Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Heartfelt Inspiration?

So I am sitting here in complete silence...besides the roar of my computer's fan which keeps reminding me that I need a new computer (they aren't suppose to sound like they are going to take off, right?!). My lovely Mother-in-law has taken both kids for the night...and my parents are taking them later this week for two nights. Ahh silence...it is a wonderful thing sometimes. Probably, though, by the end of the week, I will be looking for those voices again! But I will admit I am excited for Date night with the hubby tonight!!

So I honestly wasn't sure I should show this card...I am not entirely sure I like it. I like pieces of it, but I there is something about how it went together that I am having an issue with. t was very late when I made it, so I probably rushed it. I think there is too much middle space or something...maybe if it was a square card it would work better. Anyway, I thought I would post and maybe somebody can garner some inspiration from some element of it.

So this is a Get Well Soon card for my Mom. She is having cataract surgery on one eye today...this should get to her today and plus I need to remember to call. She was very nervous about this, but believe me when I say she NEEDED this...I swear she was barely able to see! I used Heartfelt Thanks (still sad it is retiring, but it won't leave my collection) and I actually came up with the layout on my own (may have been part of the problem...hehe). I broke out two of the new In Colors: Melon Mambo and Soft Suede. Did I mention that starting July 1, you can order from the new catalog! And the In Colors also come in markers for the first time!! Anyway, stamped the flower and then added some Sweet Pea Flower Soft on top. Call me crazy, but I actually picked the specs of dark green off of my flower...I didn't want that color included! The same flower was Versamark stamped on the piece of Melon Mambo cardstock. I went for a tailored bow with the Certainly Celery Poly-twill ribbon (SAB ribbon bundle) and lastly added some rhinestones. The more I look at it the more I think this layout could be good in a square form...maybe I will try it again sometime!

Well that is all for me...need to try and get something done during my kid-free time...but first an uninterrupted shower!!! Thanks for stopping by my engineering world!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Heartfelt Thanks; Paper - Soft Suede Textured, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Whisper White; Ink - Certainly Celery Marker, Soft Suede Marker, Melon Mambo Marker; Accessories - Certainly Celery Poly-Twill Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sweet Pea Flower Soft (Flower Soft), White Gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Clear Self-Adhesive Rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), dimensionals

1 comment:

Nicole said...

WOW, Andrea, I think this is a stunningly KEEN card! I Absolutely LOVE IT! Can't believe you are second-guessing yourself on this at all!

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