Friday, January 18, 2013

10-min-craft-dashophobia (10 min Craft Dash, PC, SSS)

I was ready to go.  I had the idea and the colors at 10 minute Craft Dash gave me my colors.  Had a plan.  Had my supplies out.  Even cheated by planning/spacing my PC-generated sentiment ahead of time.  What could go wrong?


7:36 later (including my through-the-house-reverberating scream) this is what I had in my hand.  A tear in my embossed-with-a-homemade-frame card front.......Too much pressure in my Big Shot sandwich.  Forgot to do a trial run as part of my planning!

A phobia for this challenge I'm tellin' ya.  But, I really, really, really would love to win some WPlus9 stamps.  I've got it bad.  I've even started a wish list over there!  So I figured I would try again.

Two tutoring sessions later when I re-entered my cave ready to face my phobia once again, el cheapo me was wondering what I was going to do with the torn card.  Ta da!

Now, I didn't even turn my stopwatch on, but I swear this took me less than two minutes.  The square dies were out and I knew I had those two washi colors - right where they belonged even!  Die cut.  Taped.  Done.

I love this card.  This is my actual card for BFF.  She's one year ahead of me so I always figure I can make snotty remarks.  Love how the snottiness is disguised in the feminine, soft style of the card.  HA!!!!!!!!!

Packaged up the card set I'm sending her is a cute glassine bag my Neat & Tangled stamps came in.  How sweet is that!  Wanna see the finished product?

Hooking up at:
10 min Craft Dash - Challenge #10
Simon Says Stamp - Use Washi (ya don't have to ask me twice)
Paper Crafts Connection - January 2013 gallery

THANKS for sticking with me!

Supplies for 20/30:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette
Stamps: We R Memory Makers, sentiment PC generated
Ink : Cat's Eyes
Tools: square die Sizzix
Other: green washi Target, pink washi Freckled Fawni


Kelly Griglione said...

Great job, Maria! Way to stick with you project and end up with a great card! Love the sentiment AND your soft colors!

shirley-bee said...

Love how you rescued this card, and I love the cheeky sentiment!

lostinpaper said...

Super great SAVE! Love your 'outside' the box thinking and the Washi addition was just perfect!

Michelle said...

Maria, I was right there with you in this action-packed story! LOL! You've given me a good reason to get some washi tape - to rescue cards from those crazy accidents. Great card! Love the sentiment, it made me giggle! :-)

Paulina said...

Love reading your story behind the card! Even though some of these entries may have cause some slight anxiety, all of the results have been so fantastic. I'm so glad you decided to give it a whirl.

Thank you for playing in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Maria. I hope you'll play along again!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOW! I love this story about this card--- 2 minutes??? I can't even get my supplies on my desk in less than an hour! LOL! LOVE the colors--they match that washi tape perfectly! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great job:)

Leigh Penner said...

What a fabulous way to redeem your card! It turned out wonderful!

Pamela said...

I love seeing these 10 minute craft dash! It's so amazing to see what people are doing in 10 minutes because there is just no way I can do all this in 10 minutes! And GREAT way to fix it with just 2 min left!

Darnell said...

Way to collect your wits about you, Maria, and save your wonderful card with the washi tape! Clever! Your BFF is going to love this set!!

Kelly said...

I get so nervous doing these (knocked over a trash can this time) but it is SO FUN! love the tape! great rescue!

Sanketi said...

Your wonderful cards come with an added bonus .... your funny posts!

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