Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Fall Wreath

I absolutely love fall decoraing. Now I am not a big Halloween decorator, but that's because I'm lazy and you can't leave those decorations out as long as fall ones. But I do love fall decorating. I love all the different shades of oranges, yellows, and reds. Now Joanns Fabrics do carry some beautiful decorations but their wreaths always seem to be so expensive, even with a coupon. So for the past couple of years I have been designing my own. Here is one I did for my boss's wife who recently had surgery.

This is just a little fall wreath that she can hang frm her front door. Now similar wreaths like this are currently on sale for 50% off at Joanns ranging in price from $19.99 to $29.99 for this size. I was able to do this wreath for a whopping $5.85, give or take a few pennies.

How you may ask? Well the bare wreath was regular price $2.99. I was able to use my 40% off coupon which brought the price to $1.79. The flowers and beads were on sale for 50% off and they were $1.99 each. As you can see I used 4 which came to $3.98. Now the ribbon was from my stash. It is actually 2 different ribbons. The gold ribbon had a clearance tag of $.50 and the orange ribbon had a clearance tag of $.30. I guesstimate that I probably used about $.05 of the yellow and $.03 of the orange. Have you been doing the math? Well my husband loved this kind of math. You know the kind, the cheap kind.

Well I bought plenty of supplies. So yes, you've guessed it...I will be doing a few more of these this weekend.

Have a great weekend. I have a busy one ahead of me.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Same Ingredients...AGAIN!!!

See, this is what happens when you don't finish straightening up from one project to the next. Needing a quick "get well" card last night, I took the scraps that were leftover on my table and put together this little number.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Same Ingredients...Different Layout

Back-to-back posts!!! I know right (as my kids would say).

But did you see yesterday's post of the card I did for a swap on Splitcoast? Well at the time that I was doing all the cutting for this swap I couldn't remember how many I needed and my laptop was in the family room and I was upstairs in my craft room. So being the lazy person that I am, I decided to guess. Well you guessed it---I guessed wrong. I only needed 4 cards for this swap and I cut enough for 6 cards.

So as I was putting away all my materials that I used, (I am really trying to get better at that-got a LONG way to go though) I figured I would use the items that were already cut up anyway. And I came up witht hese 2 layouts. Hence the title of this post.

Now I have 2 more cards for my stash.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Swap...

I recently did a swap, wait I actually did TWO swaps this month. This is one of my cards I did for a swap on Splitcoaststampers. The swap was anyhting that had to do with "shoes". Now how could I pass up a swap about shoes? I purchased this stamp from a vendor at a craft show that passed through Chicago a couple of months ago. My new favorite thing lately has been embossing folders. I absolutely love them! They give so much character to cards. Now off to google-land to find some more, at a cheap price of course.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I am so pathetic! Yes I know...I have been missing in action for months.

School has really been keeping me busy (going back to complete my Bachelors) and with baseball with my oldest son this summer, that has really soaked up a lot of my time. But with fall just around the corner I can see my wheels starting to slow down just a bit. I'm starting to want to stay in on the weekends, it is getting a little chilly out there. So now I will be able to do more crafting. I'm still cleaning and re-organizing my craft room. I have done a few cards in the past couple of months and right now I am working on a diaper cake for my nephew and his fiance's baby shower.

So sit back, relax, and be patient with me. I promise I'll be back soon.

By the is a blog that I have been stalking for months. This lady is absolutely CREATIVE, but in a "sweet" way. Just go there, you'll know what I mean. This is one you will definitely put in your google reader.