Monday, April 30, 2012

Copics are coming...Copics are coming!!! 

I am so excited. I have been putting off jumping on the Copic bandwagon, because, well  they are so dang expensive. I love to craft, but I am pretty frugal about it, and spending $7 on one marker was more than I was willing to pay. I hummed and hawed for a year or so...seeing all of the beautiful creations out there...colored with Copics. The temptation was far too great...and I finally gave in.

Here is the best part of this story....I am getting 21 markers for $11. That's right....$11!!!! This crafting hobby...cards, scrapbooking...is not a cheap hobby. So, to justify my spending money, I find ways to finance my hobby, without affecting our budget. I use Swagbucks (link is on the right)...it is a Search Engine. You search (like Google) and periodically you earn "Swagbucks". 450 SB = $5 Amazon Gift Card. It may not seem like much, but I earn about $15-$20 per month!! I also do a few survey sites, where you earn points, and you can trade those for Amazon gift cards. One other thing I use is MyPoints. You earn points when you purchase from vendors on their site. You can trade your points in for Amazon Gift Cards there too! I have been using these sites for years, and love that I can make money using them!!

I had $98 in Amazon Gift Cards in my account, and that was from January until now. Not too bad! If you are looking to finance your hobby, without dipping into your budget...check these sites out!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Under the Stars

I decided I needed to break out my stamps. Lately I have been using digital stamps, and my other stamps have started collecting dust! This set...Under the Stars...by Stampin Up...is one of my favorites. I wanted to try coloring with my Prismacolor Pencils on kraft paper. I love kraft paper!


The background paper is Campfire, by October Afternoon. I love every single pattern in the paper pad! So cute!

My inspiration for this card came from here - Dorcas Designs