Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How I save money stamping!!

BWHAAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! I'm sorry....did you think I'd have real tips for you crafters out there on how to save money on your most favoritest hobby EVAH?!?! While I can say I'm not in debt over this fun pastime of mine...I must share my blog post title did make me giggle!!

When I first began stamping I justified to myself that I was saving SO MUCH MONEY because I would make my own cards instead of paying $120 for a beautiful card elsewhere. My fellow stampers will laugh out LOUD at that because honestly, the hobby part of my obsession with paper crafting means that I'm lucky if I save any money. When Stampin' Up comes out with a new catalog it is VERY hard to restrain myself because I LOVE IT ALL!! My stampy friends and I tweet and email each other "WHAT DID YOU GET?!" and then try not to tackle the UPS Man when he pulls in front of our home.
While I may not save a lot of money....I thoroughly enjoy making custom cards for my friends. Many times I'll make an extra set of cards from my class or club to have ready....but my amazing friend Stephanie loves the color yellow and I wanted to make a special card for her birthday. I don't stamp many yellow cards, but she is the person I think of when I see yellow.  So, here is a pic of her birthday card I sent her:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts; Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Silver Glimmer Paper (DSP); Ink: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Summer Sun (retired); Accessories: Simply Scored score board, Small Heart Punch, Full Heart Punch, Fashionable Hearts embosslit
I should have taken a picture of the inside--I used a stamp I found at a stamp show last year:
"If you were a cow, you'd be a belt by now." 
Since we're in our 40's now we can send cards like that to each other and laugh. Out loud.

Have any irreverent stamps? I only have a handful....I need more.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Leslie Hanna said...

BWAHAHAHAHA! I am soooo stealing that cow quote! HAHAHA! Oh, and I do love the yellow hearts, too. It's fun when you know someone will LOVE what you make because you've made it JUST FOR THEM!

Lydia Fiedler said...



It was really hard to see it because I was laughing so hard about saving money but it's GORGEOUS, you old BELT!!

Dean Keith said...

It saves money, because it keeps you out of the mall. ;)

Kim Williams said...

Love the card. If I was a cow, I would want to be hamburger, because then there would be a really high chance that I could be covered in bacon, and really, doesn't that sound more fun than holding up some guy's pants?

Scrapcollectr said...

Great idea with the heart cluster... Gotta use that! *smile*

Unknown said...

LOVE this card and that saying has me LOL!!!1 Too funny! :) I need cool sayings like that! :)

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