Monday, March 23, 2009

My Heart

But first, my back. I spent today buying, lifting, taking home, dragging in, building, taking apart, building again, things to help me organize the stamp room a little better. Kneeling on my slate all day. Ouch. Then, one cheap piece with a drawer doesn't even work! GRR. But I got a lot of stuff organized, and when a bookcase arrives (check out Staples.com - I got a 48" tall bookcase for 30 bucks! What the heck?) Tuesday I'll be really organized and even have a little lounging spot for the kittehs. I don't think my desk has ever looked like this. I threw out the big vertical organizer thingy and now I just have some gifts I treasure, my spinny thing, my lamps and space! Love it!So anyway, there's this Blue October Song - it's very sad - about a guy who tells an old girlfriend who is about to get married to someone else.. "I want to give you something I've been wanting to give to you for years - my heart." It was stuck in my head the whole time I was making this card, which, believe it or not, started out as a card about a fish. So there you have it.

Here's the song if you wanna have a listen while you peruse the art. BTW - if you're reading this through an email or reader subscription, you may have to click over to the blog to see the link to the song.


Maybe this is what his heart looks like. Or maybe that is mine, since it's a nice cobalty blue and yellow. Maybe his is a little different.
Here's how you make a Blue October heart. Start with a Sticklers gold outline sticker. You've probably looked at these in the store and thought - I'm never sticking a gold sticker on ANYTHING. Ahhh, but maybe that's cuz you haven't seen them all decorated like cloisonne at the Sakura booth at CHA. But I digress. Stick your sticker on cardstock.
Then, use a combo of Sakura glaze and souffle pens to fill in the open areas. It really starts to look like cloisonne. The rest of the card is simple. The card base is SU! textured Basic Grey. Then YoYo Yellow, then Urban Oasis DSP, then the new printed window sheets from the upcoming Occasions Mini. Here's a peek at them. I'll give you a sec to catch your breath!! :) Of course the print on them is white, not black.
You always need to use a little trick to hide your adhesive when you're working with window sheets. Since I knew I was going to add my heart, I stuck a mini glue dot under where the heart would go and attached the window sheet there. Then I attached the heart with dimensionals. I added some of the fuzzy new ribbon originals and a white rubon (now retired).
I bet if he gave her a shiny blue & yellow heart she'd have run away with him. :)

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8 comments:

  1. Why am I not surprised you like Blue October?? New album drops tomorrow!!!! Woo hoo!!!!

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  2. Beautiful card.

    I'm also a bit jealous. I've been trying to get dh to help get my craft room done and he keeps procrastinating.

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  3. Great card! I have some gold sticky things - somewhere. I never thought to color them in, though!

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  4. Ooooohhhhh yessss!!! That is such a great song, great album as well. Can't wait for the new one....talk at ya soon. :)

    ~M

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  5. Firstly, kudos to you on organizing. Nice.
    Secondly, love the song, love the band. Nice, again.
    Thirdly, love the card!!! Nice, thricely (now I'm just making words up).

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  6. Yvonne E. WhittingtonMarch 23, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Love the card! Now, with a clean and organized studio we'll be seeing even more amazing things:)

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  7. That's cool! I want to emboss and fill in. I want to do SOMETHING in my studio but man-o-man it's hard right now. So much- little time.

    I like cheese and I ate sugar cookie dough for breakfast.

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  8. Oh, you just keep getting better and better! I'm an organizing "freak" (I actually like to organize and clean up). I love the sight of a fresh, clean desk and a place for everything and everything in its place. You know, that actually leaves more room for the cats to lie about and help you work. :)

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