Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ok, I have to laugh...


Two weeks ago, my good friend and fellow Prettie Girl, Jillian ,challenged us to make a card we "love". No sketch, no complicated instructions, no colors necessary, no limited supplies. Simply, a card we love.

This is the easiest challenge, but it's the hardest challenge, because I'm much better at these things given specific directions. Uh, did ya SEE the sketch I did yesterday? LOL!! Give me directions and I can deliver, no matter how hard it is. But make a card I "LOVE"??? Surely this must be easier than it even sounds.

Anyway, I sat down, and decided that since it was Valentine's day, I was going to incorporate some leftover paper scraps I had w/ a Valentine's theme to use for this week's card. I figured ya can't go wrong with LOVE as the theme right, given the challenge... Add to it the butterfly, the bling the flowers...even my favorite Flutter By Sophia from Paper Pretties...it has ALL of the things I LOVE! Soooo...after all that....
I have a confession. I really don't like the card! Ha ha so I go from "Making a card you love" to not liking it at all...only me, right?

I was going to scrap the whole thing and call it a new day, but after the week I had last week, I knew that Jill would appreciate the irony in this little post. Jill and I are sistas...and well, we have a little thing called sarcasm in common so Jilly, this one's for you. I have so missed chatting with you and can't wait to catch up!

Speaking of catching up, make sure to stop by the rest of the Prettie Girls' blogs to check out the cards that THEY love, too.

Have a Prettie Wednesday, everyone..and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sweet brother Dann. I miss you and want you to know that you CAN come home in the winter...it was 60 degrees in Chicago today! MWAH!

21 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are cracking me up!!! Super cute Jess!!

Jana Weaver said...

That is just too funny! But to be honest, I LOVE the card!! SO there!

Lorraine A said...

It's a lovely card, what're you talking about !!! :-)
Lorraine

Cathy said...

Funny story, but really cute card. I love this image!!

My Paper Adventures said...

Adorable!! And if you're thinking about scrapping it...just mail it to me!!

Jodi said...

Jess, this is a funny story!! I really think this is a cute cute card! Just perfect for V-Day!!
Hugs,Jodi =)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE your card, Jess! Who knew making a card you love could be so challenging, huh? LOL

Heather said...

I think your card is great! I LOVE the red paper!!

Kimmie0270 said...

This is great. I LOVE the card.
So I quit one of the DT's I was on (not PPS). I've got to fill you in. I'll try to e-mail you later.

Julie Masse said...

I think it's just adorable!! The butterfly is a great touch! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, super job.

Christi said...

Girl, you're insane-this is adorable!!! Happy bday to your brother as well!! :)

Heather said...

Hey Jessica this card is very very pretty and I LOVE it!!!

You did a great job and love the colors and the Butter Fly!!!

Also loved your Flutter By Challenge Card over at Danni's Dreams too!!!

Fun to have you play this week!!!

Heather

Danni said...

Well I love the card! I really like the way you did the butterfly by Sophia, so pretty!
Awesome job!

Cassie said...

it's so very cute jess!! hope you have a great day!

Jackie Pedro said...

I, for one, think your card is so pretty! I am like you though, I work very well with specific instructions!!!

Jackie said...

Too funny! I know what you mean about not having enough direction, but you did a great job! I just 'LOVE' you card!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

I love this card! Little Sophia looks so adorable and the papers and coloring are fantastic! You always do such an amazing job! I know what you mean though, I think that is why I have such a hard time without a sketch. There are just too many possiblities and I have no idea what to do! I need direction, I need boundries, AHHHH! Sorry, LOL!

Smiles,
janna

Claudia Rosa said...

hi jessica you made laugh today with your comment on Stampavie lol
you are just so fun!!!
thank you so much for your comment.

i would also love to tell you that i adore your card for today. All the elements work so nicely together!!!

see you hopefully one day in the chatroom? i think we would have a lot to chat about.

hugs
claudia

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SUPER fabu girl! I cannot believe you don't like this card!! You silly sarcastic girl you!!!

Allison said...

Stop being so hard on yourself...great job!