Saturday, July 24, 2010

Never a Dull Moment in "The Land of Scrapbooking"

Today was supposed to be an extremely exciting day...the hubby was taking me craft shopping in Orlando (about 80 - 90 minutes from where we live). I went on-line yesterday and printed out 5 different stores and even planned a route in Google Map for directions. We left early this morning and programmed Garmin to set us on course. I didn't have a list of specific items (except maybe for some glitter mist), I just wanted to find some good deals or something different. Well...out of the 5 places...we made it, yes just one! The first store no longer existed, the second store (Scrappy Boutique) was nice, we could not get to the third one (Piktails) because of an accident closing the road, the next one was a .com store (I guess), and the last one (Scrap Shak) took us into a residential neighborhood. We ended up at the usual stores: Joann, Michaels, TJMaxx, and Marshalls where I actually found some deals. The best deal of the day was finding Cuttlebug folders on clearance for $1.49 each. Yeah!

Oh, and on the way home, we stopped to get gas about 5 minutes from the house. Guess what? The battery died! What a day! Auto Club had to come give the battery a jump. Too bad I didn't have the camera to take pictures of our adventure.

After finally getting home, I was able to finish this card that I started last night. It has lots of ribbon, flowers, and little tweets (Wild Card p. 47).

I created a gatefold card (It has two flaps). What I like about this card is the front cover. The pieces (Nana's Nursery - Baby Girl) are cut into triangles and layered. The ribbon is used to tie the card closed. The pink and orange flowers are used as a centerpiece with a pink flower brad adding a little shine. The inside flap is stamped with "Happy Everything". I bought this stamp today during my last stop and thought it was perfect.

When you open both flaps you have some more little tweets and a place to write a note to that special little girl. Now it is time to enter it into the "Girly Affair" Challenge at Made by Momo.

It looks like it turned out to be a great day!


  1. Sounds like a big day! Such disappointment, but at least you made it home safely....great card!

  2. The things we go through for crafting! Glad you were able to salvage the day :)

  3. WOW!!! What an adventure! Atleast you got to spend time together and it's the effort that counts! I love the papers you used on this card and the layout of it is great! Thanks for joining my challenge!!! XOXO Momo


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