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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 3 TGF CHA Relay


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It is Day 3 of The Greeting Farm's CHA Relay challenge. I have been having fun with this even though it really is a challenge for me to get a new image and then have to come up with an idea for a card and then follow through with getting the card done and posted in such a short span of time. This little cub is named Toby and as soon as I saw him I thought he would be perfect for a baby card or maybe for a birthday card for a little boy. I usually wait until I am ready to send a card before I add any kind of sentiment so I am still not sure which I will use this for. After sizing and printing my digi image, I colored it with Copics. The papers are DCWV, the buttons and ribbon are both from American Crafts and the thread is DMC. I have been seeing lots of people playing along with the challenge out in blogland and it is interesting to see so many cards each day using the same image.

I have to brag just a little. I went to the grocery store today and by combining coupons with sales I brought out grocery bill from $190.00 down to $111.00. I was quite proud of myself, that's the most I have been able to shave off the total in a long time. I buy almost all cleaning supplies, personal care items (including my make up) and paper goods at the grocery store too. Since my local store doubles coupons I have found this to be the most economical thing for us to do. And you know what? Less money at the grocery store means more money for stamps and Copics!

18 comments:

Karen S said...

What a darling stamp, and you did it beautiful justice.

So, what will you buy with the money you saved at the grocery?

Karin said...

Such a sweet card and your coloring is always top notch. You have such a great style!

HappyCrafter said...

Oh, this little bear is SO cute!!! I love him! You did a great job colouring him and it is a delightful card :-) I too wait until it is time to give a card to put sentiments on, usually, much more practical...
and good for you with your shopping, will be telling DH about that!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your image is adorable and you did a great job coloring it. Also, you chose such a pretty color combination!!

Crafty Creations said...

Adorable! That is perfect for a baby card! I'm loving what you created!!
Congrats on your grocery store savings! I did the opposite!! Went into Michaels to exchange something and decided to "peek" around and spend $100!!!!
Maria

Silli said...

Fun, fun, fun, love the image so much Gina, your coloring is beautiful! Hugs Silke

Maria Matter said...

Oh, Gina, this is absolutely adorable!!!! great colors too!
Blessings, Maria

Angela said...

So adorable Gina!! I am so glad that you (My wonderful in real life friend) got to play with this cahllenge!! Even though it got cut short I had a blast and was so excited to get some cards done!! Ansd don't forget about the beautiful images!! Hope you start to feeling better!! Missed you at work!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh he is a cutie!!

ileana said...

Hi Gina! thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.
You have so many beautiful cards!! Hugs!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a little cutie this image is. Perfect for a young child's birthday.

Scrapping Julie said...

GINA!!!!!!!!!
oh my goodness! i totally love it. awesome job! wow you saved like $80.00 bucks at the grocery store that is fantastic! most i have ever saved was like $30.00 bucks!

Becky said...

OMG....This is the most adorable image. He is so happy he makes me happy :),

Micki Switzer said...

Grrreat shopping, Gina!!! I always have good intentions to use coupons but I either leave them at home or forget them at the cash register... Good ideas for a use for Toby...using that blue plaid gives you a lot of options.

Elizabeth said...

So cute!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

First, congrats on lowering the grocery bill and the first thing I thought was, ooh she will have more stamp money and then you said that! LOL

Your card is so cute! I've been so busy this past week but crammed in the TGF relay so I could get some free digi's.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hahahahahaha....I love all 3 of these cards. So cute!

Stephanie said...

this little guy is so cute that I can practically hear his giggle!!

and you definitely deserve a little brag time! that's awesome :) I do well with coupons for about a month - then I forget them and it's all down hill from there