Birthday · Cards

Sometimes I’m Utterly Speechless!!!

As the title of this post states, sometimes I am utterly speechless!! Even as I sit here trying to figure out what I want to say I’m drawing a total blank. A few hours ago I escaped to the craft room to make my son a card for his birthday. I won’t say things were perfect, because they definitely were not. However, things were definitely going smoother than the previous day.

After a few die cutting tragedies I managed to cut one I liked. I slowly worked my way to my finished card. I had just stamped the back of the card that it was me that had put the card together….I sat back and took a deep breath….done.

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I flipped the card open and time seemed to stop as my eyes popped out of my head….yes…I should have known!!! Jeezzzzz, I put the Happy Birthday upside down on the front of the card. I almost fell out of my chair. Especially since I had checked several times before I stamped the stupid thing…..sigh Alas life in the craft room continues….grrrrr!

Now that I think about it, I really shouldn’t be too surprised. Every time I try to  help my husband measure something 99.9% of time we goof it up.

The thing is we ALWAYS….always use the measure twice cut once rule.The only problem is that it seems is that in our case it seems to be we measure 15 times and usually have to cut more than once…lol  It’s kinda funny if it wasn’t so irritating!!!

I suppose everyone has a gift, At least we aren’t in denial about ours…lol Of course that doesn’t make things any less frustrating .

Happy Crafting to all!!

Birthday · Cards

Ain’t it Always the Way??

I gotta say if I didn’t create a project with something goofed up….it just wouldn’t be mine. What can I say..that’s how I roll…lol

As I was working on this card for my Dad’s birthday I keep thinking something looked a little off. I just couldn’t put my finger on the issue. So I continued to stumble my way through construction. I was slightly miffed that it wasn’t working out like I was picturing it in my head. That being said when I was finished and I paused to inspect the finished piece I had to admit that all in all I was happy with how it had turned out.

I have included a picture of the inside as I put a bit of decoration to jazz it up a lil. Now you will also notice that there is no wording or anything on the inside. My Dad….well actually my Mom too like me to have the personal part on a separate insert. This of course allows them to reuse it…lol.

Finally completed I went to put the card into the envelope. That’s when I realized what that little “thing” that was off that I couldn’t figure out. Yes! I had made the card roughly 1/8″ to 1/4″ too long…ughhh(slapping forehead). So, I created a personalized envelope to compensate for my faux pas.

Mom, I know you get update notifications when I add a new blog posts… puleeeaaaaseee don’t show Pop the card just yet…lol. Thank you…..Love you….

As Always…Happy Crafting!

Christmas · Just Life

Keep on Going..Like the..”Energizer Bunny”

Hi all!

‘Tis the season here’s a lil Holly Jolly to go with the FA..LA..LA..LA…LA…LA…LA! Firstr things first. Let me set your minds at ease. I’m in no way deluded in the thinking that I’ve become a world renowned sought after artist over the last couple of months….lol On the other hand,  I can say that when I open my drawing journal to start practicing stuff I can see a definite difference from page 1 progressing through whatever page I’m on currently scribbling on. Here are some of my holiday creations. Yes, I see this big color blob and not happy about it at all!

A couple of days ago I was carefully working my way through my inbox. I say carefully because I didn’t want to cause a cyber avalanche….lol I opened an email from I’m pretty possitive it was from Jennifer McGuire.

Anyway I saw something I loveeeed(no surprise she always shows the coolest stuff )! She showed these embossing folders by We R Memory keepers “Next Level.” The one I used with red paper is my FAV so far. I do like the one used with green paper, but just something about  the triangle-ish edges I love.

Other than holiday goings on there is not too much going on other than still crying about my beloved JEEP. I didn’t realize how much I do love it and how happy I am that I had stuck with my plan of car ownership once the kids’ were older. So, I have been told several times while checking out my options and have been told more sternly that I should not have been driving that Jeep. Not even out of the driveway!! no matter what. That was great news..huh…NOT!

Might have something brewing, but no matter what you know $$ will be involved….sigh

I hope everyone enjoys this time of year in which ever way is yours!

Merr Christmas

Happy Crafting!

Cards · Christmas

Christmas Cards– √

I know what you’re thinking….she says she has them done…but did she take any pictures??? YES YES!! 👏 I even remembered pictures. To be honest I had laid down in bed all nice and comfy when the “take pics” thought jumped into my head….lol  EEEKKKK!!, yes I did jump up grab my phone and do just that. All the while my husband was thinking he married a nut…well he did it’s not my fault because he knew that before he married me…lol

I know a few are very similar, but I couldn’t decide which color I liked the best so I just tossed them all into the pool. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Happy Craftig!

Cards · Christmas

Sometimes it Can Feel Like Pullin’ Teeth

I did remember to take a pic or two of the cards I managed to make today. Although I have to tell you…. it is a miracle that I had any truly completed cards to show for all my sweat and frustration. Why? Today, despite all the anticipation I had upon entering my craft space it turned out to be an extremely difficult craft day….man oh man!

I was all set to have a nice quiet time making some cards, which of course makes time fly at amazing speeds. Amazingly I even had a few ideas in mind that I was going to create.

Unfortunately the best laid plans sometimes end up as chaos. When this happens even though time feels like it is flying you find out that very little time had actually passed. I guess this would be called the craft / art time phenomena….lol

Along with so many other nit picks I absolutely could not get the lies even to save my life. So, I’m not feeling awesome about these cards. This means I will probably end up redoing them when I have better craft mojo.

I hope other crafting around the world is going smoother than mine today.

Happy Crafting!

Cards

OCC Day 3 Stretch Your Stamps

OCC Day 3 Stretch Your Dies
OCC Day 3 Stretch Your Dies

like this new card technique. I colored the inside stamp with various Copic markers. White generic 110lb paper. The orange was from Stampin’ Up. Unfortionally I don’t who maks my little scenic cling stamp.

The star that I used for my peek shape is from My Creative Time and it’s the Stitched layered stars.