Friday, August 13, 2010

FWF & my IHHC card!

hehe, too many acronyms in the stamping world ya think?! Nahhh. It's Friday & that means Friends with Flair and for my card I'm sharing today I also followed the Ippity Hip Hop Challenge Dog Days of Summer! I love summer time. And my favorite past time is reading tons of great books. That is what summer is to me, when I lived in FL it meant going to the beach and reading, now it means stealing any moment I can if I'm reading a good book - ya know, with 3 little ones, it's hard to find any free time these days & if I do, I'm probably more likely to stamp!
So, you wanna hear a funny story?! Well, the stamp set I used is ippity's Books A Flutter (available on my ippity sales blog for purchase) and I thought, hey, wouldn't it be cool to paper piece the books?! Sure! Why not!? So, I did....took some time, but I loved it. Then as I was figuring out how to put the card together, I thought oh, I bet it would fit perfectly on that big Fancy Labels nestie tag....sure did! So I grabbed my CB and cut out my tag.....then, when I was trying to put together my card, I could NOT FIND THE BOOK IMAGE!!! Oh my goodnes, now my desk was not so tidy, hence the use of all that OA scraps so I thought ok, I'll tidy up and then I'll find my image....nope, nothing. I did a sweep of my clothing, nope, not there. Then I'm down on all fours scoruing the carpet. Nope. Nothing. I even checked my CB and the plates. Nothing.....Start the meltdown. Start the talking to myself saying where could this image be?! LOL Mind you, it's nearing 1am now. I feel the tears coming on -- yes, I'm known for crying over little things. Finally after retracing my steps, I checked my plates ONE MORE TIME. Yep....there it was stuck to the bottom of my A plate. Of course. LMAO - So tell me your funniest crafting story....well, I think mine has a happy ending b/c as I took a break from looking I took more time to put my card together and added the little embellies off to the side. And I really like that. :)
Be sure to check out the Unity Blog for a list of ALL the blogs participating today in the FWF hop - It's so much fun to see what other Unity / Ippity lovers have made this week.
If you made it this far, this is my 2nd post today & I'd love it if you scrolled down to see my Bellarific Friday Card!

21 comments :

Kylie said...

Oh wow! Super cute Carisa! Great paper piecing.
Hugs
Kylie

Lau W said...

Love the paper ! very nice card !
xxx

Jenny said...

So super cute!! Love it!! Thanks for the follow on my blog!

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful

Martha said...

beautiful love your paper choice.

Anne said...

Your card is gorgeous!

NoraAnne said...

Your card turned out gorgeous! I'm glad you found your image! I have done that a time or two (or 3 or 4)! After tediously cutting out the tiniest things, I lose them and want to cry, but I usually wind up finding them, thankfully!

Sarah said...

Just beautiful! I love all the embellishments :)

jo said...

Love the crad Carisa!!!

I managed to lose one of the Karen Foster metal and enamel embellishments one day......found it after I put some card through the laser printer...yep...stuck on the card and completely ruined the toner cartridge...ooops!!

jo said...

*card*!!! sorry..bad typing!

Lisa said...

LOVE that paper piecing!!!!!!

Linda said...

That super cute... I like the flowers and the colors too.

Julie said...

Super cute card!!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Great summer card!

lisa a.

JenMarie said...

Oh I LOVE this!

Lori said...

Wow--love the paper pieced books! I can totally relate to your missing image story. I don't think I could even count how many times that's happened to me . . .

Laurel said...

oh so pretty!

Carolina said...

Aack - love you card and the flower is just precious!!!

Cassandra Chen said...

Hey!Thanks for sharing!Such an awesome card!!:D:D

Scrapcollectr said...

Can't tell you a funny story that wouldn't sound exactly like yours! Lol I've had those same moments because "a cluttered desk is the sign of genius!" love those books. Glad u found them! =D

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