Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I was bored...

The other day, I had to drive my husband to meet a friend for a tour of her new office, followed by lunch. Now, I could have tagged along, but really didn't want to listen to a looooong discussion on how horrible the world is, and that politicians and big business are all evil and corrupt. But I knew sitting in the parking lot, just waiting in my car, would be way too boring. So I went shopping! How terrible, right?! LOL. I didn't bust the budget, but sure could have! Picked up some glue dots, tape refills, and a few 'extras'...gotta have a little fun, after all! One of those 'extras' was a package of Recollections Stickers from Michaels. They looked like the designs I used to scribble in my high school note books when I was bored. (There's that word again!) Say....these would be perfect for the Addicted to CAS Challenge! I had a ping, right then and there in the store!!! So without one bit of hesitation, I picked up a package and popped it into my basket. And one of those stickers has made its way onto the card I'm about to show you.




Had a bit of fun making this card, I have to say!




Isn't it the funnest sticker ever?! I stenciled the brick wall behind the sticker by own darn self! Used a mixture of MME Smoke ink (soooo love that stuff!), and some Ranger Potting Soil. I cut both the circle, and  the brick overlay using my Cameo. The sentiment is from PTI (love), and AE (you). Traced the inside of the circle just for emphasis. EZPZ. Lots of white space so you zoom right in on that sticker too. And now I'm off, running some errands and then it's back to the craft room. Happy dances everyone! : )

19 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Perfect for this challenge and no boredom in sight! Love the bright colours against the wall and how you've matched up the sentiments!

Hannelie said...

So cool!
You will have to take me to Michaels!
It's on my bucket list!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Glorious colours and a fab. stencilled background.
Thank you for playing along at ATCAS - Sylvia.

Lesley Croghan said...

really cute design and I love that sticker! Thank goodness your boredom took you on a little journey! I can't wait to see the rest of this package.

Jacquie Southas said...

I'll take crafty shopping over political discussions any day :) Love the burst of energy in the sticker and fabulous stenciled wall!

Anita in France said...

Hahaha, I so got what you said about doodling in school note books, Bev! What a brilliant and inspired design ... that sketchy graffiti image against your cool stencilled wall is awesome ... so bold and vibrant! Thanks so much for playing along with ATCAS! Anita :)

baileyrosy.com said...

Michaels is on my bucket list but living in Greece I doubt `I will ever cross it off my list ! I love your card and can't believe thats a sticker ! You have so many different things, Cameo, stickers, inks and still managed to come up with something beautiful CAS . Thanks so much for joining us and good luck.

Marie

Bobby said...

That is some doodle. I love it's bright color. And you stenciled! The wall looks great.

Kim S said...

GREAT impulse buy!! I like it, but I like even more the way you put in all of its scribbled, colorful fun on top of that gorgeous brick wall.

cm said...

A gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do to stave off boredom, and some craft-shopping sounds like the perfect remedy! I'm pretty sure a 'boredom' will come on when we go to Lethbridge on the weekend, and it just 'so happens' I discovered the little city has a scrapbook store and a Michael's. My husband has been notified accordingly *grin* Of course, I'm only looking for 'practical' and must need things (hello, sequins...). Your card is delightful! Love your 'made by your own darn self' background (more inspiration...maybe another stencil on my list) and that sticker - yep, the funnest ever! Awesomeness! A good shopping trip makes everyone feel better!! Hugs to you~c

Kylie said...

Woohoo! Another Bev masterpiece. Love it when you have one of your "Ping" moments as we know we are in for a treat and today's card is no exception. The stencilled brick wall is fantastic and the perfect background for that fun sticker! Just love it all. hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun [perfect] image for the brick wall bg -- well done! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Lynn said...

The sticker is oh so fun Bev. I love it...reminds me of something that would have been on the knee of my jeans too (when I was much, much younger!) Great card!

Geri said...

Why sit & listen to boring chit chat about politicians when a craft store is close by?

Fabulous find dear friend! You always find the coolest things!This stickeroo is totally 'cool'.

The brick wall though, steals the show! Great colors, completely creative and the PERFECT background for the vibrant graffiti sticker!

Darnell J Knauss said...

OMGosh, Bevie, this is sheer coolness!! This would have been perfect for the PTI embroidery hop a few days ago! Love that sticker and how you made the neat backdrop for it!! Hugs, Darnell

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the beautiful burst of color on your card, wonderful!!

Kim Heggins said...

You are so funny...I have to agree with you about your husbands visit, shopping seemed like the best alternative. And your card is just amazing too. I love that exploding heart, so bright and so colorful too.

Deepti said...

wow this looks amazing, a sticker!! really u have used it to perfection, I like that u kept the BG gray with all the bright colors in the fore front :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Love that you made your own wall, Bev! Such a great background for your fun sticker. An all-around wonderful card!