Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Resolutions - Loves Rubberstamps Challenge

Good Morning!

Well we have come to the end of yet another year.  Where does time go?  They say as you get older, time flies faster…. I am really beginning to believe that.  Before I get into today's post, I just want to say  a BIG THANK YOU to all my followers for your support this year.  I hope that you have a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!

Ok, today I am back with our final challenge for 2013 for Loves Rubberstamps.  We want to see and hear all about "New Year's Resolutions".  So come on over and share your creation with us.

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I am not sure what all this year will hold for me and my family, but what I do know it will be a busy year with lots of fun adventure.  So just one of my New Year's Resolutions is to stay organized to cut down on stress.  So I chose to focus on my coupon organization for this challenge.   It does take some time to organize coupons and look at ads, but I can tell you since June I have captured over $4,600 in savings with coupons, rebates and sales (yes, I am tracking everything ;).  Best yet, I have cut our grocery bill in 1/2 and our shelves are reasonably stocked.  Items that are stocked well, I will not buy until I begin to run low again.

Ok, so how does all this gibberish about sales and coupons relate to the challenge you ask?  Well, I shop a few different stores to capture only sale items.  So I made this File Folder Organizer to hold my coupons for each store.  I can just slip this down in my purse as I head out the door and go to the store on my lunch break to save some time.  You can find the tutorial here.  (I did alter it a little bit for my use).

I colored Make It Crafty - Zoe Celebrates with copics.   She is such a fun image to color.  Lots of curls and excitement with this one!   I cut the image out with My Favorite Things DieNamics Rounded Banner Stax Dies and used another to nest a background.  The papers are all My Minds Eye - Lost and Found.  I finished the front off with ribbon, clothes pin, button and a banner.

Copics used:
Hair:  E25, E29, E31, E33, E50
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E13
Pants:  B91, B95, B97, B99
Shirt/Shoes:  R01, R02, R05, R08

This is the back - Coordinated papers from My Minds Eye.

This is the inside of the file folder.  The papers all coordinating.  I also used some Sizzix dies (Library card & File Folder) to create some extra pockets on the inside.  The folders are stamped with Stampers Anonymous images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used different sentiments from Sweet November - A Little Bit of Magic to help enforce my goals.  This was just purely a little fun for me.

This is just a picture to show you how it will hold coupons for different stores.  

How to play: 
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC84. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. 

The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, January 6th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Design Team Favorite Picks:
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 84 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 85. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on ourSensational Sunday Inspirations post **

Ok, so I have shared just one of my New Year's Resolutions, what is yours?  Come on over and show us with your creations at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a safe New Year's Eve and a blessed 2014.

Blessings until next time….


  1. Ooh I love that image. You have coloured her beautifully. Well done on the savings you have made. I love the idea of your coupon book. Wishing you and your family all the best in 2014. Hugs Nina

  2. Wow Athina! This is GORGEOUS! I need to make one of these (or 20) for myself! I need to get better organized too :)

  3. OMGosh I love this coupon holder and it's so cute! Wow, you have saved quite a bit this year, here is hoping you get further with your savings!!! Happy New Year!!!

  4. Adorable! I'm always amazed at your work. It's so beautiful!

  5. This is such a beautiful project and just great details! I definitely need to get organized for 2014!! Great coloring and this image is so cute too! Happy New Year 2014! :)

  6. Fantastic folder! I could so use one of these.
    Hugs, Dangina


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