Friday, September 9, 2011


not to cry over spilled milk. But she never mentioned what my reaction should be to an exploding Viva Decor Sunny Yellow Pearl Pen...

I started coloring my Greeting Farm Summer Fun stamp this morning, and I was so happy with how he was coming together. I shadowed his swim ring, I colored his hair through his swim goggles - and while I am still perfecting my Copic red techniques, I thought everything was looking pretty great!

I die-cut a couple of new Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Lace Ovals  and added some Echo Park papers under them. I was going to make the noon mail pickup at my local post office with plenty of time to spare.

That's when I decided to add "just one more thing! I wanted just a couple of yellow Viva Decor, sparkly accents on either side of the sentiment. No problem, easy peasie, and plenty of time to dry before it hit the mail.


Seems I had a small clog, and didn't realize it until a nano-second too late! 

The paper! The die-cut mats. The colored image...

But when you've spent time on a card, and have a recipient in mind - I think even an "accidentally altered" card in the mail is still better than no card in the mail. Good mail is good mail - always! So I scraped off what I could {which wasn't much - haha!} let everything dry, signed the inside and dropped it in the mailbox.

I might send a follow-up card tomorrow. Sort of explaining the yellow haze on this card. Or I might not. It could be fun to see if the recipient mentions it!

There's still plenty of time to enter a card in the Fri-DARE-day #4 challenge. Anything boy themed - any size, any project, any subject. But geared towards a boy. And if you don't have an actual boy to stamp - how about bugs or vehicles or sports equipment? Those are boy themed and would all qualify your project!

In fact, put a yellow haze on anything and I might just think that's good enough! {HAHAHAHA!}


At September 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very impressive with the copics!! You even thought to color his hair UNDER THE GOGGLES....not sure I would have thought of this at my amateur level of copic'ing!! lol!!

I guess you had a 'where's the camera' moment! Your mom is right, can't cry, just take some pics and laugh about it! But it is frustrating after spending time on a project!!

Pam G.

At September 9, 2011 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Karen W said...

OMG! Susan such a cute card! I hadn't put on my glasses yet while the blog was opening and couldn't quite figure out what the yellow hue was! LOL! Once I had my glasses on, could just image your reaction after all that work.

At September 9, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Dania said...

Oh no Susan! I hate when that happens. I'm the queen of squirt. Oh why don't I learn to test on scrap before applying pressure? Thank you for sharing your experience -I'm not alone. Your card is darling and the yellow haze adds a unique look-just wait and it will be a new technique by next week. :)

At September 10, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Dictionary said...

Oh bummers. I hate when that happens. I had a copic one time ooze ink out..I hadn't refilled it so not sure why it had the overflow...Still you have a very cute card

At September 13, 2011 at 1:03 PM , Blogger Sherry said...!! You're right though about sending it anyway. I'd love to get a card even with a "mistake" on it. =) You do beautiful work by the way. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come again, please!!


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