Before I get all angry, let me point out the happy fact that this week's OLW Challenge is on Cheryl's blog, and it's a fun one, especially for us patriotic types!
And now, to the anger.
Lately, it seems like I've been ruining a lot of card stock. This is, um, frustrating.
Yes, that is the word.
For instance, I love the frog stamp from Papertrey's old set Pond Life. It's just adorably simple and cute. So I tried to make a card that had a background of colorful frogs and then would have a raised panel with a large A Muse birthday sentiment. Only I dropped the stamp while attempting to stamp the last. dang. frog.
I got so mad I threw the card away without even cutting the back off it.
Then, I sat and stewed for a few minutes, arms crossed and eyes darting across my workspace and an attractive scowl on my face. The longer I stewed, the angrier I grew until the anger burst forth and I made this card...which, you will note, lacks frogs altogether, although the A Muse stamp is quite deliberately prominent.
But my rage wasn't gone yet. No, that frog stamp still mocked me. Ribbit. Ribbit. So I picked it up and thought, I'll use it once. Just once. Can't screw that up, can I? Well, I suppose I could have screwed it up, but I didn't.
And thus my rage resulted in two cards that made me happy.
stamps: Papertrey Ink Pond Life, A Muse Birthday Greetings
ink: Brilliance sky blue, VersaColor black
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: corner rounder, dimensionals