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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.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vintage Celebrate

Freshly Made Sketches put out this sketch today:

I was immediately reminded of one of what I consider an oldie but goodie.

The first few times I made this card, it was just plain old card stock and stamps. So, let me tell you a little bit about what I did this time.

The card stock colors are crumb cake, early espresso, and very vanilla. I ran the base through the embosser with the distressed lines cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I spritzed the paper with early espresso ink. I put a few drops of early espresso re-inker on my non-stick mat and added a few drops of alcohol. I dipped a paint brush into the mixture and brushed my thumb across the bristles to make a fine spray. I also let some bigger drops go randomly around the paper. The stamps are all from the Stampin' Up "Feeling Sentimental" stamp set. The celebrate sentiment was stamped on a plain piece of very vanilla cardstock and I just kind of cut it out into a random shape. I don't really like it, but it can be changed later. The inked used to stamp is early espresso.



  1. I love the little peeks of the stamped elements. Very clever way to use the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. This is a fabulous use of the sketch! Love these images peeking out. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!