Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hey Peoples!  Did you give up on me ever posting again?  I was beginning to wonder!  It is just rather weird.  I have ideas that I really want to try, but just lack the motivation to sit down and actually work on them.  Maybe I'm still burnt out from the mad rush of the holidays.  Maybe it's the fact that I still haven't finished getting my creative area back up to a level of where I have space to work.  I don't know.  Maybe it is just plain and simple laziness!!

Despite all of the above  (or none of the above, as the case may be) I got hit with bug to actually create last night.  I was cruising the various challenges on SCS and the sketch challenge sparked an idea.  In the flow of creativity, my third panel may be a bit of a stretch, but! I can see it clearly! haha

Deets:  card base is 5.5 square Pure Luxury white.  Red card stock was found in my scrap pile.  Design paper is BoBunny Timepiece.  Vintage Photo ink was used to distress all the edges.  Idea-ology Findings Timepieces and  Sprocket Gears were added with glue dots and dimensionals (under the clock).  

Somewhere I got the notion that I wanted to use the old style of label makers for my sentiment, which was going to require me to make a run to an office supply store to buy one. 

First:  Did you know that electronic label makers are now the norm?  I had to call the Toad at work to see if he would run to the office supply store by his office after my search failed.  He did find one, but called me back to say that for a little bit more, I could have a nice electronic one

Uhhh.  Thanks for thinking of me, but I, uhhh, already bought one of  those!  I just want the old fashioned one for a card.

  Silence.  "So, I'm spending $13 so you can make ONE  card? 

No.  You are spending $13 so that I will have it to make other projects in the future. 

And being the prince that the Toad is, he came home with my old fashioned label maker!

Second:  This is where the s...t...r...e...t...c..h...i...n...g  comes in.  I just happened to check out the Ways to Use It challenge on SCS this morning.


I decided that since I had to peel off the backing for my labels, and stick it to my card, that counts as stickers. 


I'm sticking with the theory that they count!  BWHHAAAAA!!

I think that this will be the Toad's Valentine's card. I think it is only fitting, since he spent the $$ to make it! hehe.  Plus, I really do think it is perfect for a guy card!

Alrighty then!!  'Till next time............strrrreeeetttcccchhh  yourself creatively!!


newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Glad to see you back posting again love this card --would make a great Valentine card for hubbie may have to CAS if you don't mine that is .

Anonymous said...

Doesn't look like dh style.


I was beginning to wonder about you! Glad you are still among the living! Lovin the card. Your dear hubby would love it!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your card is amazing! Glad you gave into the creativity bug when it hit!

CuddlyBunny said...

This absolutely is a wonderful guy card, in fact it's a fabulous card period!

Love your label maker story ... our poor guys, they sure put up with a lot (of course, so do we). :)

Sylvia said...

Love your Valentine for the Toad, Starla! and $13.00 is really a splurge. You can label so many things I am sure besides crafting. The paint job is finished for that room. The color it was just did not do it for me, I sleep in the bedroom so it wasn't as important, besides I had a good reason. I am combing the crafts in the computer room with those in my craft room so I can make room for my two grandchildren who are having a new brother or sister in September. I needed to get an early start and since hubby is home I thought it a good time for the new paint. Hope your week goes well.

Joan B said...

beautiful job. i love all the different elements and how they work together. your husband sounds adorable

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i actually have one of those label makers in my drawer with about 5 colors for the labels too. must get it out! of course, your embellishments on this are stunning too!~

gotta love the toad!

hugs :)