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Friday, 22 February 2013

Give it a chance...

I have to learn to give things a chance before reacting negatively.  That is definitely self-knowledge that I am having to embrace.  Yes, there was the incident with the Delicate Details Lace Tape, and we all know that I like the way that looks on cards, right?  I had to 'fess up to that a short while ago.

There is also the matter of my reaction to the All Dressed Up stamp set and the co-ordinating Dressed Up framelits.  I saw those and immediately thought they would be good for a one-time use and then gather dust. Each time I went past the page in the Spring Catalogue, I told myself the same thing.  The problem is that each time I went past the page, my voice grew less convincing as I told myself that.  Finally (yes, you've probably already guessed this) I wound up buying the bundle.  When it arrived I was ambivalent and put it aside for another few weeks.

Yesterday evening I used the set.  It was so much fun to "play dolls" and use this set.  I can imagine all sorts of projects, too.  Imagine a framed set of three or four dresses, all different, for a girl's room (or even for a dressing room if you're lucky enough to be one of the select few that owns one of those).  I'm itching to try a few different projects!

This card is what they call an "easel" card, which means it stand up by itself to display the front, like an easel.  I really enjoy making this type of card and also the twisted easel variety.


The little "DREAM" statuette is not part of the card but seemed appropriate.

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous easel card Heidi. The roses coloured on the base look great. I feel the same way about the whale die & stamp set. I keep telling myself no & then seeing lots of great ideas using it. So far I have held off but am not sure for how long!

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    1. You may as well admit defeat right now, Tricia. For one thing, that whale die is the least expensive die you'll see in a while, and for another thing it's just so darned cute. I've done a couple of cards using it so far and absolutely loved it (and so did the class in which we did it). I had held strong about not buying the All Dressed Up bundle and finally caved. And really, looking at the results, I don't know why I didn't want to buy it to begin with.

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