Sunday, October 11, 2009

Some Aging Rockers

I did some minor stamp storage re-organizing this morning, and along the way I rediscovered some stamps and remembered why I'd bought them, so today's plan was to make three or four projects, several cards each.

First I finished up my Dragon Fly magnets, and one of my Tweeple bought all of them! She did, and I love her for it! Now I need to make more to sell at my markets. ;-)

Then I grabbed some of my brighter-colored Basic Grey paper to use with my retired SU rocking chair and a Viva Las Vegas Stamps sentiment. On a scale of 1 to 10, I hate these. But some stuff I do not like actually sells, so I have no plans to trash them. I just think I was operating outside my comfort zone.

First one: I started layering and could not stop. I did not like it and kept adding more, which is not always the best plan of attack. But I DID sneak in some ribbon. ;-)

Version 2: The colors are right, but I am not feeling the love.

Version 3: I like how the dots get smaller and smaller, but I am not convinced, even now, that the orange dotted ribbon was a wise choice. In fact, I am pretty sure it was not.

Version 4 (and last): This is perhaps my favorite of the four, which is not really saying much.

I do not like spending an entire afternoon on four cards that I do not like. :-(

I then snapped out of it and made this next card:

Same Basic Grey papers, but I fell back into my comfort zone and it seems to work better for me.

Check out those ribbons! The blue card stock I used is the retired Bermuda Bay, and I hoarded all matter manner of Bermuda Bay ribbon at the end of the catalog year back in June. Sooooo happy I did. I used some of that blue satin. Yummy stuff!

Ta-da! A Leslie card! I even stamped the freakin' sentiment crooked.

I think I'll go make some Chanukkah cards, or maybe some witchy cards, both of which are in my staging area. I'll report back later on how those go.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Who are you calling an "aging rocker"? Hmmmmmm? I like version 2 best. It's in the eye of the beholder, I guess. I agree that Version 3 would be nicer with a plain ribbon (an easy fix!).

    And yea! The Tweeple bought all!!!!

  2. The rocker cards are fine...I really like the first one, but the Leslie card is the best :)

  3. love the first rocker the best and that LEslie card..well I need that card. lol


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