Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Veni, Vidi, Visa (I came, I saw, I charged it)

When I started combining a few of the challenges I wanted to enter, 
I knew I needed to find some sort of whimisical quote about shopping. 
 I found this one on the internet by Swoosie Kurtz and thought it was

I typed in into a Word program and printed it out on 
Mustard Cardstock then used my Grand Calibur and a
 die from the
 A2 Matting Basics B  from
set I have to cut it out.

The card colors were used for The Play Date Cafe 
(A Study in Beauty - PDCC165) @
 They suggested Plum, Mustard & Rose for their colors.
  I'm really liking how
 it makes it look. 
 I'm going to make a mental note to remember this combination.

Usually my favorites are white, silver and blues but I'm liking this so much I'm going to enter it in Love to Create Challenge #49 - Share Your 3 Favorite Colors @ http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/01/challenge-49-share-your-3-favorite.html

The layout was from The Deconstructed Sketch #85 @
Here's a copy of their Sketch it you want to join in on the fun.

Alicia's Challenge #2 - Use Your Favorite Crafty Item (http://aliciaschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/01/challenge-2.html)
inspired me to purchase one of her Digi's from her store @ 
Alicia's Little Shop
I really wanted to enter her challenge to have a chance at the
 10 Copic Markers she is giving away.
  I don't have the first one - 
so I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed 
that I get to try them soon!

 (How's that for positive thinking?)

This is only my second time using a digi and
 I use 20 year old colored pencils, 
 but hey,
 it works
I'm thinking I can use plenty of practice, though.

I'm entering the Design Team Call and the
Digi challenge from Sweet N Sassy Stamps 
Anything Digital #SNSDC88 @
(we can only hope)!

You know how you have
 'that' designer paper that you won't use because you are
 "saving" it for that special project -
 well today I decided I needed to
 start using some of the paper I've been collecting.
  It also helped me to be able to enter
 Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug January Bingo Challenge (http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/januarybingo-challenge.html). 
 I went straight across the top of the board with 
Designer Paper, Sentiment and Pearls.

I have never owned Washi Tape
  (and quite honestly had to look it up to see what it was -
 yes I'm new at this) - 
but when I saw that I was allowed to
 "make" my own for this challenge at
 Simon Says Stamp -
 immediately I used the 
pink and white polka-dots in lieu of my tape.
  I think it looks like many of the cards which actually use it
 (but it is super easy to use though, and will need to check it out) 

Because of the pearls and bling,
 Cute Card Thursday Challenge #252 
- Diamonds are Forever (diamonds or bling) @
Creative Craft Challenges2 -
 Blng it up @

I am also entering:

Stamp N Doodle

Incy Wincy Design - Make Us Laugh @
(thought the sentiment was great for this one)
 they have a DT Call that I'm hoping to quality for.

Paper Pretties Challenge
is Ribbon
I didn't have any to match this card so I colored my own.

The shoes and the purse on the digi allow me to submit this card to 
MFP Speedy TV Simple Saluations Challenge #28 - @

Inky Impressions Challenge #93 - Tag It @ 

I was so excited to get a delivery from
  Blitsy.com  today -
 haven't tried out EVERYTHING yet,
 but it's still early.
 If you haven't tried them yet, you should really check them out.  
They have GREAT prices!

Whew - I'm done!  (smiling)
Have a great night.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Like the fashionable card & wonderful sentiment.
    Thank you for entering MFP Simple Samlutations Shoe, Purse or other Fash Access challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Hostess

  2. So fun!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  3. such a fun card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  4. So nice card, thank you for playing the challenge

  5. Cute stamp and sentiment!! I love the background shading. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. What a cute card. I LOVE that sentiment. So funny. I also really like your use of bling. Thanks for joining us in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

    DT Coordinator

  7. I laughed out loud when I saw the sentiment. That is hilarious! Great image, and you did a great job coloring it (my colored pencils are almost 50 years old--whatever works, right?). I love your super fun card! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. Sweet card! Great coloring, love the bling, and the sentiment is awesome! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  9. Love the colors on this card! And the Thanks for playing along with us over at Sweet'n Sassy Digi Challenge!Pearls!

  10. Wonderful card. Thanks for playing at Catch The Bug.

  11. What a cute card and I LOVE the sentiment! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Bugaboo challenge this week. Good luck and please do join us again.
    Bugaboo DT

  12. This is absolutely fab. Love your fun sentiment too. Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for another challenge. Bettina xx

  13. This is so fun! Thank you so much for joining us for Challenge #49 at Love to Create Challenge!! We really hope you will come back again soon!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina - LTC Challenges

  14. Fab card and I love that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Creative craft challenge
    Julie t

  15. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Bling It Up" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Bev x