Sunday, March 15, 2009

Coffee Break

At the beginning of the year, I resolved to use what I had in my craft stash instead of constantly adding to it. And for the most part, I've done pretty well. I slipped a little when The Angel Company had the 50% off sale, and then again when the new supplement came out, and then I bought some Copic markers from Oozak just before the prices went up (but technically I saved money, so that doesn't count) Having absolutely NO willpower to resist, the only way I can do this is not to look. Not to look online and certainly not to go browsing around LSS's, M's or HL. Because if I do that, all would be lost... see the paper to the left?

I was lured into Micheals last week, spurred on by the possibility, based on the rumour, that some stores had begun to carry Tim Holtz products. I am in awe of Tim Holtz - he is everything I aspire to be (and by that I mean a fabulous, creative, vintage, grunge genius, rather than a cute man, obviously) so between that and the 40% off coupon that appeared in my inbox, what was a girl to do?

As you can see resistance was futile. Not only did I find the Tim Holtz products, several of which are now cozily in their new home in my craft room, but this stash of paper from DCWV, called Nana's Kitchen. It is glittery and gorgeous and the last thing I need is more paper but how could I resist?
And it goes just perfectly with the stamp I talked about in the Keurig post, so I dug it out and created this card. It's kind of hard to see, but there is a pocket on the left hand side of the interior (which the little cutie is stuck to) that would just be perfect for a Starbucks gift card.

I like the card, but I'm not going back to Micheals (this week anyway)

The stamp is Hanglar and Stangler and the coffee ring and the sentiments are by Inkadinkadoo.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend - thanks for stopping by!
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18 comments:

Becky said...

This is so pretty, I love the dp. I havent been to Micheals in 3 weeks :).

my5bratz said...

what a fab card..LOVE the coffee ring...I had the same resolve but didnt last long..lol...luckily (?) we dont have a Micheals here in Oz :0(

Dawn said...

Beautifully coloured.

1235401262s10354 said...

Card is adorable! Love the coffee rings!

Kathi1950 said...

Card is adorable! Love the coffee rings!

Maureen said...

since I am a coffee addict....I totally love your card!! oh - and I laughed cuz I bought some copics at ozark before the prices went up too...and I didn't count that in my "real" purchases....LOL great minds think alike!!!
maureen

Elizabeth said...

Too funny Kay. I think us "crafters" can justify almost any purchase. Heck - if you get something on sale - yes, you have actually saved money. I do love your card as well.

Cheryl Walker said...

How cute, and I love the image of the little girl she is darling!!! I love those coupons and use them every week to get my goodies and be able to get more for my money :)

peggysue said...

These are adorable. And I like the coupons too but I've managed to discipline myself not to use them if they don't have the product I'm seeking. So you're one of the culprits who cleaned out oozak before I could get there! My DH thanks you, you helped us save money.

Grace said...

Oh how I love this! Love the coffee rings and that paper is a definite must have!!! I too am a sucker for those coupons!

The Mama Monkey said...

Love the story behind the purchases! Just move to Japan where you can't to to Mikes and the spending will be diminished. Well, except for all the online retailers! LOL

Great card! Love the coffee ring stamp. Is that CTMH? I have it on my wish list!!

JazzyH said...

Great card.

Gina said...

I love the reasoning behind the Copic purchase! Sounds like my thinking. Love both cards, but as a coffee and tea fan that is my favorite.

Kim said...

Great card and I like the color combo. Yeah, you and I reason crafting purchases about the same. But really--you couldn't resist buying the Copics before the price went up. Totally worth it!!

Holly said...

That DP IS yummy! Love the colors and it's very eye catching. So vibrant - and that little girl is just adorable!

laos348 said...

I know what you mean about temptation - I always click on those links and then ask myself why in the world did I do that when I see something I just HAVE to have! Wonderful set of cards - that paper is very pretty (but I'm going to stay away from Michael's too!)

kat9 said...

What a wonderful Idea, use what we have. I just love buying more....I don't think I could make it. You seem to have been doing well just a few slips. Wonderful card I love the Hanglar.

Diane said...

Love these...gotta have that coffee ring stamp! Oh, you did GOOD on the Copics!! Looks like we're all behind you!

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