Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summery Cards



These are cards I created using a summer theme.  Butterflies and flowers always remind me of summer.  This year, I've had a hard time getting butterflies to come to my yard.  The flowers are having a hard time right now too because of the heat and humidity.  As for me, I like to stay indoors now!!   Hope the weather is tolerable for you!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tea Bag Folding





These are cards I made using various tea bag folding techniques.  Tea Bag folding is a lot of fun once you get started.  Definitely something to look into if you haven't already.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

cards



These are cards I made using the faux lace technique.  The third picture is my favorite!  It's really a super simple technique that gives a Victorian look to the cards.  It's done using double sided stick tape, a piece of lace that you can use over and over again, and micro beads.  There are so many different looks that you can get from the same piece of lace, just placing it differently and using different beads.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Savings!

From January 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013 my savings equal $1,547.37!!  

Always look at the adds!  I get them free in flyers that come in the mail and a free local paper that comes out once a week.  Well worth the time to look through.  I get alot of coupons that way and online too.  I trade coupons with friends I know that use certain products I don't use and they give me the coupons I use and they don't.  All free to do!!  The best way to me!!

Then a lot of stores have started offering 'cards' at no charge.  These are cards that you present at check out for an added discount on something that's on sale for only customers that have those cards, such as Walgreens.  At Walgreens, I present my 'Balance Rewards' card to get special sales and collect points on every purchase even at the pharmacy.  The points add up and you get an addition $5.00 off your purchase.  I find the Walgreens card pretty handy.

Petco has a free card that after a $100 in purchases, you get a coupon for a free bag of dog or cat food.  Since I have 4 cats, they eat plenty so I figure I might as well take advantage of that offer too.  It adds up quicker than you think if you have pets.

Another card I love is The Body Shops 'Love Your Body' card.  Not only is The Body Shop a fair trade company, but they have good prices too and no animal testing!  With the card, I always save at least $45 on every visit and it's for items that I would buy anyway.  Things like skin care, make up, lotions, shampoos.  Why not get some of them for free!!  You also get points.  After the first 4 points you get a coupon and after 8 points you get an even larger coupon!  Then you start over.  It's super easy and my friends and family like to get The Body Shop treats as gifts!  That savings and points applies even if you prefer to shop online.  Just register the card online and your all set.

The Sally Beauty Club is another card that I use when looking for nail polishes, hair dyes, etc.  They have a pretty good offer to.

The Game Stop Power Up Rewards Pro card helps alot too!  Every month my son gets to read the magazine that they send to our home about all the newest games, etc.  I also get extra special trade in prices and the points add up quickly that I can spend at their online store.  Sometimes, it's coupons to spend in the store and sometimes it's things that are shipped directly to my house at no charge for the shipping or the item.

Then I have my Starbucks card!!  I love Starbucks so it's a great deal for me!  You can earn a free drink after purchasing 10 drinks or food items.  My husband and son also love Starbucks so it makes for a wonderful treat for us!!

Oh there is the Target 'Redcard' which I love!!  It gives you a percentage off your entire purchase!!  It may seem like a small percentage but now-a-days every penny counts.  Plus, Target sends me lots of coupons in the mail.

I'd love to hear about any ways that you save money!  Please share your ideas with us!!




Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Origami


These are two pieces I made using origami.  One is a little box and the other is a flower.  I've had  trouble with origami in the past however I've been working on it!  I'm up for more!!

I have some cards to post too that I've been working on.  I'll post those later though.

Monday, June 03, 2013

People

I wonder sometimes about people.  Why some people have to swear all the time, is beyond me.  Does is make them feel important or something?   Maybe there is a reason that those people aren't liked but they think it's everybody else.  They never see that it's them!

Then there is the mid-life crisis...is it real or just an excuse to do things that they don't get away with otherwise?  I'm leaning to the excuse for doing what they want.

To me, it's just annoying.