1/28/2017

I’m not sure why I’m so crazy when I’m crafting, but today was no exception.  I thought I’d make an ink layering card and wanted to make a mask of one of the stamps.  I made the mask and immediately lost the red rubber stamp I had used to make it with.  Forty-five minutes searching, and looking at the three stamps on my desk (that I had looked at many times before) and I realized that the smallest one was the one I made the mask of, and I had just wasted forty five minutes looking for it.  Does that happen to you?  I feel so foolish and yet, it’s so me, how can I be mad about it?  I can lose something faster than anyone and most of the time I never find it again.

This card looked like it was definitely headed for the garbage can.  Not just once, many times.  I couldn’t stamp the lines straight, I cut the paper sizes wrong, and in general, it just wasn’t working for me.  In the end, I used so many techniques, a new crafter could almost  learn how to make anything after watching this video. I was laughing and trying to negotiate with myself about whether or not to throw it out, because it just was one of those cards.  It’s a thank you card and if anyone ever realized that I had spent four hours making it, they probably would never believe it.  In the end I’m actually proud of it and think it’s a pretty interesting card.  It does combine a lot of techniques, but not in a tacky way (in my opinion.)  I’m looking forward to hearing what others think about it, as it tells it’s own story of perseverance and the commitment to finishing something that you really didn’t think was worth it.  Let me know if you think I should have put it in the trash.  Rich should have it uploaded tomorrow and then we’ll all get a big laugh out of it.

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