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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.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Always Kiss Me Goodnight

OK, before I get going, there are multiple challenges that I am going to enter this into. So, let's get the technical stuff out of the way

  1. BBTB2:  Pass it on/Celebrate the Joy of Giving
  2. My Craft Spot: Ribbon and Twine
  3. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Oh Baby!
  4. Paper Playtime: Buttons or Brads
  5. Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: Bugaboo Bingo
  6. The Outlawz: Paper a la Mode w/ Anything Goes
  7. The Perfect Sentiment: PSC80: Anything Goes
  8. 3 Girl JAM: Anything Goes with Ribbon
OK, here's the finished product:
This is a 9x12 canvas covered with light blue card stock. I'm not sure how made it. I came in a pack I got from target, but the information about it is gone. The bottom most brown square is Early Espresso from Stampin' UP. The next layer is Very Vanilla from Stampin' Up. The next layer is from DCWV the Haberdash collection. I picked this stack up at Big Lots for $5.

The next layer from what I can tell, is an Anna Griffin transparency. It was a single 12x12 page I got from Michael's. I've about used it all up and am going to have to get more if I can. I have totally fallen in love with how you can see through to the previous layer.  The "A" was cut from paper from Michael's using the Cricut Alphabet cartridge. I sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink from Stampin' Up.
 The word "ALWAYS" is cut from the same paper at the "A" but from the Stone Script cartridge. "Kiss me good night" is cut from the dark brown paper from Michael's and is cut from the Designer's Calendar cartridge.
The buttons are brass buttons from my stash that I grunged up with white acrylic paint. The ribbon I bought at a yard sale and is from American Crafts.
I have always loved this saying and have had this idea in my head for a while, but it wasn't until recently that I actually had a reason to create it (other than the challenges). I have a friend who has a little boy. Her biggest fear (OK, maybe not fear but obsession) is what will she do if she forgets to kiss him goodnight. So, with the inspiration of the saying in my head and from the challenges listed above, she will be getting a cut little display to hang in his room as a gentle reminder to always kiss him good night.

Have a great night.



  1. Wow, this is amazing Miranda!! I love the color combo and the lacy overlay is awesome!! I think this is a great "pass it on" project and how awesome that your friend wants to always kiss her little boy goodnight! So sweet and so awesome when you consider children that go to bed without the love of a parent. I am really in love with this project!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  2. This is just lovely! The papers you used are so delicate & elegant, and the font is terrific!! Thanks for joining our FCCB Baby challenge this week!

  3. Beautiful! Simply beautiful!!! I love the papers you used!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Pass It On' challenge at BBTB2 and for playing with us for our 'Buttons/Brads' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  4. This is stunning, Miranda. I love the papers, the monogram and those buttons. Great job. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  5. Oh, what a sweet idea. I love the saying and your canvas, also the vintage feel to it. Again, awesome idea, your friend will love it!!! Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  6. Fabulous card! The vintage feel is wonderful. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  7. lovely sentiment. The vintage papers are so beautiful. Love the little details. Thanks for joining the challenge at this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  8. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at bbtb2.
    Jayne x

  9. This is so elegant, Miranda! Love the colors and paper you used and the lovely details!! Thank you for joining us at BBTB2 this week!

  10. Love the color scheme! What a sweet idea for your friend and I love the fonts you used! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2 this week!

  11. So pretty and such gorgeous elements.Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2 for the challenge.

  12. Beautiful creation, love the font you have used for you words!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Just beautiful! What a lovely card! Love all the layers! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!


  14. hi miranda i love that saying also :) what a sweet and lovely gift youre giving! thanks for sharing with us at btb2 :)

  15. Very pretty! The fonts you used are great and everything looks so elegant. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  16. Oh this is such a beautiful canvas and so thoughtful of you, your friend will love it. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  17. What a lovely canvas! Beautiful work!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us for the Catch The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today for the “Photo Inspiration Challenge!”
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  18. Your canvas is so beautiful!!! And I LOVE that you are giving it your friend...such a sweet story!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us over at BBTB2!

  19. A beautiful reminder for your friend, love the papers and the words. Thanks for joining in the challenge at the Perfect Sentiment this week and we hope to see you again soon.
    Sandy DT

  20. Such a thoughtful beautiful gift for your friend! I love all of the layers and details you added to your project. :) Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot for the Ribbon and Twine challenge. :)