Sunday, February 19, 2012

i only have {eye} for you

So have you all recovered from your chocolate overload this week?  My family had their share of it for sure.  {Even if you're still "suffering," I have to admit I'm more than a little envious --in order to deal with some health issues I started on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet a little while ago, and chocolate is one of the things I miss the most.  Maybe one day I'll enjoy green juices and smoothies almost as much...but that's a mighty big maybe.}  Chocolate-filled or not, I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day {or singles awareness day as I also heard it referred to -lol}.  ;)

I suppose this card should've been posted last week, but since I didn't make it until Tuesday...evening {I guess you could say I've not outgrown all of my "Last-Minute Lucy" tendencies --yet-- but it didn't matter a whole lot this time because I knew my hubby and son would be at a Scout meeting that evening}, here it is:

I definitely need to find the time to get to know my camera {but when?!?}, as my pics are never what they should be {yes, I meant to use an absolute}, and I tend to notice it more when I post them here.  I'm sorry.  ;(   For instance, the picture looks really washed out here and doesn't do the pretty papers justice, but in real life the colors on the card are rather candy-like, caramel-y and creamy looking {besides chocolate, I think I'm missing sugary things...and creamy things too}.  *BIG sigh*

So, despite the ho-hum photo, I did have some fun making this card.  I grabbed a {previously unloved} paper pack and a goofy image and got to work, using the current Mojo Monday sketch as my inspiration.  I glam'd up the cute little monster a bit --and if I had a brown "eye" {or two}, curled my hair like that, wore lipstick and big hair bows, and felt comfortable sporting only a big smile and a pretty handbag, well, she just might look a little like me -lol.   Here's a closeup:

Because the focal image is rather large, I think the scallop mat would've looked better had it been bigger but I decided not to use a larger one because it just seemed rather feminine for a 'guy card.'   Oh, well.  I was a bit pressed for time and it is what it is....and that pretty much goes for all my cards. ;P  But in the spirit of blogging, I thought I'd share anyway. 

What did you do for Valentine's Day?

P.S.  Jeanne and Mary Ellen, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment on my last post --while I was surprised you were still with me, I wasn't surprised by your sweetness. ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you have a wonderful week and that you'll stop by again soon.  Until then, many blessings to you!

Supplies shown some {overdue} lovin':

Eye for You
Cardstock:  Cocoa, Cranberry, Colonial White (Close To My Heart)
Patterned Paper:  Crazy Love 6x6 collection (Bo Bunny)
Stamps:  Monsters Ink (My Favorite Things), Borders & Corners Heart (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Timber Brown Stazon (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Cranberry (Close To My Heart)
Other:  Small Circle die, Petite Scallop Circle die, Tags Trio, Labels One (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), gifted paper piece using unknown border punch (Martha Stewart), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), OMS (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), VersaMark (Tsukineko), clear embossing powder, heat tool, sponge, Liquid Glass (Close To My Heart), Chocolate and Lipstick Spica glitter pens (Too Marker), sewing machine, thread, foam adhesive


Jeanne said...

Of course, I'm still here and was happy to leave a comment. As for the being sweet...have I got you snookered. LOL Great to see you posting again! Love the card, great sense of humor you have there and I think you are being too hard on yourself about the photo. It looks super.

Thanks so much for sharing, my friend! So happy to see you posting again. *Ü*

Mary Ellen Harrison said...

You have done it are one talented stamper!! Love how fun this card is and I have to say I felt like a one eyed monster many a day when we were homeschooling lol! So glad you are posting your fabulous work again Christi!