Here's the card:
Would you believe it took me at least four tries to get this? Sheesh. The reason it's not finished is because after I finally got it lined up right, etc, I moved the card to think on the sentiment I wanted to use and it fell or hit the edge of an open stamp pad! It's not real dark, but I know it's there and so I quit stamping for the day. We just weren't getting along too well.
On to the next!
This card was inspired by this one I saw on Just Dandy. I am loving all the doilies I am seeing on cards these days. Well, I was pretty sure I had some doilies in my stash in the garage room. But, could I find them? NO! Remember when I moved stuff into the house? I set up the rest of my stash for storage in the garage room. And after the weight bench and treadmill were moved into the same room, someone decided to rearrange what I had set up. In rearranging, my whole storage system went...poof...Sigh. If I want something in particular, I have to go digging and moving and possibly saying some not so very nice words. (who me??) Yeah, so I was pawing through stuff and I couldn't find the darn doilies. This was right after the stamping fiasco, so I was just about to cut my losses and quit for the day, but I looked through my cartridge stash and decided to try a doily on the Cindy Loo cartridge. Well, the image is called a doily anyway. I guess that's as close as I'm going to get until I can pick up some more (at the dollar store, hopefully). The butterflies are from Paper Lace. I adhered two different ribbons together and they coordinate better than the photo show. The flower is one from a package of three bunches I picked up at Michaels several months (possibly almost a year) ago. I think they are Prima brand, but the packaging is long gone, so I can't say for sure. I like the idea of what I created, but not so much the execution. Ah well, such is life.
And here's an idea (not mine, I saw it here) for those of you who are collecting cartridges....
I tried putting the keypads in that notebook awhile back, but didn't keep the booklets in the house. It was a bit of a pain to pull out and reinsert the keypads. Then I started worrying that the cartridges themselves might get messed up being out in the open and subject to dust. When I started playing with Paper Lace, I noticed I need the booklet to show me what each cut can do. That got me to thinking having the booklets handy would be a good idea. So, I picked up a photo storage box and put all my carts in it. I was able to fit the basket right in there for now. I still need to put some dividers with labeled tabs in, so I can see at a glance what the carts are. I like this much better (at least for now).
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. It's supposed to be gorgeous and warm here (almost 80 tomorrow!). Ooooohhhh, I keep thinking at some point we will be paying for this lovely fall weather. And I won't be able to complain at all. LOL