Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A couple of trees and a fab deal!

Gee, I have lots to share if only I could find the time to post! Lol Life has been busy since Chester & Pickle Pants have been on VACATION! More on that later.....I have a few of what Kelley would call "bucket cards" hanging around - cards I simply haven't got around to posting yet - so here is one of them......

A pretty basic card, but I had been wanting to play with this paper and the ribbon I bought with it. Sometimes I find paper like this a bit tricky to use as I don't want to cover up too much - the larger trees seemed to fit the bill.

And, I promised to share the fab deal I got when I went thrifting with my Ma a couple of weeks ago - see photo below -

One trip to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on discount night - everything was 50% off:

  • a fab pyrex dish

  • TWENTY SEVEN books - some hardcovers, some classics and a few foreign language books (Japanese I think) that I thought might be fun to use on cards - gasp - I have never actually cut up a book to use on a crafting project - have you? It just seems so wrong - however, I can't actually read Japanese symbols....

  • oh yes, and one glass plate for the bottom of my microwave (which almost fit, but didn't in the end)

This entire pile of goodies cost me a whole $20.80!

When it comes to reading material, you just can't beat the Thrift store for good deals!

I am off to finish The Silver Chair with the boys.........

Hope you are having a great week!

Shanna :)


  1. Great card...I can't wait to see what you do with the cut up book!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Love the paper you used and those wonderful trees, so much fun. Great card and great deals you got as well!

  3. Cute card and what a stack of goodies!

  4. Supper cute card. I love those trees. I can't wait to see the Japanese book stuff. The bucket cards are always great I have finally started to get a pile!


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