Picture it...March 2013, and I have to create a card for the upcoming A Blog Named Hero Anniversary Celebration and collaboration with Simon Says Stamp (say that 3 times!).
I wanted to make a card that impresses, so I set out way ahead of time and made this one:
So I have finished orientation in my new job, I am exercising 4 days a week, I am losing weight, and I am feeling good. It's a great time to get back to my craft room (newly remodeled, did I mention that? photos to come just as soon as I can. But don't get your hopes up, it's not fancy or Pinterestable. Maybe when my kids are older and the space can be entirely mine). But I digress, I was speaking about cards.
I make this:
It's cool you know, for a boys card...and then I notice it. That little BENT corner on the right. Do you see it? IT WAS KILLING ME! I squinted and stared and tried to correct it with editor, but it was just staring at me like a piece of chocolate I couldn't eat.
so you know what I did, like any good cardmaker would do. I made another one...
this time I put glitter in it and stars and made it into a shaker card like it was intended to be (I screwed that up on the previous card too). And I photographed it and felt so good about the whole thing.
I started thinking. (bad idea) What do clouds have to do with gears? NOTHING. And I had the perfect washi tape to make the clouds work. THIS ONE:
My brain got all flustered with the idea of missing out on the perfect washi tape useage. Because I forgot that I HAD some of this washi tape. Then I decided that I needed a cup of tea and some frozen berries with vanilla yogurt to help me get through the crisis.
I came back certain I had to make ANOTHER card.
And that my friends, was the card you see on A BLOG NAMED HERO. At last, I felt at peace with myself and the universe. Check out the blog for a chance to win prizes!