Sunday, July 26, 2009

Keep it Simple Sunday

Today's Tip: Don't stress!! OK, that's a reminder for me...Your tip is to forget the solid stamps, pick a pretty outline stamp and two coordinating ink colors to create your own patterned paper. Let's look at what it took to create today's simple card... Start stamping on Saturday afternoon Check out some stamping magazines for inspiration Find a fun layout and get to work Use the Cuttlebug to cut six small circles, stamp an image on the circles, color image with Copics Assemble card Decide color is all wrong Throw card in the trash Resume stamping on Saturday evening Decide to try first layout again but with different images Get mildly excited at initial results Attach all of those tiny circles to card base with dimensional tape Add ribbon Stick out tongue in disgust Throw card in the trash Decide to change direction Pull out new PTI stamp set, Every Day Button Bits Get very excited over darling bike image, stamped in brown ink on cream cardstock Dig through 700 million buttons to find ones that work for the bike wheels Color bike, add sentiment Stare at finished piece Throw card in the trash Feel like giving up and never stamping again Put head on desk and sigh deeply Decide to forget the card and just play with my new PTI snow white ink and new SU! paper Squeal when picking up stamp to see how beautiful PTI's snow white ink looks on dark paper Have a light bulb moment Grab the left over cream cardstock, misc. buttons lying on desk, and sentiment from PTI set Create a scalloped strip of paper Assemble card Smile from ear to ear Decide to stop stressing so much about creating and just Keep it Simple!! May your card making this week be filled with less stress and more fun!

3 comments:

Lauri said...

Such a cute post! and so true....love the simple card!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Hey Kim, I have been reading your blog since I met you at SNE but I have been a stalker, but todays post really cracked me up(not like others have not but this one in particular). You are hysterical and an awesome writer and I enjoy your blog in the morning with my coffee!! Just wanted to let you know!!!

HUGS,
Ann

Allison said...

This is stunning...just love what you did with that set!