Thursday, June 21, 2012

I'm not sure about this one ...

Yeah, I'm not so sure about this card. My intent was to follow a sketch and use ONLY remnants and UFOs. I succeeded in that, but I'm not so sure this works. Here's the sketch from Card Positioning Systems:

which I eventually turned on its ear:

 and here's what I ended up making:

It all started with that piece of SU specialty paper - the green and brown are opposite sides of the same paper, and I may have hoarded it. The chevrons are left over from this card, and I declared them close enough to use. The white die-cut fell out of the UFO container when I retrieved the chevrons, so it got used, too. It's held on with a few attachers (aka: tiny staples) from my TH Tiny Attacher. The white & tan-ish chevron paper behind the brown was on top of the Heaplet, so why not.

At this point I still hadn't turned it - it still looked like this (minus the sentiment - just put your hand over it):

It needed contrast, thus the yellow button. Once I flipped it 90 degrees tonight, I had a place for a sentiment, and based on the week I've had at The Day Job, this one was perfect. (It's from one of the new Paper Smooches sets.)

In other news, I've been participating in Jenny Lawson's (aka: The Bloggess) book club live meetings. Well, the first night we were in a chat room at GoodReads, and we crashed GoodReads. Then someone set up a chat somewhere and we all went blind from the spinning comments. Last night we used TwitCam, and it took about 47 minutes for us to crash that one. The only thing I don't like about it is it auto-tweets your comments and I pi$$ed off a few followers, even with the early warning.

What have I learned? I've learned I need to make booze slushies, and there's something called cake vodka. We've met Victor and all the cats. She answered a lot of our questions, and we also got to see some of her taxidermied critters. Tonight I hope we actually talk about the book. My favorite line is in chapter ~19, where she's lost, calls home for help and her husband asks her, "How long do you need to be missing before I can start dating again." HAHAHA! *ahem*

So that's why I've been MIA in the stamp room, but I promise to get back in there after tomorrow. I think we'll need to discuss the whole book now in one hour. It's gonna be tough.

Thanks for stopping by!

PS: How many of you actually put your hand over the sentiment? :D


  1. Ah, one of my hoarded old SU goodies as well... nice cards!

  2. I think design works just fine and dandy. Enjoy your book club/chat thingy. I hope to get around to reading her book at some point.

  3. I DIDN"T put my hand over the banner. And I love it!!!!!

  4. I do what I'm told (old habit, lol.) A card always works because they are always appreciated! Plus, how can a work of art be judged? It can't. It's art. *smile* I did overhear a cardmaker once say to her friend, though, "when I'm not sure a card is complete, I put a bird on it." :-)


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