I decided to get my hands dirty this week and start my post with my first handmade card. This was quite a challenge for me, and I have to be honest, I literally stared at the papers and embellishments for hours and hours. I made papers to match my marker colours, so of course this took some time too. I played with my new cuttlebug and die cuts. After cutting and embossing and throwing away some things, I realized what a mess I made of my poor living room...I really need another office for this kind of work!
So here is my card! Sorry about the paper choices - they really slap you in the face don't they? But I have to say, I love bright and colourful cards. I Know, I definitely need more practice. On the plus side, I am getting better at colouring thanks to Kim and her tutorials. I am struggling with layout and my lack of embellishments though...as you can see!
Did I mention that I had a terrible crafting accident!?!?! Not too sure if I am cut out for this - BAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Here's what happened - I purchased some Pearl Pens and they were not working and dried up. I was so angry and thought 'well this is just perfect...and just my luck again!' First dried up pro markers, and now 6 dried up glitter & pearl pens at $6 a piece!!! Well, it wasn't long for me to realize what a dummy I am, and noticed it was just the first little bit in the tip that was dried up. So to get it unclogged, I squeezed REAL hard, and suddenly there was a terrible explosion!!! Well, lets just say I looked like the Tin Man from the Wizard of OZ with my silver pearl pen splattered all over my clothes, my face, my table, the floor, and of course the practice page I was colouring on!!! Thank goodness it was my practice page! My husband and Kolby's faces were priceless, and the room was absolute silence after the incident...but suddenly a burst of laughter! I was wearing my good clothes too; note to self - where rags, goggles and a helmet while crafting, AND don't stick your face too close to the project! I managed to salvage some of the mess...phew!
I leave today's post with a picture of my newest digital stamp "