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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Boy am I RUSTY!!

I debated whether I should even post this because I do not love it. It's my attempt at both CC139 - this week's color challenge to use Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi & Ruby Red, and SC149 - this week's sketch challenge on SCS. Especially after seeing some ADORABLE takes on the sketch challenge on some of the blogs I frequent (Carole, Frances, Laurie...), they've made me love this card even less. Ah well - what can I say - it was my first time actually sitting down to stamp in several weeks. Turns out I'm rusty!! I struggled until the wee hours last night trying to make this card work! Finally I just gave up (and I think a little too late - not sure the stickles on the deer were a good decision...) I know, I'm being too hard on myself. But it's just so frustrating when you sit down to use some supplies you're *so* excited about - I just bought this fabulous Basic Grey "Winterland" stamp set that I just *love*, and a Figgy mini pad of paper - I love Basic Grey stuff so much it should just magically make perfect cards when I sit down to use them!! And even more frustrating is that I wasn't starting from scratch - BOTH the sketch and the colors were already figured out, there was very little guesswork involved! *sigh* Guess this just means I need to get back in the groove and stamp regularly, and relearn how to make cute cards. :-) By the way, the sequins on the antlers are from Hero Arts - another supply I just *love*!! Thanks for stopping by! Oh and come back soon - I plan to post some GOODIES for my wonderful readers, probably tomorrow!!


  1. I think this card is beautiful! I must admit that when I first saw it, I thought it was some sort of plant with Christmas bulbs hanging from it, not a deer, but when you said it I realized how silly I was.

  2. I think it's gorgeous! I ordered this set...can't wait to get it!

  3. Oh Libby, you are being way too hard on yourself! I love it, and that image is so cute (must check it out).

  4. love the ornaments on the antlers!
    I think it is pretty darn swell for someone who hasn't stamped in a while, for sure!

  5. I think it is great, but I know what you mean about it being tough to create. Sometimes when we have a layout AND the colors picked out, the creativity seems a little forced and may not be as fun...

    I think it is a TOUGH sketch...and I love what you did with it.

  6. I think it turned out lovely. That is such a cute image and you added so many great little elements. You are way to hard on yourself.

  7. I think this card is cute and the close up very nicely reveals the cool sequins and the Stickles on the deer (which I think was a great idea). I recently got this stamp set and the Figgy paper, too. Someday I hope to actually use it. I think you're doing pretty darn good!

  8. What's not to love??? It's a fab card!!


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