Passionately Curious.

Posted by Michelle on August 21st, 2015

I’ve been a cardmaking fool as of late.  I’ve missed my cards.
Tonight I actually sat down to put together some happy mail, and then stayed at my craft table to make some cards too.
These cards feature Fancy Pants’ Burlap & Bouquets collection.  I think it was my very favorite collection from 2014.

Passionately Curious

And here’s a capture of my happy mail work.  The same Fancy Pants collection, along with some fun bits from Inspire Lovely (ETSY).

Hello Beautiful


Wish Big on Your Birthday.

Posted by Michelle on August 20th, 2015

Happy Thursday!
Today I’m sharing some simple birthday cards made beautiful with Hazel & Ruby’s Wrap it Up, Glassine & Gold, Wrap it Up, Newsprint Floral and sequins.


The supplies required for these cards are minimal: cardstock, the aforementioned papers and sequins from Hazel & Ruby, glue (I use Tombow’s Mono Multi), word/phrase die, and diecutting machine.


I cut, folded, and scored a standard A2 size card.  And then diecut my sentiment.


I glued a piece of Hazel & Ruby patterned paper to the back of my die cut.


And then I adhered the entire piece to my cardfront.



The open space on this particular phrase die really allows that patterned paper to shine!



I finished off my cards with some coordinating sequins from Hazel & Ruby for just an extra bit of pizzazz.






Posted by Michelle on August 17th, 2015

I worked on a couple of thank-you cards tonight.
These cards feature patterned paper and ephemera from Fancy Pants’ As You Wish collection and the little orange heart stickers and Gracias stamp are from Inspire Lovely (ETSY).





You are simply amazing.

Posted by Michelle on August 16th, 2015

I made a couple of quick cards tonight.  As I mentioned previously, the ol’ in-house card store is running low.  So it’s time to re-stock.
These cards feature Fancy Pants’ Me-ology collection.





Adventures in Couponing.

Posted by Michelle on August 15th, 2015

I got my coupon on last week.  It’d been a while – and it was fun!

My daughter and I went to Walmart for some school supplies, and I remembered that I had seen a Bic shaver coupon in the newspaper, so I cut it out (all 10 of them as I subscribe to the newspaper to receive 10 on Sunday).  The shavers sold for $2.82 at Walmart, I had a coupon for $3-off, so I got 18-cents overage x 10 = $1.80 going towards the rest of my order.


Fred Meyer/Kroger has a Free Friday Download where you load a free item to your store card every Friday.  These are the items I had on my card for the last 3 weeks, so we went and picked those up.  I have a recurring reminder on my Google calendar at the office reminding me to download the coupon every Friday.  I ain’t tryin’ to miss out on free, y’all.


Walgreens had 2 hot deals that I took advantage of.  Colgate toothpaste was on sale for $3.99, less the newspaper coupon for $2-off = $1.99, but then you get $2.50 back.  That’s a 51-cent moneymaker.


I took the $2.50 and used that to pay for Irish Spring body washes which were on sale 2 for $7, less (2) $2 newspaper coupons = $3 for 2 bottles.  Paid for with the $2.50 from the Colgate = 50-cents for 2 bottles of Irish Spring body wash.  And then I got $2 back from that which I used to pay for the next order of Colgate and kept going back and forth.  Almay makeup was on sale for $4.29, and there were $4-off coupons in the newspaper, so I bought 10 eye shadows for my mom for Christmas at 29-cents each.  The Papermate mechanical pencils were on sale for 29-cents and I used those as my filler item on each transaction as you have to have more items than coupons when you are paying with Register Rewards.  My son uses mechanical pencils, so that was perfect.