Before we get to today's card and an explanation of that title I wanted to touch base with you a little. I was recently talking to a crafty friend about blogging and card making and all things that make my heart pitter patter and I realized. I hate blogging. Yep, I hate it, and it's my own fault.
I love to read other people's blogs where you can see their personality show through. You get to know them, their families, their kids, their struggles. Their blogs are personal. When I write mine I mostly feel like I'm giving an instruction list and then peace out yo. So I'm going to try to be better about that. I'm also going to try to be better about what it is I LOVE. Not just what's trending or what could get me more views, more followers. What I love to do. It's CAS style cards and stamping in case over the years you have gotten confused as I sometimes have :) I realize I might lose some readers and I have to tell you that I love you and I don't care. I want readers who enjoy my things and me. Readers who want to connect on personal level. People I can talk to and they talk back and we could have a honest to goodness conversation. That's what I'm looking for. If you are too stick around :)
Now let me catch you up a bit on my life. First we took Nathan camping for the first time. Long story short it was fun, there was a lot of not sleeping, made bearable only by the
strawberry shortcake vodka squeals of joy from my child. All and all after screaming, crying, joking, laughing, swimming, and drinking I think it went enough to risk it again sometime.
This week there was a frog in our toilet. Not our camping toilet, our real toilet. My husband took a picture but I won't be sharing it because well, I have a one year old and the toilet wasn't the cleanest it's ever been. I'll spare you the graphic detail. My wonderful husband, in all his intelligence, flushed the frog back down the toilet. Basically, now I'm terrified to pee and have to check the toilet ever 3 seconds anytime I have to use. It's awesome. The struggle is real ya'll.
Okay onto the card. I am playing along with CAS-ology and this time the cue card is
When I first saw the card I thought of the song by Pilot (yes it's older, don't act like you don't know it) hence the title of my post. Also I remembered I had bought the Magical Dreams Set from Newton's Nook awhile back and I thought it would be perfect. I also used a jar from another Newton's set Versatile Vases.
Here is where the sharing part gets ugly . . . .or at least less pretty. I had originally thought of fairies and woods, you know real magical stuff here folks. I didn't have fairies but I could give the illusion of woods.
I DO NOT love this. However, I usually try to get a few opinions before I completely pitch a card and one or two actually liked this. Anywho, maybe it will give you some inspiration. It just taught me to stay in my wheel house. ;)
Ahhh much better. I know it's cleaner and simpler but hey, that's me. I stamped and masked my jar and wand before coloring them in. The blue was added with tumbled glass and a H20 pen. The gold is a metallic writing pen from EK Success. I didn't mask the wand when I stamped the magic coming out of the jar any boo boos I just covered with swirls and dots of gold and stardust stickles.
This post is long as what. Thanks for sticking in there :)