Thursday, March 26, 2009

Using life again

I had a friend request that I make a card for her. She needs a "thinking of you" type card. I do have two thinking of you stamps, but neither style was what I wanted to use on this card. So I switched the sentiment to "just because." Kind of the same thing, right?! I used my new Life set again. (Here's where my post might start getting wordy, so skip over anything that you want) When I saw this set being previewed by all of the wonderful Papertrey Ink crew, I knew I wanted it. They were making some stunning projects using this. For example, check out the blog here if you want (scroll down some to see her Life projects). Granted, that's the designer who made the stamp set, but still, her projects are phenomenal! Or look at this post, or this one. It's such a lovely stamp set. But this morning I tried 7 times to get what I wanted, and 7 times I really messed it all up. It just was not working the way I wanted. And I started feeling really overwhelmed. I'm sure part of it is that I signed up for a PTI swap on Split Coast Stampers, and this is the stamp set I'm planning on using. And when I'm in a swap, I just want everything to turn out exactly how I want. So this morning I was just wishing that the creative fairy would fly over me and make it all better. While it took me a few tries, I will admit on try 8, when it worked out, I was once again glad I have this stamp set. And it's fantastic that there are some amazing projects out there to look at, to keep me motivated to use this gorgeous set.
And the layout I got from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog again. You can look at the card that inspired me here.

Stamps: PTI Life, TAC Just Because
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Sweet Blush
DP: Debbie Mumm
Accessories: Offray Ribbon

6 comments:

laurie said...

Oh I LOVE your card! Thanks for all the fun links to look at, too! Where did you get the Just Because stamp?

Cindy Van Sluys said...

Isn't it nice when persistence pays off? Didn't you want to jump up and do the happy dance??? Super card and great colors!!

XOXO
Cindy

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty cards you have here on your blog!!! tfs!!
-t

Anita Hovey said...

This is a lovely card.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is simply beautiful. I love that image and the sentiment actually says more than the standard "thinking of you" in my opinion. I like that you used a CAS layout. Because of the lovely image and pretty patterned paper, I didn't even see this as CAS until you mentioned it. I checked out your links and I can see why you fell in love with the set and why you were intimidated to create something with it after seeing those stunning examples. Yours is fabulous and I bet it will outshine all the other entries for your swap.

Chris said...

very pretty!! love the color combo you used! >"<