Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"The Best Idea Ever" Idea



Do you ever start out making a card with a really fabulous, "the best idea ever", idea in your head? You are all excited and gather the supplies. You stamp perfectly. Then at just the moment before you glue, you say, "Wow, wait a minute. This looks like poo." (Or something slightly more professional or grown up I imagine...) So then you go back to the drawing board, perhaps leaving the mess sit for hours on end and up with a card that turned out even more fabulous than your really fabulous "the best idea ever" idea?! Love it when that is the end result and not piles and piles of poo.


April is upon us and that means another fabulous sketch artist, Dina Kowal, being featured at Skipping Stones Design, along with two new guest designers, Annette Allen and Veronica Zallis! Please stop on over to the Skipping Stones Design Blog to see the fabulous samples from these ladies and the rest of the designers. Also, you can catch more about the challenge details and rules!

My card today features the fun set, Funny Coffee Volume #1 from Skipping Stones Design and the awesome color splash combination from The Play Date Cafe. The coffee ring, sleeve deer decoration and the latte part of the sentiment where stamped in brown, that, along with the natural twine, are the only splashed of the neutral.

39 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Morning to you ...I heart the colors here...What a fun stamps and Sentiment!!! Its awesome... hugs..xoxo

Kelly said...

card card with a great image and sentiment. I have "poo" on my table all the time. I am SO struggling with some baby cards right now. Hate every idea I have had...ANYWAY, check out my blog today... shout out to Karen Baker on there. Remember that acetate you sent me months ago... I have stared at it all this time and finally came up with something mildly cute and clever.

Lynn said...

That definitely happens to me...and I wish it would be a happy result a bit more often! I love the patterned paper you used for the four panels. It is absolutely stunning!

Laurel said...

Great card!

jengd said...

Glad to hear no poo was made in the creation of this card! :) And yep, as you know from several of my latest posts, there's definitely been some poo in my life. :) Love the colors on this one and how you interpreted the sketch. The cup ring is the perfect circle for it!

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love how your card turned out and that I really like that little to-go coffee mug!

annieambriel said...

GOrgeous black and white :)... love damask print against white :)

Courtney K said...

love how you used the coffee ring stamp for the circle in the sketch!

Marlena M. said...

I can practically smell the coffee! Awesome layout and design Karen. ;)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

The poo happens more time than I'd like - but I'm glad yours turned out so fabulous :)

Love the coffee stain stamp!! Great paper too!

Trinh said...

That seems to be happening to me more often lately. Unfortunately it doesn't always turn out as fabuous as your card! I love how you addef just a smidge of.color to the cup.

Chunyuan said...

LOL, it happens to you alot. Great color and pattern for your card.

Lisa said...

Oh yes the poo happens....but not here this is great Karen!!! Fun little sentiment too ;)

Annette said...

your card is amazing...I love your take on the sketch and great choice in background paper...

so glad to be part of the team this month...thanks for having me.. :)

Virginia L. said...

I find it incredibly hard to use the colors and sketch..buy you made it look so easy!! I love the subtle colors with the images that you chose ( and wow, that background!!!)! Brilliant design, Karen!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! That sentiment is fantastic, Karen! And I LOVE your little, coffee ring! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

~Tammy~ said...

Poo happens! Terrific creation and fantastic job combining the two challenges!

jen said...

you make me giggle. I love this- the coffee stain is a great element!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Fantastic card!
Great for male or female!
and the sentiment made me laugh ;-)

Thanks Karen

Isha said...

Fab. card. Love how you used the colors Karen. This sentiment is unique too.TFS

yyam said...

I hear you! My projects don't always turn out as envisioned but I try to make it work! I might have lowered my standards a little...lol

A really beautiful card. Exquisite in execution. Beautiful in composition.

Katie Gehring said...

The colors really add such elegance to your card!

Katie Gehring said...

The colors really add such elegance to your card!

Melissa Shea said...

Karen, I love the twine and papers you picked! And yes, I'm that way too, almost finish, I've been working on a card forever, and ta-d...ick!

Cassi said...

great card, i really like the twine -- it adds the perfect touch!

Jen W. said...

Definitely no poo involved in this card at all! Love the little deer image on the cup sleeve and the coffee stain in the background. :)

~amy~ said...

You know I love this card....

I have to chuckle...I've been muttering poo poo...when I get frustrated lately.

Ruby said...

Such a fun little card! I love the sketch you've used with our colours too! Your little 'poo' sentence made me giggle! I love the coffee ring circle you've done behind too, it works beautifully with your little cup! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Aimes said...

Hee! Well I'll confess I often sit at my desk thinking 'awwww poo!' but I'm always telling myself that there's no such thing as bad but just a creative change of direction ;D
I love your own change of direction on this card - no poo there at all! LOL!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Alice Wertz said...

totally know what you are saying. most of the time mine just stay poo-y though... =) really cool card, Karen. love the deer sleeve decoration.

Dana Nelson said...

This is so lovely!
Oh, and congrats on your WPlus9 Day 2 win!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Your description of the cards you don't like makes me laugh... Love any card that has to do with coffee :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

P.S. Congrats on your top 4 PDC

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ha ha! Yes, I have many cards like that. The sentiment on your card is great, and I love the coffee stain! Super card, Karen!!

BabyBokChoy said...

The color combo is really good, so earthy!!

Wendy said...

This is beautiful and a color combination that is so stunning, but so under used. Great job Karen. Happy Easter!

Jenny said...

Hey.. you just described my card making process sometimes!!! haha
Well however this card started , it certainly looks fabulous now and you just gave me an idea for a belated birthday card I need to send too :0)
Jenny x

Lisa Arana said...

As soon as I saw this card, I thought... "WOW, this is so NOT poo". Ha. This is a stunner of a card. Way to stick it out. :)