Tuesday, June 10, 2014


My sweet friend Virginia has posted her 4th challenge.  In short, we are to make a tag or a scrapling, which I'll explain further down, and use something recycled on it.  Fun!  I was so pleased to dive into my scrap basket and unearth lots of previously stamped panels and incorporate them into my entry.  I had so much fun that I made 3 of them!

VV Scraplings

Scraplings are what is left when you start with a 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" A2 card and trim it down to a 4 1/4" square card: a tiny folded piece that measure 1 1/4" X 4 14".  These would make great tags for gifts, or fun bookmarks.  That's my husband's grandmother's thimble, to give you an idea of how diminutive these are!

Here they are in close-up:

VV Scrapling #3

supplies: Hero Arts Tweed Background, sentiment from Hero Arts Frames and Messages, some applique lace from when I used to sew, and a button from my button collection

This next one is my favorite, because it uses my fave periwinkle color and a beautiful Hero Arts cling flower, along with a bit of tatted lace that my sweet friend Mary Anne gifted to me not long ago.  I believe it came from her Grandmother's pillowcases.  As I said above, the stamped panel is a trimmed piece from a previously stamped panel from my scrap basket.  I just added some tiny buttons to match.

VV Scrapling #1

supplies: Hero Arts Music Background and Wildflower Garden

And lastly, my recycled item is that flower, ribbon and brad embellishment, from a card that didn't work out.

VV Scrapling #2

supplies: Hero Arts pool layering paper, Wplus9 Backgrounds & Borders 1, 3 shades of aqua inks, sentiment from Hero Arts Mix & Match Elements

Some of the previously stamped items are so old that many of the Hero Arts stamps used on them have been long discontinued.  I think that makes these even more special!  Thanks, Virginia, for a fun challenge!  


  1. Lace, flowers and buttons, oh, my! These are all so pretty, Lin! ♥

  2. all three are so pretty - i'll have to dig out some of my old lace and give this a try!

  3. I am loving each one of them, Lin! The added elements go so well with your colors and stamping! I love that the challenge prompted you to dig deep in your stash! Your favorite one is also mine! I love how intricate the lace adorning with your delicate stamped flowers! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

  4. Lin each one so beautiful, the lace is so pretty!

  5. What a fabulous way to dig deep into your stash and use those bits and pieces! Very pretty Lin!

  6. How cool to make such pretty things out of scraps!

    Who makes that pretty periwinkle ink you used? Love that color!

  7. Very creative, love all 3. Think I could spend the rest of the year making scraplings and my scrap box still wouldn't be empty! Jx

  8. fabulous Lin. Love the pretty colours of your scraplings.

  9. Love the back story on all of these! Each one is so special!

  10. Absolutely love your scraplings they are gorgeous.

  11. beautiful...I have been scratching my head about this challenge....

  12. These are incredible works of art. I'm sure everyone else is saying put me on your scrapling list for Christmas. Hugs, Arlene

  13. Oh my! These are all so gorgeous, Lin! Each one is a work of art and I love the details you added that make them so unique!

  14. Lin, your scraplings are simply beautiful! There is just something about a smaller-sized card that makes it super-sweet, & causes me stop to look twice. Beautifully done!

  15. Your scraplings are so pretty, Lin. Love the lace and buttons :)


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