Thursday, March 6, 2008

Clickabella

***Warning*** I'm going to pick apart this card today! Okay, so last night I thought this card was so super cute. This morning it is just okay. I hate it when that happens! I can see where I should have added some extra color and such but I can't take it back apart now so...it stays the way it is. What I do like about this card is the papers, color combo, and the build a brad. I also think the saying is so cute...I mean who doesn't like Live Your Bliss? Looking at it now I would add a layer under just Bella, add color around Bella and the sentiment, maybe figured out a layer behind the close to cocoa paper. Does anyone else do that? Make a card and then look at it later seeing what you could have done? I think that is just the way our crafting lives goes. But, that is good because it makes us grow in our craft, too! Brunette

If you guys are anything like me you have days when you are just more anxious than the next. Sometimes I wonder how I can help myself with it and I found a great post on Rachel Olsen's blog about that this morning. Take a few deep breaths and head on over to her blog to see how you can help relieve your anxiety a little! OH, and please check here for an announcement about a bible study that I will be starting!

So...just a reminder that I will not be posting for the next couple of days as I'll be out of town. It just happened to work out perfectly that Todd is off work while I'm gone so the kids are all taken care of and I don't have to worry...excessively at least! I hope you all have an exceedingly wonderful next couple of days! Catch ya later!

13 comments that make my day!:

Kimberlee said...

Lorie,
Well I LOVE this card! I think you did a GREAT job!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Have a great few days with Todd and kiddos. I like your card. The build a brad, the ribbons, your coloring. I know what you mean though. I did a card last night I was trying to make a city scene, but turned into a desert scene. I loved my Bella card last night..and this morning. She looks bland to me..Have a nice few days!! Bella hugs, Chris

Jessica Smith said...

I think this card is great as is. I totally understand I feel that way a lot with my own work, one day it's great then the next I realize oh I should of done that and that.Love your work TFS

pescbrico said...

Your card is lovely and yes it does happen to me too. I look a a card and thing I should have done that, that and that... But hey! Creativity never ends! :)
Have a wonderful day!

Amber P. said...

I like your card! We are always too hard on ourselves! LOL! I love that berry bliss paper - it's one of my faves! I love the build-a-brad too. Just got mine in and haven't played with it yet! Have a great trip!

Cristina said...

I love this card too. It is so pretty! Thanks for the link ~ I am heading there now. Have a great trip!

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh my goodness... you are too silly!

The card is fantabulous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I think this card is ADORABLE, Lorie!

Diane said...

That happens to me with almost every card!!! Your bella card is gorgeous,love the dp and the color combo,you did a great choice!!!
Have a great time and have fun!!!

Rachel Olsen said...

Hi Lorie. Thanks for the shout out. If I got this card in the mail from a friend, it would go on my fridge or bulletin board for at least 6 months because it is super cute!

That said, I totally know that feeling you are describing. As a writer, I get in the creative zone and think, "I'm so jammin now!" A couple days later I return to the draft and wonder, "Was I deluded?!"

What struck me in reading your post is that writers can rewrite much more easily than you can take apart a card to add what you decide is missing. So today you make me thankful for the tool of Microsoft Word in my craft (I'm remembering my early days in journalism school on a type-writer). And you gave me a new respect for the work of an artist like yourself.

Be blessed, and have a great trip! And if you decide to scrap that card, send her to me and she can have a treasured spot in my home office. :)

Sonya said...

I too like the card..I would leave it the way it is...but its not me that doesnt like it...LOL

Sonya

Lesli said...

Absolutely gorgeous card - I love all the pink!

Debby said...

It is super cute. You are way too hard on yourself.