Thursday, September 11, 2008

Good Times

Staying up until 12:30 is not what I consider a good time, but getting a card done is! I changed my mind and decided to make this card for my friend who shared her beach home. I'm torn about whether or not to enter this into the HM Challenge for this week, because I have to estimate the cost for my materials, excluding the stamps and markers. I used a half sheet of PaperTrey Perfect Match CS, each sheet coming to $.25, which would make it $.12. I also used a tiny bit for the tag for the sentiment, so we'll round it to a whole $.15. The background paper is from Basic Grey's Cup Cake (6 x 6) and those sheets amounted to $.15 and I used about 2/3 of a sheet. I used an even smaller piece of Whisper White for my image, each whole sheet of that coming to $.19, and I used less that 1/4 of a sheet. My antique brass swirl....???? I'll figure $.12. So that all comes to roughly $.42 I guess. Oh, I did use a tiny bit of Crystal Effects on the water drops, but I'm not going to venture a price on that. Say we round it up to $.45. Well, now that I've actually gone to the trouble of figuring it all up, I guess I should link it to the challenge, Huh? This was my first HM stamp ever, and I got it at a craft store on sale, long before I ever knew about House Mouse. When I did discover them, I realized I already had one. Mine dates back to 2000 and is not even colored like they all are now. This little one (looks like Monica) just makes me happy. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day. Karen