I'm not usually the one to talk a great deal about the happenings in my world, but I just had to share this to get it off my mind. I've really learned a lesson!
|I used little cut outs from the collection of DP, sewed them up and made them tags for background embell?|
Have you ever wondered, after spending 3 or 4 hours on a card, what in the world is this thing supposed to be? Oh my gosh! Yesterday I spent about 4 hours on a card with one of those images that can be layered, you know . . cute little bear inside a cute little window with an adorable blue bird and some of what you "think" is just going to be adorable papers and when you try to make it all into something, you're entirely frustrated!
You start to breath heavy, your blood pressure rises, you step away for a cup of joe and when you get back, you discover it must be the ugly papers that are throwing you off! Now I say ugly only out of frustration because I am a bright red and deep rich color loving crafter and when I try to make something shabby chic or rustic or light and pastel, it throws my insides right OUTSIDE! So I thought to myself . . . self, do something to make the papers prettier! So I distress them with that little Tim Holtz tool. Sounds simple right? Two hours later, with the onset of carpel tunnel syndrome, I get that done and decide that they would look even better if they were distressed with the ink too! Not a bad thought until it was an hour later!
Needless to say, I will never under appreciate all of the Designers for the Tea Room or anyone else that makes one of these types of cards again! Lesson learned: Be careful when choosing papers to start with, stick with what you love, and by the Distrez machine! lol (By the way, the card is still not done . . . stay tuned for this coming Tuesday's post!) You'll see what I mean *smiles*
Sorry this is such a long post but I had to get that out. Anyway, today's card was only about 3 hours and includes a great little gift from my friend Colette **here**. The image was so clearly simple to color and make gorgeous, the red and white and black is gorgeous (maybe even my new favorite color combo) and the entire card was so much fun to make! I think it's spoken for too! lol
|This spin wheel is an easel and works wonders for date night! lol|
Challenges entered :
Crafty Creations - Valentines
Fab n Funky - Bingo
Paper Pretties - Valentine
Truly Scrumptious - Something Forgotten (Valentine Doily)
Aud Sentiment - Love on project
Craft Us Crazy - Love/Valentine/Animals
Pattie's Creation - Fancy Folds
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Valentines
Stamping for the Weekend - Something old
Welcome to Day 3 of our January Rubber Die Release Showcase!
On Wednesday (18 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new shapeology dies. From then until 25 January the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop.
Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.
To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM EST on 25 January.
To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on this link at
and leave a message for each DT showcase to enter the hop
Image is Kenny K Bodacious Bev available at Whimsy
Sentiment by Raindrop Echo Design w Whimsy
DP if Echo Park "Truly Yours"
NB Standard Circles and heart circles
Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
flowers are from Valentine collection
ribbon from stash
flourish wood heart is by
doily is by
Sugar coated Brad is by Doodlebug
Felt Key is by Valentine collection
Heart Sticker is by
Tim Holtz Game SpinnerLove is not a matter of counting the years... But making the years count.
Tim Holtz film strip ribbon
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Tim Holtz film strip ribbon
Michelle St. Amand
|I couldn't resist adding another tag and wooden heart to coordinate with the front, it may seem like over kill but I call it OCD hehe|
Thank you for visiting,