Thursday, February 7, 2008

Seeing Spots

The title of this post pretty much sums up my day today. We flew in from Florida yesterday and arrived safely and without any delays which was a miracle in itself given the weather. I was feeling a little lightheaded after the flight but figured it would go away after a good night's sleep. Madeline woke up this morning and I went to get her and the room was spinning--I was literally seeing spots and was so dizzy! I won't get into the details, but will say that fortunately it all passed in a couple of hours. I decided to check out today's challenge on Splitcoast because I was having a little stamp withdrawal and I saw that the challenge was about using polka dots! HELLO! Could I just submit my failed project from last week which was a HOT dot mess? Ha! I wouldn't subject anyone to that card twice so I set out to make a new card. I was inspired by an invitation that I got from Your Reflection My Style (Maddie's photographer as I like to refer to them) and got to work. I decided to punch out the dots rather than stamp them because I thought it would be easier to line them up. I was going to have a panel of some sort with a sentiment on the card, but too many of the dots were covered up so I switched to just using an image that I punched out with the same size punch as the circles. I tried embellishing with ribbon but I didn't have any that matched and then I tried using this plastic ring thing-a-ma-bobber but that didn't look right so I ended up leaving it alone. It's pretty simple and basic, but I kinda like cards that way so it works for me. Now, I have tried to Photoshop it out, but I did have a minor fiasco with this card. I was yakking on the phone and at the same time shoveling Hershey's Kisses in my mouth...not a good idea when you have a card on white cardstock sitting in front of you--that tip comes free of charge.


JoLynn said...

Love it, love it, love it! I am inspired... and so happy you returned safely!

Mary Fish said...

Love your fresh modern colors and design. I hope to use something similar as a background! Thanks for the inspiration.