Monday, December 2, 2019

Power Poppy ~ Newly Remixed Holiday Digital Blitz!

Hello, Friends! Wow...say that title three times fast.😜 As my blog title states, Power Poppy is having a Holiday Digital Blitz and there are A LOT of digital stamp sets being released today! And I had something cute planned to share with you, but things didn't work out the way I planned them.

I was not going to share this at all. I was just going to tell Marcella that I wouldn't have a card ready and be done with it. But for some reason, I felt that it was important that you all know that sometimes I struggle with my card making, too. I have mishaps and failed designs and sometimes I color an image several times before I select one to use for my card. True, I waited until the last minute to pull my card together but this was a busy weekend, my husband wanted to do some shopping, we went out for lunch. And all the while, I knew that my image was colored, I had a card design in mind and all I had to do was build the card, embellish my image, etc. Easy peasy. But...

As I was preparing to work on my card, I couldn't find the power cord for my Scan N Cut. Then I couldn't find the instruction manual. I finally found both of those items and I prepared my image for cutting. Let me just say here, that I usually cut first then color but I didn't do that this time. You probably already know where this is going, don't you? I began cutting the image, turned my back for a second and when I went to look at the cutting job, I realized that the card stock had shifted and well...

That blade sliced right through my image!😲 I flopped down in my chair and had a good cry. There was nothing I could do to salvage it. My daughter suggested keeping it flat and creating a background for it but I just couldn't do it. I had planned to make a shaker card, with snowflakes, glitter and sparkles. Although it was getting late, I decided to start over. So, I cut and colored another snowman. And this time, I cut FIRST! 😃

I began to gather all of my materials to make my shaker card. I went to my adhesives drawer and guess what? I didn't have any foam tape! Sheesh! That's  when I decided to get a cup of tea and sit down and type out my experience. We've all had "one of those days". *sigh* I will put this little guy from Snow Kissed onto a card very soon.

So now it's time for you to buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have been up to. Thank you so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate all of you. And speaking of appreciation, don't forget about my GIVEAWAY for a  $20 Power Poppy gift card/code. Read more about that HERE. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for all the details.



Stacy Morgan said...

yes I have had those days, but all is not lost. This is perfect if you wanted to pop him up on a spring like he is moving or just popped up off the card front. He is totally cute and colored beautifully!

Jeanne said...

Oh Barb! I feel your frustration! I'm so very sorry you had to deal with all the issues that joined you in trying to make a card. I'm sorry if our little chat kept you from getting started earlier, too. But you are right, sometimes life happens and you just gotta roll with it, right? In the end you do have the cutest little snowman there waiting for his turn to become whatever you want, a shaker, a focal piece...Big hugs!

Henriëtte Creatively Happy said...

Ohh Barbara, I know so well what you felt that moment and it's never happens when you have plenty of time.
Thanks that you despite of the little amount of time coloured a new one.
Have a wonderful day.