Saturday, June 27, 2009

Silhouette Challenge #119 365 Cards


Wahoooooo! I finished my first ever week of daily challenges at 365 Cards! I am so excited- see, now I have 7 more cards to add to my card stash for those expected/unexpected times. I love the diversity of the challenges, so far, they are the most unique ones that I have participated in.

Now, about this card. The stamp set is called BE YOURSELF, by CTMH. There are a quite a few girls on this stamp, in various styles (a runner, a bride, a dancing girl, a cha-cha girl, etc.... one to suite just about every mood you have AND there a few sayings to match. I am really digging this stamp set! The papers, well that is a story too! My sister, Kris, and I had a girls date out right before the kids went on summer break. We went shopping at Mike's and bought quite a bit of things on clearance....or so we thought. We got rooked! In the back of the store, there were baskets of odds and ends, all with pink "clearance" stickers. Got this paper pack by MM Sabrina line, found the coordinating brads (see the pearl on the bottom?) and these really cute glass buttons. Of course, we spent a good 45 minutes searching for some great finds and loaded up. Well, walking thru the store, we found some of our products on the regular shelves- ha! at regular price! So, the $2.99 buttons, were really $2.99. BUYERS BEWARE! Shame that they try to trick you- may have to shop elsewhere after that! But, we had a great afternoon out together and we are building a strong friendship (that was what the day was about!)

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15 comments:

andyjay said...

OMG! I love it! Love the houndstooth patterned paper.

Kelly said...

I have had that problem, too, and have found that people will pick up something elsewhere in the store, then find something they like better in the clearance section, and then put the regular-priced things down. You know the rest of the story.

I also have found better bargains at Michael's than I thought I was getting. Once, I finally decided to break down and buy several rubber stamps I had been looking at (that had been marked down, but were still more than I was comfortable paying, as they were large stamps), got them to the register and found that they rang up at $1 each--regardless of what the tag said. So, I always get the cashier to check the price of a clearance item before ringing it up, especially when it's been on the aisle for a while.

So, don't stop shopping Micael's, just "let the buyer beware"!

Kelly said...

Sorry for rambling, so! I forgot to mention how great your card is! I love the black/white/pink palette, and the houndstooth just sets it off!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

This is so elegant Kelly!! The black, white and pink look stunning together. Nice job!!
Hugs
Michelle M

Chrissie said...

This is just fabulous.
Sadly we don't have a Michaels in the UK... I'd love to see what people talk about!
However I DO like a bargain, wherever it's from!
Well done on completing a week's worth of cards!
Chrissie

One4Joy said...

what a delightful card, love that Sabrina paper and your gorgeous pink ribbon.

How fun to have a sis to share in your hobby.

Vicky said...

i love this kelly! girly-girl cards are my favorite, so this is just awesome!

Mojo Hugs said...

Very sassy!

Fi said...

Stunning card, love your colour combo and your image.
Hugs
Fi

Sherry said...

kelly, this is absolutely beautiful and this card almost makes me want to find that stamp set and buy it.

~amy~ said...

LOVE your card!!!! Oooh...buyer beware... that stinks about the clearance stickers...My last purchase at M's was a good one...wired ivory wide ribbon..10 yards for $1...I couldn't believe it.

Rose said...

LOVE your card!! makes me think of my first Barbie :D

Ann said...

This card is flippin' fantastic! I love everything about it!!!

BananaStamper said...

Fabulous card! I have that set too, must get it out again! That houndstooth paper is so fun!

Shanna

Eve said...

this is a very nice card!