Tuesday, July 12, 2011

just under the wire



Hambo Hoedown...I almost stopped crafting during the making of this card..I am kinda ashamed to even post it but oh well, life is about making mistakes, failing, and then moving on....and providing comic relief now and then...think of it as a cautionary tale if you will...

Hambo Digi Image found here Cool Dog

Let's start by saying I TRIED to get a bigger circle with my Martha Stewart circle cutter thing. I tried twice and went thru two brand new full pieces of cardstock that were blue in color and I rarely use anything blue and so was kinda saving them for those crafting emergencies when you HAVE to have blue...Then I realized they looked crappy because my blade was dull and heaven forbid I actually be able to FIND the refills I purchased not too long ago... (the whole looking around my room and in drawers took a very long time punctuated by my moaning and whining and foot stomping...saying How can I have sooo much s-crap (to borrow the term from Leslie) that I can't even find what I NEED! But the refills are MIA still, so I decided it would be a little card, then my first two images I printed were TOO BIG and finally used this sized one. No room for embellies but I did decorate the inside sort of...LOVE the image but man, I totally suck at round cards.....
*hangs head in shame* But ya know, I am so determined to get the next image for playing that I will forge ahead and learn...learn that I REALLY need the Grand Caliber thing or whatever its called so I can get some bigger circle dies!

:)

And yes, I tried to make him a two-tone dog with a bit of sunburned tummy. Really.

5 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

I think it's a fabulous Hoedown card! Thanks for joining us!

Leslie Hanna said...

HAHAHAHAHA! OMG, I could have written this post! You just described my crafty world! *snicker*

And I've decided to never make round cards, ergo I don't need the Grand Caliber. Pfhtf.

Leslie Hanna said...

AUUUUUUUGH! I've done it again! I forgot to email my card! Sigh.

NoraAnne said...

You are definitely being too hard on yourself! This is SUPER cute and I love the coloring on your puppy! Thanks for playing in this weeks hoedown, even if it was a source of frustration ;)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I think your card is darling- the challenges you had did not affect the outcome! Your coloring is awesome!