Friday, September 16, 2011

Jane's Doodles {You're the Best}

Happy Friday! It's my day to post on the Jane's Doodles Blog. I was up very late last night feeling exceptionally tired and having a beer. Well, I nearly gave myself a concussion making this card late last night - er, very early this morning - and you are going to laugh so hard when you read this story. I have a built-in desk with overhead shelves in my new house. Normally, I stand on my background stamps on the floor, on a magazine, to get a really good impression. Well, for some reason, I decided to press this one on the desk and when I threw my weight on the stamp, my head was propelled into the overhead shelves. I heard quite the nasty crack. Then I got scared when I touched my hand to my head 'cause there was a deep indentation and I ran to look in the mirror. I quickly got some ice and nearly froze my eyeballs while finishing this card. There's nothing like giving yourself a nasty bruise and a near-concussion while crafting! Lesson learned? Just stand on the stamp. Oh, and maybe stick to wine while crafting instead of beer. LOL

I used three Jane's Doodles sets to make this fun card! The large sentiment is from the wonderfully whimsical set, Big Sentiments, that was just released last week. The banners are from Party Time, also released last week, and the smaller sentiment which I stamped inside the banners, is from Little Miss Mia. The Envelope Pattern on the grey strip is, of course, Hero Arts.

It's not often that I use both a colour inspiration challenge and a sketch but that's what ended up happening here. I used the colourQ challenge #102 as well as Moxie Fab World's Vertical Sketch Challenge after I saw Emily Keaton's sweet submission to my Moving Challenge using the same colours and sketch. Thank you for the spark, Emily! I think my mojo might finally be returning, despite the hit on the head. :Þ The words on this card are for all of you who have left encouraging comments and emails! Thank you so, so much for the smiles and laughter. ;)

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Basic Grey, Poppy Parade, Certainly Celery & Tempting Turquoise cardstock; Jane's Doodles Big Sentiments, Party Time & Little Miss Mia; Hero Arts Envelope Pattern; Memories Black ink; Hero Arts Snow Chalk ink; SU Basic Rhinestones

46 comments:

Lindsay said...

Love this card Emily! So cool!

Annette said...

Emily...you are too funny. I hope your head is ok. Beer will do that to you... but I must say this card is amazing so I think it all worked out...

sweet said...

Wow you had a crazy morning. I hope it doesn't leave a bruise or permanent indention. But I do love this card along with images and sentiments. Great job!

Robin said...

This is fab!! Love your use of the colours and your take on the sketch! Congrats on your PS GDT spot!!
Robin

Angela said...

I think that crack to the noggin might have restarted your mojo -- this rocks! I also love that color combo and might have to give it a try. Love that sentiment!

Emily Keaton said...

Awwww, shucks. :) So glad I was able to give you a little shove in the right direction! (But I *swear* it was not responsible for head mishap!) This is sweetly CAS, and your little pennants are perfect for the sketch. So glad that your mojo seems to be returning--just no more near concussions, 'K??

Suzanne Bier said...

Ouch! Glad you are OK... Great CAS card! Thanks for playing along with us at the colourQ this week!

Bee's hive said...

This is so perfect! Everything about it is perfect:)
Thanks for visiting me when I had my alzheimers moment on my blog:)

Lisa Lara said...

Adorable Emily!

Lisa Lara said...

A big congratulations on being October's GD on Paper Smooches. Way to go...

Lindsey said...

Ow! I thought we papercrafters just had to worry about x-acto blade slices and scissors pokes! Glad you weren't hurt worse. At least you ended up with a sweet CAS card for your pain. :P

onecraftymama said...

EMILY! Don't drink & craft! I learned the 'funny' way that I can't colour & drink, but I can crochet. Good to know ;)
I hope there's no permanent damage! You know, maybe the bonk on the head jolted your mojo out of hiding? Stranger things have happened, right? I think the different sized gems are just the right funky touch to go with the different shaped banner pieces...and the colours POP.

Tejal said...

The card is awesome as always...but the one thing that grabbed my attention was - you stand on your stamps to get an impression? really? does anyone actually do that?
wow!! please take care of yourself!

littlebitoftoto said...

Oh my, I sure hope you are okay today, but you sure gave me a good laugh. Needed that today, thanks...card is wonderful, love clean and simple things...I never seem able to do it myself but that is what I like.

Brenda said...

Oh what a story Emily! I want to laugh but I know it must have hurt! Gorgeous CAS card! Hopefully you are feeling that your mojo is coming back!

Lynn said...

Oww! so glad you are okay! I walked into an open bathroom door at home this morning...wish I had an excuse like trying to stamp. I was just in my own little world!

So happy you're creating! I'm sure it is a huge adjustment being in a new home! Your card today is wonderful. And a big congrats on your win on Paper Smooches!

Jenny said...

