for me! Great card!

Bonnie said...

Perfectly CAS, Lynn! Love that anchor and I think the heart is a perfect addition!

MiamiKel said...

Dreamy!! My craft room was done in a nautical theme, I'd do the whole house if dh would let me :) and ys my friend, I have bought plenty and then let it set before either having the courage or time to use it!

Laura said...

Very nice CAS card!! Love the added touch of the heart. Lynn, you are not the only one not using those new items. I have tons of them. For me I buy them thinking they are sooo cute. And then I dont' know what to do with them. TFS And have a Great week!!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! Love the anchor and the sentiment too. Another superb CAS card Lynn.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jessi Fogan said...

I totally do that! I covet something forever, and FINALLY buy it...and await its arrival...and then when it actually is in my hot little hands? Bupkis. Nada. ZERO good ideas. UGH! I'm kinda glad to know it's not just me! (Although if you figure out how to fix it, PLEASE let me know!)
I happen to love this - perfect simplicity! the twine on the anchor is just the right amount of 'something' without making it too busy.

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, this is a real cute card. Love the heart and the twine. Your touch of patterned paper is just the right amount of added color. I like your plan for new items. Maybe I'll try that.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Lynn, I like the anchor and the design.
Kevin xx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I tried putting new stuff in caddy right next to my desk - so it would be the first thing I reach for. It works - sometimes! LOL

I've been noticing that I'm doing that with shoes. I order a bunch online and then when the boxes come - I don't open them! I just tried on the last three pairs I ordered that sat in my craft room for TWO WEEKS! WTH?

But...........I love your card! The little heart on the waves is adorable!

Tammy said...

Fantastic CAS card Lynn! I love that fun sentiment and your new MB anchor die!!
Tammy x

MaryH said...

No you are definitely NOT the only one who lets the stuff set (hey, doesn't it have to 'age', like wine?) LOL. Fabulous card. I have that die, and you just motivated me to hunt it up (it's aging donchakno?). Love all the white, lovely pattern paper, and your waves...ahhh...sea breezes fer sure. Great card, love everything about it. TFS & Hugs.

MaxineD said...

Love how much you can say in one simply stunning card, Lynn.
Blessings
Maxine

lauren bergold said...

ooooh! LOVE this! it's nautical, but nice, lol!!! ♥

Jackie said...

You made such an awesome card Lynn! Love the simplicity of it & how it still jumps out at you! Thanks so much for joining us @ CWWC & hope you join us again for our next challenge!!!

Lesley said...

Adorable card, Lynn.

Di said...

Terrific snippets card Lynn! Love the nautical colours too. I do have a 'must use' basket (or three) for new stuff and find it generally works well. Although sometimes new stuff comes in faster than I can work :)

You linked fine this week too - wahoo!

Hugs, Di xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lucky for us that you hopped on the nautical fad, Lynn, because this is AWEsome!!

And I love all the NBUS you used!! Now put them away, LOL! I have the opposite problem, I put them away and then forget about them, so from now on when I buy something, it stays in my line of sight until it's used once. We live and learn what works best, which keeps it intereting!

gale said...

I do the same thing. I have crafty stuff that I bought 10 yrs ago and never used. Now it's all out of style but if I wait long enough, it'll come back in style. lol. Love the card-very cute use of that anchor.

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- so much punch and CAS- LOVE this card...and now I am going to be singing Anchors Away My Boys....... I think that L.O. would work with Washi as well : )

scrappymo! said...

Great CAS snippets card!

Shannon White said...

Oh I Love this Lynn! Anchor a-WAVE indeed! ;-) Love the Sper anchor die cut and the sweet little heart too! Too Cute! And no, you are not the only one who buys fun crafty stuff and then lets is sit for weeks before you use them, lol I do that A LOT!!!.. ( So bad!! I know, for shame, lol ) I keep a stack of stuff on my crafting table to remind me, I need to create something with them in the near future, lol ;-)

Hugs
Shannon

Ellen said...

I like that idea of a basket to make sure things get used at least once! Love the anchor and that sentiment! Fantastic cas card!

Margaret said...

Wonderful nautical card!! I love the anchor!!
I am so bad at letting my new things sit! I have a basket for my new stamps, but never thought to put the other things in there too... Of course, there is a lot of older stuff that I need to use too!

Nikki Payne said...

Fab card!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)
Hugs Nikki x