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Friday, April 23, 2010

Vacation Memories

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I am posting this card this morning because I want everyone to know that not every card I make is stellar (not that I would think that anyway); not every card is even good; in fact, some cards are pretty mediocre.  I don’t usually post the mediocre ones, but this one was pretty funny, so I thought I would post it anyway.  I am going to blame it on the fact that I started this card at 1 am, after having taking half an Ambien because I couldn’t sleep, and then went to my stamp room to wait for the Ambien to take effect.  I saw the SCS challenge, which was Vacation Memories, pulled out some Crafty Secrets vacation Cotton Scraps (that I’ve had forever) and laid them out in a pleasing manner.  Our family spent all our summers at the Delaware shore, so I thought these were perfect images!  This morning I got up and proceeded to sew them together….a disaster.  They were too big to fit on a standard card, too awkward for the next big-sized envelope I had, so I just stuck it on a card the same size and added some twill & a button.  I thought it would be cute for my SIL’s new card, but then I remembered her anti-button fetish!!  Drat!  So this will go to my sister who lives at the beach and loves vintage…..she’ll love it anyway, despite its mediocrity…..

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Thankfully from this view you can’t see the really bad sewing job! :D  I did find a cute little dragonfly charm (that would have looked good on THIS card) that added a tiny little bit of redemption to this disaster!  So there, I have bared my soul and shared one of my worst cards ever!!!  There isn’t even any stamping on it!   And I am going to post it on SCS as well as Just Add Ink, whose challenge today is VINTAGE!!!  Thanks for the long post; if you’ve stuck with me this long, you’re a faithful friend!!!

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Have a wonderful day!

20 comments:

Linda L said...

Oh my goodness this is fantastic. It really looks like an old card. The stitching is perfect for the kind of card it is. I love it. My mom and dad worked on the boardwalk in AC. Dan ran the ferris wheel. His mom had the flower shop in Hadden Hall. In the 20's that was the biggest hotel on the boardwalk. This card really reminds me of all the wonderful stories they would tell me about the fun they had in those days.
LeAnne it is a GREAT card.
Hugs,
Linda

Always Playing with Paper said...

Oh Ambien or not, you have created another great card! I love that it is different and those vintage images are cool! I couldn't wait to see what you uploaded this morning! Thanks for the giggles last night!

Lesley :)

Deb Neerman said...

I don't know what you're talking about, LeAnne: this card is fab! The stitching ... which looks great from here ... really goes with the vintage feel and images.

You're w-a-y being too hard on yourself ... I think this card rocks!!

Have a great (and restful!) weekend, Sweetie!

Carol Labuski said...

very cool and vintage-y. Is that a word? love the stitching! I like to use faux stitching so the real thing is nice to see! thanks for sharing!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, you are just SILLY! This is fabulous, LeAnne! LOVE the stitching!

Barbara said...

This is fantastic! Whatsamatterwithyou?! It's gorgeous! You have really been rockin' the cards lately, girlfriend!

Juanita said...

I guess you are allowed to NOT like it, but I love it.
I think it is a brilliant idea and the "less than perfect" sewing adds to the vintage feel. The images are killer cute and you maybe a card making genius.

Kathy Martin said...

THIS CARD IS FANTASTIC! Not a bad one at all! I've experienced with my own work that sometimes when I'm not delighted with the results other people are! :)

dpkennedy said...

You're crazy! I LOVE this! What is an anti-button fetish?! Don't tell me, I might cry...I love buttons :)

JeanFB said...

That's your worst card ever???? Lucky you! I love it, truly, it's gorgeous! I think maybe you just made that judgment after not having enough sleep! ;D

Elaine M said...

Well I think this is a great card!!! It'd also be perfect on a scrapbook page

Pam Speidel said...

You are TOO FUNNY LeAnne! And yes, you had me captivated all the way to the end of the post so I must be a dear friend! ;) I agree with the others, that it FANTASTIC! Of course, you know I love the vintage look...and your "less than perfect" stitching really does look like it's supposed to be that way! I hope we can meet in person someday because I've got a great Ambien story of my own to share with you. All I can say is ...it's a good thing you only take half a pill! :) Hugs & smiles, Pam :)

Anonymous said...

This card kind of scares me on several levels: I've STOPPED blogging and thought it would leave me some time to (A)visit blogs I love (B)MAYBE start fidding in my craft room, and (C) I bought a new sewing machine.....and I don't sew!!

Now I'm scared......what if I take MY sleeping pill and end up sewing a card?????

Sharnee Torrents said...

I love this it's amazing!!!SUper job Matie!!
As for your blog (i'm a first time visitor!) I love how open you are about your faith!! God is mighty indeed and I really am encouraged by all the little bits you have about Him our Heavenly Father!!!
May your weekend be blessed in many ways as you live life so openly for Him!!
SMiles SHarnee :0)

Anonymous said...

LeAnne, I love this card, it just epitomises vintage so much that it's cool! It reminded me of that old song by the Drifters: 'down on the boardwalk".
Your cards are fabulous and your writing is really friendly too! Love Amanda xx

Leah Renee said...

awwww so super talented! blessings!

Amanda said...

This is super sweet, love it to bits and perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Danielle Daws said...

Far from mediocre! I really like what you've done, but I'd be hanging it on the wall rather than sending it! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Leonie said...

Blew me away! THis is fantastic

Nicole said...

This is amazing! Well done.