What a cute card Emily, I love the doodled banner flags together :)
Ouch...it's amazing what knocks our heads can take, I have done this a few times in my life...usually a good bought of shouting at the offending object helps:)
So pleased to see you were picked by Kim for Oct GDT.
Jenny x

Karin said...

This is fantastic Em! Maybe the whack brought back your mojo... ;) Hope you are settling in a little more each and every day.

Kara said...

SO CUTE!!thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a beauty - I love the little banner with the jewels! Maybe a bop over the head is just the thing to kickstart your mojo Emily but I think I might give it a miss!

Karen B. said...

You poor girl! This is a great card though.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I'm so sorry that you hurt yourself!!! But what a card! It turned out super cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Ujjwal said...

oops, sorry that you hurt yourself..hope it isn't that bad. Well I have done such things in the past and know how you feel :D

The card is just simplicity at its best. love it!

P.S. Did you check the Hero Arts and Paper Smooches blog in the last couple of days. Whatever is in those 2 blogs will surely lift your spirits :) Go Check!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Maybe hitting your head knocked the mojo back into you (kind of like that Gilligan's Island episode where Gilligan gets hit on the head and when he opens his mouth, he's a radio). Okay, maybe not like that. I'm sorry you were hurt! Maybe you should get a stamp press for your bg stamps ;) But, the results are WOW-worthy! Love the colors!! Love the take on the sketch!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

I can't believe you stand on your stamps!!! I'd flatten mine to a pancake if I did that! Ha. I can't tell you how much I LOVE this card. It is just pure perfection.

Jen said...

Oooooh, aaaaaah, looooove this card Emily! Hope your head is feeling much better, please relax! And you know what...this card relays exactly what I think about you! Thanks for sharing this fantastic card! Take care dearie!

Tiffany said...

Oh no! Hope you are ok now! That sounded like it was really painful! Such a sweet little card, I love the tiny banners!

kasia c. said...

Maybe the bonk helped your mojo along!! Although from what I've seen I don't think you really lost it. Maybe just a disconnect between what you see and what was reality!! ;)

Fabulous card! I love those little banners.
And CONGRATULATIONS on being the next Paper Smooches designer!! YAY!!

Meg said...

Ouch! My head hurts just hearing about your stamping injury! I hope you were OK'd by a doctor before returning to the stamping field. :)

At least it was well worth it...that envelope pattern really adds the perfect accent!

Creations by Shirl said...

Hello Emily~
You have some great projects going on with your blog... Luv all your cute projects... Hope your injury is feeling better... Ouch! Hop on over to my blog and become a follower of mines.. I would luv to see more creativity of yours - looks very inspiring..
Keep rested and have a super weekend....

*Alison* said...

Emily.. this is stunning. I love the pop of color you have going on.. :) I hope your head is okay!! ;) hugs

Jen W. said...

Perhaps you should stick to water while crafting! LOL! Hope your head is feeling better and maybe you need to pad the edge of that shelf... :)

Love your little banners and how they are curled up and look like they're waving in the wind. And the envelope pattern looks awesome in white on grey!

Sylvia said...

Sorry about your head, Emily! I never heard of standing on the stamps. Hope you are OK! Cute card, hope it was worth the headache, but I don't think the beer hurt, maybe the late hour. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Smita said...

Heyloo there... long time no see ;-) Love your card! :) Hope you are feeling great now and that indentation has vanished ;-)


hugs,
Smita

Poppit said...

very sweet card! ps glad you're ok after your crafting accident! We've all been there! :-)

Roslyn said...

I love the simplicity of your card! Ouch on the near concussion! Oh the damage we do to ourselves in the name of crafting! Hope there is no permanent mark on your head! And I'm with you on the wine - it's perfect (with a little chocolate) for scrapbooking!

Glenda J said...

Great card, sorry about your head! Love this CAS card.

Jennifer said...

And people don't think crafting is dangerous! hehe (= Hope your head is healing!
LOVE the C&S card!!! CUTE!!! (=

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, Hope the head's better really soon, poor you:0) Love this totally CAS card Emily, it's fab, hugs Gay xxx

BabyBokChoy said...

absolutely and completely ADORABLE!!! The things you do for your art! putting yourself in harm's way :)

Lorraine said...

What a cool & unique CAS card! And lol at your post - your poor head. I've never stood on a stamp - maybe I should, lol.

LeAnne said...

Good heavens, girl! No injuries while stamping, please! Did you ever ink your stamp rubber-side up, lay the cardstock on top, cover with some light scrap paper and then rub it with a plastic ruler or bone folder? MUCH safer and excellent results. I must say, this is an adorable CAS card, too! Thanks for playing with the CQC!

Julie E said...

Simply wonderful! The card, not the head injury!!! You are one silly girl :>)

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to the Vertical Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

ouch, wine sounds good.... or you could try to be an early bird and go with coffee?

Debby said...

great card, thanks for sharing.