Thursday, March 10, 2011

Support The Girls

Happy Thursday Ladies!!! It's been a few days since I posted, and I have been a busy bee. I posted on Facebook yesterday about me being a craft hoarder, and well.... it's true. I'm a frugal crafter so when I see a good deal I usually buy more than I should which really means I buy more than I need. I figure that I'll use the supplies sometime, but that sometime doesn't always roll around.

So a couple of years ago I bought a 8x8 cardstock stack from Michael's that I happend to pack away in my craft storage area. When I found it a couple of weeks ago I told myself that I should have bought the 12x12 stack. I searched high & low on the internet to see if I could locate the 12x12 stack, but with no luck. I found an ad online that a lady had posted sometime last year trying to sell the same stack and I contacted her to see if she still had the paper even though the ad was over 6 months old. She did reply to me that she would check, but I never heard back from her. I was a little bummed, but I figured it wasn't in the cards for me to own this beautiful stack. Fast forward to yesterday, I pulled out another box of supplies and low & behold guess what I found..... YES I already purchased the 12x12 stack and I didn't rememeber even having it.

It's sad to say, but this is not a rare occurrence for me at all. Since I like to craft so many different things, I have a lot of random supplies that I just forget about. When I open a box or a cabinet in my craft area it's like Christmas because I really do forget what I've purchased. With that said, once my back is healed I will be cleaning out all my supplies and really figuring out what I have and whatever I don't need will be going up for sale. Whew... I feel better admitting that I have a problem, well I have more than one problem but we will deal with one at a time.

Ok, so now onto my newest project. A few weeks ago Michael's was having a sale on clearance cardstock 7 for $1. I was able to pick up a bunch of the pink Breast Cancer Awareness paper which I was so excited about. My mother has breast cancer so this project is in honor of her:

It's a 4x4 journal that I made from coasters and covered with the breast cancer awareness paper. I added some ribbon & bling and I punched out a scallop circle and stamped the sentiment. I finished it off with my new Bind It All which I love! Sorry the picture isn't great, but my camera recently broke and all I have right now is my cell phone to take pictures with. Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Continue to Create A Crafty Life ~


  1. What a great mini journal. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sorry to hear about your mom. Can't be easy on her or you for that matter. Thoughts and prayers with your family. That said what a great project! It's clever and pretty!! Thanks for sharing.


  3. I love this mini! I lost my younger sister to breast cancer last year (she was only 52) so it's a cause near and dear to my heart. Great job on this!


  4. I love it!!! really cute!!

  5. I'm sorry to hear about you mom. My thought and prayers:) Super cute journal and love your title!! I have the bind it all and LOVE it!! Great job on your 1st bind it all journal!! I can't wait to meet you at the Stampin' Up! party:)

  6. LOVE the colors you used! I am happy to be your newest follower and have also awarded you with the Stylish Blogger award. Feel free to jump on over to my blog to pick it up! TFS!


  7. Thanks ladies! I appreciate Your "Support" ;)

  8. Cute project, sorry to hear about your mom! My prayers go out to her. It was really nice meeting you on Sunday. I'm now following you. :)

  9. what a great notebook!! I really love it, and a theme that any woman can appreciate for more reasons than cancer support!! I have an award for you on my blog, please come and pick it up!!!