WOYWW – Inspiration In The Scraps

Use It Up Challenge - Friendship Card

Recently, I was digging through some stash and came across a large pink paint chip and a few small scraps of paper (apparently, I never throw anything away!)

Inspired By A Paint Chip

Those items inspired me to make a spring-themed friendship card. I dressed it up with a few embellishments I also found in the stash pile!

Nothing New

This is my second creation for the 2012 Use It Up Challenge!

Special Announcement
Goodbye GFC – Hello Linky Followers

In case you haven’t heard, GFC will soon be history! Google is retiring GFC from non-Blogger blogs at the end of this month, and from Blogger blogs at a future, indeterminate date.

I am thrilled to announce that there is now a viable alternative to GFC! It’s called Linky Followers, and it’s a newly launched FREE service developed specifically for bloggers by Brent Riggs, the creator and owner of Linky Tools! Check it out – it only takes a few minutes to set up your account. You can then create a profile page – follow and track your favorite blogs – and more!

I invite you to:


Have a fabulous WOYWW and hope to see you at Inspire Me Monday, Wordless Wednesday and Friendship Friday!

58 Responses to “WOYWW – Inspiration In The Scraps”

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  1. Happy WOYWW to you too. Did not know about the Google thing, will look into the Linky option soon. For now I must go to work!

  2. Helen says:

    That is a great card!!

  3. may says:

    Love the recycle idea with the card, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

  4. Following now also on linky, would appreciate follow back on same. Thanks.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  5. Bridget Larsen
    Twitter: YeeLarsen

    We cant waste can we, every bit goes a long way and can be used.
    Bridget #53

  6. Mary Bearden says:

    Okay, got Linky set up and following you. Now, how do you find your profile address, like if I wanted to include this as part of my requirements to enter a giveaway. Is there an address yet to send them to? I forgot to look. Will go back later. Well, this must be catching on somewhat. I already have 8 followers of course that includes you and the guy who made it so 6 other people are doing this! I must really be out of loop because I never heard of this one until you emailed me. Good news is I am past 3,800 followers on G+! That is over 1,000 more than GFC! I have finally got over 7,600 FB followers too. So, I think I can relax a little. Only thing I am bummed about is my Google Rank did not go up. Everyone says theirs did but mine stayed at 2! Gosh, am I really more active and busy than I was when they put me at 2! Go figure. Okay, gotta go and talk later.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wrote you privately Mary but in case anyone else has the same question:

      For Linky Followers, if you need your Profile Address, once you join and get the box installed on your site, simply click on FOLLOW ME and the URL that displays will be the link you use as your profile address!

  7. sandra says:

    Now that is a good idea using the colour sample for the card.

  8. Karen says:

    Love the card, its really pretty and gorgeous colours 🙂

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #92

  9. Great idea for a card. So its make with the paint sample thing and you cut out the squares and glued it on?

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Kenya,
      The paint chip inspired me to use some pink paper strips I found in my scrap pile to create the card! The “movement” in the butterfly-patterned paper then caught my eye, so I found a few embellishments and carried out that theme in 3-D! 🙂 I still have the intact paint chip – I used cardstock for the card base!

  10. Sarah Engels-Greer says:

    great colours on the paint chip strip!!! Great spring cards – Looking good…Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk… Sarah at 7

  11. I am following you
    on Linky Followers

    hope you’ll return the favor!


  12. Lou P says:

    Hmmn, interesting on the GFC thing, dont hink I have it, lol, love the card hun, and the co-ordination, lol

    Happy WOYWW hun, have a good one, xx

    Lou #7

  13. Rachel says:

    Hi, passing through for the hop.
    What a beautiful card, and thanks for the Linky link I have just signed up
    Have followed you through GFC and Linky would love it if you could follow me too http://StressedRach.co.uk x

  14. Zoe Young Kirkby (@CraftygasheadZo) says:

    Fab idea. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I’m off to be nosey, & peek at some more desks! Zo x 85

  15. Inkypinkycraft says:

    A pretty card, hugs trace x no44

  16. Jackie W says:

    Lovely card and well done on using your scraps. Have you seen Pixie’s Crafty Snippet challenge? It can be found here http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/02/pixies-crafty-snippets-challenge-number.html

  17. Felicia =0) says:

    OH MY I love this card and the whole idea behind it!! Super great idea! I hope you have a simply WONDERFUL day! *huggles* =0)

  18. Love that your card is UIU! I’ll check out Linky Followers. ~Happy WOYWW (#30) Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

  19. Vanessa says:

    The card is adorable. Thanks for the sharing this idea!

