Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Shopping Our Stash #76 "Oh what a deal!"

This week at Shopping Our Stash the challenge is:
Best Deal Ever - create something using one of your best bargain/had to have it- it was on sale! purchases (be sure to tell us what it is).
I am a real "bargain hunter", "deal finder", "hollander", "clearance sale queen", etc. etc. so it was kind of hard to chose just one. I seldom buy anything unless it is on sale and a real deal! I remember starting to collect supplies for cardmaking when I first started and found a good-sized bag of the Flora Doodle glitter flowers on a half-price sale. They have lasted over 2 years, but I don't use them much any more...only for "little girl" cards. So here is my girly card for my granddaughter Pearl, who just turned 14. The photo is of her when she was just a sweet 5-year old.

I was running short on time so didn't do much on the inside of the card.

The dies used were Spellbinders "Scalloped Edge Frame" (inside) & "Labels 20"
The corner punch is a Martha Stewart - "Double Loops"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Stamps: HB is Imaginations
Bible verse is Verve Stamps
DP is K&Company, the "Julianne" collection
Glitter flowers - Flora Doodle

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will join the challenge this week at SOS and show us what item(s) you got a bargain on and just HAD to have!

One more picture...as you can see I changed things a bit...just wasn't happy with "the look" of my card. So do you think this is an improvement or not?


jimlynn said...

Sandie, this is adorable! Love those cute flowers you used and the entire card if wonderful. CUTE way to show off such a darling granddaughter!

Julie said...

What a lovely way to feature a photo, fab card.

Debbie said...

This is so pretty!! I like the addition of the bow and tag!!
I laughed at your description of yourself and bargain shopping! I am the same way... yesterday we went shopping and at both Hobby Lobby and Michaels my girls and husband all went through the line so I could use more coupons!! :)

CarlaKH said...

So cute! I love the bow you added to the redo...adds a nice touch!

Jessi Fogan said...

Yep. Sales all the way :) I love the bow & twine & tag on the second card - something about the offset layout just really works :)

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Sandie - First, your grand daughter is adorable!! Love that red hair! Second, It's such a sweet card. Those dies are a perfect frame for the picture. And third ;) I think our brains take a little snooze wen we see sale items. Honestly, how much of one thing can we really use? Even if it is very cute or useful? Ah, well.....we will never learn. Thats why we have Carla and this amazing challenge blog!