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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.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pirate Birthday Card

Not being able to sleep sucks! This is the 3rd or 4th night this week that I have been up all night. My head is killing me, my stomach is a mess.....ok, that's enough "poor, poor, pitiful me."

I was directed to a new digital stamp site (at least new to me) that has some very cute stuff: Hambo Stamps. And like I always do on a new site, I just start clicking stuff. Well, I ended up on their blog. And, guess what.....they have a challenge. Each week participants are given a new digital stamp (FREEBIE), and the challenge requirements.

This week's stamps was a pirate with several sentiments. It took me a little bit to figure out what I wanted to do with a pirate, and settled on this:

This is my first center step card, and I think it turned out very cute.

Card Base: Recollections black cardstock

Treasure maps: treasure map coloring page, printed on Stampin' Up Very Vanilla paper, colored with Stampin up inks and blender pen, distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Blue back ground paper: DCWV Old world stack

Sand: Kraft paper scrap

Pirate: colored with sharpie markers, obtained from Hambo stamps.

Treasure chest: Coloring page. Colored with Stampin' Up ink and blender pen.

Hope you like it. Have a great day!


  1. Your center step card is awesome! This is a great take on the challenge - I love all of the extra details! Thanks for joining the Hoedown this week! We are so glad you found us!!

  2. Awesome treasure map and how you curled it is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Peace & Luv,