Mistakes, Changes & Riding

Have you ever sat to make a quick card and ended sitting for a couple hours trying to get it right? I had such a terrible time with this card (Merry Reindeer from Great Impressions)… and yet it looks so simple. I was having major problems getting the layered tags too look decent. I don’t have any large tag punches or dies that nest so I used a Coluzzle Tag template (older tag temp). The Coluzzle tags don’t nest very well together, which led me to do lots of trimming. This card turned out totally different than the original idea I had for it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post it… since I’m not really happy with it, but its okay to share my mistakes… LOL

Did you notice that I changed my blog… once again? I really liked the last template I was using (burgundy roses), it just wasn’t working for me. I was having problems getting my photos and text to fit together in the allowed area. Hopefully this one will work… we’ll see!

The weather today is going to be warm and sunny… about 71! You know what that means for me? Motorcycle ride… yippee, I ditched cleaning today! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading ~ Jovi

Stamps: Merry Reindeer (Great Impressions) ~ Paper: Chocolate (CTMH), Twilight (CTMH), Bamboo (CTMH), Cream, Falling Frost & Scarf Stripes Pattern Paper (My Mind’s Eye) ~ Ink: Noir (Palette), Chocolate (CTMH) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Baby Oil, Stardust and White Gelly Pen (Sakura), CTMH & Tombow Markers, Crystal Glitter, Coluzzle Tag Template, Twilight Grosgrain Ribbon (CTMH), Sahara Sand Eyelets (SU), Lt Brown Organdy Ribbon (TAC), Pop Dots, Glossy Accents by Ranger


  1. Well he looks awesome!! Love the new look. Have fun on your ride today. Wish I could say we have the same weather here today...dusting of snow, wind and 0 but the sun is shining at least. ;0)

  2. I know what you mean about angsting over cards that aren't exactly as you envision, but Jovi, this is wonderful! I love your layers and colors and the image is colored to perfection.

    Hope you had a great ride today! Paul didn't ride to work as it was minus -6 out!

  3. I love your new blog design-so pretty and feminine. Adorable card. Love the tag.

  4. That card is lovely,love that tag!
    Your new look is awesome,pretty colors and have fun on the bike!!!

  5. You know I would have no idea you didn't like it or it was a mistake if you didn't say! It's great :) love the stamp! The colors, the Tag the paper the accents, yep looks fine to me!!! Hope you enjoyed riding, I envy you!