Friday, April 1, 2016

I'm Back and Blingy

A reminder: it's almost the first of the month, and a new One-Layer Simplicity Challenge will be posted at midnight. It's something everyone can enjoy, whether they've seen the movie or not. 

My family went to Maryland for the Easter holiday to see my mother and sister and her family. We had such a lovely time, though brief, but getting back to my craft table felt...surreal.

Here's a bit of the stream of consciousness knocking around in my head for the past two days as I tried to dig, climb, even pole-vault over the wall of blocked crafty mojo.

"What am I supposed to do here? Whaaaat?!?!?! I'm confused. Why are all the pretty pictures in my head turning into pretty messes on the paper? Seriously, I did NOT just drop that inked stamp on my card! How did I make a card the shape of a toilet lid? Apparently those two colors do NOT go together after all. Just because something's on Pinterest doesn't make it a good idea. Two-step stamping is diabolical and I'm never buying another set like this again. NEVER. What was I thinking when I bought Copics? Nooooooooo!!!!!!! Even bling can't save this. Maybe Stickles will fix it.... I guess not."

And so on.

Surely you have NO idea what I'm talking about. Right?

Anywho, I finally made something both blog-worthy and LateBlossom-ish. (Y'all would not even believe the busy, busy, busy card I made before making this one. Yikes!)

Card Size: 6.25" x 3.5"

The orange and raspberry together are my new favorite combination. Well, not my absolute favorite, mind you. Color combos for me are a bit like children. You love them all equally because really, they all have their good points. These flowers (from Gina K) look great with the funky font of the PTI sentiment. A tiny orange bling brings the sentiment into relation with the flowers.

I hope you all had a lovely break for Easter and are enjoying allergies, blossoms, and thunderstorms, just like we lucky folks in southwest Ohio. Aaa-choo!

Bless you.

stamps: Paptertrey sentiment, Gina K flower
ink: Hero Arts orange soda, raspberry; Memento Luxe black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones


  1. Beautiful card - very you! Your internal monologue sounds almost exactly like what goes through my head most of the time I'm in my craft room, except to add "there's so many ink pads here why are none of them the color I need to make this work?".

  2. Beautiful card Susan. Love those two colours together and just the right amount of bling.

  3. This is a great card. I would not have thought about using those two colors together! thanks!

  4. I totally understand that thought process or yours! I think I've had that same conversation with myself. But I see in the end of it all you do turn out something beautiful, so the first ones were just practice! That's what I tell myself anyway.

  5. It's a fab card! Yeah I think we have ALL been there! I think sometimes you have to just let go of the notion of it becoming anything, just play..and if you are having fun playing the project will come out on it's own and you'll start to see it! :D And maybe just do a few cards that are really busy just to play ideas out then pick what works for you...remember, it's only paper! :D

  6. Worth the wait! Love this card!

  7. Yes it sounds very familiar to me! Love your card and the colors that you used.

  8. Hahaha like the other posters I agree you sounded just like me. It's horrible when you keep having muck ups it can be so demoralising. Anyway in the end your creation turned out fabulous. X


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