Monday, September 9, 2013

Sale tag thank you.

Hey!  Happy Monday!  I think every weekend should be a three day weekend, don't you?  Mike's birthday is tomorrow so we spent the weekend celebrating with him and trying to make him feel special ;) It's still super hot here, and I'm not really loving it.  Now that the kids are back to school and it's September and all, I feel like it should AT LEAST be 85 for a high, not 101.  Seriously.

Today I'm going to share with you a thank you card that I made.  I was just chatting with Tracy about how I've been using up my stash of cards and I need to build it back up.  Especially my thank you and birthday cards.

I started out with a bright green cardstock base and layered on a sale tag that I picked up in a variety pack at Hobby Lobby awhile back.  Then I flipped through my tray of discards, bits and pieces of die cuts, tags and things I've made that are all thrown in a tray.  Too good to be thrown away, but not ready to be used yet.  I placed the orange marquee die cut on top of the tag and then adhered the stamped label on top of that.  I stood back and looked for a minute and realized that the orange marquee was TOO orange and so I splattered some Mr. Huey's on there to break it up a bit.  I stamped my sentiment and added a stick pin to finish the card off.

Since most of the pieces were already made, from a previous craft session and just waiting to be used, this card hardly took any time at all!

Abie's volleyball practice starts back up again this week.  It's been such a nice break.  Tonight, we have no plans though and I'm going to enjoy every minute of it!

Let me ask you this.  When you're on the go, practices, in the car, etc.  what craft do you take with you?  I want to try and make the most of my time at practice this year.  Last year I would pack a bag of stuff, but it never seemed to work out well.  Just looking for some ideas :)

Hope you have a great Monday!  I'll be back tomorrow with a birthday card.  Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. this is just so cute- totally love the sales tag!!!

  2. another beautiful tag! love that little butterfly!

  3. Great card, Becky! I love the layering on the tag. When I'm on the go, I usually take a book to read.

  4. Love all the bits and pieces! Plus that tag is super cool.
    I have to say the heat is just ridiculous. My kids are having a full day today, but without air there I have a feeling they may be off another day or two this week.

    As for on the go, I have to admit that I usually just do stuff on my phone. Bringing crafts along never really works for me either. Maybe if I still cross stitched or knitted. I think those are easier to stop and start.
    I will occasionally bring a book though.

  5. Your card is lovely Becky :)
    I like that you used already made pieces that you had saved :)
    As for bringing crafty stuff along with you, I don't do a lot of sitting in the car or on benches anymore as my girls are older now. But I used to always bring a book to read, either a novel or a craft magazine.
    I also always took a notebook and pen to jot ideas or draw sketches...but then again, this was before anyone had cell phones....oh my I sound old now, lol

  6. Love how you used the sales tag! And I like the splatters on the orange too :)

    Happy birthday to Mike!

    Totally with you on the temperatures, it is way way too hot here for September!

    I don't have kids yet, so I don't really have a place to bring things. But when I was a nanny, I was working an a blanket, so sometimes I'd crochet. I'd also bring a sketch book or scrap magazine, and I always had a book on me!