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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, July 8, 2013

Beautiful Butterfly

Well, it's Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend. I'm not having the best of days so I am going to make this short and sweet.

  1. FCCB: Cute as a Bug
  2. I Heart Sketches: sketch #25 Sketch025
  3. Craftin Desert Divas: Summer
  4. Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge:
  5. Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge:
  6. Through the Craftroom Door: Anything goes
Ok, so, here's the card:
Papers: cream cardstock base, Pink and green shimmer paper from DCWV, scrap paper
Bricks: mask I bought on etsy from discount paper crafts and stamped in royal rose from Stampin' Up.
Doily: Cut from Theresa Collins Basics Cricut Cartridge
Flower: Cut from Ultimate Creative Sampler. Starting with a 4" cut and decreasing each cut by 1/4 inch until I reached 1.25 inches
Butterfly: Cut from Paper Dolls for Everyday
Rhinestones: Michaels
Flower Center: Made from beads in my stash.
Sentiment: Handwritten

I hope you like it.

Have a great day!



  1. Fabulous Miranda, beautiful creation - I love crafting on the cheap, I lost a very good job and had to take one that just puts food on the table so I can really appreciate where you're coming from!

  2. Hope your day is better tomorrow! The flower is goregous! Wow! Thank you for entering my sketch challenge!

  3. Cute card! I love the 3D flower and butterfly.

  4. Beautiful card wow if this crafting on a budget I can only imagine if you weren't on one !! You did an amazing job love everything about it !!! I am now one of your followers !


  5. Left you a comment at Outlawz on your beautiful card. Simply stunning. Ina

  6. Beautiful! Love the flower. Great idea to stamp the brick background. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  7. Popped over from Outlawz - your card is simply stunning, that flower is gorgeous even if I don't quite understand how you made it. :)
    Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

  8. Oh my this is so very pretty, I love the flower you created and the butterfly is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining FCCB's "cute as a bug" challenge this week!!

  9. Beautiful card! The flower is gorgeous and what a pretty butterfly!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the "summer" linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    Sherrie K
    Guest Designer

  10. Very pretty card, great flower & butterfly! Thanks for joining us at FCCB Cute as a Bug Challenge.

  11. well the flower on this is amazing. great.

  12. What a beautiful project! Love the flower you created! The butterfly is spot on! Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!

  13. Beautiful project. Thanks for playing along with FCCB.

  14. What a beautiful card!! Love that flower!!

  15. awesome flower! I am a new follower. would love to have you come visit me. Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin