Hi stampers. I'm feeling blue today....well blue and green with this fabulous challenge over at the Friday Mashup.
I just love the inspiration colors and the photo! And I wanted to use the rectangles but I was in a rush to make a card before I had to go to work so I used squares instead because I didn't have to use math and could just use some punches:-) It was just easy and quick.
Stamps: Merry minis, more merry messages
Paper: Whisper white, marina mist, pacific point, gumball green, lucky limeade
Ink: Marina mist, pacific point, gumball green, lucky limeade
Accessories: Postage stamp, square, merry minis punch pack punches, lacy brocade embossing folder, mini brads, silver flourish designer frames
I'm not thrilled with the way it turned out...looked different somehow in my head...but it's ok. This is the second version though. The first one I put on a marina mist card base and I really like the white better. Oh and that reminds me...I've had some comments/questions about the ugly cards (or the ones that just don't work out or I don't like, hehe) I make and no....I don't blog them. So, please don't think that every card I make is fabulous....because trust me, there are a lot of rejects. I just don't let you see them:-) That might be a fun feature though! Kind of like mailable Monday....throwout Thursday? LOL!
So, this card is why I'm feeling blue. In all reality I'm feeling pretty good the past few days. Maybe I'm finally out of the funk I've been in. This is a busy week at work but football is almost over and then I get a small break. I've finally gotten my act together and have been eating healthy and am enjoying working out again. And speaking of working out....I have gotten a lot of comments about my active lifestyle, especially running and our struggles to have a baby. While I do appreciate the kind words exercise is not the problem. If you didn't know, I'm not only an athletic trainer but also have my Master's Degree in exercise physiology so I'm quite versed in the effects of exercise and the body. Many runners have very low body fat and body fat helps control hormones. My body fat is well within the normal range. My levels were even normal when I was about 10 pounds lighter earlier this year! And in all reality I'm NOT a super crazy runner. I run a couple of times at most and not long distances and I'm pretty slow:-) I plan on working out until the day I deliver as long as it's a healthy pregnancy. Working out has may benefits both before the baby and while pregnant. But without going into detail, exercise is not the issue. So, like I said, while I do appreciate the encouragement the comments/emails about exercise were starting to upset me and there were a lot of them. I struggled for a while as to address this or not but I had to get it out there.