Happy Thursday to everyone! What a week this has been...
I first want to welcome my new followers! Thank you to everyone now following my blog and for all of your wonderful comments! They keep me going when the inspiration starts to lack, like it did this week.
All week I have been struggling with all these wonderful ideas in my head that seem so beautiful and perfect and I start to make one of them...and it stalls...I can't find the right paper...or my colors don't match...or the whole thing just looks awful...it's so frustrating! So I turn to other blogs for inspiration...and see all the other beautiful projects everyone else has made and I get upset that what I make, in my mind, doesn't ever seem to be that good! Ugh! Am I being petty? Does anyone else have that problem? I'd like to know that I'm not the only one that goes through this...
Anyway...that problem came up with my card today. It originally started out with green colors. But again, I couldn't get any greens to match and none of the elements I was using worked in the colors I had chosen...it was frustrating and I had a moment of weakness but then I pulled myself together, turned to my scraps pile to see what papers I had in there that matched and started churning on this:
The big roses I had quilled up yesterday just playing around. My wonderful husband broke down and made me a 'poor mans' quilling tool (he cut the ends off a long needle and wrapped the stem in duct tape :) ) It works quite well and is much easier than trying to use my fingers :)
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch #231
Kaboodle Doodles #109-Think Spring, Include Flowers
The Pink Elephant #138-Lots of Layers
CES Challenge #75-Flower Frenzy
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Use Your Stash
Oh forgot to tell you where the parts came from :) All the frames were cut from the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge. The scalloped border under the ribbon is a cut file from Birds Cards. The roses are a scallop cut file I created myself after looking at several designs and tutorials :)
Thanks for stopping by!!