Thursday, September 12, 2013

You're on my Mind

Oh, this week. In the overall scheme of things it's all just a bunch of little things, but you know how sometimes your brain just makes everything seem like SUCH A BIG DEAL?  That's where I am this week, wallowing.

I accidentally deleted an entire folder of edited card photographs - I'm talking about 50 cards - that I'd never uploaded anywhere. And they are most definitely GONE gone. I've retaken the photos that I could, but I'm still bummed. Add in some crappy health news & I am just feeling pretty blargh. (That's a technical  term, by the way.)

In positive news, I've been back to a regular Zumba schedule - which feels good! - and even made it out for a walk with a friend & our dogs this week. Why is it so hard to remember beforehand that exercise makes me feel good? Little changes, but they add up.

I had grand fun playing around & making this card - using Kraft and embossing to go along with the Crafty Creations & Simon Says challenges. The ribbon was actually laying on the floor (thank you cats) and I dropped a button & saw it - serendipity. I love how it turned out:


Supplies: patterned paper from Amy Tangerine; kraft card stock; Martha Stewart butterfly stamp; PTI sentiment; Frayed Burlap & Antique Linen distress inks; Versamark & Stampendous White Detail EP; buttons & ribbon from stash


I'd already decided to sew the buttons on as a border when I found the ribbon - it's subtle but I really love the effect of the sheer ribbon over the buttons. It was difficult to show in the photographs without distorting the colour, but the butterfly does stand out better in person. I considered doing a little bit of emboss resist to make it stand out more but decided not to play with inky fire :)

So, self? It could be worse. At least you still have your mojo!
xoxo,
Jessi





20 comments:

lostinpaper said...

So elegant Jessi! I agree exercise is really good for the soul, sometimes my body that forgets that little fact, especially when I am sitting at home deliberating whether or not I will go out to exercise or maybe just visit my neglected blog friends instead lol.

walchowDesign said...

Thank you to your cat for dropping the button. This is an elegant card, Jessi.

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well but with the exercise, I am sure it will speed up your adrenaline again!

~amy~ said...

Well, hope your blargh turns around my friend! This card is wow. Love the touch of the buttons...the embossing...so pretty.

Chris D. said...

It's so cool that your cats help you craft! You've trained them well! That sucks about losing your photo file. I'd probably be bald about now from ripping out my hair in frustration. (Not a pretty picture. Just sayin.) But this card is soooo elegant and soft and pretty!! Love it!

Annette Allen said...

TOTALLY gorgeous.. love that big bow and the added button..

Andrea W said...

Very enchanting! I love the white embossed butterfly and wonderful ribbon. It's funny how sometimes you just look around and find the perfect embellishment to finish a card. I love it when that happens.

On another note- I'm sending you positive thoughts for better days ahead. It's easy to let the little things add up but I know you will triumph through. Take care!

CinnamonSally said...

Really pretty and I love the chiffon bow!!

Lindsey said...

This is a beauty, Jessi! And cats, such helpful creatures, always.

Donna said...

Love it!!! So very purty!!!

jimlynn said...

Perfect image, perfect button and ribbon, and a perfect card!!! LOVERLY!!!!! Beautiful card.
I'm so sorry you're feeling blah....of course deleting all those photos probably had something to do with it! Hang in there and have fun at Zumba!
Lynn

Tracey Fehr said...

A beautiful card! The button and bow are the perfect embellishments! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Creations!
Tracey F., DT Crafty Creations Challenges

Cindy Groh said...

Love it. I spotted it at SSS and then realized it was yours. I had to stop by and say Hi.

Dawn said...

A beautiful card, Jessi. Lots of pretty, subtle details.

Sorry your going through a crappy spell :( It really sucks to loose photos & I hope the bad news is nothing serious. You are so right though, getting active is a real boost. I hope things start looking up for you.

Big hug, Dawn

Barb said...

LOVE!!! that bow is delish!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Jessi!
What a wonderful fine card - love the soft color and the hidden buttons!
Hugs, Uli

Darnell J Knauss said...

Crafty Mama, we don't even have to give you a pep talk, you did that to your own self! And you gave yourself good advice, too!! Your card is divine! I never would have thought to put the ribbon over the buttons - inspired!!

I'm so sorry about the photo deletion and the crappy health news. It's never any fun to be bug instead of the windshield! Big hugs!! Darnell

Dana said...

Oh my gosh gorgeous card!! I,m sorry you lost your photos, that sucks!!mi hope this weekend is going better!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a beautiful card! Very elegant!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Jessi! I haven't seen you in a while at Word Art Wednesday, and I wanted to let you know that I've missed you. I really hope you will stop by and play along with us again soon. I'm always delighted to have you share with us, and I hope you will visit and share with us real soon.
God bless you!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

~Tammy~ said...

Another beauty!