Wednesday, May 9, 2012

We all make mistakes...

Hello All My Crafty Friends...

Ever make something and you're so excited about how it came out??  Well.... taa-daaaa....

I made this for my BFF.  I doubt she reads my blog, so I'm not worried about the surprise being spoiled.  And if she happens to see it... SURPRISE!  It should get there Saturday.  (LOL) 

The title of this post is "We all make mistakes".  OMG... I've never had as much design drama as I did putting this card together.  SMH... I wanted to paper piece it so I thought... "ohhhh, I'll half stamp the image on the printed paper".  Yeah, I stamped the wrong part.  My coloring was just all off.. and to be honest parts of it looked HORRIBLE.  So I saved the jeans. 

Okay, now we know I hate cutting things out... Yep, cut out the flowers from a paper pack and then it was TOOOOOO big...  After trimming and trimming, this is what I came up with.

At one point I was ready to just throw the card away and go buy her a cheesy card from the store and call it a day.   Can you believe I splattered ink on my image???  Thus I had to cut it out and "make it work".  YES, this card was a true LABOR OF LOVE!!!

It's amazing that a card with all that drama came out so cute!!!  

Image - Stamping Bella
Paper - Smooth Solar White Neenah 110lb, My Minds Eye & DCWV
Inside Sentiment - "Wishing you a beautiful Mother's Day!"

Challenges Entered:
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
The Outlawz -  Copic/ProMarker Challenge
Pan Pastels - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes: Mother's Day
A and T Challenge Blog: Anything Goes


  1. I so understand! I don't know when I last made a card without multiple problems! It worked out, though; I think your card looks great!

  2. This is fabulous. No one would ever have known you had trouble with it.
    I am following you from The Outlawz. I hope you will follow me too.

  3. How funny! I have a card that will post next week, and it had to have some greenery in a place that I messed up. We all do it, and I think your card looks wonderful! Your BFF will love it, and she will never know that it had 'issues'. Beautifully done! I saw your comment on Outlawz, so popped over to say hello! I love your blog name! I'm your newest follower, and would love for you to follow my blog as well! Hugs!!!

  4. What an adorable card! Great design. Saw you on The Outlawz and thank you for joining us!

  5. Love your cute card! I saw your post on Outlawz and and now a follower:-)

  6. Really super fun design.Thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  7. It's soooooo cute. I'm sure your GF will just love it and be happy that you persisted in getting it finished. Great job.

  8. Wow! for all the design troubles this turned out gorgeous. Thank you for playing in our May Anything Goes / Fit to be Tied challenge on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  9. Really gorgeous, I love the colours and the flower looks fab. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  10. A fun, bright card, great you persevered to finish it. Thanks for linking this to PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  11. It's accomplished artist who can make a mistake and turn it into a lovely work of art! Your BFF will love this card.

  12. Even though this was a PITA card for turned out amazing! I'm sure your friend loved it though she'll never understand the true labor of love that it was:)!!


  13. That's the beauty of a handcrafted card, nobody knows about the behind-the-scenes drama that goes into each special creation! And this one had it's fair share and turned out so lovely!
    I'm sure your BFF will love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Art with No Boundaries! Hope we will see more of your creations!

  14. Lovely card! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No boundaries! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  15. You did a great job with this card!