Monday, August 24, 2009
Blue Madonna...REALLY Blue
I really should have learned by now NOT to use blue cardstock as a backdrop for white-based cards...the blue aura is beyond Picasa's ability to neutralize (okay, beyond my ability to neutralize using Picasa).
This card is similar to the second card on this post in two ways. First, the obvious layout similarity, though the sentiment is moved to the popped panel here. Second, both use stamps that I really struggle with. This one is from an old, old SU set called Miracle of Christmas: one of the very first stamp sets I bought. It's only taken me, what?, eight years of stamping to figure out how to use it in a way that truly makes me happy.
I'm really slow sometimes.
Christine M asked a probably rhetorical question in the comments for my last post that made me laugh--a bit hysterically, I must admit. She wrote:
I have a question - with all the co-ordinating (which must take oddles of your time), your 3 blogs, a home and family to care for WHEN do you find time to create all the beautiful cards that appear here every week (day!!)You are truly an amazing, inspirational lady.
Well, Christine, it's a combination of mental illness, insomnia, and poor housekeeping that makes me so prolific. I'm a self-diagnosed obsessive-compulsive who can't fall asleep before midnight, and since the kids go to bed at 8:00 and DH at 10:00, that guarantees me two hours of uninterrupted time to craft every day. My house is usually a mess because I'd rather go to my craft room than tidy up the place, and since DH is one-quarter Italian and wishes he were a chef instead of a defense-industry consultant, he spends hours every weekend cooking huge meals with lots of leftovers. I rarely need to cook during the week. I reheat.
stamps: SU Miracle of Christmas, PTI sentiment
cardstock: PTI white
ink: bashful blue, chocolate chip
accessories: ribbon, dimensionals