Sunday, September 26, 2010

Journey *SFYTT*

So, you may be wondering where I have been. Let me rewind a few days and I will tell you. Friday night I was exhausted, but knew I needed to make this week's SFYTT card. I would have tried to get it done earlier, but I was busy all week creating the invitations for the baby shower I am throwing. I am finally done with them, but guess what? I completely forgot to photograph them. I was so excited to finally be done with all 43; they were dry and ready to mail or be delivered, so I stuffed them in envelopes. I suppose I could create just one more and photograph it? We shall see. I will however, remember to photograph the rest of the things I make. Well...back to my story. Like I said, I was tired, so I decided to make my card first thing Saturday morning. I laid in bed and watched TV and all of a sudden the "Electrolux" commercial came on with Kelly Rippa throwing laundry magically into her children's bedrooms, when my eye spied something cute. I was trying to rewind it because on her daughter's dresser there was a framed piece of art that completely inspired me. I wasn't tired anymore! I was ready to go create my card!

I jumped up and my husband asked what I was doing. I said I was off to make my card as he scratched his head because 2 seconds earlier I was soooooooo tired! Go figure! Anyway, I got to work. I had also wanted to incorporate another inspiration that I had the other day when I was cutting a tag off of my daughter's new jeans. Retail tags, especially ones hanging from denim, have inspired me quite a bit over the years and this one was no exception. It was from some "Epic Threads" jeans from Macy's if you are interested.
So, I infused the two inspiring ideas only to come up with a creation that I was less than thrilled about. I fussed and mussed for over an hour, only getting more tired. I decided to call it a night and start over in the morning. Well....Saturday mornings don't always go the way I want them to, especially when my son has a noon football game. The night before, he got completely drenched after practice with an orange Slurpee, which meant I needed to clean his jersey again. So...laundry, breakfast, baby, etc. You get the picture, I am sure!
My card got pushed to the back burner and the day wore on. So here we are Sunday afternoon and I decided to "make it work" as Tim Gunn would say! I don't know if I did, but I really liked the initial concept I was going for. Everything always looks better with fresh eyes, too. I think I may "revisit" my original inspiration and see if I can make some tweaks.

The stamps are a combo of PTI and SU! I was excited to use some of my dusty "Crushed Curry" paper that I got last year from SU!, but rarely use. I actually really love the color and it worked really nicely with the gray. You won't want to miss the other gals creations:
Jen Del Muro and Tori Wild
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
CAROLE
Thanks for fluttering by!

9 comments:

Amy Rohl said...

Oh wow, Kelly--this is just gorgeous!! I love your story and am so "with you" when it comes to getting a burst of energy from a piece of inspiration! This is just fun, fresh and fantastic!!

jen del muro said...

love this!! now i have to go find the electrolux commercial on youtube!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the gray and yellow color combo, the layers and butterfly!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Kelly!! Love it!!

Marisa said...

I feel your pain :) Life just "is" sometimes LOL! I just love this card and am glad you were inspired! Great coloru combo and use of the sketch and I"m loving that butterfly!

Linda Callahan said...

This is just beautiful - I love curry and gray! You were definitely inspired!

Allison said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning! Love the colours and layers!

Kathlene said...

What a gorgeous color combination--I'm inspired to give it a try. Love your beautiful card!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

This is just GORGEOUS! Found it doing a google search of basic grey - lol! Love the sketch & colors SO MUCH!