July 25, 2009

{Sketch Challenge #13} a little birdie told me . . .

Today's little birdie card was created especially for Sketch Challenge #13
hosted by Kerry at The Stamp Shack.


What a wonderful sketch she's designed for our use! (see photo below)

The layout is quite different from others I've done and I really like it! It takes a little extra cardstock for all the layers, but I just went to my scrap stash and used some of those pieces.

This cute stamp set is "Bird Day" by Hero Arts and I've colored the image with prismacolor pencils. The bright blue daisy paper is Frutti Fusion by The Angel Company. It coordinated well with the Stampin Up pacific point blue.












Now, I know you've all been waiting and wondering what rare treasures I found while I was out "junkin" this morning. :) Let me tell you, it was *almost* a total bust! We walked away from several sales without buying anything, which is not like us at all. One of us will usually always find something! My first purchase was the little brown pottery vase for 10 cents that is marked as a "souvenir" of Boy's Town, Omaha, NE. What can I say...I like pottery. I think we may have stopped at a dozen sales before either one of us spent more than a dollar. We had nearly given up when I found this pretty lamp for my bedroom for only $5! It's well made and has a unique shade. Also, it takes a 3-way bulb, which I like for reading. The photo frame beside it is 5 x 7 to give you an idea of the size. I think it was a good find.


And . . . finally . . . at the very last sale we went to, I found some rubber stamps! These are two older Stampin Up sets for $2 and a few individual stamps for .50 each. The sale had a LOT of stamps, but I only bought what I thought I would use.

I forgot to mention the baskets for .25 each. You can never have too many baskets, right? I use them for everything and recycle for gift baskets too. The picture frames were a quarter too. Oh, and Susie thought I needed the little smiley bag to carry my brown pottery vase! ha ha :)

Yesterday, I received my MoJo Monday prize from Julee Tilman and it is awesome! . . . my very first Verve Stamp set! I'm planning to make a card and post it with a photo of the set tomorrow. Stay tuned for that!

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments about my silly COW card and sentiments. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I gave it to Susie today and she loved it.

Smiles 2 U All & Happy Stamping!




Quote for Today ~
Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money? ~Rita Rudner

12 comments:

mulberry station said...

Oh Pam, This card is just so darn cute! I love the color combination and the cute little duck..Everything is just perfect!

Crystal said...

Hi Pam!!! What fun and great colors these are!! I love the little bit of stitching and that adorable image!!! I love your take on the sketch! Beautiful!

PaperCrafty said...

Pam~I just love the birdie card!! The colors are perfect and that sketch looks so fun.

LINDA said...

What a fantastic card.. Love the colors and the little bird is so cute.Great goodies you found..I love to go to yard sales. never know what kind of goodies you will find..
Hugs, Linda

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a cute, vibrant card!:) TFS Hugs, Mona

sweetbloominscraps said...

You make everything look so cute! That bird is so cheery! What a fun card!

Laura Evangeline said...

You have such a cute blog!

Stamp and Smile said...

First off I LOVE all your sweet treasures you found at the yard sales... I LOVE JUNKING too! (Beautiful lamp!) Never now what you will find... :) (That's the best part!) Sweet card and amazing details... enjoy those Verve stamps!! :)

SmilynStef said...

What fantastic colors ... fabulous card.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your bold and bright card! Great goodies you found too!

chelemom said...

What an awesome card this is! Love the bit of stitching...it adds a bit of whimsy!!! Love it!

LeAnne said...

Fun card! Thanks for sharing your shopping!