Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Belated Birthday Card

I hate being late sending birthday cards. I have to confess that I've often run to Hallmark at the last minute, purchased a card, scribbled a quick note, addressed, stamped and mailed it all in one fell swoop... and then sworn I would never do it again. Has that ever happened to you?

The Rat Race is still crowding out my creativity and crafting time (waaah), but I did manage to put this card together last night fairly quickly. It's a pretty simple card, using all Papertrey Ink products. I figured the turtle from the Pond Life stamp set was perfect for a belated birthday card since turtles move slowly but do eventually get where they meant to go.

I'm not sure you can tell by the picture, but I used Crystal Effects on the spots on the turtle's shell, plus his head, tail and feet, for a bit of pop.

This card is for Jen's Sketch For You To Try for the week of February 28th.
As you can see, I stayed pretty true to the sketch. Another consequence of the Rat Race is that my creative juices aren't flowing as well as I'd like. But "I'll be back," as Arnold would say. Ha!

In the meantime, stay tuned... the SCS Non-Raffle for the Victorian Bushfires Appeal is scheduled to go live on the SCS front page on Saturday. Wait until you see all the wonderful prizes up for grabs!!!

Thanks for stopping by. It really means a lot to me that you visit and leave comments. Sometimes I worry I'm talking to myself! LOL


Debbie Pamment said...

Nah you're not talking to yourself - and if you were at least you would be talking to someone lovely!!! I love that you confess to - aaaagh - buying cards!! At least when you do you go to Hallmark - my confession is that I pop to the $2 shop - sssshhhh. You're card is super cute - and the crystal effects do stand out and make him pop! Nice to see you are finding some time for yourself and your creativity. Lovely work from a lovely friend - mwah.

Susan said...

Your not talking to yourself Lisa! Cute little card. Love the CE on his shell.

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a cute ute cadr!!! Love it!


Stamp and Smile said...

I hear you loud and clear my friend!! I {{ALWAYS}} love your posts and your MOJO is making me happy with you “cute” turtle... I see the Crystal Effects and you "Nailed" the challenge perfectly.
I see Jen is giving away some goodies on this challenge... I'm just started looking at a few challenges from this past week... LOL! I kicked my “RAT” out and hope he doesn't come back. So off to do some stamping and get my MOJO tuned up! Chat soon girly!! I can’t wait to see the Bushfire Appeal starting tomorrow… Yeah!! Hugs... Michelle :)

Patti J. said...

I really like your blog! I'm glad you posted on StampTV. And you are not talking to yourself! I really smiled at the effects on the turtle - it looks so good! Happy Saturday - I'm following you now (feel free to stalk me too!).

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog! Hope you are having a great weekend! ♥ Hugs :

Claire Brennan said...

I love this little guy!! fab card - so cute.