I haven't done a giveaway lately – I think it is time…

Here is a card I made a long time ago at a stamp retreat.  (I so hope I haven't shared it already!)  It literally used scraps and such I had laying on my workspace.  I just love how several of my favorite products landed on one card. πŸ™‚

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022309 CTMH Close Supplies: BasicGrey patterned paper; Close To My Heart rub-ons; Prima flowers; Hero Arts notecard and pearls; vintage text paper; Tim Holtz Distress Ink and inking tool

So, I thought I would share some of Close To My Hearts' fabulous rub-ons, along with an ink.  These rub-ons have several sheets in a pack – love it.  They have some of my favorite rub-ons!  For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post telling me your best money-saving tips.  (We could all use a few of those these days, huh?)  On Friday at 11:59pmEDT, I will pick a winner of these goodies…


Have a good night and good luck!

(Oh, and I am with many of you on DWTS.  Not sure it is still a "family show" for us.  Too much talk of Playboy, jail, jacka** and skimpy outfits.  Not sure yet…)

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  1. That is a beautiful card!

    My money saving tips for scrapbooking/card making is always carry an inventory list, so you never buy duplicates and of course use coupons or wait for a sale. And scraps are your friends, they can be used for so many different things!

    For home, I plan our meals using coupons or what’s on sale & in our pantry. It has saved us quite a bit!

  2. Great Card! Afew money saving tips….Use up all those scraps! make cookies instead of buying boxes (exc for a few boxes of thing mints, those just cant be replicated!), reuse water bottles for kids lunches, no more juice boxes, and use reusable/fabric grocery bags. Coupons, coupons, coupons. I’ll give up my sweets before I give up my stamps!

  3. I have a ton of little money saving tips. They become such a part of your everyday life, however, that you can’t really pinpoint what some of them are. Coupons, sales, turning the light off when you leave the room, bottle returns, warehouse shopping, discount days, etc., etc., etc.!

  4. To save money I like to turn everything off and go to bed early! I try to run errands that are in the same part of town rather than wasting gas going all over the place.

  5. Thanks for the chance to win Jennifer. I’ve been packing lunches, refilling my water mug (instead of buying water) and we’ve slowly but surely been trying to replace the light bulbs in our house!

  6. The best money saving tip is don’t put anything on your credit cards. If you have more than three credit cards pay them off and get rid of them. You only need only for special purchases that you can pay off in full and one for emergencies.

    Lovely card. Great colors.
    Have a great day!

  7. I cant wait to read all of the tips. I thought and thought and came up with, for me, the best money saving tip is to NOT spend money unless it is something we NEED right now. My husband lost his job about a year ago and God has graciously provided for us and we have cut our spending as much as possible. We are OK but a job would be nice πŸ™‚

  8. Wow, made it just under the wire. I love rub ons! Thanks for the chance.

    I swore that I was not going to watch DWTS this season but they just suckered me right on in with Melissa. lol I hope she does well!

  9. I started a change jar. I put all my change in the jar as soon as I get home. When it’s full I buy a new tool for scrapbooking or card making. Then I have NO guilt!

  10. I buy cheap sometimes ugly painted chipboard and paint or emboss with utee and a heat gun to personalize it to my page. It looks awesome and target has packs of letters in there dollar bins! So its next to nothing to have customized chipboard. I love crackel paint used with acrylic, very rustic.

  11. Great card! I use clear plastic packaging that EVERYTHING comes in these days to punch and cut out clear shpes for my projects instead of using transparency sheets – cost effective and GREEN!

  12. Love the card!! Money saving tips might include using coupons at the craft stores, saving scraps to use for smaller embellishments, and using those little pieces of white heavy paper that come in magazines with a tear-off on the other side.

  13. We rarely eat out. Most times we just pack a lunch and some snacks. Plus it makes when we do go out a special treat for the kids.

  14. Hi,
    I’m just loving this card. It even greater with the fact that it’s made from scraps!!! My tip is to look through what you already have. So many times we forget exactly what we have got, so take a little time to browse through your stash!!!
    Cheers Sandie xxx

  15. WOW! I’m impressed with all the money saving tips!! Mine is, if you use ribbon on your scrapbooking and/or stamping, keep what you get. I’ve gotten many gifts in the past with grosgain ribbon and save it. I’ve even asked someone who was throwing theirs away if I could have it.

    I love the page on the card. I need to start doing that with some of my stuff!

    Thanks for the awesome site!!

  16. Hi Jennifer, love the card. Would make a great journal cover. I recycle all my small paperscraps that are too small to use and I recycle all packaging that I can.

  17. My favorite way of stretching my crafting dollars is to get together with fellow crafters and we “share” our cache of stamps, inks, etc. One of us brings a cuttlebug, one of us has a cricket, and so forth. And we share our templates/embossing folders as well.

  18. One of my favorite things I do that I think saves money is to use the ink and punches I have to create embellishments. I also use stamps and glimmer mist with masks(I make with transparencies I cut with my cricut)to make patterned paper.

    I love your ink classes, thank you so much for sharing!!

  19. One of my money saving tips is stamping my own silk flowers with swirls or words. I use silk flowers that I have bought by the stem or bush, take them apart which means that I have all different sizes to mix and match and then “customize” them by stamping on them with complimentary colors. They turn out beautiful and I have saved LOTS of money.

  20. Love the card. I bought a freezer about 5 months ago. Buying lots of food on sale and stocking the freezer is so great. It saves a lot of money and I love going out there (garage) in the morning and trying to decide what to take out for dinner.

  21. My money saving idea?? I go to auctions and buy a box of old books for $1 and use the pages for backgrounds or punchouts like your card. Also found a big box of buttons for 50cents. You can find alot of vintage items, ribbons, etc at auctions for cheap. I even found a folder full of craft papers and cutouts. Lots of findings at auctions.

  22. Hi Jennifer,
    Were these scrapbooking tips? OR other tips?
    Your holiday thinking inking class is great, I just want to play!!!!

    Can’t think of a tip but one that you have shared on storage of clear and cling stamps…I store mine the way you do in CD pockets and I use page protectors too, the sheets too big for cd pockets I glue dot to cardstock and slide into page protectors. I use velcro dots to close them so they don’t fall out. I store my embossing folders this way too!! I also store my nestabilities on magnetic sheets cut to fit the pockets and they get stored in notebooks like the stamps and embossing folders.

    I just love your inspiration, thanks for sharing!

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