Thursday, August 18, 2011

Double Duty: MIM & TT

Howdy Bloggettes! While perusing through Bloggerville this week, I happened to stumble upon (who am I kidding, I visit these blogs almost every day) PTI's Make It Monday challenge and Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger. Since I am currently momma to a 23 month old and an 8 week old, I thought I would combine the two challenges, hoping that meant I was more likely to complete both. Lol. (My crafting is on the back burner these days.) I so love the inspirational Tuesday Trigger photo... All the glitz and girliness... pops of unexpected color... I thought it would pair beautifully with the sparkle of the MIM glitter borders technique. I am not 100% in love with my card, but it came together fast and that is what I needed. I think the layout needs a little tweaking. Oh well. Perfection is for JESUS. :) Thankfully He doesn't require it from me. I am still trying to work on my card style and become a more CLEAN AND SIMPLE stamper. I want my cards to come together fast, be easily reproduced if necessary, and have a WOW factor with as few "ingredients" as possible. My stamping hero is Maile Belles of . Her cards are always so effortlessly breathtaking. I am not saying the cards don't take any effort on her part, just that card making seems to come so naturally to her. If you haven't checked out her blog, GO RIGHT NOW. It will change the way you look at card making.
WHO IS YOUR STAMPING HERO? If you feel like chatting, leave me a comment and let me know WHO & WHY. Here is my attempt at combining both challenges:

Here's the deets:
Cardstock: White, Sweet Blush (PTI)
Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Springtime Doodles, Faux Ribbon, Tag-Its #3 (PTI)
Die: Jar Label
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsudineko), Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, Crystal glitter (Martha Stewart), Green rhinestones, Green ribbon (unknown)


  1. What a creative way to use those stamps! I love it!

  2. Hey Alyssa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  3. wow very the glitter accents..

  4. Great card (especially since you've got a infant and toddler)! I thought your background was patterned paper, so pretty! And who can resist that sparkle? TFS!