Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vintage, Timeless Mojo, a little inside peek at the CRAZY side of Jess, and 2 Challenges completed!

Hey guys! I'm so excited about my post today. I am sorry as I am posting my Little Paper Shop DT Team Challenge a day late...but I swear I had it done yesterday LOL!

Allison issued a challenge to the Design Team this month to create a Vintage card. I showed you one of them on this post for preview day, but wanted to make another one special for the challenge.

In addition, when I found out Mojo Monday was back, I looked at the sketch and thought well...I will get to that but I don't know how good I'll be at this week's challenge....yada yada yada.

Ok, so have you guys ever had that "lightbulb moment?" I SWEAR to you this is what happened. So, I was sitting at the table talking to the DH and making a stationery set for my Mom as a thank you for babysitting last week. Coffee was being sipped, politics and cars were being discussed (I know...), and I was working at a nice, relaxed pace and then....

BOOM! Idea. Must. Create. Now...

I don't think I've ever done this before, but in that moment, I literally, dropped EVERYTHING, left ALL the supplies out that I was using for my Mom's cards and began grabbing supplies, inks, and paper like a FREAK. I mean, a FREAK. My DH sat there, head shaking...I can only imagine what was being thought. I didn't care. Must. Create. Now.

So WHAT was the fuss about? The CLOCK! The CLOCK! I'm yelling, in my kitchen. "Am I supposed to pick up Jack now?" he asks me...I would have laughed, but I was too crazed. "NO, the CLOCK!" I'm flailing now, everywhere, ripping through my embellishment case looking for something that only I could know about and then...VOILA! There it was. The little vintage clock embellishment that I bought for a project LAST MAY and never used...


BOOM. An idea was born. I somehow, in all my madness, had this vision for the circle part of the Mojo Monday sketch and it was all in place from there. I then realized that the clock was distressed and that this would make the perfect vintage card as well. I got REALLY nutso when I was cutting out arrows for the hour and second hands and almost cut my finger LOL! Occupational hazard, right? I'm such a dork! I really loved the way the distress ink worked to make the hands really match the clock though. That was fun for me. What's more? Uh, did you SEE the quote from The Little Paper Shop's NEW RELEASE, A Dream? Could it be any more perfect for a clock card???

Even better was the fact that I got to use my favorite paper again, from the new Laundry Line from My Mind's Eye. My photo doesn't do it justice as it was dark and rainy today but this paper is absolutely amazing. I love it and I am going to have to stockpile it so I am never without it LOL. I'm a little obsessive at times, I admit it ;)

Well, I hope you enjoyed getting on board my creative roller coaster this morning! It was a wild ride, I guess...but fun to see how the process unfolds sometimes, huh? I will be back tomorrow with a much less frenzied post LOL...at least I hope so! WHAT....a whirlwind! Big hugs and thanks for stopping by...I really love it when you guys do! XOXO,
RECIPE:

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate by papertrey, Aqua Mist, Stampers Select White by Papertrey, Laundry Line Coastal DP by My Mind's Eye

Stamps: A Dream by The Little Paper Shop

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Old Paper, Dark Chocolate by Papertrey

Accessories: Clock die-cut by My Mind's Eye, Prima Fabric Fancies, Glittered brads, Kaisercraft Pearls, dimensionals, pearl brad by The paper Studio

11 comments:

Allison said...

Very cool idea Jess...that color palette is so pretty too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Jess, i love those colors, so pretty.

Renée said...

Wow, Jess, fabulous card!! I totally know what you mean about ideas ... I woke up stupidly early one morning with an idea for a scrap page and couldn't really go back to sleep ...

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Pretty card Jess! I love the clock - it was so worth scrounging through your stash!! I hear you......sometimes the ideas just make you fly! and make the hubbies roll their eyes!

chelemom said...

Beautiful card!!!

StampOwl said...

oh this is beautiful ... great take on this challenge

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuuu! This is stunning. I don't know what I enjoyed more, this card with all of it's phenomenal details or reading your great story. What a blast!!! & I can totally relate. I got excited about a project tonight and had to rip through the closet for my old sewing basket; Charles asked me if I was going loopy, heehee

Debbie Lee said...

Kewl use of the clock and I love the shimmery flowers and the distressing looks really good! Purdy!

Shirley said...

How beautiful and creative. Love the clock and those flowers. I really like the sponging. I am trying to learn how to do that better.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous card, love all the sparkle and the vintage feel. And loved your story! Thanks for playing! :)

Kathryn said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS -- love how you used the clock! ;)