Amanda doesn’t post on Saturdays… what’s going on? Is it some kind of Stamping emergency?
I know that is what you are thinking because it is rather out of the norm (Read: I have never) posted on the weekend. While I wouldn’t consider it a stamping emergency I did HAVE to share this post today because it is the last day to play with the Craft Dash #26. I was perturbed at myself for not making it under the time frame last time, so I had to PERSEVERE!
Creating a card in under 10 minutes is heart-pumping chaos that I would say is downright dangerous for me. If I didn’t have a heart condition before…. I will now!
I may have to video myself trying to accomplish this one of these days…it is unexplainable the panic and the flurry of activity that overtakes me and my space. Maybe I need some meditation music while I work on this…hmmmm.
The first card that I attempted with the colours (Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Gray) ended up getting trashed. There was (unplanned) torn paper and I sat my hand in the ink pad and then on white cardstock…..it was a disaster!
I put it all away and started again with new everything (including clean hands). And here is what I came up with:
Super cute right? I am really proud that it even turned out.
I even got to add in some Chevrons (this is the crazy extra stuff that is running through my brain whilst I’ stamping like a maniac) so that I can enter it into the Catherine and Cathy Create September challenge: Chevrons!
The next unfortunate incident that occurred during this crazy process was that my cell phone died. “Why is this a problem”, you might ask.
Well, because I am not a gym teacher I do not walk around my daily life with a stopwatch hanging around my neck like this guy ->
So, I use the app on my phone to time myself. And if your phone dies than you’re pretty much SOL.
Luckily I did look at the time on my phone when I started and then ran into the kitchen to check the time as soon as I was finished. My best guess is that the card took me between 9:30 and 10:30. Which is way better than last time, so I’m pretty happy.
I checked out the Design Team cards and am gathering some more insight into what it takes to be under 10 minutes for next time. And, because I am a glutton for punishment…I will be trying again.
Note to self: Find a cool clock (with second hand) for craft studio…
Stampin’ Up Supplies:
Stamps: Tag It, Oh, Hello
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Smoky slate, Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White Cardstock
Tools: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelit