Sunday, February 22, 2009

Color Inspiration 42 and CPS 104

I spent a good few hours this afternoon with Jamie just chillin' and relaxin'. He was knitting up a storm finishing off Amanda's handwarmers that she had ordered from him in DECEMBER!!! So I've been harrassing him a touch. I went through my order that I received on Friday and mounted all of my stamps. I just HATE mounting stamps. It takes me sooo long because I try to get them perfect and of course, it never does turn out perfect. Needless to say, I still had a very relaxing afternoon with Jamie. Sitting around doing our own thing and watching Gridiron Gang. Good movie by the way.

It's been a while since I've played one of Kristina's Color Inspirations. This week I was lucky enough that Kristina extended the deadline so I managed to whip up a card quickly after eating a banana split and watching the tail end of the Oscars. I've always leaned towards the Earth Elements family but I find it hard to use More Mustard so that was another reason I wanted to play.
I was poking around on the web and stumbed across a new challenge blog called Card Positioning Systems. I'm super excited to find another new challenge site because the more I have to choose from, the less limited I am in terms of deadlines. I love Mojo Mondays but like this week, I only had time tonite to make a card and tomorrow will already be a new Mojo sketch so I'll wait till tomorrow to play the Mojo sketch. I had a completely different card in my mind when I saw the layout. The layout picture totally reminds me of the stamp set Thoughts and Prayers from Stampin' Up! and I just bought that so I wanted to use it. But then I also bought Park Avenue Backgrounds and really wanted to use that too!! So Park Avenue won. I had a really tough time using the colors and the layout. Played around for a fairly long time and ended up with a card that looks like it took literally 3 minutes to make... Sigh. I hate that. Regan always says that if the card is gorgeous at the end of it, it doesn't matter if the card took hours. But when the end product isn't what you had imagined, even a 10 minute card feels like wasted time. Oh well...

So I started with a More Mustard card base and layered on Kiwi Kiss. I stamped the background in Kiwi Kiss and used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the pattern to match on the Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped in More Mustard. The little strip of Really Rust, although you absolutely cannot tell in the picture, I scored to make a grid/textured pattern. Then I just found some buttons out of my big jar of Walmart buttons and glued them on. And there you have it, literally a 3 minute card if I had known what I wanted to do, but instead took me about 40 minutes. Sigh, maybe I can redeem myself with a Mojo Monday/WUAC Wednesday card later this week.

Stamps- Park Avenue Backgrounds and Elegant Cheer from Stampin' Up!
Colors- Whisper White, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust
Accessories/Supplies- Walmart buttons, adhesive, glue dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scor-Pal, corner rounder punch


Yankee in England said...

I love the Park Avenue background! Great job on both sketches

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love that border stamp you used! Great job with sketch 104...thanks for playing at CPS this week!


Leonie said...

Love it! What a clever idea!

Regan said...

Hey Sandy,

Great card....I spent most of today making almost 30 thank you cards from my bday this weekend...I took a pic, will be up on the blog soon!