Thursday, April 15, 2010

totally out of my comfort zone....


I am learning that blogging can be addictive. Time consuming. Blathering on about nothing and everything. I am finding that I am not much of a conversationalist on this computer. Don't get me wrong, I love love love to talk. That is to someone that can talk back and laugh at me! So, those of you that do this daily, my question is .... how do you keep people interested in reading? I guess not liking to write papers in college, it carries over to not liking to write here. I don't keep a journal, I never aspired to want to write a book. I tend to write things direct and to the point. After all, when you visit, you could care less about my daily grind, you are here to see my project. What products did I use and did I do a fun new technique. So, since you are here for this card, I won't keep you in suspense any longer and give you the deets:

I used the sketch at a new site to me: Pals Paper Arts #38
Crafty Card Makers: to challenge yourself I challenged myself to 1) using rubons which I hate to do. I bought these whimsy rubons last summer on clearance at AC Moore and swore I could do something cutesy. Today I found them cleaning for a flea market. I think I like how this turned out- very bright. It also challenged me to use really really bright bold colors- I tend to use softer colors. So, another blog challenge was The Wildflowers Patch: to use 3 punches (see the fiskars lace punch I did 4 times..? and to use bold colors. And Cute Card Thursday was to make a project "touchy feely" texture: satin ribbon, glitter rubons that are cool and smooth to the touch, and the punches .

All in all, I am surprised at this card. Even hubby made a comment about it being cute and very very different (he is my gauge when I am not sure of something....he is direct and truthful, sometimes to the point of driving the proverbial knife in my heart...LOL!!!)

have a great evening!
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10 comments:

itsabrt said...

Kelly I have no idea how to keep people engaged onto a blog, I am the worst when it comes to verbal stimulation!

You card is so bold and cheery I love it! Beth

Betty said...

I love this card, so fresh and spring-like.

liz said...

love your card! know what you mean about blogging...I definatly have the gift for gab in person. But not on paper, oh I mean...blog! ;o)

Sherri Thompson said...

Love your spring-y card-especially the colors! I can relate to the blogging frustration. I only blog about my cards most of the time, and I don't think that my posts are very interesting. I prefer to read other peoples'!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderfully bright and cheery! Looks great - so glad ou play at PPA!

Dallas said...

What a cheery and colourful card ~ I love it!!

Ann Schach said...

Love it! The colors are so cheerful, and the stamped images are adorable! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Annie said...

lovely bright spring colours on your card. thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Susie Sugar said...

So Lovely and bright full of summer fun
xx

Vixykins said...

What a pretty design and I love the rub ons, I have some butterfly ones knocking about which might see the light of day soon!

Great summery card, lovely work :)

Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x