Monday, July 26, 2010

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Paper Crafts: Inspired By Challenge

Happy Monday! How has your week started? We had a tiny storm earlier, but now it's cleared off. I put my book down earlier and told myself I couldn't pick it back up until after I had made a card. DH says, "Nothing like making yourself make a card." I know, right?!

So, I noticed on the Paper Crafts blog this morning that tomorrow is the last day to enter the Inspired By Challenge. I also noticed at that time there were only about 25 entries, so don't anyone else enter, please, because that improves my odds of winning! Bwahahahahahaha! If you must go ahead and mess up my odds, the challenge is to use a vintage typewriter as your inspiration and create a card in one of the 4 styles: Clean & Graphic, Shabby & Vintage, Classy & Elegant, or Fun & Cute.

I showed dh the card to get his opinion, explaining that it was inspired by a vintage typewriter and was done in the clean & graphic style. Here's how it went:

DH: Yes, I like it. It's very clean and graphical and cute.
Me: No, not cute. Just clean and graphic.
DH: No, not cute. Just clean and graphical.
Me: Right.
DH: I would never say your cards are cute.
Me: Well, sometimes, they're cute. Just not this one.
DH: Right. This one is definitely not cute.

Glad we got that straightened out! After some more blah, blah, blah, he informed me when I speak to him, I need to address him as "husband." Hmmm, we'll see how that works out. He shouldn't have had that nap earlier, he's a little too *awake* and *alert* now!

Okay, back to my book. You knew that was coming, right?! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Edited to add: Did you notice this really works for the Clean & Simple 100th sketch too?!

Stamps: Puns From the Past.
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood.
Ink: Staz-On Black.
Accessories: October Afternoon Thrift Shop stickers, Dymo Label Maker, misc. black twill tape, Janome Sew Mini.


Ann said...

OMG, Angie, this is entirely too fun! Bet you'll win with this one! :D

Brenda Weaver said...

I love it, Angie! It is very clean and "graphical" and not one bit cute! :) Perfect! I think you should win for sure.
You guys just crack me up!

Courtney K said...

oh this is totally not cute at all :) awesome clean and graphic card -- love the color combo.

Valerie said...

I love this card Angie - it a totally clean and graphic way - Looks like a winner to me!
Love your post - very funny.

Deanna said...

So vintage, love it!

Stacey Schafer said...

hilarious! here's my 2's clean, graphical...and AMAZING!

Barbara said...

I love your graphical card Angie and the discussion with your husband was hilarious! Thank you for the smile today!

Cindy Major said...

Hey, look at you, rocking the Puns from the Past set again! Love that cute typewriter, er, I mean clean and graphic typewriter! ;) Love how you did the typing at the bottom - very clever!


kathleenh said...

Not cute but clean and graphical for sure! So good to hear you have your husband trained to agree with you!

Juanita said...

This is so sleek! I adore that strong color with just a sweet little image in the corner. Way to go!

Cindy Lee said...

I just LOVE this card, Angie!!!

Savitri said...

Rule #1, never ask the husband about your craft because there's a 75% chance they'll say thing you don't want to hear OR have an opinion on where things need to be located.

Very graphical indeed. I love the strip down in the bottom. You're just fabby you know!!