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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 27, 2013


Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day! I haven't really had the best of days, but I was able to slowly complete a card that I will enter into several challenges.

First I will give a little back ground. This card is for all my Phi Mu Fraternity sisters out there. Yes, it is a fraternity. Phi Mu was founded before the word "sorority" was coined. I attended college at Georgetown College and joined my Phi Mu sisters my freshman year. I learned so much from my sisters and miss them dearly. So, this is for them.
The lion is our Mascot. His name is Sir Fideles. Our Motto is "Les Soerus Fideles" or The Faithful sister. This Motto is how our mascot got his name. Our Flower is the rose colored carnation and the colors are Rose and White. Unfortunately, I cannot elaborate on the LIOB, but if you are  Phi Mu, you understand.

All papers used were from my scrap pile. The rhinestones are from Studio G. The ribbons were from my stash. The resin flower was also from my stash. The lion was cut from the French Manor Cricut Cartridge as was the quatrefoil. The letters were cut from the Elegant Cakes cartridge.

Challenges this card will be entered into:
  1. BBTB2: Zoo Animal Challenge
  2. I (heart) card sketches: wpid-Photo-May-14-2013-604-PM.jpg
  3. Paper Playtime: 2 or more ribbons
  4. Craftin Desert Divas: Anything goes with ribbon or twine.
  5. Created with Love Challenges: You Live me up (3 or more layers)
This card is not for everyone, so if you don't really like it, I will understand. But, thanks for stopping by to take a look!



  1. That's really a stunning card. Love the lion head and that background paper. Great bling, too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  2. Wow Miranda this is one sharp looking card! I don't know much about sororities, but I know a fabulous card when I see one and yours is fabulous! I love your lions head and love the bing on the "letters"! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  3. Great motto card and interesting interpretation of the sketch.

    Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}

  4. Wonderful card!!! Love the lion head, the bling and the great bg paper. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Life's A Zoo' challenge at BBTB2 and for playing with us for our 'Use 2 or More Ribbons' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  5. Cute card. Love the mascot. Thanks for joining our You Life me Up Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  6. love your cute card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT http://blossomcards.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. Super nice card. I love the colors and bling. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Ribbon or Twine “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  8. sweet card so cute Thanks for joining in the fun with Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  9. Fab card...Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!

  10. Perfect card for your fraternity. Love all the elements. Thanks for creating with us at BBTB2.

  11. Great Greek card! Love the sparkles. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  12. What a neat lion head. I love all the bling. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  13. Awesome lion head-I almost would like to get French Manor just for that cut! Great bg paper too! Sounds like one cool sorority. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2 this week :)

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2

  15. Fantastic card! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}!

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