5.09.2013

It Is What It Is

I love that phrase.  I use it often.  I use it to remind myself that sometimes, it simply is what it is.  Sometimes you can take strides to change things, other times, you must simply let them be, as, well, it is what it is.  Life moves all over the place.  We only have control over so much of it and I can't tell you how GLAD I am for that.  It would be dreadfully stressful, not to mention remarkably boring if we could control everything.  I like it.  It is what it is.  For reals.


My card today is inspired by this image from the Miu Miu Fall 2013 Collection shown on the Runway Inspired Challenge blog.

I was totally inspired by the strong black and white with the passing yellow, deep red tights, and the pink collars on the models. I decided to bring ALL of that together, along with a textured background, in my card.

It is what it is

That sentiment stamp? Awesome, right? Totally. It's from the super fabulous Hiya Gorgeous set from Unity. LOVE IT! The rounded diamond stamp and die are both from Avery Elle.

It is what it is (detail)

And here is my happy accident confession. See the sentiment flag? See how it has a cool graduated thing going on where it gets wider toward the end? See how that totally mimics the runway in the photo? Yeah. I totally didn't do that on purpose. I cut my sentiment strip. Somehow, I did not have my paper properly aligned so it didn't cut straight. I looked at the words ON the strip I had just cut, saw that they were well centered even though that had happened and decided, well.... It is what it is! At that point it pretty much seemed hypocritical to do a new one and I sorta loved the look, so I went with it. And there you have it folks, poetry in motion. It is. What it is.

Have a Happy!

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Enjoy your day!

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  2. That is a great phrase and gorgeous card!
    Debxx

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  3. Love this card and your story for making it. Especially love the "happy accident". Now if I could just embrace "it is what it is" more enthusiastically...a work in progress for sure!:)

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  4. Love.This. Seriously, fantastic take on the inspiration, perfect papers and I love how you used JJ's schtuff!

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  5. I audibly "ooooo'd" when I saw this card (not to be confused with "ewwww") ;) This card is so chic! I love the colors and the design and the various elements. LOVE!!

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  6. REALLY love the BIG pop of pink! This is really sharp. I dig that phrase, too. Use it all the time.

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  7. Oh, now that's awesome :) Love the bold black & the way the sentiment tag echoes the sentiment itself!

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  8. i love how you interpret your inspiration photos, love how you pulled the colors and pattern.

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  9. This is so artistic! I love what you did with that stamp. And the composition is fabulous! It's a gorgeous card!

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  10. Very cool and fun card! Love it! :) It is what it is...is my kind of phrase, too! ;)

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  11. Ha! didn't even notice that it wasn't cut straight, but love the c'est la vie attitude!

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  12. Love all that stripey I see! Gorgeous design!

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  13. Very modern-graphic! I love it!

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  14. It is: wonderful, fun, cheerful, and awesome, just like you!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Love your fun story...your sentiment and strip were meant to be, and it looks fab! Love the clean lines and bold colors with your design...very cool card!

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  16. Beautifully done! Love the elements for this design! So glad that you join the fun with us!

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Please leave a comment. They make me happy. I am a BIG FAN of Happy. For reals, though.

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