Remember When?

While attending Creativation this past January a few designers and I were talking about the old stuff in our stash. The stuff we could not live without a decade (or two in my case) ago and how we never use it anymore. We thought it would be fun to create a blog hop in which we used those old treasures. I have to tell you that I had a really good time with this and it rekindled my desire for things I have forgotten about. After you get done reading my blog please leave a comment to be entered for a change to win a really cute coffee stamp set by CTMH. Also, make sure you visit each blog listed below for a chance to win a goodie at each stop!

I decided to break out a Close To My Heart set I had put together over ten years ago:

 I stamped  a few images on a piece of white cardstock:

 I hate to admit this, but I have several Close to My Heart markers and have never used them. I thought for sure they would be completely dried up. To my surprise most were not! One of the colors was a bit on the dry side, however I loved what it looked like when I went over the image with a blender after. I also did not know that CTMH markers are alcohol markers. They probably were one of the first on the market (these are that old) and they are really GOOD! I might like them better than Copics. I might start selling again because I totally loved the markers and the ink pads! Yep, those old ink pads still worked.

I ended up cutting out the little pots and planters, placing them on pop dots and stamping the flowers. I used the watercolor pencils on the flowers and added a little pearl to the center. I assembled my cards from there.

Even though the products I used were over a decade old the results are current and pretty! Don’t forget to hop on through and leave comments at all your stops!
Anita Scroggins –
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

18 thoughts on “Remember When?

  1. I still have many of the papers from years ago when I was a consultant for close to my heart. I still use them. I am amazed that the edges are still crisp and white as when I first bought them. I too, have my original close to my heart markers. And I just checked them. They still are fluid!


  2. Such a great idea for a Hop! You're cards turned out great, I especially love the one with the lavender buttons. I was just looking at my button stash recently and wondering if I'd ever use them all. Thanks so much for sharing!


  3. Cute springtime cards! Even though we are in the middle of an ice storm here in MI, your adorable spring cards give me hope that warmer weather is on the way! TFS!


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