February 17, 2007

Another UPdate on the Contest

Rachel left a comment telling me how I can see all the links from the original post. Take a cyber wet noodle and knock me on the head!! Really, I shouldn't even be allowed to have a blog, never mind run a contest....(yes, it is frightening that your tax dollars pay my salary as a lawyer.... ha ha...) So, if you posted a link on the original post, you are good! Also, I'll continue to take email pictures at bardee1@cox.net or links to the original post through Sunday February 18th. The entries are amazing. Picking winners is going to be sooo hard!! (but fun). I am going to try and get all the cards into one place (I can hear you all begging me to just stop this insanity!!). I will post the winners Monday February 19th regardless of whether I can pull all of the entries into one big post. Pause. You're Welcome!! In the meantime, here is a mistake I made yesterday. . . How I made this mistake: I cut out an A2 card, scored at the top. Using the Cuttlebug Stamp Die, I punched a lovely cutout. I took a piece of black cardstock and punched out a square so the stamp would have a nice emphasis. Stamped a heart from SU's Love Matters set in Black Memories Dye ink (really waterproof!!), and colored in with a Pink Passion marker, cut it out and popped it up with an SU dimensional. Tied the ribbon, which I think I bought from Reasonable Ribbon. At this point, I am loving this card!! Now the mistake ... The bottom of the card just sat there looking lonely and cried out for something. I couldn't just leave it alone, could I???? So, I took SU's All in a Row and with a Stamp Ma Jig, tried to stamp a nice line of dots with a saying on the bottom. Ugh. Came out crooked. Tried various methods to cover it all up and finally just cut off the bottom of the card. Hey, now it's a square little card with no matching envelope -- good enough for in house giving!! Finally, where's the rest of the Ellen Hutson interview? I've decided to post that tomorrow (Sunday). I didn't want all of the contest nonsense to get in the way of the rest of Ellen.

13 comments:

  1. LOL...you are too funny! I think your happy accident is FABULOUS! I'm gonna have to try that. I wish all of my "accidents" looked as good as yours. Mine end up looking great in the trash can! (giggle)
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  2. No worries, Joan. It will do fine in an A2 envelope--just glue a piece of coordinating cardstock 1.25" x 4.25" into the right side/front pannel of the envelope. It will go through the U.S.P.S. just fine (this is a Julie HRR trick, of course).

    CUTE card!!

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  3. Wish my mistakes looked so good. Now I can see how to use those bug squares that I didn't buy because I couldn't figure them out. Duh! Keep toasty and love seeing all that you create.

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  4. JOan

    one of the first things I learned about stamping - there are no mistakes - only opportunities to do something different (like find a new card size or a new way to add ribbon!)
    love your card - whatever the size.

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  5. Sorry Joan for your frustrations but your frustrations make me very happy because I now know that other people do the things I do...

    I am continually thinking...well, I will just do this..and do that... or maybe this...And when I do, I am faced with really trying to be creative to cover up what I should not have done! I am luving that you did this!!!! Sorry, but I FEEL BETTER!!!!

    Its adorable nonetheless!

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  6. I wish my mistakes looked as good as that! I have that die,and will have to get it out and play a little.

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  7. That's an adorable mistake! Hmm, I may have to CASE this one...

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  8. ha ha ha!
    It's still a lovely card!! :)

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  9. ohhh my till you pointed it out I couldn't tell where possibly you may have went wrong. It looks great accident or not!!! I love it!!

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  10. Ok, so that is the CUTEST mistake I've ever seen!

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  11. Lovely. I should *always* skip my last intended step on a card - because this ALWAYS seems to happen to me (sans the great recovery! LOL!) TFS.

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  12. LOL! Well, your mistake looks FABULOUS. Wish my mistakes turned out half as nice.

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  13. Julie Sokolowski (aka JulieSoko)2/25/2007 03:22:00 PM

    http://papertrufflez.typepad.com/paper_trufflez/2006/10/a2_envy_for_a_s.html

    Try this link (?) or copy and paste this in your browser. It is JulieHRR's Blog. She did a cute thing with an A-2 envelope and a square card. Your card is very cute.

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