Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Early Bird Fails

Yard sale-ing: Sometimes you're lucky and sometimes you're not.  Today was the latter.  I woke up early to see if I could find some cool stuff!  Anyway, I went around 4 yard sales today and didn't find anything that I liked (I know, shocking, right?).  I was eying some packing tape, and the guy was asking for $1.50 for a roll.  Nope.  I'd give you $1 for two, sorry.  Then I was looking at this desk organizer/letter holder at another yard sale.  The lady wanted $15, but "could settle for $12." I walked away from that sale too.  I don't have room on my desk for it anyway.  I did go to TJMaxx and Ross though and bought 2 pairs of pants and underwear.  Not a bad shopping day over all!

The Watchful Eye: After my shopping adventures this morning, I went to visit my parents'.  Of course, I raided the Halloween candy stash.  Hello, Mom.  Don't hide it in the same place every year if you don't want me to eat it.  Anyway, I was skimming through a Martha Stewart magazine in the sun room, Mom comes up to me, "What's in your hand?" It was a Twix wrapper.  Dang it. Caught every time!

Card: Here's the card that I made tonight.  I used another card base where I didn't like how the stamped background image came out, so I found a way to use it anyway by covering it up (similar to this card).  I used some copper pigment ink to stamp the pumpkin and leaves, but it didn't come out as strongly as I wanted it to.  Maybe the subtle look is better anyway.

Card Specs: 
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Pumpkin Spice, Blackbird. Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink in Cosmic Copper
Stamp: Inkadinkado- Autumn Foliage, Hero Arts- Envelope Pattern
Paper: Recollections
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz- Cracked, Dot Matrix


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Tina, have you ever tried going on Craigslist to find garage sales in your area or towns around you? I had garage sales the last for Fridays and listed the sales on craigslist, I was very surprised how many people came because of my ads on craigslist and not just because of the signs. Like your card by the way.

June K said...

I guess it was your weekend to not find anything at the garage sales :) I think I want to start going to garage sales more regularly. Now all I have to do is remember to do so on Saturday mornings.

Peata said...

Sweet card. love the red textured paper.

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