One of the reasons that I like to do challenges is that they make me think and sometimes I am not so sure that I do a very good job at that. They do always make me try new things and that is awesome. I am not very good at coming up with starting ideas out of the blue.
I was actually kind of tired of making valentines cards, but still needed to make a couple of more. What’s a girl to do? Fresh inspiration comes from the strangest places. I was helping my nephew make his class valentines and all of a sudden I got the kick I needed to do this card. In fact I used a couple of his ‘scrap’ pieces of papers to cup out my images. The funny thing is in making his it wasn’t until assembling them that I realized last year I made similar ones for my kids (nieces and nephews), talk about reinventing the wheel, I could have just used those dimensions and cut files.
I have wanted to use this die and just haven’t. I guess I was just waiting for the perfect sketch to come along and it finally did. I think it is weird how sometimes I will put off using a stamp or die and I keep thinking to myself “What are you waiting for?” I think most of the time I just get busy and it just isn’t the right fit for the project in front of me.
Isn’t this little guy just the cutest? My nephew was commenting on him and I told him that his name was “PigWit” which he thought was a good name. Then he said but the saying is wrong. Hogs have tusks, and if his name is PigWit he isn’t a hog. Leave it to the nine year old that I have worked so hard on teaching the value of vocabulary and zoology to point out how my card isn’t correct. How can a moment both make you so proud and just all of a sudden realize that your hours of hard work are really strangely disappointing? I thought the saying was cute? It’s just a card…