Sometimes I think the universe has a way of making me feel like I just need to stop questioning it. I try very hard to listen to what it has to tell me, but I must admit I am bad at second-guessing. The strip of paper on this card was in the baby section of paper at the store and I thought, well ok, it seems a bit more like anniversary or valentines. I came home and added it to my stash in the baby section thinking it would probably get used elsewhere… Look how perfect it fits on this baby card though.
Distracted! I don’t always realize that I missed something making a card until I look at it later. I tend to have distractions most of the time that I am trying to make cards, and that means things get overlooked. Sometimes it’s the pup, sometimes it’s the kids, sometimes it’s just life. I think it is just the way life is.
There is a point where you realize that you did something slightly ‘wrong’ but it is too late to fix. I didn’t realize that I had grabbed the wrong sheet of cardstock for the scalloped edging (it was supposed to be a darker green) until I had already attached everything to the front of the card. It’s not that big of an oops, but it still makes me frustrated with myself.
This was a card that came about a bit by surprise. I have a ton of different wreath digital stamps and flower stamps that I can make a wreath out of. I was just not having any luck finding the one that worked right on this card. I started working on cutting apart a sheet of paper that had small sentiment squares on it and realized how perfect these two images were.
OK, I needed a bit of a break from hearts so I went with a card for the next holiday. For some reason, it just hit me that this would make a really great St. Patrick’s day card.
It seems that I keep forgetting how much I like things until I pull them out to use. I really like my embossing folders and would love to have more of them, but I never think to pull them out and use them until I have a project like this. This is why I try and keep things out where I can see them, but there is still only so much space.