It's true. I'm ashamed of my crafty past.
I remember a time when I - are you sitting down? - didn't "get" die cuts.
I used to walk around my LSS, looking at rows and rows of pre-cut shapes - this was in the days before personal cutting systems were affordable - and think - those are so BORING! So what if I have the outline of a bird?? Pffft.
It looks so horrifying all typed out like that. What a numbskull I was.
I just felt the need to air that little shameful secret so that we could move on with our relationship. I hope you still love me and can find it in your heart to forgive me.
Because now, as I frequently tell my stampy friends, should my house catch on fire or be in the path of a meteor, the FIRST inanimate object I would run out the door with would be my beloved, beloved Big Shot.
I was lucky enough to take part in a fun little Sizzix/OWH blog hop over the weekend with some now beloved dies, so I thought I'd share my fun.
My friend Dina posted a link on Facebook to a Better Homes & Gardens project that I used as my inspiration for the hop.
I liked the way it turned out so much I did it with my monthly stamp class. The Leaves #2 die made it a cinch - especially since the original project used a template, and I'm wayyyyy too lazy to print and cut things out.
Simply Scored. After mountain/valley folding them, I sponged them with Poppy Parade.
The birch trees are hand cut from Frostwood Lodge paper and was kind of an afterthought. Well, truthfully, my room was a mess, and that particular paper pattern happened to be lying face up on the floor and voila - I give you "afterthought."
See what people really mean by the words they use?
So do you have any crafty secrets you'd like to confess? I won't tell a soul... ;)