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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, October 5, 2013

Trick or Tweet & Freebie

This week's challenge at the Outlawz is "Doodles." I am not much of an artist. I really can't even draw a sick figure. But, since I am part of this design team, I couldn't just pass it up. But, I did put it off longer than I usually do. Then, while I was at a store, I don't which one, I saw a Halloween poster that got me thinking. So, when I got home, I sat down with my graphics program, I "drew" my inspiration on the computer. And, this is the card that I came up with using my "digital doodle:"

The card base is a dark blue card stock from Michael's. I created clouds in the background by sponging ballet blue ink over pieces of paper that had been cut out with decorative scissors. The moon is a scrap pieces of cream paper cut in a circle. I stamped it with a French script background stamp from sweet stamps. I then inked the circle "moon" with vintage photo distress ink. The strip of paper that is acting as the "tree trunk" is a scrap piece of paper from DCWV (I think). The branch was cut from the Ultimate Creative Series Cricut Cartridge from a scrap piece of brown card stock. The birds on the branch are the digital image I created. It was colored with sharpies. Here's a closer look at the clouds.....

Anyway, I hope you like it. If you would like the digital image, please let me know and I will post it.

FCCB: Fall is in the Air
Craftin Desert Divas: Party
Created with Love: Halloween
An Inky Situation: Color Challenge
Little Scrap Papers: Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks: Halloween

Have a great weekend.


PS....I have gotten a couple comments regarding the image I did. I thought I would go ahead and post it. Please do not post this on sites such as Pinterest, facebook, etc. If you are aware of someone who would like the image, please send them to my blog to get it. Other than that, have fun with it and I would love to see what you do with it if you feel like sharing.



  1. Cute card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Halloween Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. Your image is so adorable and thanks for sharing. I love how the pumpkins are hanging. Sorry I missed your Birthday. I hope it is not to late to wish you a Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Pat

  3. What a sweet card love that image too. Great coloring!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  4. Veryfun and the image is great. thanks for playing with FCCB

  5. Very creative. Love the images you made, super cute. Thanks for linking up to FCCB this week. Kim

  6. Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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    :) Janis
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  7. Oh just love your fun card, the image is super cute!! Thank you for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!
    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  8. Totally cute & Fun!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