Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge:
This is a nice sketch. However, when I got up on Tuesday morning, I had a hard time choosing some stamps. I tried one thing and another thing and just was not thrilled with anything. I had grabbed my bits box, the DVD case where I throw images that I have stamped, colored, die cut,and haven't used in case there was something that would give me a quick jump start on a card but didn't like anything from there either. I had finally settled on a Taylored Expressions set and pulled the main image and sentiment to use. I colored the main image and die cut some paper to get going on the base.
And then. I couldn't FIND the freakin' sentiment stamp! It had disappeared off my desk.
I spent the next I-kid-you-not 3 hours looking for that darned stamp. That particular image had only one sentiment in that set that matched it. Continuing with the card was impossible! I had to find it! Not to mention that I am nutso cuckoo when it comes to losing part of a set of things. It makes me extremely anxious, part of my tinge of OCD that I have. So I cleaned the top of my desk, swept my disgusting floor, got down on said disgusting floor and peered under things, turned everything over on my desk since it was a cling stamp and might be stuck to something, put things away that had been sitting out for longer than I could remember, picked through the disgusting contents of the dust pan, and picked through the trash. My room is cleaner than it has been in a long while. And still that stamp was missing. ARRRRGGGHHHHH!!
Finally, I decided to give up and just do something else. And everything turned out pretty darned good, if I do say so myself. Lookie:
STINKIN' CUTE!!! I decided I had no time to stamp anything so I grabbed the February Kit from Simon Says Stamp and decided to use the Cream & Sugar paper with the Latte Love Shape Sprinkles along with the Coffee Shop Cute Clips I had bought and Coffee Break Washi tape, all from Doodlebug Design. I had loaded up on a bunch of this particular suite of products, because I really love coffee! I did NOT link up to the kit below because it's already sold out, but I have linked the individual items I used from it.
Look at these cute epoxy-coated stickers! Those little beans are so shiny and cute!
I decided to use the washi for the paint mark on the sketch. That clip of the latte cup is perfect right there, and the little bow of baker's twin is the perfect accent.
While the kit came with some epoxy stickers from Crate Paper, these two little Brights enamel shapes from Stampin' Up! were a better match.
SO cute! I love how it turned out.
And the funny thing is that after I got this card made I was standing staring around in my craft room, trying to think WHERE that stamp had gone, trying to think what else had been on my desk while I was working when my eye fell on my color charts, all put in page protectors and hooked together with a ring. THAT had been on my desk when I was picking my Copic markers for coloring the other image. At some point, either while I was looking for that stamp or just before I had picked it up off the desk and had hung it up. Could it be? Maybe? I picked it up and turned it over. And there it was! That stamp stuck to the page protector on the back! Hurrah! All that time spent cleaning and stressing for NOTHING. And the funny thing was that when I played with the image with the sentiment stamp, it would not have worked anyway! The sentiment was too big to fit on the circle I had cut. However, now I've got the start of another card AND a clean room, so all's well that ends well.
You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you. Stampin' Up! links lead to their website, where you can select the demonstrator of your choice or check out without one.