Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Never Quite Like I Planned

I think I have said this before, but I'll say it again anyway.

Sometimes I get a picture in my head how I want a project to turn out. I am certain it will work perfectly. Then come the roadblocks. The little annoying hindrances that come along and make you change your plans.

Last time I was here, I wrote about altering cardstock paper with tissue paper. The samples looked really pretty, so I decided to go on with my ATCs.

That is what happened with these ATCs.

Do you see how big the clock is? Well, I looked high and low for a clock stamp and even went as far as to borrow one from a complete stranger through a friend. That conversation went a little something like this:

Me: Hey, Renee! Do you have clock stamp?

Renee: No, but I have a friend who is a scrapbooking guru. I bet she would.

Me: (*Ring-Ring* Do phones ring anymore?) Hello?

Friend's Answering Machine: Hi! You've reached us. Leave a message.

Me: Hi! You don't know me. I am friends with Renee and I asked her for a clock stamp and she said you were the scrapbooking guru and I should ask you...a complete stranger. If you don't think I am crazy, give me a call.

Cell phone one hour later: Hi, Annemarie?

Me: Uh yes? (having completely forgotten I had called anyone and was waiting for a call.)

Cell phone: This is Renee's friend. The Scrapbooking guru.

Well after that awkward phone call, I drove up to said stranger's house to borrow a stamp that had a tiny clock on it, but it still wasn't what I was looking for. But I took it anyway in case I didn't find anything better

Time passes, and Caitlin and I are out and about and see a teacher store. It suddenly hit me that teacher stores have stamps and teachers teach time, so I stopped in, and this gigantic clock stamp is what I walked away with. (I did actually remember to pay for it first.)

More time passes and I finally start making the real cards for the background. I take the papered cards outside to spray them with glitter spray only to find that the nozzle was clogged and it started spitting blobs of glitter all over my wonderfully tissue papered cards. I kept hoping it would be a happy accident, but it wasn't and I had to go back to the store to buy a new glitter spray.

They never did come out the way I had pictured them in mind, but they are done.
Time After Time by Cindy Lauper ATCs


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

U are too hard on yourself...I think these are AWESOME!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee how they turned out! :):):):):):):):):)

MJ said...

Hee hee! I am glad I'm not the only one who gets so caught up in her projects! Love the accompanying music!

Roban said...

One would never know that you had issues getting your ATCs made! These are soooo good! I love them and can't wait to create my own... one day... soon.

EverydayMe said...

I agree with Julie... you're too hard on yourself...they are AWESOME!!! And to think you didn't have to buy a stamp to do it... and you met a new person... Great job!!!

Octamom said...

These are beautiful! Sometimes my best outcomes on various projects are developed the same way--not exactly the way I envisioned, but a creative expression of it, nonetheless...


Cozyflier said...

They are wonderful! We are our own worse critic. Very clever.

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