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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2 Cards for 3 Challenges

I am back! And I have 2 cards to share with you. I will be entering these in a couple challenges.

 The above card will be entered into the challenge at I (heart) sketches and is based on this sketch

The brown paper is early espresso from Stampin' Up. The red paper is recollections. The cream paper is Very Vanilla from Stampin' Up. The 2 red squares were run through the embosser with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots die. The phone booth stamp is from the Stampin' Up Feeling Sentimental set. The phone receiver was cut out on the Cricut from the From My Kitchen cartridge. I used gold floral wire that I wrapped around a pencil and used to form the semi circle seen on the sketch. The two vertical polka dotted lines are fabric tape.

I knew when I got the Feeling Sentimental stamp set that I wanted to use the phone booth with the sentiment spread the word, but had not idea what to do with it. When I saw the sketch, the stamp immediately came to mind because the semi-circle in the sketch reminded me of a phone cord for whatever reason.

This next card will be entered into 2 challenges: 1) Die Cuttin' Divas and 2) Bitten by the Bug2.

The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use any card feature. I used the card function from beyond birthdays for this. The egg is from Create A Critter 2, the flower tail is from 3 Birds on Parade, the circles and ovals are cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics.

The challenge from Die Cuttin Divas is embossing with ribbon.
This picture shows the wood grain embossing on the brown "tree" trunk. I also embossed the pads of the bunny's feet with Swiss Dots, but then covered the dots with pink glitter glue. I decided to tie a bow around the Easter egg. Then stuck a pink flat back pearl on the bunny's tail. This card was inspired by a card made at a Stampin' Up card camp I attended this past weekend. All papers used were from recollections except for the Easter Egg, it is from DCWV.

Please feel to ask questions, leave comments, etc.

Have a great night!



  1. Cute card. Love the bunny behind and the flowery pearl for his tail. The feet look likecthe socks that little ones wear with grippies on the feet. Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

  2. This card is adorable! I've been seeing them all over Pinterest and was thinking about making one myself. lol You did a fabulous job with yours! I love your "tree" trunk, your bunny's tail is just to dang cute! Love the embossing on his cute little feet too! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  3. Your card is super adorable!! Thank you for joining our DCD challenge.

    Veronica DCD

  4. I love it!!! The tree trunk is great and I so love the flower for the bunnies tail! Great card. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Card Feature' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. Your BBTB2 card is adorable. Love the little bunny bottom hanging out... so cute. Thanks for joining us this week at BBTB2.

  6. Great card ! Good idea with the phone line for the circle !

    Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge @ Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}

  7. How fun! Love the bunny behind in the tree, lol! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  8. This is too cute. I love your bunny's backside with his fancy tail. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  9. LOL too too cute. Love the tail. Thanks for creating with us at BBTB2.

  10. Such a fun bunny card. Thanks for playing with the Die Cuttin Divas

  11. The card for BBTB2 is precious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  12. cute bunny bootie card miranda :) thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)