Wednesday, April 9, 2008

{CPS 59}

HYBRID???? are you kidding me??? I think I broke into hives before I ever started! Now, I'm new to this whole blogging thing and frankly, I'm new to sharing my cards, but I decided that I needed to do the CPS Weekly Sketch because layout is often a real problem for me.........I did it the first week (last week) and I survived---but I went there this week and I saw HYBRID!!!!

OK, I'll settle down now! Here's my very humble version of a hybrid card. My thought was that I would make this my Mother's Day card because of the "Mom" paper there---but, we'll just have to see!I had just been downloading several "digikits" from Shabby Princess, but I wasn't ready to USE them! I didn't have much time today, so I just took something that looked really pretty on my screen----but when I printed it out it was just sort of, hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I found the colors that I thought were the closest to the patterned papers and started---I keep telling myself, I just have to try things---if they don't work, that's fine---no one says I have to actually give the card to anyone--Let's take the scalloped piece on the bottom for instance, I haven't bought the SU! corner rounder because I already have two of Creative Memories' corner rounders and I think it is crazy to get another one (again with the Frugal Stamper theme!) But after trying to make that scalloped piece today---I'll call Susanne and get one ASAP!!! YIKES!

My daughter just came in and really liked the card, so that made me feel a little better. Of course, she really loves me, so I'm not sure if I can count that as a compliment!!! I don't really like the circles on the left----I struggled with that last week, too---maybe some jumbo eyelets would look better??? I don't know---what do you think? I chose the "thank you over and over again for everything"---because that is certainly how I feel about my mom---now that I'm a mom (for nearly 19 years) I appreciate her more with every passing year. (PULLLEEEEEASE forgive the sideways picture below---I kept rotating it, but when it would upload it was sideways---I decided that most of you could get over that in order to see what the stamp actually says!!! Sorry I'm still learning!) Let me know what you think---I'm pretty thick skinned, so please give me some advice if something jumps out at you~ The recipe is below---thanks for looking!

I'm off to see Enloe High School's "Little Women" tonight with my daughter. I love how "drama" kids support the arts and their friends all over this city. I, for one, am encouraged about the future when I hang around my daughters' friends!

Circle of Friendship, So Very (SU!)
Paper: Shabby Mommy (free download April 2005--still available online) from Shabby Princess; Rose Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie CS
Ink: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Accessories: 5/8" Burgundy Grosgrain, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain, 1 1/4" Circle punch, slit punch for the scallops, Hodgepodge Hardware


N2ScrapN4Fun said...

I think your card is GREAT!!! Can't tell that you're new to Hybrid. Love the bright colors!

Kandis Smith said...

This card is wonderful!! I was so scared when I found out we were doing hybrid! But you totally rocked this card girl!! Thanks for playing along!

Sherry Wright said...

Oh my goodness, you did a wonderful job! I made my first digi card for CPS too. Awesome job! :0)

Debbie Olson said...

You did a great job with the hybrid sketch! It was a tough one for me too--felt like a fish out of water! Good for you for rising to the challenge. :-D

Rein said...

Wonderful card, love the mix of papers!

Anabelle said...

This is gorgeous. Aren't you glad you tried hybrid??? Thanks for playing along this week.

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card, love the sentiment stamps

Charity Hassel said...

ha! i know i made the team cringe when i said let's try hybrid! it's a challenge for us too! but i think your card is quite pretty and hope you continue to play along on the cps blog!

Laura said...

Awww, this is terrific!!! Thanks for taking the plunge with us and going hybrid!!! NOW LETS GET BACK TO GLUE AND PAPER!!! ;)