  20. I am a new follower on LINKY Valerie Stayton at Its the Simple things

  21. Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama
    Twitter: ithoughtiknewma

    I’m following you on LinkyFollowers and I now have LinkyFollowers available on my site if you would like to follow back 🙂

  22. Julia dunnit says:

    Wow, Ramona, a card…I was starting to think that you were eternally organising your space! Love the UIU angle,but really like that the inspiration came from your scrap box too!

  23. Great card! I have a stack of color swatches from home improvement stores. I saw somewhere that you can rub off the writing using a white eraser – haven’t tried it yet.

    Happy WOYWW

  24. Twiglet says:

    Great card – its amazing what we crafter can do with a few scraps. x Jo

  25. Danielle says:

    What a way to find inspiration! Love the card you made! dani13

  26. Anne-marie says:

    What a lovely card, fab idea on using the paint sample
    Anne-marie x no 141

  27. Cindy says:

    Oh. kerrumbs. What will this bloggy thing mean? More techy rubbish I will have to bother my head with!! Does this mean my blogroll will disappear? Boo hoo.

    Lovely card, funny how sometimes something quite simple sparks of a creative session. TFS Cindy #58

  28. Stephanie says:

    Love it! So cool how you got the inspiration for such a cute card!

  29. Samantha Kania says:

    great use of older scraps! Happy WOYWW!

  30. very very pretty! you’re proving you don’t have to buy new materials to make something wonderful!
    happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  31. Katie says:

    I love how you recycled the paint chips!

    Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
    Katie #18

  32. Neet says:

    Love your card and the idea behind it is awesome.
    Thanks so much for sharing – Hugs, Neet 195 (very late this week)xx

  33. michelle says:

    I love the idea of a “Use it Up” challenge. It turned out very cute! Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax Weekend Hop

  34. Ann says:

    Super, creative and ingenious idea there. I try to keep stuff I know someday I may use. Somet imes I do clean it out and then wish I hadn’t. Really like what you did.

  35. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    Happy WYOWW !Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sending Happy Weekend Wishes! xo

  36. Lou says:

    I didn’t make it, to everyone’s crafty space on Wednesday so doing my snooping today,
    Hope you have a great week x Lou x @#103

  37. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    Beautiful card! Isn’t it wonderful when you can make something with things you already have on hand. Also thank you for sharing about the new Linky Followers – I’m going to look into that!

  38. chubskulit says:

    Fabulous post for Valentine’s day. I love your pink!

    Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

  39. shah wharton says:

    Love the card, so glad I’m with blogger – I couldn’t be doing with the hassle of losing GFC. Brent always gets in there with these great ideas though. 😀 Thanks for linking up at my blog hop – have a great Sunday! X

  40. momto8blog says:

    what a great idea! You are so creative…it is fun to see your posts!

  41. Alea Milham says:

    What a lovley way to repurpose paint chips! Thanks for sharing your idea with the Gallery of Favorites.

    I followed you with Linky Follower. I am thrilled that Brent put this together! I also added you to our Gallery of Favorites List on Twitter. It is linked to our GofF paper.li that goes out each afternoon.

  42. You have amazing creativity – and with scraps no less. Why don’t you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

    – The Tablescaper

  43. Debbie@Mountain Breaths says:

    Great card! I have the paint color chips too that I have been meaning to use ;o) Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Okienurse says:

    Sorry I am so late getting around but it was such a busy week in my life!
    Just a reminder about the blog candy…I have had such a favorable response that I have decided to increase the number of possible winners of prizes! Everyone is eligible cause I will ship overseas too! Vickie #50

  45. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Ramona, many thanks for leaving your kind comment … I’ve been a bit preoccupied this week as you can imagine so late visiting. Your card is very pretty and a great use of those snippets you’ve horded. You’ve earned the UIU and the WOYWW Horder badges this week 🙂 Elizabeth x #2

  46. Love this card…Love that you made it from your stash!I think I could craft for years with my stash!

  47. LaVoice says:

    You utilized your scrapes very well.

  48. Natasha says:

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to can join us again tomorrow



  49. Jil says:

    I will have to look into joining up…I am a Pinterest addict and that keeps me away from the creating as is! lol!
    ♥ Jil

  50. Denise Adorian says:

    Cute card, job well done :)Thanks for the info.,yes I’ve heard it’s happening but I’m always putting that kind of thing off.Because you made it sound so easy though I’ll try it right now.I suppose once I learn one way-I just don’t like change when it comes to computers. Denise

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Denise,

      I know what you mean about not liking change.. I really hate that GFC is going away! I DO like Linky Followers though and hope you’ll join me there – it’s a nice alternative and I’m hoping that it’s functionality will increase even more over time (it’s only been a few weeks since it launched and it is catching on like wildfire!)

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