I don't even feel like posting today....ever have one of those days (weeks)? My computer is wonky; I slept on my glasses and broke them (you know what NEW ones cost); I went out to breakfast yesterday with some friends, came home and got immediately got sick; and today my Pumpkin pooped on the carpet RIGHT NEXT TO THE LITTER BOX. What's up with that? Okay, now that I have that out of my system, I'll show you my little post. First up is the PPA17 Challenge. I loved Ann Schach's submission here. And I saw another cute card somewhere in blogland yesterday that gave me an idea (can't find it now---didn't write it down). But when I tried to put them together, I failed. So while this is okay, it is not what I started out with---another pity party. Here's the sketch challenge:
And here's the card:
The ribbon looks saggy here---but it is not really; and there is a nice little line of sparkle around each square that is not apparent here. This is a nice, subtle, not-in-your-face card, but not what I was really going for. So I'll try again another time. I did have some fun with some digi vintage postcard images I had purchased a long time ago off eBay, but since I didn't knew how to isolate a single image from the sheet, I never did a thing with them. While at SAPhilly, my wonderful gifted friend Kristin showed me how to crop those images---oh happy day!!! I played around with them and although this was my first attempt and it was done very quickly-my prototype, if you will--I will be making some more of these vintage postcard ornaments. They are really easy and I CASEd this idea from another stamper---again, I didn't write it down, but I know she did Halloween images--maybe someone can tell me. Anyway, here is my first attempt:
It looks so much sweeter IRL! Remember, these are supposed to be vintage---I coated it with a nice sparkly MS snow glitter and mounted it on a copper nestie, then glued on some tinsel. Does anyone know if they actually make & sell vintage tinsel?
Here is a closeup:
And my dear sweet friend Carol also sent me some stamped images of Christmas words, so I made another one of the little images and mounted it on a card:
I feel so much better now....have a wonderful weekend!