Paper: Basic Grey Sugared; Pink Pirouette; Cranberry Crisp
Ink: Memento black; Pretty In Pink; Copics
Other: Heather colored Flower Soft. Nesties; MS border punch; old olive grosgrain
card measures 4.25 x 5.5
Good Morning! It's Monday! What does that mean? TechnoStamper has a new sketch available for your paper crafting pleasure. :) Go on over and check it out. While you are there send her some birthday cheer!!! I think she is 21 today! How exciting!
Sometimes when I am making a card I predetermine some supplies. No matter what, I am using xx, xx, and xx. Exhibit A is pictured above. :( I got a package from Kelly, the awesome owner of the KL Stampin N Scrappin store. In that package was a gorgeous pack of Basic Grey's Sugared paper. And this sweet Tilda holding her puppy. I couldn't wait to use them!! You all know that I can barely make a card and not use BG paper....and I am pretty sure that this is my favorite Tilda yet!!! I do love dogs. :) Now, I've been sick since last Thursday...I think I may even have to go to the DR. I never go to the DR other than physicals. Anyhoooo...because of this I really haven't been stamping...or anything else aside from sleeping and coughing. But I really like to have the card for MJ's challenge up on Monday mornings. So Sunday afternoon I got myself downstairs and decided I was going to make a card with her sketch for the week. AND I wanted to use my newest and (CUTEST EVAH!) Tilda. AND I definitely needed to use this yummy paper! Looking at the sketch I decided that adding some Flower Soft to it and having the puppies peek out from the Flower Soft would be perfect. Somewhere...in my Robitussin/Motrin haze...it all went wrong. I just couldn't put my finger on what I didn't like. I added things...I took away things....I ripped things. :( I sponged...I Cuttlebugged....I threw away. Now that I am looking at this picture. I have decided I went wrong adding the pink cardstock. I wanted to bring out the pinks in the pattern...but I don't think it is particularly working well. And the pink looks....um....ick. Well, at least I was happy with the inside of my card. Why is always when I am done (I mean caput! mentally DONE!). Done stamping...done taking and editing pics and I am looking at the pic and suddenly it all makes sense or that is when you notice a spec of glitter where it doesn't belong...or a brad just slightly off. (hahaha Michelle!) And it may seem insignifigant but in the pic it appears like a wart on your nose! LOL!
Well, I think my point making is as clear as mud tonight...sorry. I know that the above paragraph may not even make sense. So I will leave you with an important piece of info: You can get your own Tilda with Puppy and Basic Grey paper at Kelly's shop. She sells all the Magnolia Stamps for 10% off EVERY DAY!!!! (she also has more fabby stamp companies coming soon!) Register on the store site and you will get updates on sales. And she always has good ones! Like for this week use coupon code Feb2009 and get 25% off your order!!!!!!!!!!! Um hello?! what are you still doing here?!
Have a Splendiferous Monday!