Oct 2, 2009

BC119 - Love Gone Bad


Happy Friday! - How many of you are familiar with the show, What Not To Wear? You know the one where they pick someone who dresses horrible and then teach them how to shop for clothes that look better on them then what they were wearing before. Well I think I've just come up with an idea for a new show...WHAT NOT TO STAMP!

Seriously this card is so not what I had hoped to create for today's Blogger Challenge but as they say, "It is what it is!" so please be gentle. The theme for today was a great one (Love) and should have been a no-brainer but I think my brain decided to take a hike with this card.

I started with a wonderful stamp from a set by Hero Arts called, Together. I wanted something that was simple, yet elegant so I stamped the image on Shimmery White card stock with Melon Mambo ink. Then I had this fun paper (DCWV) that had all these wavy lines in various colors and I thought let's go a bit "funky" instead and from there everything sort of went downhill. I couldn't find a layout that I liked so I created my own (and it shows). Anyway I tried and that's what counts and I'm not afraid to admit that sometimes I "bomb" when I create a card so as the sentiment says, this one is from the heart.

Have a wonderful weekend. - Don't forget to check out the other BC members blogs to be inspired by their creativity and don't forget the comment lovin!

Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Apricot Appeal,Pixie Pink, Mint Melody (retired SU), Shimmery White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Heart Trio Punch, Ribbon from Papertrey Ink.

18 comments:

Leigh OBrien said...

It's pretty, Ida! Don't be so hard on yourself!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are so funny- it is a lovely stamp. I bet someone will love to receive this!!! TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

I don't think there's anything wrong Ida - great card - love the glittery hearts!

Rachel Hope said...

It is so not that bad! You are being hard on yourself...but Way To Go on posting even if you don't like it...that is what it is all about right?!?!

Lorie said...

I do not see anything wrong with this card...love it!

Tami Black said...

Ida,

You are too funny for words! Your cards are always great -- I love the color combo here and I don't mind the image either! I think anyone would be happy to receive it because it was handmade with them in mind! Calm down and keep making cards -- we love them!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Ida, you are too funny and do NOT know what you're talking about! This is adorable! LOVE the colors and the sparkly hearts!

Elena said...

Oh, Ida... You are so hard to yourself... You know when I opened your blog I said:"WOW, this card is so pretty! Ida always creates the most amazing cards!"
I really love the paper you chose, and layout, and the way how you attached the ribbon and sparkly hearts!
Everyone would be happy to receive this card in the mail because it comes from the heart!

Robin Merriman said...

It's GROOVY baby! Love the paper and your sparkly hearts - you are too hard on yourself!

Nikki Bond said...

so pretty! Love the glittery hearts! {SMILES}

Jenny Gropp said...

LOL Ida! Sometimes cards take on a life of their own!!! It's cute!!

Kelli said...

I have a recent post like this...lol. Only thing is, someone who was visiting me actually BOUGHT my ugly card...jokes on them though...ROFL!

Your card is great by the way, I really love that stamp in the center, I may have to try and hunt that down one day. You know, add it to my ten mile long list of things I must have before I die...lol

njburk said...

I happen to LOVE the stamp you used--it's perfect for this challenge.
Hugs, Nola

Marcia said...

Way too hard on yourself love! Great card, I love the fresh colours in it, the bling always is a winner!

:) Marcia P

Lisa Bohler said...

We are our worst critics! The layout is wonderful and don't be so hard on yourself!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I think that this turned out wonderfully Ida! Love the hearts and your stitching! :D

Lori said...

I think this is lovely, Ida! I really like the swirly patterned paper framed with the stitching.

Patti Chesky said...

Ida, you're too hard on yourself. It's lovely.