Sunday, May 30, 2010

Parade of UnAward Winning Projects - Day 3

When I sat down to try and plan out what kinds of cards I wanted to make as part of my Artisan Award entries, I decided that I needed to step out of my own comfort zone - especially when it came to color combos. And so I stepped waaaayyyy out on this one. Gable Green? I'm not sure anyone ever really used this color (which is probably the reason why it was one of the ones that is "retiring").

The "most funnest" part about this? Trying to find a gift card that matched it!! I went over to my local store (lucky for me it is across the street from my house) and looked at their entire rack of gifts cards. I was mui-happy to find this one that I think was a pretty stinkin' good match. The tricky part was trying to convince the checker that I wanted it but that I didn't want to activate it. She looked at me pretty much like I had THREE heads. She had to call the manager over. "Can we let her have this card without activating it?" He just kinda shook his head and said, "Sure, why not? If she just wants to take a worthless card, let her!" Diff'ernt strokes for diff'ernt folks, eh?

And Jan has yet another BRILLIANT card for ya. I swear I wish some of her genius-ness would rub off on me. She is sooo stinkin' good at makin' up cool techniques, or adapting ones that we have ALL seen a zillion times and making her own. I am a pretty good mimic, but she is just a stampin' MacGyver (I tell her this all the time - I even assigned the MacGyver theme song to her number as a ring tone on my phone). See her wonderful creation here:

Jan's Blog

And a big ol' THANKYOUTHANKYOU to all of you and your encouraging and supportive comments. You have NO idea how much they mean to me!! Smiley from

Stamps: On a Pedestal
Paper: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Pretty in Pink, Summer Sun
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Paper Piercing Tool/Mat Pack


Linda said...

cute,cute! I would love getting a card like that. Thank you for your inspirations!

Janine said...

Sah-WEET! Love it, but you knew that!

Jenn Diercks said...

I think this card is gorgeous and the ability to pull off gable green is amazing! I don't even think I can do that.

Ruthie said...

Wendy, I cannot believe you found a gift card to match ! That is SO me! I would do the exact same thing. And you got the manager to give it to you free! You ROCK!
On a more serious note, your talent is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, boy, I would never have thought to try to find a matching gift card! I'll stick that in my bonnet and try to remember in the future to get the card first and then select colors. I do so appreciate being taught these little nuggets of what can make or break a piece of art. TFS

Kim P said...

Love the cheery feel to this! It's good to let gable green get one last hoorah!

Cheryl said...

This color combination is one of my favs and just for the record - I was one of those people who used gable green :) I love the gift card holder! It is over the top