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LONG post ahead!!!

Hello,  Let me ask this question before I begin.  Do you ever have a crafting day that just doesn’t play nicely?  This was that day!  It’s all Darnel’s fault! (LOL) You see, I LOVE to play along with the Twofer Challenge as I like that it pushes me to think outside the box, and had I not wanted to play, I wouldn’t have sworn extremely loud yesterday and I may not have slammed my fist down on my craft table.  (I think I have some pent up anger from all that is wrong in the world with no end in sight.) I am going to use that as my excuse anyways.   What is that shirt I keep seeing on IG say- ” I’m Fine, It’s Fine, Everything is Fine. I think I need to make one of those for myself.  LOL  In all seriousness….love you Darnell and the Twofer Challenge.  Onto my little story.

I have a very old stamp (picture below) from Gina K Designs and I knew it was going to be just perfect for my circles that I chose to use for this challenge.

I started with this card…….YUCK!  Colors didn’t gel one bit. I decided to not give up and try again. A little better, but as you can see I didn’t line up my card piece correctly in my Misti.  Plus I messed up my pattern.  No big deal right, I just won’t use the entire sheet.  So I forged on!

I ended up with this card. Better, but I really don’t love it much at all.

Then, I was ready to start my Twofer.  I had an idea that was going to take some time. Everything was going swimmingly and all I had left to do was the sentiment.  Yep, you know where I am going, don’t you?

Here is where I may have said a naughty word or three. 😉 I have noticed in the past that Archival Black Ink sticks a bit to Oxide Panels and when you pull off the stamp the ink splatters, that or I pressed too hard, or both!  Once I gathered myself and went and whined to the hubster, I was determined to salvage some part of this card.  Here is what I did.  I guess it’s time to cover it up and make a square card.

Now the tree is growing right out of the Gulf of Mexico.  LOL

Thanks for sticking with me through this post.  I don’t want you to think I have a huge temper and I swear like a sailor.  That is really sooooo not the case. Just every once in a while things slip out.  LOL  However,  I think and hope you fellow crafters agree, I certainly had a justifiable cause.  😉

Here are both of the arch enemies together.

Supplies: I have a huge mix… Gina K, MFT, SU, Papertry Ink, Lawn Fawn, and Memory Box.

Taking the day off from stamping…I have earned it! LOL.

Here’s to better crafting days ahead, Nanc’




10 thoughts on “Circles-Twofer

  1. Bahahahhah! OMGoodness! I sure needed a laugh and this was just the ticket. My mojo has up and left, I will use the words that Darnell used, It is like a 17 year old god laying in sunshine. Just pooped. This morning I did accomplish some things and I was feeling better. Then I read your post. I am still laughing at your fortitude and persistence.. I love the ideas that you had for the designs and how you made them work. That palm tree maybe on a tiny island. Don’t you think? Just saying.

  2. Great Twofers. I love both of them.

  3. What fun it was to read your post. It certainly made me chuckle. And yes, I have had one (many) of those days too. So glad you persevered as you ended up with two great cards. I agree with Barbara, you tree must have been on an island. Hope other than having a bad crafting day that all is going well with you. Hugs, Linda

  4. Oh and thanks for joining the Twofer challenge. GD,

  5. I love both cards. Quite the genius doing all the fixing. Well done. Gives me hope I can fix my boo boos.

  6. I love your creativity and I love reading about the process! Two gorgeous cards with such beautiful colours. Clever use of the circle in both cards:)

  7. I don’t know whether I should show my face around here yet, lol! I’m so sorry your Twofers gave you so much trouble, Nanc’. I hate it when that happens. Knowing you, it took a lot for you to be that upset and, yes, I think it was justified! Thank you for sharing the whole ugly crime scene and what you did to clean it up so brilliantly! No one would ever know, because both your designs ended up looking awesome. I love the cheerful way you used your colorful circles as patterns for your thank you hot air balloons and as the fronds and trunk on your floating palm tree! So inventive! Great blending, btw, and great save!! Keep well and thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #28! Hugs, Darnell

  8. I’m only laughing because I’ve been there, Nancy. It’s like when one thing goes wrong, more wrong follows. You’ve used your circle stamp very creatively and I choose to think the waves are so high you can’t see the island. 😉

  9. Sorry to hear that it was such a trial, and boy, can I relate! Your final cards turned out great, though! I love how you incorporated the circles all over the tropical scene! Great colors and such a fun pattern on your hot air balloons! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  10. You ploughed through all that creative chaos and created two such fun scenes with your circles, Nancy! Your hot air balloons are deliciously bright and colourful … fabulous with the fluffy clouds … and how perfect is that sentiment! Circles abound on your tropical ocean … great texture and movement on those waves … brilliant blending for the sky … and what a great circle-y palm tree! A happy hello indeed! Thanks so much for persevering and playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita 🙂

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