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13 on the 13th

Do you ever have a pile of 'bits' left over after scrapbooking? I always so and it breaks my heart to throw them away, but if I don't I would end up disappearing under a pile of scraps. Occasionally I go through mt scrap box and if they are smaller than 5 inches in any direction they have to go. This weekend I felt I needed to tidy up the craft room following my recent scrapbooking efforts and there they were the 'bits'. The colours all looked so pretty together and I noticed they were all strips, over at The Studio Challenges blog today they have their first ever card challenge, and it is to use 13 of something on the card. I have to restock the cards at work, so there is the answer, I've used 13 strips on my card.This will now go into the work stash of cards. Done!


Kirsty.a said…
Love it. I am hard at wirk reducing my scrap box at present, but it's a bit like the magic porridge pot!
Anna said…
What a gorgeous card and all done with scraps very clever! Thanks for joining in with us at The Studio!
lisa said…
Wow, what a beautiful card. Loving all those strips. x
Valerie said…
Wow Kathy - what a great take on this challenge. Love those 13 layers!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio!
{Ross} said…
WOW! Really beautiful!! Thanks for playing whit us!!! ;)
Wowwwwwwwwwww!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING all the different papers you used! GORGEOUS! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with The Studio! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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