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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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Card

Well, went to the pain specialist today. I have an epidural injection scheduled for next week. But, like me, he doesn't think the pain has anything to do with the dizziness and the passing out. Guess the doctors are going to have try something else.

I have good news as far as my crafting goes. Remember the birdie challenge I did? I was in the top 5 pics. I don't think there were many entries, but I'll take it! I didn't win anything, the winner is chosen randomly, but I'm very happy with a top five "win," especially since it was the first contest I have ever done.

This week's contest was a St. Patrick's Day contest. This is my entry:
This is called a side step card.  Let me show you why:
From the side you can tell there are 3 layer or steps of this card. It is very simple to make. If you google side step card, you will find very simple instructions. There are also tutorials on YouTube on how to make them.
The sky is a piece of white card stock painted with blue glimmer mist. The rainbow is simply a rainbow coloring page I printed off, colored, cut out and adhered.
The pot of gold and the leprechaun were cut from the Seasonal Characters Cricut cartridge. I think it turned out pretty cute.  C&C welcome.


  1. Cool! i asm going to try this !

  2. Congratulations on the top 5 At FCCB. Thanks for joining our Luck O' the Irish challenge this week at FCCB. Like the side step card. Kim Ogden

  3. What a fun step card! It reminded me of the one I have to finish :0)

    Thank you for joining our challenge over at FCCB


  4. Step cards are so fun! I love how people are amazed by them when they see them! You did a fabulous job with this!

    Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
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  5. Fabulous side step card! Its absolutely beautiful!!

    So glad you joined us this week at FCCB!