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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 6, 2013


I trust everyone had a good weekend. It's been rainy and dreary here. You know, the kind of weather that makes you want to curl up under a blanket and veg out all day. It's still like that today. Meet Sugars, he's got the right idea!
This coming Sunday is Mother's day, and just about every blog has a Mother's Day challenge. Since I have already made my Mom's and MIL's cards, I decided I would make a very clean and simple card for the challenges and I actually think it turned out beautiful.
This is a 5x7 card with a basic white card base. I then scalloped the edge of the front of the card and added kraft paper to contrast. The flowers are a 6 petal cut from 3 Birds on Parade. The biggest flower is adhered directly to the card. The medium flower is adhered with on layer of foam tape. The smallest flower is adhered with 2 layers of foam tape. The fibers are strands of burlap. I hand printed "Mom" in pink passion marker from Stampin' Up.
This card is very basic, but I think it turned out beautiful. Sometimes less is more.
This card will be entered into the challenges at:
1. BBTB2: Mom is the best
2. FCCB: #159 -- Mother's Day
3. Cardz TV: There's no other like my mother
4. Exploring Cricut: Mother's Day Challenge
5. My Craft Spot: For Mom
I have one more card that I will be posting here in a few minutes.
Have a great day!


  1. I love your card, simple and elegant, the layering adds such a nice touch. Just perfect for Mother's Day. Thank you for joining us at Exploring Cricut!

  2. I love it. Clean and simple and beautiful. Great printing BTW. Thasnks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. Oh I love the simplicity of this and the contrast of the white and kraft. Cute little flowrs. Thanks for joining us for the Mother's Day challenge at BBTB2.

  4. Simply beautiful!!!! Love the flowers and the burlap stems. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Mother's Day' Challenge at Exploring Cricut, our 'Mother's Day' challenge at BBTB2 and our 'Mother's Day' challenge at CTVS!!!! :)

  5. Your card is beautiful and perfect. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  6. This is such a wonderful card. Love the clean look. Your cut edge is fab and I love your flowers. Outstanding. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  7. Beautiful card! The wavy side looks amazing with that gorgeous flower! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  8. So sweet and pretty! LOVE the strands of burlap for the flower stems!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!


  9. Your card is very beautiful and elegant. Nicely done.
    Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.
    Rae Ann O.

  10. Wow Miranda I am loving this card! I love the clean lines and I love the shape of it! The color combo is just beautiful and of course I love those daisies! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  11. i so love this! thanks so much for sharing with us at bbtb2 AND cardztv :)

  12. I love the simplicity of this card, it's beautiful! The flowers are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

  13. I really love the simplicity of your card. The flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  14. The shape of the card makes me think of the curves of a vase. Great use of the burlap, too. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  15. Love the clean look on this-you are so right about simple is more! You have lovely handwriting-I couldn't print that well if I tried! It looks like a stamp! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week :)

    1. Oops-forgot to also say I'm glad you added your project at exploring cricut also!

  16. Lovely card. card. Thanks for playing along with FCCB.

  17. Simple and stunning!!! LOVE it!!!

    Thanks for playing along over at BBTB2!

  18. I love the simplicity and the kraft and white! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  19. What a pretty card, I love how clean and simple it is, the flowers and twine are terrific together!! Thanks for joining our FCCB Mother's Day challenge this week!!

  20. What a sweet and simple Mother's Day card, just adorable!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!