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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.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Autumn Thanks

Keeping with the autumn theme with blended backgrounds, I have created a thank you card.  Why don't you take a look.....
  1. Base: black card stock
  2. Ribbon: from stash
  3. Glitter: Glitter glue from Michaels
  4. Scarecrow background: Summer sun, More Mustard, Really Rust, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist inks from Stampin' Up.
  5. Image: Tidbits and Trinkets
  6. Sentiment: Handwritten

From the Heart: sketch  Sketch033
Catch the Bug:  Indian Summer
Casology: Silhouette
Perfect Sentiments: Thank You
Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Goes
My Time to Craft: Autumnal Colors
2 Creative Chicks: Scarecrows
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes/Happy Fall Y'all

I hope you like it. Have a creative weekend!



  1. Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge @ {From the Heart Stamps} with your creation !

  2. What a great image...the inked background is fantastic - so vibrant!

  3. A wonderful card! Great job!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  4. Oh, what a wonderful silhouette scarecrow! Fun colored background, too...so glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  5. Love the background gradation and silhouette. Please remember that our challenges begin on Sunday :) Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  6. LOVE how you did the background !!! Great card. Thanks for joining the Sketch Challenge @ {From the Heart Stamps} :)

  7. What a gorgeous, rich background for your scarecrow. A wonderful card to share with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  8. Hi, Miranda,
    I must agree with Kathi, your background graduation and that silhouetted image is a very power design technique. You executed it beautifully! Thanks so much for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. great silhouette image and love the fantastic coloured background,love the Autumn colours-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  10. would you please leave a link back to the challenge blog on your list
    Carol x

    1. I"m sorry, I thought I had. It's there now!

  11. Very nice card... great colors...HUGS..SK :) - The Perfect Sentiment DT

  12. Great image, lovely card.
    Thank you for joining in My time to craft challenge, good luck x

  13. Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with the Bugaboo team this week for our "Indian Summer" Theme Challenge at The Bug Blog. We hope you'll join us again this week for another fun challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!