Hello! Happy Saturday! We had to cancel 11 soccer games today due to lots and lots of rain!
: ( Although I appreciated the break, it is going to be a logistical nightmare trying to reschedule all those games! I decided though that since I had a few hours of 'free time' (It wasn't really free-I should have been doing some much needed laundry and house cleaning! LOL) that I was going to stamp! I had no real plan other than stamping and playing with 'my' toys! First, I took out my Cuttlebug and nesties...I don't know what I am doing wrong, but I cannot seem to get a nice sharp cut with them. I have done tons of reading and am using the added tan pad. I have tried all different kinds of layers and have even tried substituting the C plate with 2 pieces of chip board! If I use the C plate I get lots of cracking and scary noises! The rectangles seem to work better than the scalloped rectangles or the circles, but still not smooth?! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I wound up getting frustrated with those and moved on! I took out about 13 different sets and lots of fun paper and ribbons and embellishments...then I just sat and stared! There was NO creative juice flowing! I mean NONE!! I took out more stamps and some punches...still I just sat! I looked through my card sketch books and project pattern books...still nothing. I ate some (quite a lot, actually!) chocolate and even that didn't help! I started feeling pretty bummed because now in addition to having no creativity popping, no chocolate left and not one project to show I had created the world biggest mess! There is stuff everywhere! LOL I am a super messy crafter anyhow, but somehow this seemed extreme! So, I finally just started stamping and cutting and adhering and this is what came of it! Mildly cute, fun colors, but not a wow-y. wow, wow kind of project if you know what I mean! I guess some days you've got it and some days you just don't! LOL Today felt very much like a YOU DON'T day! : ) Think I am feeling a little blue cause hubby is headed out again tomorrow on another business trip. Found out recently that his travel schedule is going to be pretty heavy for quite a while. Sigh!
I used mostly odds and ends and scraps for this card, so I won't go into recipe details, but would be happy to answer any questions! : ) I used a lot of generic paper and stamps! I did use SU! Booglie Eyes for the sentiment! Coloring this cute little guy in gave me a twinge of excitement for Halloween! I love Halloween!
I hope that you are having a great weekend! : )