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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 28, 2013


The challenge at The Outlawz is "Carousel." I'm not much of a carousel person, but I was able to put something together. When I was growing up, I lived near an amusement park. I spent more than my fair share of time there. They had a huge carousel and I took my inspiration from my memories of that carousel.

I started with the images. They are both the same image, only colored differently. They are freebies from Beccy's Place. I colored them with oil pencils and added some bling to the poles with iridescent glitter glue. All papers used for this project are scrap. What I did was adhere the background paper to a piece of mat board. I then cut rectangles in the center of rectangles longer than the back ground. The inner most being shorter than the outer. The manipulated them to round them like a carousel. I added the scalloped border to the top. I also added a small strip of the same paper to the bottom of the project. The sentiment is computer generated. The silver rhinestones were from the dollar bins at Michaels. After standing back and taking a look at what I thought was the finished project, I realized something was missing. On the carousel at the amusement park, there were pictures along the top of the carousel. So, I decided to add glittered gems to the scallops. To me, it made all the difference in the world. I bought the gems on clearance at Michaels.

This was one of those projects you kind of make up as you go along and I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. I hope you like it too.

CardzTV: Fair Time
TTCRD: Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Goes

Have a great day and keep on crafting!



  1. Love those carousels! Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl JAM! Julie O, DT member

  2. OMG! this is so adorable. Thanks for joining us this week for the "Fair Time" challenge at CTVS

  3. Fun carousel! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  4. Beautiful job!!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Celebration Challenge!!
    3GJ~ DT

  5. What a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for playing with the Linky Party Girlz this week at Cardz TV Stamps. Hope to see you again soon :)

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