Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cash for Clunkers!

Oh my! Got up this morning to check Day #154 at 365 Cards, saw Michelle as the Guest Reader, "Yay", I say, then looked at the title, saw Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and thought, oh man, I don't have any transportation gear! Went back to bed, couldn't sleep (it was 4:00AM) and remembered that I had used the Loads of Love truck stamp at a Stampin' Up get together and knew I didn't like the card I made. OK, I can recycle and make a new card. Then I thought, I think maybe I could have a mat stack with automobiles on it. Got up at 5 AM and sure enough, I found both. Then I giggled. My DH and I went out to eat last night and as we drove around we played a game, "Hey look, there's a clunker!" Of course we excluded our car from the game... so why not use a clunker of a card!

Well, put all this rambling together and you have the following card...



Five minute card and challenge is done! Now I can finish painting the utility room windows/cabinets and start mowing 2 acres (not by myself of course, DH has to supervise and mow "what I miss" routine). That is, if it doesn't rain as predicted.

The background is from SafariKids matstack. Love it, lots of glittery pics. The Cash For Clunkers sign is off the internet but don't tell anyone!

Have a great week-end and in tribute to today's challenge, keep the pedal to the metal, but drive safely...

11 comments:

Ella said...

I love it Sam! Love your inspiration!

Sherry said...

this is just too cute.

Carolyn V said...

Ha! Great Job SAM! You overcame that challenge with ingenuity, didn't you! ...and the result is adorable and fun. ~ Carolyn

P.S. Thanks for your kind comments :)

Juls said...

great card! worth staying awake all night for!

~amy~ said...

Okay, now how clever are you??!!! Dontcha love it when you can't sleep because you've got ideas brewing :)

Tasia D. said...

Excellent card!! Good luck with the mowing - ouch - I only have to do my tiny front yard and DH does the back and I still think he should just do both haha

Patti J said...

This is just the best!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea! You are so creative! Sleepy today, but creative!!! Maybe it will rain, and you can have a nap! Feel free to come over next week and help ME finish painting! Sigh...my job is just beginning - lol. Anyway GREAT card!!! Have any free days you might want to hit O'Dear's with your good friend PJ next week???

PaulaM said...

Great Job SAM - love how you recycled it!! TFS

Carolyn V said...

Thanks again for your kindness and encouragement. There's an award for you on my blog: http://cardsandothermadness.blogspot.com

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Awww! This is just adorable!!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

Patti J said...

Congrats ma'am on your 'name in lights'!!! YAY!!! Not only once, but twice! Woot woot!! You rock girl! Haven't seen much of DD lately - is she okay?