Friday, May 4, 2012

Insight to a Silly Mind

Here is another card I made last night when I need to make "a whole smash of cards in the next... oh... um...  three minutes."  I decided that since I already had the Wild Rose set front and center I might as well make another card with it.  I used the retired polka-dot paper that A Muse Studio had. I'm sad it went away because I really liked it.  I like their new petite polka dots too, but this paper was different from other stuff out there. I'm also pleased that I am getting good with wider ribbon and my bow maker.

I mailed out 3 cards today, but only made two last night, one was made a couple of months ago. I make cards all the time for my blog. Usually they serve double duty--stick 'em on my blog and sent them out in a swap. Sometimes I make cards just to make cards and then I have them.  Then I stick them in a box. I always feel it is wrong to pull out a card I made for no reason and send to someone for a reason (like their birthday, thinking of you, or even a swap).  Is that not completely silly?  So I will continue to make cards just to make cards, because that is the whole point of making cards (that, and owning every crafting item ever made) but I am going to try to use up some of my "made for no reason" cards.  That's a good goal. It is a better goal than using up the adhesives out of the bag of adhesives, which has kind of fallen to the wayside.

Anyway, that long story was to tell you that the 3rd card I sent was one I made previously. So yes, it is a rerun here. And no, I won't rerun them all. I just wanted to show you that it is silly that I felt I couldn't use this card again.  Perfectly decent card and works for perfect for what I used it for.

The Fine Print: Rose card, all the everythings from A Muse Studio-onyx polka dot paper; sugar, onyx, and bubblegum cardstocks; bubblegum satin ribbon; bubblegum and grass inks; scallop border; stamps from the "Wild Rose" set.  Bear card-image from Lily of the Valley, colored with Copics, papers by DCWV.


sandee said...

Oh I think you should use cards that you stored up, they may not have been made for a particular person but they are still hand made. I send some out to Cricut card Fairies which sends cards to people in need of an emotional pick me up. You could always do that too! had to peek in and see what you were up to, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Redanne said...

I don't think it is silly at all, I do exactly the same. I hate the thought of sending a card that I have not specifically made for that person too. Here in the UK crafters mostly give unwanted cards to charity and they are always grateful as they can sell them on. Thanks for visiting my blog. Much appreciated. Anne x

Kay said...

I was very sad when they retired the other polka dots too so I know what you mean. The retired version were just a little less orderly and called to me in a different way :)
Check out Operation Write Home - that's where I send my "other" cards.
Like you, I feel the pressure to create cards especially for people or events and sometimes I feel like the ones I do create are not "special" enough. Isn't it crazy what we do to ourselves?
Hope you feel better soon.