Another last minute card for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.
This is what I mean by “last minute.” I started the card at 11:00 a.m. I had the Crumb Cake mat and the Very Vanilla mat stamped with the SU! Dictionary background stamp using Crumb Cake SU! ink. I stamped the flower and the leaves using Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Canteloupe, Wild Wasabi, and Calypso Coral SU! inks. I had originally stamped two sets of leaves and two flowers with the second flower in the same colors but stamping off before I stamped the finished flower. I tried placing them in various places, but I just wasn’t happy.
So, I then got the bright idea of stamping some leaves and one flower from SU! Shadow Silhouettes in Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, and Crisp Canteloupe. What a mess! It just looked like a jumbled pile of cluttered-ness.
By this time it is 11:36 a.m. I’ll never make the deadline! O.k., o.k., o.k. What can I do to make this card look good. I know, I’ll put a sentiment on there, but which one. I first tried the other sentiment in SU! Flower Patch. I wanted to stamp a solid space of Pistachio Pudding and then ink the sentiment in Wild Wasabi; I would then use a die to cut out the sentiment in the shape I had chosen. Well, that just looked like a Hot Mess!
Working backwards here; the time is 11:43 a.m. I found the die I wanted to use and the other sentiment in the Flower Patch set worked. I first stamped it in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake – not. How’z about I just cut out the shape on the Very Vanilla stamped mat and stamp the words in Crisp Canteloupe; adhere to the card using SU! dimensionals. Done! Let’s place a flower and some leaves to accent the cut out. Done! Uh-oh, I could only find one set of leaves (I’m sure the other one is floating around my desk somewhere amongst all the creative explosion). I think some pearl accents will make the center of the flower pop. Oh My Goodness, they came off without the adhesive (I tried a fine tip glue pen – dried up) finally resorted to some good ol’ Snail adhesive. It is now, 11:52 a.m.
I grab the camera and the card. Run out to the front porch in my pajamas. LOL Take two pictures, grab the card, run back inside and start loading the pictures onto the computer. Did I mention it takes forever for my camera to updoad pictures???? So, while the upload is taking its time, I put in a short post with the mention of the challenge, etc, etc. according to the challenge rules. I’m ready for the picture. It still isn’t loaded. It is now, 11:56 a.m. AAAAHHHHhhh!
They are uploaded. I copy the two pictures I had taken and paste them to my blog file folder. I already have the photo software up and running. I crop and straighten the picture, save it. Go to my blog upload the picture and place it into the blog. Open my website and the actual page with the card challenge, copy the link, click the tab with Pals Paper Arts click on InLinkz to upload my card challenge to the website. Hit done, done, and it is DONE! The time is 11:59 a.m. (since my computer doesn’t track seconds for me, I’m sure I only had a few seconds left before the challenge closed). As I’m typing this previous sentence, I had a thought (astounding), what if their clock is not on the same time as mine. WHAT!!!!???? I have just clicked on the link and my card is there. Whew!
I hope you are not too tired after this post to look at the final card challenge for this week at Pals Paper Arts challenge.