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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, November 23, 2013

So Thankful

Hello again everyone! I haven't been feeling well, so this post is going to be short and sweet.

This week's theme at the Outlawz is die cuts/punches. So, here is my project:
Card Base: Brown scrap
Circle layer: I have had this paper in my stash for quite some time. I do not know who the designer is. The pack has totally fallen apart and the front has come off and is gone.
Rectangles: backside of pumpkin paper
Sentiment: computer generated and printed on Very Vanilla paper from Stampin Up.
Leaves: Martha Stewart Punches punched from scrap paper
Pumpkin: Cut from Cricut craft room basics cartridge using scrap orange paper. I ran it through the embosser with the distressed lines EF then inked the edges with Really Rust ink from Stampin Up. I colored in the stem and vines with sharpie markers and added the doodles with sharpie also. I popped the center of the pumpkin up with one layer of foam tape.

I hope you like it. Have a great week and keep creating!


Exploring Cricut: Count Your Blessings
Craftin' Desert Divas: Thanksgiving
Craft Your Passion: Add some Doodling
Die Cuttin Divas: Thanksgiving
Created with Love: Anything Goes Paper Craft
Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Goes
Docerella: Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks: Thanksgiving


  1. Great card-love the papers & shape! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week!

  2. Love the finish on the pumpkin and stitches. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  3. Adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

  4. Very pretty card! I love your pumpkin :) Thanks for entering our project at Exploring Cricut!

  5. what a great card. Love it. Ingredients. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT.

  6. Oh such a pretty card!!! I love the pumpkin and the great colors!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Count Your Blessings' challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  7. great looking pumpking, love the colors and shape of your card Miranda! Thanks for sharing with us at Exploring Cricut!
    Have a wonderful day!

  8. Love it!!!! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  9. Love your round card. TFS it at DCD's challenge this week.

  10. Thank you for playing along at Created With Love this week.


  11. This is so adorable!! I love the pumpkin!! What a fabulous project!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Craftin Desert Divas DT

  12. Great job on your project.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Docerela

  13. Very PRETTY!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  14. How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Diva. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  15. Cute pumpkin~ Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  16. so cute! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Dulce.

  17. Hi Miranda!
    So pretty!
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara

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  19. Miranda, you were our winner for the DCD challenge. Can you please contact me before December 10th, or the prize will be forfeited.