Friday, December 3, 2010


On Friday my son asked before he left for school if I could make a Thank You card for one of his friends. His friend wrote the play he is in and he wanted to give her a card. 

I guess it wasn't my day but one of those days when every little thing goes wrong when crafting.
I had in mind to make an easel card and we all know how easy they are. This one took me over two hours, grrrr!
I kept messing up, dropping things, forgetting this and that....oh my God....I was in such a nasty mood when I finished it was good nobody was around me, lol.

Anyway...I ended up using Twinkle Toes (one of the carts that my son got me on Black Friday) after trying to find another image on the G with no avail.
It is good that I am lucky and I have this many carts but it does get overwhelming trying to remember which cart has this and that and the G search is not the most friendly.
I used other carts for the words.

Thanks so much
an easel card
image #23/stage

 I can't believe this card took my patience away.

If I wouldn't have to finish it that day I would have walked away from it, lol

If you notice I wanted embossing and got debossing...the thanks was cut like 5 times until I got the right size, the debossed background was bigger than the layer (had to cut it by hand) and the heaviness of the top kept falling backwards, grr...among many other things....Well, I needed to vent.....thanks for listening :)

Have a great day! 
and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Oh boy, one of those days huh? Man! I love the colors you ended up choosing and the stage from Twinkle Toes was a good choice. Hugs-Glora

  2. Agnes, your card is gorgeous. It totally looks like "curtains" on a stage. You did a great job --- debossing plus!!! :-)

  3. Wow, Agnes! The end result was an amazing card! It is absolutely perfect for the occasion! That was so sweet of your son to get a couple carts for you on BF!

  4. OMG! you did a great job! 2 hours, but look at that card. I love that cartridge too. super nice of your son to get it for you :0). Have a blessed day!
    Hugs, Carol L.

  5. I think it's beautiful! You did a wonderful job! believe me I've had days like that too. I think his teacher is going to Love it!

  6. Your card looks fabulous......everyone has days like you had and I can totally relate to the seach thing on the Gypsy. I'm sure your son's friend will love it!

  7. WOW WOW WOW! that is awesome! I LOVE the colour!!!! great job!!! TFS!

    Tori :)

  8. I've had a few of those days lately myself. Lost my mojo.
    Hopefully its back, check out my jingle bell. I also commented on the contest post.

    Thanks and great card!!!!

  9. Beautiful card!!! We all have days like that..I have had to many lately lol...Your card turned out so great..I still need to give the easel card a try :)

    Hugs, Sheena

  10. Hahahha.. sorry to laugh but
    I did when I was reading all
    that you went thru to get to
    this SPECTACULAR finish!
    I hope he was appreciative. :)

    Great job ....

    Hugs, TR

  11. What a beautiful card. Shame you had a bad day. I always say I am looking for a sacficial person on days like that and people leave me alone! LOL

  12. This is beautiful - love the drape effect.

  13. I hear you! Hate when the cards become bigger than your vision (if that makes sense)!

    Good news is that it turned out beautifully!!! I love your work!

    The inspiration you provide is the best blog candy there could ever be!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with me.


  14. Wow Agnes! Your hurdles certainly payed off! This card is an awesome idea. Now you make me feel guilty that I should make the same for the directors of the play that my daughter and I are in!!
    I have to ask, is this YOUR design?

  15. This is ADORABLE!!! I LOVE it!!! -Sam :-)

  16. This card ROCKS!!! Awesome job and the color is just perfect.... I love me some

  17. Agnes, for all the trouble it gave you, it turned out beautiful!! And I'm sure your son appreciated it!! Hugs!!


Have a fun day!!!