Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Do You Believe in Luck?

My local stamp club makes ATC's to trade every month. For March, we had to use the theme of St. Patrick's Day. (Yes, club was several weeks ago, but I just got this photo off the camera.)

I didn't want to do anything too cheesy and traditional. I wanted to use a really cool "lady" stamp - I have several in my stamp collection that I just love, loVE, LOVE and don't use enough. And I wanted to have those little cut up words to make it ultra cool! (I really wanted something like my SBS3 sis Sandy creates --- a style that I admire, but really struggle to produce. Be sure to stop by her blog and check out the gorgeous card she posted on Tues, Mar 25)
I stamped this lady on some old patterned paper I found (and while I have a TON of paper, I have very little green paper that is actually pretty or cool. This was as good as it got! Such a shame I'm on a self-imposed paper buying boycott) and then matted her on the green. I accented her with some itty bitty sparklies (because every woman deserves to shine, right?!??!). I came up with the slogan you see, printed it off (remember this post? or this one? and began to assemble - in the kitchen b/c Dane was up and wanted a snack. I get one done, and decide she looks kinda weird with hand --- so I decided she needed something IN her hand. I went digging in my punch drawer and found a clover punch ---- can't believe I actually own that punch (well, yes, I can) or that I forgot that I owned it (*sigh* okay, I can believe that too!). The only way that it really looked "right" was to have it falling out of her hand. I decided that it looked like she was discarding it with a look of disdain on her face. SO - I had to think up a new slogan --- which I like SOOOOO MUCH BETTER!!! So I re-printed and assembled them all. I made 11 - one extra than was needed for club, but we had more people there so I only ended up with 1 extra and not the 3 or 4 like I was planning. Of course, everyone else loved the second sentiment too - who can blame them??? The rest of the ATC's that I traded said
Luck had nothing to do with it

11 comments:

Teresa said...

Thanks Cassie I will check out the external ones for sure I need all the room I can get with all the photo's and I am sure I will loose those darn things.
I am excited to move we live in Phx and it's getting bad and I am home alone at night with my 16 yr old kinda scary

Andrea, said...

Fab ATC, I like the sentiment

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Cassie thanks for the compliment. This ATc is very stylish. Brilliant. Love it.

Maren said...

Gorgeous!! I agree...VERY stylish!

My Paper World said...

So cool! I LOVE the sentiment! and I Love classy lady stamps too!

Deborah said...

You had me going with the test thing! Great ATC, love your details! Deb

ink'n'rubba said...

Love your 'different' ATC for St Patrick's Day.

Dee said...

this is wonderful!

Denise~ said...

Great job Cassie! I love this St. Patrick's day theme, fun and different! Great stamp too. :)

April Hall said...

Love how this turned out!

Stampin' Heather said...

I love your classy St. Patrick's Day ATC. Very pretty!