March 30, 2007

Mind Control??

I recently purchased Technique Tuesday's Build a Paisley stamp set. When I sat down to work with it earlier today, I didn't do a very good job of placing the paisleys on the paper -- I think they were too far apart. I knew that Debbie Olson, over at Thinking Inking, had posted a lot of cards with Stampin Up's Polka Dot and Paisleys set. So, I hopped on over to her blog and browsed through her archives and voila, there was this card that Debbie had made with the Technique Tuesday set! Beautiful, isn't it? This was good news because I could study how she placed the paisleys. But, I was a bit taken aback. I had NO memory of seeing this card when I bought this set of stamps -- until I saw Debbie's card. Hmm. I wonder who else is controlling my pocketbook??? LOL So, if I ever post anything that looks a lot like something you've posted, it is unintentional and I ask that you let me know right away. In the meantime, here's the card I made today -- after being inspired by Debbie's. Oops! That's not the card -- that's my "baby" -- happy to be on Spring Break from school. I decided to "stylize" him for my blog. Now, here's the card -- How I made this card: Supplies used: So Saffron, Brocade Blue and Certainly Celery cardstock and classic inks by Stampin Up. Sarah Designer Paper by Stampin Up; Technique Tuesday Build a Paisley and Papertreyink Paper Tray stamp sets: SU large oval punch; SU Bluebird grosgrain ribbon and Soft Subtles Eyelets (set with the Crop-a-Dile). Punched the holes using Stampin Up's Craft Took Kit.

12 comments:

  1. Joan, this is why I don't know if I'll ever start a gallery on SCS; I'm afraid that any of my cards might unknowingly be a take from someone else's!! Especially if it is done from a popular stamp set that everyone seems to be using! I love your paisley card. And it reminds me that eyelets are the next "practice thing" for me (have the stuff, but haven't tried it yet). Cool effect with your son's picture. Where is he going to school? Mine is a college freshman this year. Thanks for sharing the card. Paisley is definitely on my list!

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  2. [My first comment try disappeared. . . Hope I'm not double posting!}

    Joan, your Paisley is gorgeous! I love the color scheme as well--must go dig this paper pack out of the hoarded stash. . . Great job!!

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  3. I too love the colors you chose. I just wish you folks would stop using that oval punch. Just like the scallop oval I may "have" to buy one. I already have too many punches. Must say I've been using most of them.

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  4. BTW, I understand about the "my card looks like. . ." thing. I made a Like it a Latte card that I posted on my blog and was quite happy with. . . then I saw one on SCS that was SO close it was unreal--posted BEFORE I made mine, but I hadn't seen it. And then once I used a really cool fold that I had gotten in a card swap and found out just a couple of weeks ago that it was an original fold by someone else, whom I would have *gladly* given credit to if I had known. [imagine a red-faced smiley here] It's really hard to know where things start sometimes--worse than tracking the provenance (right word?) of a painting that disappeared in the last century! There. I'm finished babbling! I hope that you have a great day and that your mom has a good one as well. {{{hugs}}}

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  5. Gorgeous...and since we are all attracted to the same products (esp. the newer popular ones), I am afraid that unknowingly CASing others is part of the territory. And, there will be people who will be similarly inspired by you who may never had the chance to see Debbie's!

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  6. Sweet card! Love that blue/yellow combo. I need to get more paisley stamps! These are really neat!
    ~Angie

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  7. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I do not visit the gallery at SCS any more and haven't for quite some time.I know what blogs I visit and I am very careful when I make a card not to copy anyone. If I know that one of the cards that I do make is inspired by a card I have seen then I give credit. I think this has only been once though. I have even stopped looking at card magazines. How's that for feeling paranoid. :)

    Mary

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  8. OMG! JOAN! Yes, I'm shouting! This is fan-freakin-tastic! I love paisley, but I really love this, more enabling, sigh! :) J/K, but this is just the most darling card ever!

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  9. Your paisley card is beautiful, Joan! The colours that you selected work so well together. After seeing your lovely card, I'm going to be on the lookout for the Technique Tuesday Paisley set :D

    - dlm.

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  10. I love anything that remotely resembles French Country - I LOVE your colors and I think the paisleys turned out fine.
    The (photo?)of your "baby" is unbelieveable! How'd you do that?

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  11. mnhyrkas at SCS3/31/2007 02:50:00 PM

    Yes, Debbie has me on mind control too! I have looks like spring thanks to one of her postings.

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  12. Love your card...the colors...the piercing...everything!

    By the way...cool effect with your son's picture.

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