Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Happy Happy (about coupons and cards!)

I created this card using The {Stamps} of Life's April stamp set!
Did you know that they offer their stamps as clear stamps OR digital? (Or you can get both!)
Check out the stamps HERE, and lots of beautiful samples from the design team girls, here in the gallery!
To create this card, I punched out patterned paper for the background circles, stamped the dotted circles around them, and then attached the brown strip across. The "happy" circles were stamped in Sunflower ink, and attached with foam tape. Then I added the pearls in between! The "brads" in the four corners are actually stamps too - flat, quick and SIMPLE!
So have I raved to you all about my couponing endeavors? When I'm not thinking about cards, I am thinking about COUPONS. I added some links to the sidebar recently, that are seriously making a HUGE difference in my shopping!! I am actually finding it FUN to go grocery shopping now, because watching my total go DOWN DOWN DOWN as they subtract all the coupons, makes me GIDDY!!! Today I spent $42.34, and I saved $45.90!!!! (A combination of sales, and coupons. I had about $20 in coupons!!!) I think my biggest bargain of the day today was Mueller's pasta that averaged out about .30 cents a box!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! How amazing is THAT!? So - do you coupon? It seems to be all the rage lately, but it sort of seems to good to be true!!! On a few of my "purchases" today, I actually MADE money. Not just FREE items, but items that actually MADE ME MONEY. How can this be!!?? (Yes, I am a little obsessed!) So - if you coupon, let me know!!! And tell me what your favorite sites are! :)
card goodies: patterned paper - Sassafras Lass, stamps - TSOL, cardstock - WorldWin, pearls - K&Company


JenMarie said...

I'm a couponer too! Isn't it FUN!!??!!
Here's a fave blog of mine:

Nancy said...

I like this layout, too. I am trying to commit these two designs to memory and then run upstairs and recreate them. Hey...maybe I should just take the laptop up there...isn't technology amazing???