8.18.2009

Just a Pretty Little Close To My Heart Card

***Don't forget to check out my post HERE to join in my month long Blogiversary Celebration!***

I don't have a ton for you today, and for that I do apologize. No witty diatribes, no amusing musings, not even a good old fashioned rant. I'm tired. I was out too late last night. I am totally one of those people who actually needs sleep! However, I do have a cute little card to share with you. I used all Close To My Heart stuff, which is odd for me. I was (actually...I think, officially, I still am) a consultant, so I have a lot of it and for some reason I often found it hard to use my papers in my regular crafting. I don't know why because I love them! The cardstock is seriously awesome and the patterns are fun! I think it was more a matter of over exposure that made it hard for me to use. You know...you see it so much you don't want to actually use it because it feels old and stayed by that point. Well, since I haven't been doing shows or selling at all, I haven't been forced to look at it tons and tons and so I pulled out some CTMH stuff to make this card and I LOVE it! I think it came out really cute! I really like the second generation background stamping because I feel like it adds a lot of texture to the card. Just fun! Oh...and that cute little acrylic tag - I always find those hard to use, so I was excited to find a perfect home for one of them on my card! It was just the right finishing touch!

Quick and Easy CTMH card

Close Up of Q&E CTMH Card

Do you ever have a hard time using stuff you love? Not because you love it so much you don't want to 'mess it up,' but rather because you've looked at it too many times and it is almost boring? My suggestion - put it out of sight for a few months and then revisit it. It's like a new stash sort of!

I'll be back to my usual self shortly. I have a post brewing and I am really interested to get your thoughts on the matter. Don't forget about my month-long Blogiversary celebration!!! So far I have a b**k, s****s, and c*****s in the package. I'm working on getting a g**t c**d for it, too, but we shall see! LOL!

12 comments:

  1. Very cute! I need to be more energetic and make some things.
    Dropped by from SITS.

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  2. I think it is very cute Miss Jingle :) I really like the layout.

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  3. Very cute card! I have SOOOOO much stuff that I don't want to use, but only because it's too pretty or too cool or too whatever. I don't scrap enough to see it often enough to get bored with it. I should remedy that issue!

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  4. I have LOTS of stuff that I don't use because it's too pretty or because I'm saving it for something special. We will see if it EVER gets used....

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  5. What!? No amusing musings??? Well, at any rate.... the card is pretty!! Yeah for using old stuff!!

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  6. This is cute! I have been searching for a good background stamp. I never thought I would want one but I keep seeing how great it would be to get one. Hmm...

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  7. Love your card! it is soo cute!!!

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  8. Beautiful card. I love Close to My Heart! I was totally addicted to it and spent way too much money last year. And yes, I often don't use the scrapbook stuff I love the most. Like I'm saving it for something special but then never do!

    Came over from SITS and I'm glad I did!

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  9. OMG, all the little asterisks at the end, I thought you were censuring yourself and I actually started to try to figure out what naughty words you were hiding, but man alive it was not working...lol.

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  10. great card!! "they say, shop from your stash" I haven't done it yet, but I believe it will work eventually!

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