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Monday, March 23, 2009

Hello There

Good Monday Morning Peeps!!! How was your weekend? Mine was good, but tooooo short!!! I never have enough time to get things done lately and I get stressed and then everything ends up suffering, case in point......Today's card.

I started out with the sketch on The Stamps and Smiles Blog. The sketch is cute and fairly easy, but I almost always have to make things harder than they need to be.

After I finish my cards, I am seldom happy with them, I am very critical of what I do and you can not believe how much I struggle with most of the cards I make, I spend way to much time trying to figure out what to do and then I pick them apart after they are done.

On this one I wished I had made the scallop circle out of the summer sun color, I think it would make it look like a big ol' sun and wouldn't blend so much with the bird and the bottom panel. I also knew I wanted to put something in the upper left corner but couldn't decide on what it needed, I ended up with three silver brads, but now I wished I had tried a photo corner or maybe some white brads...?? I also think that maybe the sentiment is tooo small.

What I do like is the swirls. I borrowed this from my friend Lois. I believe it is called ......something scribbles, it is a sizzlet and she got it at Michael's I think but it is also in the SU cattie. I also like the big ol' blue bird that i used from the Good Friend set. he is very, very cute!!! The Ds paper I used is from the Good Morning Sunshine DS pack, I really love the colors in that pack.

So please take a minute if you can to tell me what you like and don't like on this card. I really appreciate your comments.

Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!



linnes said...

First I love the card! The bird is really cute, the sentiment is small but the birds beak is not that big, else he would be shouting :) You are right with the silver brads, I like these but white would have made it more visible. Anyway, the card is great.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Vicki and love the colors you used! tfs!!!

Dana Hatch said...

Very cute! I love the new retro stamps and DSP, especially this paper because it's so cheerful

Unknown said...

very cute. great job.

Lois said...

Likes: Love it!!!! it's so freakin cute.

Dislikes: I didn't make it. LOL

So dang cute.

Reina said...

Again awesome!! Very creative.
I don't think so :)
Looking forward to tomorrow!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Super cute card Vicki!! LOVE the fun colors and beautiful layout.

Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles!!

Jennifer :)

Jaspere said...

Love that blue bird. What a great card this is.

ChristineCreations said...

Well, I think you are way too hard on yourself because it's an adorable card!

SharonD said...

I too think you are far to hard on yourself. I wonder if you had used summer sun for the scallop it would have 'blended in' with the really cool swirls on the right a little too much.

I agree on the silver brads - they get a little lost. Perhaps some summer sun 1/4 inch circles underneath would make them pop and balance the summer sun swirls.

But I think I really am just being super super picky - it is fabulous card!

Tammy said...

Super cute! I love that chubby bird! Great job.

Unknown said...

vicki...another wondermous sketch submission! love the colors and that stamp set is fantabulous....i have to get it!

thanks for playing along with last week's sketch, and i hope to see you again on thursday!


Becky said...

This bird is a hoot :), love this card.

Rhonda Langley said...

Your card is wonderful! We are our own worst critics are we not! I love the sentiment and how it is placed. Looks like he's singing!

Michelle said...

Great card! I LOVE it!! You always do the neatest cards!! TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, I LOVE it! Those colours are perfect together! I LOVE the swirls...need some of those ;)

Beth aka BR-T said...

This is an amazing creation, your color palette is striking and the swirls are a perfect touch! BR-T